This is my 3rd pregnancy and the only one I have 'fat ankles' with!! They started a couple of weeks ago and I am now almost 36 weeks. My mw has checked for bp etc and they are fine but my legs knee down and ankles/feet keep swelling until they are HUGE and really hard/painful. I have tried everything i can think but nothing stops it..laying on my left side, putting them up, bathing...nothing works .
my hubby laughs like crazy and has silly names for me now, but its getting so bad some days i cant even get my trainers on and have to wear slippers out ...surely someone has some good tips to keep it to a minimum of embarrassment!! My right is the worst and is really sore and if i sit funny it must make the fluid move as i end up with really deformed shaped 'dints' for a short time!! HELP!!
Sorry, I have nothing but commiserations to offer. I'm also suffering oedema. Nothing seems to help. Currently cannot wear any of my own shoes. One of DH's slip on trainer type things is big for me but the width is comfortable so I wear those!
I just try to keep drinking lots of fluids and keep my salt intake down. DH had dare not make light of them as he would know immediately how unfunny I'd find them.
pitting oedema is one of the signs of preeclampsia. so keep getting your bp checked regularly.
toherwise, put the trainers in the cupboard and just saccept that you have towwear something larger. put your feet up, and get in all the help you can. good luck
yep i know that feeling!!! but i suffered after i had dd, couldnt even move my toes they were that swollen, awful!! i just put my feet up, lay down and raise them higher in height than your head, and mine eventually went after doing this alot!!
When I was pg my cravings were fruit fruit fruit... I ate bags of satsumas, cans of fruit, bags of apples, bunches of bananas - every day!
And the doctor put my swelling down to it, my legs and ankles were huge I could barely get socks over them. He said it I hate eaten chips and chocolate it would have been nowhere near as bad, as fruit helps retain water.
So maybe it could be a diet thing? Eat more chocolate and find out
i had swelling around my ankles as they only swell up when i was very hot (was pg in the summer and i was walking round feeling like a hot water tank), i always put my feets up when lying down on bed/couch (feet need to be higher than your head to get all the swelling drain down towards your legs).
mw is keeping an eye on my bp..but its fine, just really annoying..but i have given up and decided to grin and bear it for my last 4 weeks!! I couldnt get a single shoe on today...not even trainers with no laces so ended up at parents and then asda in my hubbys slippers!! Im at that point of pregnancy where image can go take a running jump!!