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I put on 1 dress size just before n during my menses. Is there anyway I can reduce d water retention? I take low sodium n less oil diet

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: Lots of options

Birth control methods will help with this especially those that minimize your bleeding time or delay the onset of periods.
Some pills like loestrin 24/4 give you a very limited hormone withdrawal which will help you. Seasonique is a brand which only gives you 3 periods a year. Some doctors will give a diuretic medication before your cycle to help prevent water retention.

In brief: Lots of options

Birth control methods will help with this especially those that minimize your bleeding time or delay the onset of periods.
Some pills like loestrin 24/4 give you a very limited hormone withdrawal which will help you. Seasonique is a brand which only gives you 3 periods a year. Some doctors will give a diuretic medication before your cycle to help prevent water retention.
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Dr. Jeff Livingston
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Dr. Mila McManus
Family Medicine
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In brief: Progesterone, B6

Pms symptoms that include fluid retention, breast tenderness, mood swings, cravings, headache r a sign of estrogen dominance.
Get some Progesterone cream at health food store. Would be best to see a doctor who uses bio-identical hormones for this, but you can get it over the counter. Vitamin b6 also helps fluid retention, as does celery. "fluid pills' known as diuretics r a prescription option.

In brief: Progesterone, B6

Pms symptoms that include fluid retention, breast tenderness, mood swings, cravings, headache r a sign of estrogen dominance.
Get some Progesterone cream at health food store. Would be best to see a doctor who uses bio-identical hormones for this, but you can get it over the counter. Vitamin b6 also helps fluid retention, as does celery. "fluid pills' known as diuretics r a prescription option.
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