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body questions

so any of you have skin issues? Ever since i had the baby, i will get random hives here and there on my face and neck and my face is soooo dry... i hate it. I'm assuming it's from hormones adjusting? i use lotion, i got a 'gentler' face wash and still it's sooo dry, like ashy dry. bah.

Also, i got really swollen legs/feet towards the end of my pregnancy and i'm not sure if it's related to that or not, but my feet and legs will sometimes hurt after sittting or laying down.... like when i get out of the bed in the mornings, it's like i'm an 80yr old arthitic lady... my feet hurt and it takes a few steps to walk 'normal'..... is this a after pregnancy thing that eventually as my body adjusts and heals will go away or should i be a little concerned here?

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I'm not sure about the lasting effects of pregnancy, but my hips still hurt like they did when I was pg when I sleep. It's really annoying and I hope it goes away at some point.

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I'd see your doctor and get checked, just to be sure. I have feet trouble like you are describing and it is not relate dto pregnancy at all.

As for the skin. Mine was SO dry for about 2 months, now it is all-of-a-sudden oily and I'm getting pimples again. Grrrrr.

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I got REALLY swollen with my DD & had pain in my feet & legs (inc. frequent shin splints) for a few months afterwards, mainly when I'd be on my feet a lot of the day. I don't know if it is related or not, but I didn't swell this time & haven't really had any weird pains. :shrug: I'm sure it is just your joints starting to tighten back up after loosening for the birth.

RE: skin issues, my worse thing is that when I'm pregnant and for a while PP, if I get a cut or bug bite, my skin doesn't heal forEVER. It is so weird. I don't think you can rule anything out as a postpartum side effect :roll:

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My face is REALLY oily & I've got acne on my chin area like a 14 year old girl....:eek: What's worse is I'm a picker & am always picking & making it worse. I'm slightly depressed right now as my face is broke out & my stomach isn't going anywhere....boooo hooooo I've always been very self-conscious about my appearance & right now I'm embrassed to go out in public Sad