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Advice on dealing with persistent dehydration?

Sep 03, 2017 9:53 PM

I have to take 3000mg of Diamox daily and sometimes i struggle with dehydration because of it. I stay away from drinking anything other than water most days, though sometimes, very rarely, I'll cheat and have a cup of tea or a cup of coffee despite my neuro telling me "water only". Other than that i drink 4-8 cups of water out of my 30oz Rtic tumblr. Today in particular the dehydration is intense. My mouth is so dry and no matter how much water i put in it just seems to come right back out.

So my question is.. does anyone have any tips on how to better hydrate myself? Its kind of driving me nuts not being able to hydrate myself.

Sep 04, 2017 1:51 AM

I need to keep high hydration to avoid and sometimes pass kidney stones. I have found when I just can't stomach any more plain water I add a little lemon juice (good for my kidneys, not sure if that would be ok for you) or if I really feel like splurging I get some of those sugar free powder or spray things that flavor water. I use them really watered down 3 times the recomended ratio. Even the minisule flavor helps me drink it faster and feels less like a chore.
The dry mouth problem sounds like it could be separate from hydration. My Nortryptiline meds give me dry mouth no matter how much I drink because it stops the saliva production. I use special herbal lozenges, and minty mouth sprays made to increase saliva during the day and at night I have these little sticky mint things that glue to the roof of my mouth to help most the night. Something to look into as a side effect, might be worth talking to the doc about it depending on your requirements. I just bought anti dry mouth products until I found ones I liked.

Sep 04, 2017 2:03 AM

I'll definitely give lemon juice a try and see if i can find some of the anti dry mouth products you mentioned. It never even occured to me that it could be a separate thing from dehydration before now because my diamox is a diuretic and I've been warned to drink plenty of water while taking it but it just never seems to be enough some days.

Sep 04, 2017 7:10 AM

I suffer from chronic dry mouth because of all of the meds that I'm on. I keep trying things and nothing helps.

Sep 04, 2017 9:36 AM

Pure no sugar added coconut water.

Sep 04, 2017 12:31 PM

Thanks LAT I'll search for some and try it out.

Sep 04, 2017 3:01 PM

Good luck, hope the dry mouth things help!

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