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#1 of 10 Old 10-17-2008, 08:11 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I've been pretty lucky that my feet only swell if I'm in the car for a long time and then I can put my feet up, drink water and it goes away. The past week my ankles are swollen and my normal tricks don't work. My BP is OK, so I'm not worried about that. Any other tricks or foods to eat that help bring it down a bit? It seemed so much easier to eat foods with high water content in summer like watermelon and stuff, but it's not in season now.

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Try alfalfa. Great for Vit K and for fluid retention

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i drink gatorade and it takes my swelling down immediately, you need to up your electrolytes so i would recommend drinking something with electrolytes instead of just plain water. at this point if i just drink water i get swollen almost immediately because it flushes all my salts out.
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I ditto all of the above recommendations, esp. the alfalfa, and also recommend that you make sure you are salting your foods to taste. If your feet swell too much, soak them in epsom salts.

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i drink gatorade and it takes my swelling down immediately, you need to up your electrolytes so i would recommend drinking something with electrolytes instead of just plain water. at this point if i just drink water i get swollen almost immediately because it flushes all my salts out.
Just be mindful of your overall daily sugar intake here. I drank a lot of gatorade with DD1 to help increase amniotic fluid and decrease bloat. I ended up gaining a lot because I wasn't watching the rest of my diet as close as I should have been with sugar. You may want to try the G2 because it has 1/2 the sugar and lower in calories.

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If you don't like the artificial ingredients in Gatoraid, I drink coconut water. It's different than coconut milk btw. Just 100% coconut water is available at most grocery stores, health food stores, and Whole Foods, if you have one nearby. Look in the natural foods section, near the juices.

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I've been drinking some gaterade, but I really like Smart Water. All the good, none of the sugar.

Chlorophyll does the trick like the alfalfa. Of course if you are having any issues clearing your colon...that can take care of that as well.
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Hmm, coconut water sounds really good right now and I've never had it before.

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i'm 36.5 wk along. By this time last pregnancy I could feel my ankles swell when I was on them too long and had already carpal tunnel syndrome.
This time I haven't had any symptoms thus far, and I think what has been different for me is
1. eating out less, so less sodium in my diet. I was religious about drinking water last time and am pretty good this time too.
2. holding in my belly. I swear that I think this is the key. Even last pregnancy, when I would remember to do so, the pressure I felt in my lower extremities decreased. That band of muscle below your belly. As if, when you weren't pregnant, pulling in your abdomen so your pants were flat in front.
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