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Water Retension

Hiya, since monitoring my weight, I have noticed weight fluctation throughout the week. I could put on up to 1-2lbs in a couple of hours and once I even put on 7lb in 2 days! I thought my scales were at fault but when weighed myself at the hospital the same day, they read the same weight (with the increase). At these times I look puffy and feel heavy. I have read I should increase my water intake as the body is fighting to retain water. Does anyone have any other advice?

Thank you

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BTW, I am taking Predsilone for Asthma, one week, per month and have just read that this can contribute to water retension too.


Weight does vary throughout the day, and mine goes up and down a lot too 😕 I try to drink lots, and only weigh myself first thing in the morning in the exact same place. 

With regards to the medication, I'm sorry I can't help you there but maybe speak to the pharmacist? 

Good luck 


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