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Dehydrated & getting worse though drinking 1> gallon a day

Postby THX1138 » Mon Apr 14, 2014 5:23 pm

Water drinking helped a lot at first. Now I just getting more dehydrated and stiff muscles.
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Re: Dehydrated & getting worse though drinking 1> gallon a

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Re: Dehydrated & getting worse though drinking 1> gallon a

Postby jerrygallow » Mon Apr 14, 2014 6:17 pm

ironically, you need salt! I had a similar issue. I started drinking a lot of water, then I could never put down the water bottle I was so thirsty. Yet it went right through me. I had an issue with dizziness and passing out/ dehydration, even though I drank plenty. Then I learned that when you drink large amounts of water you wash out your salt. You actually need salt to absorb water. Go figure. I always thought salt made you more thirsty. But at some point, it stops the thirst
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Re: Dehydrated & getting worse though drinking 1> gallon a

Postby THX1138 » Mon Apr 14, 2014 6:48 pm

:-D Thanks you guys. :-D Based on that info, I will cut back to 112 oz per day and get more sodium/salt. I have been and will be spreading the drinking out through the day.

Any thoughts on how much sodium :?:
Any thoughts about electrolytes other than sodium :?:

I was feeling so much better early on in my higher water intake program that I really hope I can get that improvement back, but for good. Maybe it will just take some more time (it has only been 3 weeks). The previous 9 years all I drank was reverse osmosis filtered water - bad. Now (so far for 3 weeks) I drink tap water filtered through a carbon filter.

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Re: Dehydrated & getting worse though drinking 1> gallon a

Postby CureOrBust » Tue Apr 15, 2014 1:57 am

I know nothing specific about this hydration issue, but I would be using the "electrolytic" "re hydration" drinks/preparations you can get from chemists; even though they are mostly sodium chloride (ie salt).
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Re: Dehydrated & getting worse though drinking 1> gallon a

Postby THX1138 » Tue Apr 15, 2014 7:36 am

chemists
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Re: Dehydrated & getting worse though drinking 1> gallon a

Postby jimmylegs » Tue Apr 15, 2014 7:37 am

pharmacist's/drug store
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Re: Dehydrated & getting worse though drinking 1> gallon a

Postby THX1138 » Tue Apr 15, 2014 7:42 am

Thanks JL.
I am leaving this morning for the good doc; do you have any recommendations for labs to get :?:
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Re: Dehydrated & getting worse though drinking 1> gallon a

Postby jimmylegs » Tue Apr 15, 2014 12:18 pm

well this will be too late, but:

not sure, other than the usual set. http://www.thisisms.com/ftopict-2489.html

what are you planning to have tested so far, based on what needed work last time?
what have you adjusted regimen-wise that needs checking on?
are you planning to mention anything about excessive hydration?
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Re: Dehydrated & getting worse though drinking 1> gallon a

Postby THX1138 » Tue Apr 15, 2014 4:27 pm

I mentioned the hydration issue.

Labs:
Fasting Serum Insulin --- Thanks LyndaCarol :-D
Profile - Comprehensive
"Vitamin" D 25 Hydroxy
CBC
Magnesium Serum --- this one was supposed to be RBC Mg, but a mistake was made.
Magnesium 24 hour Urine W/O Creatinine

I will go back in a week.
I suppose I could do a 7 day (same as for last test) Zinc/Copper washout starting today to see how things are going with taking 150 mg zinc/6 mg copper per week; I have done this for about a month now -- what do you think :?:
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Re: Dehydrated & getting worse though drinking 1> gallon a

Postby jimmylegs » Tue Apr 15, 2014 4:43 pm

yep zinc copper washout sounds good. 150mg per day sounds pretty high. when it comes to minerals, a month should be a good time frame for testing a new approach. i wouldn't leave it any longer at 150mg zinc daily.

over time it will be interesting to observe serum essential minerals and fasting serum insulin simultaneously.

serum 25(OH)vitaminD3 (there's no such thing as vitamin D 25, does the doc's or the lab's paperwork actually itemize it like that? ..odd) at the same time as serum mag will also be informative.
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Re: Dehydrated & getting worse though drinking 1> gallon a

Postby THX1138 » Tue Apr 15, 2014 5:09 pm

serum 25(OH)vitaminD3 (there's no such thing as vitamin D 25

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Re: Dehydrated & getting worse though drinking 1> gallon a

Postby THX1138 » Tue Apr 15, 2014 5:33 pm

150mg per day sounds pretty high
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That is per Week.
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Re: Dehydrated & getting worse though drinking 1> gallon a

Postby jimmylegs » Tue Apr 15, 2014 7:08 pm

ah, so it is.
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Re: Dehydrated & getting worse though drinking 1> gallon a

Postby THX1138 » Sun Apr 20, 2014 3:39 pm

I just ran out of omega 3 fish oil softgels, so I went to the pantry and to my delight I saw that I have 5 bottles. :-D So now I have more fish oil ready to go.
JL had said that EFA's are important for hydration.
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