lcrocker Posted January 13, 2017 Share Posted January 13, 2017 Hey! Wondering if anyone else experienced new onset lower extremity edema when they started Whole 30? I am finishing up day 11. I am 24, 5'10", 115ish lbs and on no medications, so I have no medical reason for this to happen (no hypertension, no metabolic issues). I did have it one other time in the Dominican Republic because I was sweating bullets and not getting enough sodium to replenish what I was losing and it promptly went away when I came back to the US (this was 2.5 yrs ago). I haven't had any issues since then with this. I have been eating 3 meals a day and have tried to eat more than the recommended protein amount because of my size (don't want to lose any weight). If anyone had something similar please let me know what you did and what the cause was. I just noticed it today and am a little concerned my electrolytes could be off (but my sodium could be too high or too low). Otherwise I'm feeling good, still tired in the afternoons and feel like I need a nap but that's because of the hours I have for my 3rd year of med school. No headaches anymore and generally happier! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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