Tea Blowup`

by Lois Arnold
(Laurens S.C)

I am a 54 year old female, I have had a weight problem and am currently on a diet supplement.

I stand on my feet for 7 hours a day packaging boxes.

I recently had a problem where my feet swelled out of my shoes, I was told my whole body swelled up. I went to my doctor and he did blood work and put me on Lasix the swelling went down to where I could get my shoes on so I attempted to go back to work.

I had difficulty putting on my work pants(I wear a large pair of scrubs) during the course of the evening I had to get a extra large pair that fit like a glove in the rear.

I went back to my doctor who told me that everything was normal in my tests, and that it was my drinking sweet tea that did this to me and that we are not going to follow up on this.

I was told that I can't have sweet tea ever again. My question is can this happen really scared and worried.


I'm sorry to hear of your problems. First I must say that I am not a doctor, nor am I a member of the medical community.

This site does not offer medical advice at all. However, I did some searching on the internet in attempt to help you find information.

First of all I'm wondering if you informed the doctor you are on a diet supplement? It's always best to let your healthcare provider know all the medications and supplements your are taking.

I found two site that seemed useful to me in explaining water retention.

Article one

Under the heading Prevention I read the following:

Drink plenty of water. A well-hydrated body is less likely to retain fluid.

Cut back on dehydrating drinks such as tea, coffee and alcohol.
(Caffeine may be the culprit here) You may have read the article on caffeine here on our site.

I would read the whole article on water retention. It is a very interesting read.

Another very extensive article that I found interesting is
Article two there is a wealth of information here.

Every body is different and responds to things differently. If it were me, I would try what the doctor suggested for a while. If the swelling
does not completely stop, I would get a second opinion. Water retention or Edema can be a sign of serious illness.

These two internet sites that I researched seemed very insightful. However I can not endorse the correctness of either site.

All the Best
Connie and Crew

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