Swelling Of Arms, Legs And Face
Posted 30 March 2007 - 10:11 AM
Prior to my diagnosis, I had no real medical history. Even now, all my blood work is normal, including thyroid, glucose, ferratin and hemoglobin, kidney and so forth. I take no medications except for clonopon (sp?) which is for my restless leg syndrome and I am cutting back on that as that rarely causes me any problems either. My BP runs 90-ish over 60-ish all the time.
I am 47 years old, work out 90 minutes a day and eat healthy 6 days out of the 7 days a week. I splurge foodwise one day a week. My biggest vice is Diet Coke. I know I drink too much of it. I don't drink alcohol or smoke. I am 5 ft. 7 inches tall and weigh 140 lbs.
My doctor speculates that I have an increased salt sesitivity perhaps due to the celiac disease. She is stumped I believe. On days where my salt intake is fairly moderate, I have swelling. On days that I eat a more salt, I am that much more swollen. Having said that, one might say that yes, salt is the problem.
Last night was my splurge night so I had french fries and a few nuts. This morning, I was noticeably swollen all over to the point that I could not button a pair of pants that are normally loose. It is very unsettling to say the least, especially since salt has never been a problem for me prior to now.
Has anyone had similar experiences? Has anyone become more salt senstive as a result of celiac disease? Any other possibilities that I should consider?
I would appreciate any information.
Posted 30 March 2007 - 10:48 AM
Started Specific Carbohydrate Diet on 8-16-09 because son was diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis and want to give him moral support.
Diagnosed with Minimal Change Nephrotic Syndrome in 2003. Discovered that going completely gluten-free put me in remission.
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Posted 30 March 2007 - 11:34 AM
I'm going to second this - I have the kidney thing too. Swelling too. If you haven't had your protein checked and you decide to, you may want to get your cholesterol checked also.
Has your doctor done a simple urine test for protein? I had something similar and it turned out to be a kidney disease, even though my kidney function was 100%. I'll spare you all the details, but it's a simple test for your doctor to do. I would at least want to rule this out if I were you. I had problems with salt too. (I'm fine now and can eat salt again.)
Could have nothing to do with this. One of the symptoms you will sometimes have with this is "foamy" urine.
Your BP looks low. High BP is usually associated with this problem, but mine is normal range usually. Hope you find your answer in any case.
Posted 30 March 2007 - 11:46 AM
Posted 30 March 2007 - 12:39 PM
If you haven't had your protein checked and you decide to, you may want to get your cholesterol checked also.
On second thought, just the protein test would be a much easier way to rule it out. The cholesterol test will probably be unneccesary unless something shows up on the simpler (protein) test.
Posted 30 March 2007 - 01:14 PM
Gluten intolerant. DQ 0301 DQ 0602
Posted 30 March 2007 - 04:35 PM
I will research the sulfites angle as suggested by one of you, however, I've experienced excessive swelling without having eaten fries. I am open to all suggestions.
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