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really really bad water retention

Commented on April 15, 2012
Created April 14, 2012 at 12:24 AM

hi all, i am experiencing what i think is really bad water retention, its been going on for a long time. ive tried to describe this to my doctors but they dont believe me, i called it "swelling". ive had all the basic blood work done and came back normal. it's the worst in my arms. my shoulder blades are winged and when i exercise they muscles feel "swollen" and really heavy but i get it all over.

any advice? anyone know what would cause this? fwiw i'm very very thin.

my bp is good but my hr is a bit low. i do not eat a lot of salt.

293ba4c95d190bc616b27d85b10d705a

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on April 15, 2012
at 03:21 PM

low co2 is associated with hyperventilating but i gotta wonder if the low co2 makes you hyperventilate? im in physical therapy and doing pilates and stuff

293ba4c95d190bc616b27d85b10d705a

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on April 15, 2012
at 03:13 PM

eating salt helps a little but not much. i also had a severe magnesium deficiency awhile ago, but my kidney/liver panels are normal

293ba4c95d190bc616b27d85b10d705a

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on April 15, 2012
at 03:07 PM

i eat dark chocolate so i do eat a tiny bit of sugar just not a lot at once. KORION, my co2 levels are on the low end of normal. Do you know what that means? i had to start eating white rice because i was becoming very hypo/panicky

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on April 14, 2012
at 09:31 AM

To stabilize blood sugar you'll have to eat more sugar. Did you experiment with higher salt levels? If you are thin, you absolutely need to eat sugar. This sugar fear has to stop completely, I know quite some people around me that go low-carb and fuck themselves up.

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on April 14, 2012
at 05:50 AM

Have they checked your acid-base balance? pH, as well as CO2 and HCO3. Low HR could be related to that.

293ba4c95d190bc616b27d85b10d705a

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on April 14, 2012
at 03:58 AM

i do drink a ton of water but im thirsty all the time. i will look into the tea. thank you. maybe i drink too much water

293ba4c95d190bc616b27d85b10d705a

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on April 14, 2012
at 03:56 AM

i would say i am anorexic but i used to eat a lot of carbs. my blood sugar was going up to 150-170. i have also had mild parasthesias in my hands for two years. im starting to wonder if it's from the edema.

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on April 14, 2012
at 12:53 AM

Yeah, I was going to ask about edema as well. I don't have any helpful advice, but it sounds like you're in a very uncomfortable place and I wish you the best of luck figuring things out.

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on April 14, 2012
at 12:45 AM

Hey yo, If you can rule out edema from anorexia (very common side effect), then I'd just try adding in things like asparagus and some herbal tea with dandelion in it. THose are natural diuretics.

293ba4c95d190bc616b27d85b10d705a

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on April 14, 2012
at 12:36 AM

Maybe eating more protein would help But This has been happening for years and my eating habits have changed a lot

293ba4c95d190bc616b27d85b10d705a

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on April 14, 2012
at 12:34 AM

Yes. I used to moderate to high Carb and weigh a little more and I still experienced this. I had to eat less carbs because my blood sugar is impaired. Not diabetic by any means but my body can't tolerate manyy carbs at once

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on April 14, 2012
at 12:27 AM

By "very very thin" do you mean that you are underweight, and possible under eating? Thin in an unhealthy way?

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