Exercise and water retention?

on 7/2/14 12:46 am
VSG on 05/17/14

It has been a challenge for me to exercise lately.  Since I had to put my beloved dog Sid to sleep 6 weeks ago, I have no desire to walk.  He was my motivation and now it's just weird and lonely and tedious.  I have forced myself several times because I know I have to do it.  2 weeks ago, I walked 3 miles, two days in a row.  My fingers swelled up like sausages while I was walking and I couldn't get my usually loose rings off my fingers.  The next few days the scale kept creeping up so I took a water pill.  Within a day I was 6 pounds less.  Yesterday I walked and the same thing happened with my fingers and the swelling subsided in a couple hours.

Does anyone else have a problem with retaining fluid due to exercise?  I can't say for sure that one is related to the other, it could just have been a fluke.  These are the things I ponder when I am bored at work!

on 7/2/14 1:45 am - CA

Not to that extent.  The day after a hard workout, I notice the scale might be slightly up, and then it goes back down the next day, so I figure my muscles are retaining water.  That is pretty significant retention you're mentioning, though. 

It could be mine is less because I'm pretty small now, or it could be something else.  If it continues, I'd check with a dr.

Sarah, VSG Dr. Cirangle--12/28/12, HW: 265 SW: 253 GW: 130???

Mrs_Desire _
on 7/2/14 2:41 am, edited 7/2/14 2:42 am - Houston, TX
VSG on 11/18/13

You might want to go see an endocrine doctor. I retain water like crazy and have to be on prescription fluid pills. I have to take a fluid pill just about every week or I will feel like a stuffed sausage. Which reminds me that I have not taken that freaking pill in 3 weeks. 

Any who... When I lift a lot of weights, I tend to increase on the scale the next day also.

Myfitnesspal: MsDesire​  - Revision from Realize Band Patient

Height: 5'10" HW: 305  SW: 298 Surg Goal: 195 Endo Goal: 165 




on 7/2/14 5:00 am - TX

Walking shouldn't be having that noticeable an effect.  When you do hard exercise, particularly weight training, you micro-tear muscles.  Water rushes in to repair the muscles, so there's a bit of water retention.  But what you're describing doesn't sound like retention from exercise.  Call your doc and tell him about it.

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