Just call me "Man Hands."

Remember that Seinfeld episode where Jerry goes on a date with Man hands? THAT is exactly what I feel like today – and exactly what my hands look like!! This swelling is getting out of control. My hands, feet, arms, and legs are all swollen to absolute capacity.

So, I’m begging YOU for your tips. How do/did you relieve swelling?

Here’s what I’ve tried, so please don’t recommend them. They’re not doing a thing for me:
1. Propping my feet up. (This actually makes things worse.)
2. Support Hose. (These just make me feel like my circulation is getting cut off.)
3. Spa Socks. (These just leave a nasty indentation around my ankle – or what used to be my ankle!)
4. Cutting out the salt. (I’ve been really careful about this lately, and it hasn’t done me a lick of good.)
5. Drink lots of water. (I drink 60 – 90 ounces a day. I’m getting plenty of water.)

So, aside from those, what else can I try? I am seriously ready to pull my hair out.

Thanks in advance!

Angie Vinez (2893 Posts)

Angie is a wife and mother to 8. Her life revolves around cooking, cleaning, laundry, and other household duties. She is passionate about her life in Christ and wants to encourage other mothers in their own walk of faith. Angie is active on many social media networks, loves technology, photography, and graphic design, and loves creating blog designs for other mom bloggers.


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    Drama queens mum says:

    That's the worst thing, the swelling. I had to take my wedding band off. I was so mad & I had Fred Flintstone feet. I tried some of the things you did & they didn't help much either. Wish I could be more help.

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    Come to think of it, I really don’t remember caring about swelling. Wow. I know I had it- I remember sitting on the exam table and my doctor squeezing my ankle in the middle of another conversation about soemthing else. But by that point, I was too distracted by other stuff, I didn’t even think about what to do about it.

    So I guess that’s my advice. Get distracted.

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    I wish I had some good advice but I don’t. You are already doing everything I would tell you to do. When I was pregnant with Blake my nose and face swelled up along with the rest of my body. I looked like the matteress in a waterbed! It was horrible and I was so miserable. I feel for you hon!

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