Teresa, I'm sorry to hear you are having such a hard time with the swelling. There are so many possible causes for this, some of them more serious than others, that I think you need to request a thorough exam by a good doctor to rule out any problems with your heart, kidneys or other organs. There are many medications that can cause fluid retention so make sure you talk with your pharmacist about anything you take that may contribute to this as well. I hope you can find out what is going on. In the meantime, don't worry too much about the weight. It is most likely a symptom about some other imbalance. I would recommend against taking hormones on your own, even natural ones. If possible try to see an endocrinologist. Best wishes, Birgit
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I did some reading on progesterone cream but I decided to try the other first for its suppose to balance out the whole from the stuff I read about.
Nowyoudidit I wish my water would go away and stay . I have had only 1521 in sodium today and they are still swelled up,thats after 7 16.9oz bottles of water. I have went a lot but it has went no where. If this stuff don't work I guess I am going to have to really push for more test to see what the reason is behind it or at least why the Dr.s say my feet swell up.
Wow! I'm sorry to hear that Teresa. I lost all of my fluid retention after a week on LC, even tho I ate around 50 carbs then. My legs are great now. Plus at the end of the day I don't ache any more. But I am tired- but then I have a cold so that doesn't help! :o) For a while from LC and too much caffeine I was too peppy and had insomnia!
I just ordered it and it will take about week for it to get here. I am still tired and feel wore out even on low carb. My feet swell all the time for no reason even if my sodium is low 1500 The Dr don't why they do that, they are that way today. I have drunk about 72oz of water today already and they have only got worse. I say that for they tell me to drink more water for that problem, and NO to any water pills for I don"t have a heart problem(tested). Some of the readings said that was a sign of hormonal imbalance also.
The dong quia is cheap so I thought it could not hurt anything to give it a try. There are tons of things they say it helps threw out the body. The only way to know if it will work for me it to try it I guess
"'''''''''''"Dong quai is a plant. People use the root to make medicine.
Dong quai is used for menstrual cramps, premenstrual syndrome (PMS), and menopausal symptoms. It is also used orally as a ”blood purifier”; to manage hypertension, infertility, joint pain, ulcers, “tired blood” (anemia), and constipation; and in the prevention and treatment of allergic attacks. Dong quai is also used orally for the treatment of loss of skin color (depigmentation) and psoriasis.
Some men apply dong quai to the skin of the penis as part of a multi-ingredient preparation for treating premature ejaculation.
In Southeast Asia, other Angelica species are sometimes substituted for dong quai (Angelica sinensis). Most often these include Angelica acutiloba, which is predominantly found in Japan; and Angelica gigas, which is mainly found in Korea. Although these three species are similar, the chemicals they contain are different. Don’t think of these species as interchangeable.
How does it work?
Dong quai root has been shown to affect estrogen and other hormones in animals. It is not known if these same effects happen in humans.''''''
I'd love to hear how it works for you! I have PCOS (polycystic ovary syndrome) it is a hormone imbalance. My endocrine Dr says people with PCOS are insulin resistant to begin with. I had terrible trouble getting pregnant. I can't take the HRT because it will double my cancer risk. I'm pretty crabby- LOL!! BUT since I'm on LC- I do feel better! Woo-Hoo!
I have been doing some reading on the subject hormonal imbalance. I had blood work at the Dr office and she said that mine were off but at this time she don't want me on HRT because it can cause cancer. She wants to wait until I cant deal with the hot flashes ect...
In my reading I really think that my problem is low progesterone and I think that I have had this problem for a long time. I have had trouble with carrying all my kids and my periods since I was young,never were what they say was normal. With my twins I had to take shots to keep them coming form like week 9 or so. then they still came at 30 weeks. I have a lots of the stuffed that is listed for low progesterone in the list they show online...so I think I am going to try a natural care for this called Dong Quia and see if I have any changes for the better they say it only takes a few day to feel some of the changes when you take it.
Also I dropped pounds so easy each time I was prego without even trying to, I could whatever I wanted to.
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