Get a home foldable sauna and sweat it out. They are inexpensive and can be effective.
I agree that if your water retention is being caused by medication, ultimately lasting relief will likely only come from stopping the medication, and anything else you do will be a short-term fix.
However, I do want to suggest one thing that may or may not help. I've been taking cold showers/ice baths/spot icing with ice packs, and I've experienced a noticeable reduction in inflammation (and also water retention, I think.) I remember reading in a book years ago that when the body is faced with cold temperatures, it reacts by trying to dispell as much water as possible, to avoid potential cellualr damage. This is why it's common that many people often have to pee shortly after going outside during winter. If you don't know anything cold thermogenesis, I'd recommend reading through the long "COLD WATER' thread here on MDA, and maybe googling 'water retention' and 'cold showers' or 'cold thermogenesis'.
I have a nice steam shower and I have never used it. I was thinking maybe in conjunction with CT? But I am just not big on showers.
70lbs gone and counting!!
Fat 2 Fit - One Woman's Journey
To clarify, reduce dosage and administer weekly. Most peeps do 100 mg a week.
6X15 benchpress at light weight
6X15 shoulder press at light weight
6X15 leg press at light weight
6X15 lateral raise at light weight
6X15 leg extension at light weight
6X15 seated leg curls at light weight
6X15 curls at light weight
Eat 1,000 calories that day with <50g carbs, then repeat the next day the exercises and calories.
You'll drop around 8-10 lbs.
I used to do it all the time and change my weight ~12 lbs in 3-4 days doing that crap. If it burns like hell, it's burning glycogen, and if you're keeping fat AND carbs very low with a massive calorie deficit, you'll burn through tons of water weight. But it is MISERABLE.
Don't put your trust in anyone on this forum, including me. You are the key to your own success.
The Caveman Eats: My Primal Recipes for Athletes and Average Joe's Alike
Young self-caring Paleo-eater from France.
(So please forgive the strange way I tend to express myself in your beautiful language )
SW: 154 March 2011
CW: 140 July to Oct 2011
PB: 145 gained 5lbs in first 4 months March to July 2012
With a combo of PB and IF-ing 5 days a week (1 x 1200 calorie meal per day) I have lost 15 lbs PB/IF = 130 lbs July 2012 to current
Ultimate Goals ar to be: Happy/ Fit/ Energetic/ Feel great/ Balanced/ cure my thyroid and adrenals