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AGH.<br><br>
I woke up this morning with my hand so swollen my wedding badn was cutting off my circulation! WTH? It took me a tense few minutes and some oil to wiggle it off and hings are better now, I can feel/use my hand again, but it was freaky! I was even joking to dh about that a little while back, saying I should probably consider taking my ring off soon, but since I never swelled at all with dd, I wan't sure it was necesary......<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/innocent.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="shy"><br><br>
So...Im chomping down protein and drinking water like it's going out of style....gah!<br><br>
Anyway, this is so weird for me, despite not being the healthiest oersona on the planet and battling a myriad of issues and symptoms, the whole swelling thing is the like ONE thing I've never had to deal with before.....UGH!<br><br>
*sigh*<br><br><br>
anyway....post your swelling stories/remedies/hugs here!
 

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i had swelling near the end with dd, so i wanted to get a chain to wear my ring for this final month. i never got around to it, but just had to put the ring on a shelf the other day. no major swelling, but i'd rather slip it off now than have to tug it off later. mostly i'll have little swelling episodes, oddly enough if i eat something sweet. my body is anti-sweets this pregnancy, as they cause heartburn and swelling. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/shrug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="shrug"> mostly that's a great thing, but sometimes i get cravings that contradict the after-affects.
 

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My hands have been swelling slightly, too. Nothing huge, but enough to make me stop wearing my bands <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> I have been drinking on my own *and now on my MW's recommendation* alfalfa and dandelion tea, with my raspberry leaf. They are both good at relieving water issues, maybe that would work for you.
 

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Chugging water, shunning salt and sodium-rich foods, eating cucumber and watermelon did the trick for me. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug"> Bless your heart...swelling sucks!!<br><br>
You're not having any pre-e symptoms, are you?
 

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Hmmm thanks for mentioning the dandelion tea.....I've been swelling now these past several weeks and some days it's really noticable in my face, and around my ankles (sock strangulation marks) <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> . My wedding ring I haven't been able to wear for ages, I even got it stretched after I didn't get the last 10-15 lbs off after having dd. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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The past couple days, my ankles have started swelling a little bit. Enough that my socks are leaving marks. And they're not tight socks, either. My wedding ring was a little snugger than usual when I put it on this morning, but it's been kind of loose lately, so getting it on wasn't a problem.
 

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I got my ring sized up when i was PG with ds1.<br><br>
that was almost 4 years go. Its uh, still the same size today, and they still fit.... <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
Yea, thats really not a 'good' thing to be proud of LOL!<br><br>
i just have the sock line swelling, but other than that, i'm okay. eek.
 

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For my swellling, I take an extra B-6 100mg along with my prenatal in the morning. I notice a difference on the days I forget to take it. I haven't worn my wedding ring the PG since I was 10-12 weeks along. I wear it on a chain around my neck.
 

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For me I have been lucky this time around with the swelling. However, I have started taking my rings off to sleep because I get so hot sometimes and notice that my fingers swell and it's really uncomfortable. I also feel like I'm more swollen in the morning when the heat is on higher. Not sure if there's a connection.
 

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I am a big swollen monster. My rings have not worked for many weeks and I am def. having sock line issues. I looked at my ankles yesterdfsay in the dr.s office and I was totally appauled. They are huge, my legs are all read and puffy. I am just grossed out by the swelling.
 
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