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Tips With Swelling. Jenna1234 1 child; Iowa 588 posts
30th Apr '13

So, it seems the elevating of my feet above my heart doesn't seem to help. I've got some lovely swelling in my feet and hands, but it seems primarily focused in my toes and fingers. My toes seemed to be a tad bruised and throb quite a bit, so I was just wondering what other methods there is of getting swelling to go down other than elevating, as doing that for hours hasn't done any good. I've tried soaking my feet in warm water (random idea someone gave me) but to no avail, and I never seem to get any results off tylenol for anything lol. If there's anything else I can try for my feet and something for my hands I'd love to hear it :lol:

I'm His Amy He's My Rory 2 kids; Caldwell, Idaho 49352 posts
30th Apr '13

Cut your sodium intake down? Sleep with your feet up all night on pillows above your heart.

Jenna1234 1 child; Iowa 588 posts
30th Apr '13
Quoting I'm His Amy He's My Rory:" Cut your sodium intake down? Sleep with your feet up all night on pillows above your heart."


I've cut down on my sodium, but I was diagnosed with NMS a few years ago and since I'm unable to take my beta blockers my GP doesn't want me cutting down too much on my salt intake as increased salt and increased fluid intake are a form of treatment. :oops:

I'm His Amy He's My Rory 2 kids; Caldwell, Idaho 49352 posts
30th Apr '13
Quoting Jenna1234:" I've cut down on my sodium, but I was diagnosed with NMS a few years ago and since I'm unable to take ... [snip!] ... want me cutting down too much on my salt intake as increased salt and increased fluid intake are a form of treatment. :oops:"


You may just have to suffer though for now then :( I was REALLY swollen, I couldn't even wear flip flops for the end of my pregnancy through 4 weeks after birth.

Jenna1234 1 child; Iowa 588 posts
30th Apr '13
Quoting I'm His Amy He's My Rory:" You may just have to suffer though for now then :( I was REALLY swollen, I couldn't even wear flip flops for the end of my pregnancy through 4 weeks after birth."


The whole salt intake and pregnancy is one thing I'm not the biggest fan of at the moment. My swelling is mainly focused on my fingers and toes and away from my ankles and the bodies of my hands and feet. :shock: I would hate to be swollen in my feet for four weeks after. I find it difficult to deal with sausage toes and not being able to bend my fingers. I have normally pudgy fingers and toes but its gotten a little ridiculous at this point lol. Crossing my fingers that I don't swell in my ankles or the rest of my hands.

I'm His Amy He's My Rory 2 kids; Caldwell, Idaho 49352 posts
30th Apr '13
Quoting Jenna1234:" The whole salt intake and pregnancy is one thing I'm not the biggest fan of at the moment. My swelling ... [snip!] ... its gotten a little ridiculous at this point lol. Crossing my fingers that I don't swell in my ankles or the rest of my hands. "


I had really high bp and borderline pre e with my son when I delivered. So that may have been part of it. I'm trying hard to watch my sodium this time.