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    Hello All,
    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,
    Kristin

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    Hey Kristin,

    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


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    Hi Kristin
    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...
    Karen

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    Thanks guys
    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)
    --Kristin

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    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

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    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!
    --Kristin

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    Have you been tested for diabeties?

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    Hi Sary,
    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,
    Kristin

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