i have always had a problem with water retention and it made me sooo paranoid on many occasions. i remember that i went to disneyworld during mid sept when the weather was soooooo hot, i swear i almost died. the temperature was at about 40 degree celcius and that night, i went home with my feet puffy.... i was so worried, thinking that i must be having probls with my kidney... so i drank lots of water and went to bed. The next day, the swelling disappeared. I then knew that its common for water retention to occur during very high temperatures. I am drinking soo much water now, just to make sure that i hit the minimum 8 cups of water thing and i do notice my water retention improving. I can now see the veins on my feet! during times when the retention is bad, i coud not see the veins at my feet . The sides of my ankles still looked puffy but the thing is, when i use my fingers to press it, it does not leave a dent. when i press it higher, it leaves a shallow one that disappears in like 5 seconds. i was worried again... went to see the doctor and was told that this is not considered as water retention.. becos if its serious, the toes will curl inwards. i was told that some people just retain water abit more than the others . does anyone of you have probls with water retention? so how do you guys cope with it?