So, at work the other day, my hands hurt something fierce. I popped some alieve, thinking, "Sure, why not?" Then I went to the beach, swam all day, got some sunburn, had a lot of fun. We're broke, so we brought our own food, so no splurging there! The next day, I get on the scale and...I'm 5 lbs heavier. I kept weighing myself, and there it was, this random 5 lbs. So I went into work yesterday and asked my boss about it (I work in a pharmacy). Alieve can make you hold onto water for about 3-5 days apparently. Weird much? Anything with naproxen will do the same thing.
That's good to know. I've been on it pretty regularly due to issues with my shoulder. I'll switch to acetominophen and see if that makes any difference; could explain why I kept popping upward on the scale even though my diet and exercise were on track. Well, till Wednesday, anyway.
And now that you don't have to be perfect, you can be good.
I do some generic Naproxen from time to time. I've not noticed the 5 lb. gain. If it causes some fluid retention, who cares, really? If it's not a fat gain, it will go away as quickly as it came. I'm sure there are countless chemicals that will encourage fluid retention. Just MHO, of course.
47 M 5'8"
May 4, 2010...... 440? lbs. (Start FitDay Size 60 Jeans)
June 19, 2010.... 393 lbs. (First Weigh-in)
June 19, 2011.... 229 lbs. (164 lbs. gone in one year :-)
Current Weight... 185 lbs. (Size 36 Jeans)
Next Goal 169 lbs. (07/04/12)
Ultimate Goal 165 lbs. (12/31/12)
The best exercises for weight loss are Fork Putdowns and Table Pushaways.
I do understand this. I took my father to the Dr. the other day and he said for him to not take Aleve or any nsaids if he could help it because it can damage the kidneys. Granted he is 85 with many health conditions but it is possible to get kidney damage when young.