Water Retention

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  1. GymClassHero

    GymClassHero Silver Member

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    Hello everyone,

    Im wondering if anyone can give me some advice on how to get rid of water retention please?

    Ive been taking all sorts of tablets post surgery and 2 lots of antibiotics, one of them being metronidazole which is well known for causing water retention.

    I finished these on sunday but im still having 'issues'.

    I drink at least 3 lts of water a day and eat loads of water rich fruit and veg, so its not that im not having enough water to pass through me :confused:

    I bought some Herbal Aqua Ban from boots yesterday and have taken the first 2 tablets as suggested today but still nothing and i've drank 2 coffee's and 3 750ml glasses of water!

    Any advice or suggestions would be appreciated thanks peeps :cool:
     
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  3. Donnie46

    Donnie46 Slow but sure....

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    If Aqua Ban and herbal remedies haven't helped you I suggest you speak to your GP, as you are post surgery there may be a reason for your water retention and your GP will probably prescribe a mild water tablet to help you get rid of it, it will be better than keep buying 'over the counter' tablets - good luck with it. X
     
  4. BaysideJ

    BaysideJ Starting over

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    our consultant swears by celery. But if it is an ongoing issue then as Donnie says it's prob best to see GP.
     
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    Don't touch salt. I find doing red days helps (don't ask me why?) have a bath with essential oil, I think it's Geranium or Juniper you need, Put your feet up if they are puffy (higher than your head if poss) as the lymph system doesn't have a pump like the circulatory system. If that doen't help try a massage. x
     
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    Sticky I will succeed!!!

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    I agree with Donnie - if Aqua Ban isn't helping see your doc maybe? I use Aqua Ban for pre-star weekness and I pee all day long after 2 of those!!! TMI I know lol!

    Hope it's not too uncomfy x
     
  7. GymClassHero

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    Thanks for the advice ladies, if it doesnt go back to normal within 48 hours think i'll take a trip to the docs to get it sorted.
     
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    judimac Mad old Bat with Attitude

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    Come on Hun your body has been through alot! 48 hrs is hardly enough to let it settle! Diuretics are powerful drugs which deplete your body of essential minerals, they are not things to be used lightly, and I seriously doubt that any doctor worth his salt would prescribe them for you. What's the hurry?
     
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    Cos i wanna pee :p

    Its just very unusual for me, i drink so much and i always go to the loo very frequently so to not do so feels very strange.

    I dont think i want to have full blown diuretic which i why i bought the herbal aqua ban but its done nowt, nadda, nish!
     
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