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Fat feet - cant get shoes on. HELP!!! Is it fluid retention?

(14 Posts)
bunny2 Sat 05-Feb-05 12:06:43

Im going to a black tie do next week and have just tried to get my shoes on - my feet wont squeeze into any of them. Is this common after having a baby (dd is 10 wks old)? Is it fluid retention? If so, can I get rid of it in one week?

maretta Sat 05-Feb-05 12:08:41

It's very common after having a baby. I know some doctors will give you tablets for it but others can be a bit funny about perscribing them. Might be worth a go?

bunny2 Sat 05-Feb-05 12:12:17

really? I need a prescription? Hope my gp is understanding. Are there oner the counter remedies worth trying?

misdee Sat 05-Feb-05 13:20:45

sit with your feet higher than your heart. at night have pillows under your feet so they are raised.

biglips Sun 06-Feb-05 11:24:01

and leave it up for half an hour or more.

tangerinecath Sun 06-Feb-05 12:01:55

bunny, if you're bf then I wouldn't have thought you could take anything. If not, then perhaps your gp could prescribe diuretics? Drinking loads of water is supposed to help (sounds mad I know!). This may sound flippant, and I don't really mean it to, but couldn't you buy some bigger shoes? I spent weeks in Jesus sandals when dd was born as my feet were as wide as they were long and nothing else fitted!

lapsedgymjunkie Sun 06-Feb-05 12:09:47


How do you feel apart from the feet ?

lapsedgymjunkie Sun 06-Feb-05 12:12:53

That is a serious question can you just have a think about the rest of you so to speak

ernest Mon 07-Feb-05 11:22:50

it may be permanent. My feet have grown eash prenancy. I was size 5 and am now size 7 very embarrassing when to to in-laws 0- I have bigger feet than his dad now & mil is just size 2 or 3 - my shoes look so huge next to hers. the shame

Sponge Mon 07-Feb-05 12:24:29

Me too ernest. Some shoes from pre-dd I can no longer get on.
The good news is they don't get successively bigger with each pregnancy.

ernest Mon 07-Feb-05 13:17:31

mine did, def. gone up steadily. another reason not to have any more. i'm gonna look lie a clown b4 my child bearing years are over lol

Twiglett Mon 07-Feb-05 13:18:38

drinks lots and lots of water to help flush it through

try nettle tea

lie with feet above head


bunny2 Mon 07-Feb-05 13:40:11

Im trying dandelion tea and loads of water - boring but it might help. how long does a diuretic take to start working?

LGJ, I feel absolutely fine apart from fat feet and fingers so I dont think it is anything sinister. I think it might be fat not fluid anyway - I am already a size 7 shoe, if I go up more sizes, Ill be in mens shoes! Why do feet get bigger after having a baby? It doesnt make sense but I am sure mine are - looking at some of the shoes I used to wear, there is no way I'd get my feet near them now.

bunny2 Mon 07-Feb-05 13:41:18

tangerinecath, did you ever get back into normal shoes?

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