Monica, watch how much sodium you eat. There is sodium in nearly everything. Also, when you are at your desk, you can do the ankle and foot exercises while working and no one would know it and it helps keep the blood flowing better, instead of pooling down in the legs. The exercises are in the Fibro 101 thread. These are exercises that were developed for people who would fly a lot. It helps keep from getting deep vein thrombosis.
Because of discomfort, those with fibro tend to sit more and that isn't good. I'm glad you are trying to get up frequently but those stretches can be done in a few seconds and the ones for your ankles and feet can be done so discretely. Give it a try and see if that helps you.
Lastly, if you like tea, drink some. It is a natural diuretic. It is good for you and will help give you energy and it also boosts the metabolism. They have some really nicely flavored ones out there. It would be great to find a way around this so you don't have to take another pill!
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Post Edited (Sherrine) : 4/14/2009 12:24:55 PM (GMT-6)