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    The past 2 days my feet have been swelling and my ankles aching by the end of my work day. It's not severe, but it's definitely something new. Any thoughts?
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    in before "are you pregnant?"

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    • #3
      Originally posted by canio6 View Post
      in before "are you pregnant?"
      Nope, No womb.
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        Originally posted by CKATTO71 View Post
        Nope, No womb.
        ........?
        In all of the universe there is only one person with your exact charateristics. Just like there is only one person with everybody else's characteristics. Effectively, your uniqueness makes you pretty average.

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          Originally posted by Alex Good View Post
          ........?
          I have to assume a hysterectomy
          Started my journey on May 22, 2010:

          Beginning weight ~180
          Current weight ~145

          Nov. 9, 2009........Nov. 9, 2010.....Jun. 17, 2011
          LDL 155...............LDL 176............LDL 139
          HDL 39................HDL 66..............HDL 95
          TGL 154..............TGL 77..............TGL 49

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            Originally posted by kcult View Post
            I have to assume a hysterectomy
            Exactly. No Pregnancy here.
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              Have you been very stationary (ie sitting a lot) combined with potential dehydration? Have you worked hard and sweated a lot in last day or so doing sprints/weights?

              Alleviate symptoms by raising your feet above your heart to encourage drainage, also drink, move about and consider rehydrations salts.

              Swollen feet ankles affected me after travelling long distances and not drinking enough, also after heavy sweating (when racing) and consequent salt imbalance followed by more travelling!

              Last time it happened to me I then had a bit of visual disturbance and a slight migraine which confirmed the dehydration. Was fine the next day.
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              • #8
                Isn't this a classic potassium deficiency sign?

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                • #9
                  Have you been eating anything that you wouldn't normally? I get swollen ankles when I eat any of the foods that I'm intolerant to. have you been eating more salt than usual? Have you eaten something with hidden MSG in it, such as bought chicken stock?

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Kelda View Post
                    Have you been very stationary (ie sitting a lot) combined with potential dehydration? Have you worked hard and sweated a lot in last day or so doing sprints/weights?

                    Alleviate symptoms by raising your feet above your heart to encourage drainage, also drink, move about and consider rehydrations salts.

                    Swollen feet ankles affected me after travelling long distances and not drinking enough, also after heavy sweating (when racing) and consequent salt imbalance followed by more travelling!

                    Last time it happened to me I then had a bit of visual disturbance and a slight migraine which confirmed the dehydration. Was fine the next day.
                    This sounds like the likely cause. Since going primal, I haven't really paid much attention to my water intake and I get dehydrated pretty easily, but this has never happened to me before.


                    Isn't this a classic potassium deficiency sign?
                    This is also a slight possibility. I take Mag Citrate which may cause the deficiency, but also take Athletic Greens most days which has 300mg Potassium per serving. And I frequently eat avocado, strawberries, tomatoes, bell pepper, spinach, broccoli, cauliflower, and tuna all of which are listed as foods that are potassium rich. Hmmm.... would taking Mag cause an imbalance?
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                    • #11
                      I've kept a pretty accurate journal the past few weeks. Maybe there is something that will stick out there.
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                      • #12
                        Magnesium is actually necessary for potassium to be retained, so MagCit causing a deficiency is pretty unlikely....which, of course, isn't to say that a deficiency can't exist, just that magnesium is unlikely to cause it. Make sense? (It's late in the day and I've been prepping for an audit since 6 am!)

                        Inflammation of some variety or perhaps a dip in hydration to blame? Heavier workouts than normal usually make me poof for a day or two, but then it disappears, just a thought.
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                        • #13
                          Could be lack of protein in your diet.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Lucy View Post
                            Could be lack of protein in your diet.
                            HaHa, that's pretty funny! Have you seen my diet? It's mostly protein...

                            The feet swelling thing fixed itself, but I think it had to do with heat.
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