Swollen Body Syndrome :) ?
Some mornings I wake up and my legs look like someone else's--they are SO swollen--and the rest of my body, too--but my legs are the worst. I literally seem to grow by 3 sizes overnight... and my legs are really sore.
Yesterday I was on my feet ALL day long (and into the night) due to a social gathering that we hosted here at our house--could this have something to do with it?
Anyone else have sudden swelling? My joints are okay--not painful--(actually since we got the sauna, the joints have been feeling much better) but my muscles are sore, like I worked out.
Thanks for any advice,
my body swelled when i started taking prednizone, they handled this with butenamide(water pill) , it sounds to me like you might have some kind of allergy going on, i think you best bet would be to get in contact with your doctor asap, i gusess overdoing it could be the culprit but i think it might worth a few blood tests to make sure
listen to me, mr I hate needles
Fair Oaks California
It does sound like fluid retention..check with your doc as to the cause...as for sore muscles, whenever I adjust my prednisone dose (mostly up) I get very sore muscles, almost on par with joint pain. I have found that the supplement magnesium really helps my sore muscles.
Hope this helps...
I'm not on Prednisone right now--only the Plaquenil and Doxepin and Advil and Vytorin...
I wonder if it's just that I was on my feet too long.
I wish my doctor would give me something to get rid of the fluid, though. Maybe I should take a walk or something?
And the last thing I want to admit is that this might be an allergy... LOL the only thing I did last night that I don't usually do is eat some cookies... and that sugar can really throw us off, can't it? I am trying SO hard to deny that... My hubby keeps telling me to quit sugar and white flour... but HOW can I live without home made chocolate chippers??? hahaha
Does anyone else feel this from time to time? Does sugar bring it on? (Please say no, please say no... hahaha)
whenever my kidneys aren't doing so well, I swell up like a toad. I can't even remove my wedding ring. I also really notice it in my ankles.
If you hav ever had kidney issues, you might want to check it out with your Nephrologist. Just a thought. Love, Kathy
Kathy--that's exactly what I was thinking. It seems to be so sudden, and so extreme...
What are symptoms that the kidneys are having trouble? My urinalysis seems to be fine... but I have had very specific flank pain lately... and I am always having "pee emergencies"... no notice... today I haven't gone but once. And that's uncommon. I have drank 4 glasses of water and 2 cups of coffee..
Now I'm swollen up and all my stretch marks are stretched out LOL!
Have you been tested for diabeties?
Well they ran a blood sugar test on me and it came back okay--it was fasting... is that what you mean?
This morning I am better--not back to normal yet, but better.
One thing--last night my belly right under my ribs was hurting all the way through to my back. It was a strange pain--like a deep bruise, but hurt without touching it. When I did touch it, it radiated up to my chest. This morning it is still sore.
Who knows. My GI doc says that when I swell up, my intestine seems to swell up, and cause malabsorption problems. I suppose that could be a root cause to all of this.
Thanks for all of your support,