Originally Posted by peekyboo
I think if you've always had normal bp, then you're probably okay in that department - unless you've had like rapid heart beating episodes.
Um, actually I do have some rapid heart beating episodes. What does THAT mean?? That has happened since I got pregnant - figured it would go away once I had the baby, but it hasn't. But, also, I was hospital bedrest for several months while pregnant, and I haven't started working out yet
: so maybe it could be related to all of that - my body is still kind of weak and my heart has atrophied, maybe. Plus, I'm severly overweight... that doesn't help...
Originally Posted by CarrieMF
Definitly cut back on salt intake, watch out for that hidden salt. Your body is retaining water. If it is only at night and only in your feet it probably isn't a concern. I have unexplained swelling, it gets worse in the summer...
You know, my feet got kind of swollen and gross feeling in the evening for a couple of days there, and I had a 2 liter of Dr. Pepper in the house (so wasn't drinking as much water as normal) and also was trying to polish off a chicken and rice casserole, which only tastes good to me if I SMOTHER it in salt.
So, maybe it's salt/water related? I am going to cut way back on salt and make sure I'm drinking enough water to make sure that's not the problem.
Thanks so much to both of you for your help. I've decided to start working out again on a daily basis (starting very slow of course). I don't know if that will help with these issues I'm having, but it won't hurt and will sure make me feel stronger and such.