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Ladies, when you're pmsing, how much water retention weight do you normally gain?

Asked by Jude (32112points) October 8th, 2010

For me, it’s usually 5 lbs. Not particularly happy about it, as this weekend, I’m supposed to fit into a form fitting number.

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diavolobella's avatar

5 to 7 pounds

ANef_is_Enuf's avatar

10lbs, like clockwork.

Neizvestnaya's avatar

3–5lbs. I’d end up looking like a starvation kid with bloated belly and sticklike elsewhere.

Jude's avatar

I just don’t gain it in my belly. I can it everywhere.

shego's avatar

11.5 pounds it’s a major shock to my confidence since I’m still working on losing weight.

tedibear's avatar

Two to three pounds. It used to be more like 5, but I try to push more water and it really helps to keep the bloat down.

bob_'s avatar

Ah, the joy of being a man.

* gets on a vehicle, drives away at maximum speed *

Jude's avatar

@bob_ what about receding hairlines for the dudes? =)

bob_'s avatar

Receding what? D:

Frenchfry's avatar

When I had the problem 10 pounds easy.

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

5–10 pounds.
Sometimes ,it feels more like this

diavolobella's avatar

@bob_ LOL You are a brave, brave soul

deni's avatar

i have no idea but it makes my pants tighter then i feel like a fat lard and a balloon that is about to pop.

bob_'s avatar

@diavolobella I know! I feel like I should get an award or something.

Jude's avatar

Bob’s our resident male nob. :)

JLeslie's avatar

Two pounds. It starts about two days before my period and on day 2 or 3 I pee every 20 minutes for three hours and it’s over. One time I was on a flight, not in the aisle row, when it hit. I had to get up 5 times on a 2.5 hour flight, and usually I rarely need to use the bathroom on such a short flight, at the most once. The guy next to me must have thought I was having a real problem.

tragiclikebowie's avatar

I’d probably say 5–10 pounds. Sometimes less, but I definitely feel it when trying to button the jeans.

tranquilsea's avatar

None that I’ve noticed.

Megan64's avatar

5–10 plus a whole lot of cranky.

mandybookworm's avatar

5–10 pounds. It’s pretty bad, but I’m glad it’s the same for you girls as well as me.

lonelydragon's avatar

4–6 pounds. And like @mama_cakes, I gain it in other places, too…like my thighs.

ShadesOfWhite's avatar

YES! These answers give me hope, I’m bloated right now!

deni's avatar

@ShadesOfWhite lol!!!!!!!!!!! that made me laugh really hard. not sure why. i sympathize. :)

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