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miserable please help me!!!

i am so miserable i feel so swollen i was out all day working and out shopping at sams and doing everything i need to do and iam only 15 week but now iam so swollen and in pain my hand and feet feeling like their is needles in them. i dont know what to do i have been drinking a lot of water. the dr. says nothing about it when i mention it but it really bothers me this early!! could their something more serious? is their anything to take for retaining water? thanks!!

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Asked by Reneemommy at 10:15 PM on Apr. 23, 2009 in Pregnancy

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  • For retaining water you need to make sure you are drinking enough water. I hope that helps. You need more water when you are pregnant.

    Answer by prettyrayray at 10:16 PM on Apr. 23, 2009

  • sounds like maybe you just overdid it. Is it hot where you live? Heat always made me uncomfortable. Also, are you showing yet? If you are, are you in maternity clothes? Try putting on something lightweight and loose and then put your feet up. If you're warm, try sitting by the air conditioner or with a fan. Put a cool cloth on your forehead. These might help. And talk to your MD again if it doesn't get better just to make sure that there is nothing medical going on.

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:18 PM on Apr. 23, 2009

  • Cut back on salt

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:22 PM on Apr. 23, 2009

  • Try to limit your salt and sugar intake and stay indoors if you can. Only go out either in the mornings or in the evenings b/c heat is worse between those two. Keep your feet up and don't eat anything that'll make you bloated.

    Answer by dawn_misayo at 10:55 PM on Apr. 23, 2009

  • cut back on salt and sugar just like other posts said. i would keep pressing your doctor to check for things. if you think it might be something serious, go to and type in your symptoms and things, maybe that can give you an idea. good luck and i hope you feel better =]

    Answer by mommykayti at 11:05 PM on Apr. 23, 2009

  • Put lemon in your water, and drink lots of it. Lemon is a natural diuretic and helps your body to flush the water out. Keep it up for at least a week. :-)

    Answer by srhmldndo at 11:12 PM on Apr. 23, 2009

  • ask your doc to make sure you dont have preclampsia

    Answer by YObando at 10:28 AM on Apr. 24, 2009

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