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#1 Old 02-19-2010, 10:28 AM
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2 weeks ago I had my period and I felt horrible for 4 days, I could barely get out of bed. So I had a few glasses of wine by the end of the week because nothing was helping at all. I stopped drinking because i'd gained about 15 pounds and when I stopped drinking it magically went away without me really trying. The next week was Valentine's week (my husband and I started celebrating about 4 days before the actual day lol) and I ate and drank way more than I usually do and of course my jeans didn't fit. But now its a week later and the scale says that i'm back to normal but my jeans are still really tight. I'm also on the ring and this month is the 3rd month and the last time I was on the ring I gained weight but it went away and I had bad mood swings. So I was thinking that maybe that is why I gained weight, but the week before my period I started working out a lot again so I thought maybe i've gained muscle or something. I think its the ring but i'm not sure but my breasts have been sore and bigger than usual and i've been a little snappy.



So my question is, has this ever happened to anyone or could you know which one of this things could make my jeans tight? I just don't get why the scale says i'm the same weight as I was when my jeans were very loose? I'm freaking out because I was just at a point where I was happy with myself and I thought I had some sort of breakthrough, this was the thinnest i've been in a long time and I felt great. Now my weight is all I think about and I have a feeling that stress isn't helping matters any. The mood swings are back and that happened before when I wasn't eating enough but now I eat breakfast and I felt so much better. I'd feel so much better if I knew what this was.
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I don't know. At first I thought water retention, but that would also show on a scale. There must be some sort of swelling going on, that I doubt would be accounted for by muscle growth. It doesn't happen that fast, according to most bodybuilders anyway. You should probably ask your doctor if it continues to bother you.

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Thanks! My legs do tend to swell when I start working out, its always been like that. It goes away in a few weeks, but there is so much going on with the ring hormones and then the abnormal eating that I can't tell what it is. I hate going to the doctor so i'll hold out a couple of more weeks to see if things calm down a bit. Its just so weird.
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i guessed fluid retention too- maybe you've lost a bit of food weight, but water weight has gone on at the same rate, to keep your weight at where you were. certainly odd though.
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hmmmm, i have been walking a lot and eating less...maybe that's it.
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I hate to ask too, but did you dry your jeans more than normal? Cause that can mess with your head if you shrink them a little.

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I let them air dry, I don't think they've shrunk. But maybe so because they are soooo tight now, my other size 8 jeans are really baggy and the 6's that are really tight were getting really baggy before all of this too. I was so excited, i'll try to calm down and maybe things will settle out. I have a feeling its a side effect of the ring because of all the other symptoms and that makes me feel better but I thought I had missed the horrible side effects this time around. Thanks everyone for all your help!
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I hate to ask too, but did you dry your jeans more than normal? Cause that can mess with your head if you shrink them a little.



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I find that washing my clothes in hot water also causes them to shrink up a bit.
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#10 Old 02-19-2010, 10:48 PM
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i guessed fluid retention too- maybe you've lost a bit of food weight, but water weight has gone on at the same rate, to keep your weight at where you were. certainly odd though.



I think you're on to something, i've lost more weight according to my scale this morning. I won't try on the jeans for a week and see what happens, i'm borderline obessive .Actually i'm probably already there lol.
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