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Water Retention

Kes

Gold Member
#1

zoso

Full Member
#2
hi, usually around my time of the month i get dreadful water retention. i've spoken to my doctor about it and was tested for diabetes etc, which thankfully it wasn't. i was given a water tablet from the doctor, and sometimes after taking one, can be upto 4lbs lighter.
if you think this is a problem, while over the counter medicine might help, it might be worthwhile checking with your doc in case theres an underlying health condition, even if there isn't, they might give you a better water tablet anyway. sometimes if its stuffy in my office, i can feel my legs becoming puffy and my shoes feel tighter.

hope this helps x
 

Kes

Gold Member
#3
thanks..
i have recently been tested for the above too, so as far as the dr is concerned its fine, and its just something that happens.. but maybe i should chat to him...
 

Kankles

Silver Member
#4
I've got really bad water rentention in my legs, doc did prescribe water retention tablets some time ago but I was going to the loo 5-6 times in the night! In the end my sleep requirement outweighed the need for slimmer legs!
 

Kes

Gold Member
#5
i am up constantly peeing throughout the night anyway as i do drink loads throughout the day (in the hope that the saying of drinking more will help...)
 

zoso

Full Member
#6
directions on my water tablets (frusemide) say to take in the morning! i'd never say to anyone to take a water tablet at night, god! must be horrible!
 

Chiku

Full Member
#7
Green Tea is Excellent for those who suffer from water retention (my daughter has a medical problem and it really does help) I also have the tea when it comes to that time of month and we find it works better much than meds

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Kes

Gold Member
#8
i take green tea tablets (cant stand the tea...) every day. so already taking those :)
 

Kes

Gold Member
#10
no to the mint tea, and water vairies from 2-4 litres. but more towards the 3ish
 

zoso

Full Member
#12
i cant stomach flavoured tea it all tastes like a warm puddle to me!
 

Passiflora

Dasvidaniya FAT & FLAB!!
#13
I've taken HRI water balance in the past, and they've been briliant! Particularly when I've been away on holiday and my ankles swell up! Available over the counter/supermarkets.
 

Kes

Gold Member
#14
thanks ladies, will see what i can get :)
 

bunny_hops

Violet is shrinking
#15
Did you get anything hun?
 

Kes

Gold Member
#16
Went to boots and got the water balance... will try them tomorrow... :)
 

zoso

Full Member
#17
kes, remember to take it in the morning. you'll pee all night and not get a decent sleep otherwise.
also, years ago when i first got a water tablet, it gave me cramp in my leg and someone told me to eat half a pack of ready salted crisps to stop the cramps. it worked, but i cant eat the crisps/dont get the cramps this time round.
just thought i should tell you in case it happens to you too x
 

Kes

Gold Member
#18
It says to take them twice a day... should I take one at breakfast and lunch.. as you can't take one on empty....
 

Kes

Gold Member
#20
Something working as I do feel less bloated, but it could be the fact I'm not eating rubbish anyone... (well not as much of it LOL)
 


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