I posted a few months back about liver pain during menstruation, which for some reason, seems to be getting better. Maybe I'm having shorter periods now that I am possibly going into perimenopause. But have you noticed that you retain your bloat and water more during this time than you used to? When I was younger I would bloat before my period, but when I started, the bloat would go away and I would usually lose 2-3 lbs quickly. Now, if I even look at something mildly salty, I will retain water and gain weight rapidly during my period.
I have been using the "my fitness pal" app and I lost 6.5 lbs quickly after the holidays, then I three days before my period and lost about .2, then when I got on my period, I gained another 1.6 lbs.
I was wondering if it was my age or that my liver can't process salt and other things as quickly as it used to and now the bloat just lingers. I notice it takes me longer to do everything now. Digest food to pass as waste, filter salty foods, etc. I drink at minimum 64 ounces of water a day and sometimes more liquid like decaf coffee or tea. I walk the equivalent of about .5 to 1.00 mile a day with steps and have been "trying" to do some yoga and other activities, though I haven't done anything for about a week now due to the period knocking me down.
This is just so frustrating. I was doing so well, but it seems when I get to about this weight I can't seem to go anywhere. I know I'm holding water as I can feel it in my hands. I'm at Stage 2 PBC so I know it isn't ascites, not yet, thank goodness.