My lower extremities, from the knee down are retaining water, and painful.
--My knees are swollen: they hurt especially when I have to bend down and get back up.
--My shins hurt very much. I assume that they hurt to the degree that they do because of the water retention in such a narrow/"non-meaty" place.
--my feet hurt the most. Water retention on the whole foot--tops and soles. The soles hurt the worst! They hurt to the degree that when I have to stand up after sitting down for a while, it is so difficult for me to take those first several steps. They always hurt and I am assuming it is because the bottoms (soles) are also retaining water and then I have to walk on top of that water retained. Sooo painful and just plain uncomfortable.
--Lastly, though it has gotten much better (almost "cured") since I started exercising again--but I feel lightheaded when aiming for and then first laying down for a prone position. If I laydown to go to sleep or if I lay down to do some situps, for example, is when I feel lightheaded.
Please help! Any and all help appreciated!