Posted 17 February 2008 - 02:03 PM
Aside from the obvious weight we could gain of course from not being able to exercise regularly, etc...does anyone know if we actually put on any extra weight from the swelling/puffiness? I was wondering if it might be like what happens when people have water retention....that we would likely put some weight on but that's only a guess? Thanks.
Posted 17 February 2008 - 03:50 PM
Posted 17 February 2008 - 04:12 PM
I can tell you just from personal experience that I go up and down as much as 10 lb difference in my weight depending on water gain. I was actually wondering about this the other day. If I was the only one that this happened to, or if it was a symtom related thing. My doctor doesn't seem bothered about it right now. So I guess I shouldn't be.
Posted 17 February 2008 - 04:33 PM
I personally do not think I put on any weight (but I'm heavier to begin with) - now my fingers are always swollen, and sometimes other areas, but I would think as long as your kidney function is fine, you shouldn't be putting on weight from that kind of swelling, but of course when you are less active, YES, then definetly you could gain weight...
I can go up and down in a few weeks time - usually within a 5lb range, and with this disease, I would think almost anything is possible..........
Posted 18 February 2008 - 07:37 AM
When I go into a flare, the swelling effect becomes very apparent.... through my hands/fingers, legs, face, arms... Let's face it... I notice a tautness/swelling over my entire body.
Posted 18 February 2008 - 08:20 AM
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Posted 18 February 2008 - 08:49 AM
Yeah I think I should change my name from peanut to stay-puff
You can deprive the body but the soul needs chocolate
my HMO makes me wear a helmet...
Posted 18 February 2008 - 11:31 AM
When things settle down again, the 10 lbs usually dissolves with the swelling. Now if I could only figure out how to trim down the other extra 30 lbs.
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Posted 21 February 2008 - 11:27 AM
Welcome to the Sclero Forums!! I'm so glad you've joined us. You have so much to offer to all of us here. Sounds like you have been through quite a lot!
My son and daughter in law will be moving to NZ in June. Hastings I think.
Posted 25 February 2008 - 12:01 AM
Wow, thats cool your son and daughter in law are coming to New Zealand. Hastings (if thats where they end up) is a lovely town, with Napier only 10 mins away. Napier is a really pretty city and is right by the sea. you will really miss them!