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can't get my rings on... help!

(11 Posts)
sansouci Thu 17-Mar-05 13:26:03

I am obviously retaining fluid but why & how do I get rid of it? Period started 3 days ago so should be okay by now... Any suggestions greatly appreciated!

sansouci Thu 17-Mar-05 13:35:52


SoupDragon Thu 17-Mar-05 13:36:46

Drink loads of water? Diuretuc from the chemist?

sansouci Thu 17-Mar-05 13:40:27

Do chemists give diuretics?

sansouci Thu 17-Mar-05 13:41:04

I mean, ones that actually work without a prescription?

SoupDragon Thu 17-Mar-05 13:46:17

I thought so...

PrettyCandles Thu 17-Mar-05 13:49:54

IIRC nettle tea is a very good diuretic. Tastes awful though, a bit like raspberry leaf tea with a hint of spinach. But you could always add loads of sugar or honey. It needs to be a good make - Dr Stuart's Botanicals is good, anything by Twinings is rubbish.

CountessDracula Thu 17-Mar-05 13:55:06

comfort yourself with the thought that at least you had them off! Better not to be able to get them on than off

LGJ Thu 17-Mar-05 14:11:22


My thoughts exactly.

sansouci Fri 18-Mar-05 07:31:10

Thanks, PC. I'll have a look for it.

I'm not actually worried about the rings, CD, it's the swelling that bothers me. I don't really want to make an appointment with the GP for something that is probably inconsequential but I hate being so swollen & wonder what's going on.

louloubell84 Mon 21-Mar-05 13:55:04

best way, honestlty, i suffer too:
drink as much water as poss!
cabbage, celery, are natural diuretics
cut down on caffiene and salt
dandelion tea, green tea.

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