I turned 50 this summer with no symptoms at all. Now I am having 5-6 pounds of water weight gain (in 2 days!), then cramps and swelling, sometimes for 2 weeks solid. This month I've had 2 periods, 2 weeks apart, but not as heavy as they were last year. Last year I had pretty heavy periods but incredible pain from cramps (another new treat), so bad I asked my OB/GYN for something for the pain. So, I guess this is it -- it's finally started. The worst part for me is the weight gain and inability to lose it -- hey, if you're PMS-ing (something I never did before), you can't lose weight! And I have to get weighed in and measured by the military every 6 months. This April may be the end of my military career -- since I have no control over it and they boot you out if you're over. Does anyone else have this big range of water retention? It's so bad I can see it in my ankles AND my stomach. Help!
Last edited by mod-anon; 02-29-2008 at 10:58 PM.
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