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Hi All, just wondering if any of you are experiencing bad water retention in Meno? Im 19 mths in Meno, on sertraline for anxiety,evorel conti hrt patch 25mg and betablockers for anxiety attacks/palpitations. I think any one of these can cause water retention?! I have put on well over a stone and am starting to lose it through diet, but my weight/look changes drastically in a day! I get up and look and feel quite slim but within a short while the saddlebags above my hips have appeared and bloated stomach. I wonder if any of these drugs affect kidney function? I have decided to stop the hrt to see if that helps, but need to stay on the other things a few more months at least. I feel so much better in myself but its now the terrible skin (cystic acne) and bulges thats affecting my confidence. Also starting to get health anxiety back a little in case its something else!! Ive had loads of ecgs so it shouldnt be my heart, which ive read can cause this. I know i should go to docs but ive had so much testing over past 2 years for what i think is all meno related issues (cause nothings shown up apart from hormone tests show im in Meno) that it sent my anxiety through the roof, so i try to avoid the doctors! So, does anyone have this water retention problem on HRT/antidepressants such as sertraline or betablockers. Last 2 years ive been tested for stomach problems due to increased gas/burping to rule out sinister causes, i still have it and theres a chance that the gas and water retention could be down to a food intolerance, so ive read, so im cutting out wheat and dairy and sugar for a week to see if that helps! I seem to react to almost everything though, but especially sugar which ive already cut down on, bread which i rarely eat, potatoes which ive stopped having, bananas which i love but will stop. So its going to be a lean protein/salad/fruit diet which ive already started a week ago but only just stopping wheat and dairy today. I may have to see a nutritionist if i cant fathom it. Ive been caffeine free for 8 months and dont drink alcohol. Any idea appreciated ladies xx
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