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I am sorry you are having all of these symptoms.
you should talk to your doctor about getting your thyroid hormone levels checked.
low thyroid hormones can cause weight gain, feeling cold, constipation, poor sleep, skin changes, fatigue.
you should ask your doctor about excessive anxiety symptoms or anxiety disorder which can cause dizziness, poor sleep, brain fog, anxiety.
you may benefit from going on birth control pills to help regulate your hormones and periods.
you should be checked for uterine fibroids which can cause heavy periods as well. a uterine ultrasound can check for fibroids.
have you had these tests?
drinking plain water will not cause fluid retention. eating salt and female hormones sometimes can cause fluid retention during parts of the month.
you should keep drinking your water. try to cut down on your salt intake.
it sounds like you have to avoid gluten and milk and lactose and dairy
avoid sodas and processed foods and preseratives as well which can lead to bloating.
eating asparagus can be a natural diuretic which can help you get rid of some fluid out of your body. coffee and caffeine can help as a diuretic as well in some patients.
do get your thyroid hormone levels checked
see if going on a birth control pill can help your hormone swings.
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it is the salt in your food which can cause you to retain fluid.
cutting down on salt can help
salad can be rough on your bowels
you may benefit from eating your vegetables cooked instead of raw. that is easier for your bowels to digest.
walking after dinner can help decrease some of the bloating as well.
yes, that is a good idea.
keep a food diary as well to see what foods cause worse symptoms
you can also try anti-gas medications like GasX or simethicone
and regular exercise and walking after you eat can help decrease bloating.