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Water Worry

Apr 21, 2015 7:23 PM

Most of my doctors have different opinions, but the one thing they all agree on is that I "...should drink more water."
I don't know why, but I'm always dehydrated.
One time I went to the ER because I was having trouble breathing.
They thought it might be pneumonia.
I was just extremely dehydrated.
I drink a ton of water throughout the day, but it always comes out as pee ten minutes later.
Has anyone else had this happen?

Apr 21, 2015 7:33 PM

I'm talking Cymbalta 3x a day and have you going to the restroom all day and night

Apr 21, 2015 9:02 PM

Ferretbandit I take a blood pressure pill that has a diuretic in it. Also a lot of other pills. I try to drink 64 oz of liquid a day, preferably non caffeine because that makes you urinate as well. Drink flavored water, Kool aide , tea's milk, popsicles, anything you can drink. It's not easy to do I am supposed to drink every 10 min. I bought a buba keg and I drink out of it it hold about 32 oz. Belive that you will be troting to the bathroom frequently. Fun times had by all.

Apr 21, 2015 10:45 PM

I feel like I am constantly drinking my fluids as well... I never go anywhere without a drink! Even if I am just going down the street to check the mail... But my Dr always says I am dehydrated also. I do drink some caffeine, but I don't think I overdo it. Usually just a couple of cups of coffee a day, maybe one pop, other than that I drink ice water.

Apr 21, 2015 11:05 PM

I pretty much only drink water except on holidays I'll have soda occasionally.
People keep telling me drink more, but I think there is something else going on.

Apr 21, 2015 11:59 PM

I have to agree with you. There has to be something else if you are drinking 80+ oz of actual water.

This just popped into my mind. There's a book by dr brownstein. I can't remember which one. I think the one on thyroid but could be b-12. Hmmm. Anyway, he talks about people being dehydrated because they dOnt have sufficient minerals in thier bodies. He recommends consuming Celtic sea salt to help your body hydrate. Table salt does the opposite because of the process it goes through.
I will try to figure out just which book he talks about it. I don't own the books though. They are in my doctors waiting room.

Apr 22, 2015 9:40 AM

That makes sense.
I'm taking some b vitamins, but some are bad for a gene mutation that runs in my family on both sides.

Apr 22, 2015 11:42 AM

Ferretbandit, I have the same exact problem. I drink at least 60-70 oz of water each day. That doesn't include my 3 mugs of coffee, glass of milk, half glass of OJ and any green tea or ginger ale I might drink, daily. I'm always going to the bathroom. I can drive to the doctors appointment and immediate have to go. The doc says I have Interstitial cystitis & OAB. But even with the meds I still go, go, go. And I'm like you, I think there's way more going on, but not with the bladder or kidneys. They got a clean bill of health last month. My skin is dry...hypothyroidism. I keep lip balm all over the house because they stay dry, maybe some from Sjogrens. But I'm 53 & I've been this way since I was 15. I have a genetic defect absorbing & metabolizing B vitamins. I'm taking L-Methylfolate to help. If anyone can help explain, please do. 🙏🌼

Apr 22, 2015 8:55 PM

I think we might have the same genetic defect.
I always get told by doctors I'm totally healthy, except that I'm not.
Oh, well.

Apr 22, 2015 9:28 PM

Ferretbandit, its actually very common, from what I read. One in two (or may be 3) may have the gene defect and not know.

Apr 23, 2015 4:40 AM

I keep wanting to be tested for it. I had decided that if my b12 level was low I would ask to be tested. But it was right up at the top of the optimum range. However I do take a suitable sublingual supplement if I did have it.

Apr 23, 2015 7:57 AM

My insurance refused to pay for the saliva test. Because the doctor didn't get it preapproved she had to pay the lab.

Apr 23, 2015 8:59 AM

I've heard that there are 4 or 5 versions of the defect, some worse than others.
My dad got tested and since he has two copies I definitely have one.
It's the MTHFR (methyltetrahydrofolatereductase) defect.

Apr 23, 2015 9:15 AM

That's what I have. They prescribed Deplin/L-Methylfolate around September last year. My current psych doubled my dose last month. I think there's been slight improvement.

Apr 23, 2015 10:29 AM

OMG... My doctor does my physical and tells me I'm healthy as well and I'm far from it. I assume that he is meaning healthy as far as the major things like my blood pressure, my lungs, heart, circulation, etc... Other than that, my body is just attacking itself and my bones and joints, etc... are all falling apart.. Well, here's to being healthy!!! LMAO!! Hope everyone has a great day and less pain.

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