No I am not talking about an alcohol beverage, I wish I could, but I’m not! I’m talking about water! WATER!!!
I don’t like the taste of it, it makes me feel bloated and sick, I have never liked water. Yes I tried different things in the water; lemon, lime, orange, cucumber, strawberry, blueberry… I don’t like water.
But… I’m learning the hard way that I need it. I know, I know, a lesson I should have learned ages ago. Hey, I quit soda ages ago. I switched my coffee to half-caffeine.
The POTS has been really bad the last week or so. I have been reading a lot in the Fibromyalgia, POTS, and Addisons Disease forums, and I see one thing they all have in common~ dehydration makes them worse! All of them. A lot worse.
Yesterday when I woke up I kept track of how much I drank, I was pretty proud too! I drank a lot more yesterday than normal.
- Two 12 oz G2 Gatorades =24oz
- One 16.9oz water= 16.9 oz
- Two cups of coffee= 19oz
- Total fluid intake= 59.9oz
- Total GOOD fluid intake= 40.9 oz
That is not good! Especially since I was pushing myself to drink more. Which means I usually drink less…
HERE IS THE MINIMUM I SHOULD BE DRINKING…
According to this article about WATER INTAKE I am nowhere near where I need to be! I know this article talks about water, but I also need the electrolytes so yes I count my G2 Gatorade and other similar drinks.
It is no wonder I am feeling horrible!
So, pour me another. Actually, I need several more! Bottoms up!