Water retention???

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  1. opticalillus5

    opticalillus5 Mummy to two princesses.

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    :hi: ladies!

    I've started training for the Great North Run on 18th September, but since i've upped my training I've started to retain LOADS of water - I constantly look bloated, and it's getting to be a problem as none of my clothes fit and I look pregnant!

    I've tried drinking loads more water, but I don't know what else I can do. I know it's not weight gain, because i'm running 20k a week, along with 3 gym sessions. I realise that that'll make me MAJORLY dehydrated, but I really am trying to drink more.

    Any suggestions?
     
  2. MummyToAmberx

    MummyToAmberx Mum to 3 Girls 1 Boy

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    How many litres you drinking?

    Maybe buy some tablets only thought if you4 drinking enough.
    I drink and work out a lot dont think i get bloated a lot x
     
  3. MrsRH

    MrsRH Well-Known Member

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    have you changed your diet??
    it's unusual to retain fluid around your middle enough to get bloated;bloating is usually wind or constipation!!
    fluid retention is usually in the legs/ankles

    maybe speak to your GP??
    x
     
  4. opticalillus5

    opticalillus5 Mummy to two princesses.

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    Thanks ladies,

    I don't think it is water retention now.. I'm actually quite ill with it. It's gotten worse and now my tummy looks about 6 months pregnant and is rock hard. I don't know if it's wind or constipation, - I don't seem to be bothered by either - but i'm going to the doctors tomorrow as it's the same on an empty stomach now too.

    Thanks again :flower:
     
  5. MrsRH

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    hope you feel better soon
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