Originally Posted by dakotablue
I don't think any swelling that early is related to the pregnancy, technically your not even two weeks out and I don't believe your bodies chemistry would change that much, yet (meaning total body effected not just hormonal effects.) Please get checked, drink lots of water, avoid salt.
Actually, it can be related. With my last pgcy, I developed swelling very early, such as OP. I then developed tendonitus in my wrist (associated with the hormones and swelling). And then went on to develope high bloodpressure, pre-e, and HELLPs. I know it was all related, as I watched the progression.
With this pgcy, my bp skyrocketed at five weeks. Before I even realized that I was pg. I did not have a problem before. But the moment my hcg levels went up, so did my bp. I am now on meds to keep it down and have a 50/50 shot of developing pre-e again.
So, your body CAN change that much, that soon.
Also, DON'T limit salt. Many instances of swelling are actually your body's way of saying you need more salt. Do your research. But I would really get it checked out. Try eating much more natural salt to taste (and avoid processed foods that use too much artifical stuff). I hear that natural salt crystal is much better and helps to reduce swelling. I am planning to add it to my diet very soon.