Early on when I got ill, I did not know I had Lyme. I had to make a 2.5 hr flight home to visit my folks. The day after the plane ride, I woke up to gaining 27 lbs (yes you read that right) of fluid! I looked like freakin Bib the Michilen (sp) Man!
I could not move my ankles, toes, arms, wrists...you get it. I was in agony and could barely move.
Went to the ER and 1st thing they said was Congestive Heart Failure. Yeah right. Wanted to admit and run all kinds of tests...not happening.
I took OTC fluid pills and in 3 days was back to normal, although my legs ached for days after.
The flight home was not near as bad, as I took fluid pills just in case. I have not flown again!
Prior to this, I used to fly all the time. Long overseas trips as my job required it and I never had a problem.
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