Swelling?

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Registered: 07-29-2010
Swelling?
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Tue, 07-05-2011 - 4:23pm
Has anyone else started swelling in their feet/ankles? I've noticed that since the first, mine are swelling bad. And it starts a couple hours within getting up. I checked my blood pressure while I was at Publix today and it was 122/60 and my heart rate was 101.
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Registered: 01-17-2008
In reply to: psawyer213
Tue, 07-05-2011 - 4:40pm

I have had some minor swelling, mostly when it's hot outside. I'd recommend upping your fluid intake by about 16 oz. a day to see if that helps.

Tracie, proud 1st time Mommy to Jake! "Every saint has a past and every sinner has a future" - Oscar Wilde
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Registered: 12-14-2009
In reply to: psawyer213
Tue, 07-05-2011 - 5:17pm
I agree...up the water intake but I'm swelling as well when I'm outside in the heat. Try and keep cool and feet elevated. Staying off your feet should help a lot or at least it does for me. Towards the end though....sometimes nothing helps.

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Registered: 03-01-2009
In reply to: psawyer213
Tue, 07-05-2011 - 9:20pm
I'm constantly checking for swelling! My hands have been the most impacted and I can't wear my rings anymore. :-(
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Registered: 12-14-2009
In reply to: psawyer213
Tue, 07-05-2011 - 9:47pm
I'm with you on the rings Kim...I ended up buying a fake wedding ring at the mall ;) 2 sizes bigger lol

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Registered: 03-01-2009
In reply to: psawyer213
Tue, 07-05-2011 - 11:22pm
That's on my to-do list...just need the energy to get out of the house. lol
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In reply to: psawyer213
Wed, 07-06-2011 - 9:43am
My fingers too! I had to take my ring wedding ring off bc it was really rubbing. Mine swell mostly at night and then go back down usually. I think it is the heat and if I eat food with too much sodium it is worse.

My husband thought I was crazy for wanting to get a fake ring. Haha! I have looked a few places but haven't found one yet. It is too hot to get out much!
Boy/girl twins, Ethan Neil and Gracyn Marie were born January 7, 2010!
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Registered: 12-14-2009
In reply to: psawyer213
Wed, 07-06-2011 - 10:09am
Last time I was pregnant, I had a couple looks and comments when I wasn't wearing my rings and rangling the 2 kids. It amazes me that people can't control their mouths. Anyway, so I went out to one of those kiosks in the mall and picked one up. :) I know I shouldn't care what others think but I'm much rather not listen to it.

The heat is so bad...I spend a lot of time indoors or at the pool if I'm outdoors.

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Registered: 03-01-2009
In reply to: psawyer213
Wed, 07-06-2011 - 2:50pm
Yeah, I'm with you on that. As it is I feel naked without my rings, but especially so with this belly. People are judgmental and while I'd like to say it doesn't matter, it would make me more comfortable with my rings on. :-)
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In reply to: psawyer213
Wed, 07-06-2011 - 10:12pm

I've started swelling pretty bad too. I always swell when I'm hot

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Registered: 12-14-2009
In reply to: psawyer213
Thu, 07-07-2011 - 8:27am
Monique, I'm a lot like you, I swell in my hands a lot even when I'm not pregnant when it's really hot out. Pregnancy just adds to the effect. And wow is Phoenix hot!! Holy Moly! Those are the temps DH tells me he's got in the Middle East and one of our own here on our message board has them! Wow! Stay cool!!

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