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Can you drink too much water?

Saturday, November 20, 2010

I went to my doctor the other day and was told by his Nurse Practitioner that my sodium

levels were low(by 2 points).

She told me that I was probably drinking too much water.

What?

I take an HBP med with a diuretic, so that may be what's causing the deficiency. I have been

drinking 64oz. of emoticon every day. Now she wants to change my medication. I'm not

sure if that's such a good idea. The doctor had me on a higher dose once and it gave me a

killer headache every day.

So she wants to up the dose but take out the diuretic and have me take them twice a day.

That does not sound good to me.

My pressure is well controlled. Usually 110-120/80-90.

I 'm going to finish out the remaining pills i have left and redo the bloodwork in a few weeks.

Hopefully my sodium will be back to normal.

She also suggested I drink some of those vitamin

waters or gatorade. I hate that idea too.

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MORTICIAADDAMS 11/20/2010 8:28PM

    Yes, you can drink too much water. Some people have a disease caused diabetes insipidus and they can drink themselves to death. They wash out all their electrolytes.

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SUNNY2010 11/20/2010 1:08PM

    wow, that is very interesting. I never thought you could drink too much water.
I hope you will find what works for your body best.

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FABAT402009 11/20/2010 12:23PM

    I'm sure you can drink too much water but 64 oz doesn't seem that bad. Can you go to a different doctor for a second opinion?

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MARSHASTAR 11/20/2010 11:02AM

    this is very interesting. . and leaves me wondering how much is too much.
Keep us informed. I am going to pay closer attention to my water intake, since I do drink a lot of water.
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RAINBOWFALLS 11/20/2010 9:36AM

    I would have never guessed a doctor would suggest less water.

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BREWMASTERBILL 11/20/2010 8:47AM

    Yes you can. It's called hyponatremia.

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RIDLEYRIDER 11/20/2010 8:18AM

  I've never heard of drinking too much water, but it's best to listen to the doctor, I guess. I wouldn't recommend vitamin water or gatorade myself, but I'm not a doctor.
Good luck with the changes.


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MANDYFRANK 11/20/2010 8:17AM

  I got VERY sick drinking too much water!!! Yes you can really dround yourself from the inside out! Be careful

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Happy Friday Everyone

Friday, November 19, 2010

I hope everyone's day is filled with nothing but emoticon and happiness.

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PHYL220 11/19/2010 9:37PM

    Have a wonderful weekend! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MORTICIAADDAMS 11/19/2010 12:17PM

    Same to you!! Have a great weekend!!

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RAINBOWFALLS 11/19/2010 9:45AM

    I fantastic Friday to you as well!

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LMATTHEWS76 11/19/2010 5:44AM

    Going to see HP and the Deathly Hallows this weekend YEAH!!!

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Some things to do today

Thursday, November 18, 2010

emoticon Hug someone today.

emoticon Love someone today.

emoticon Kiss someone today.

emoticon Celebrate your life.

emoticon Kick Sparks today.

emoticon Cheer for yourself.

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MS_SWEETHEART 11/18/2010 11:01AM

    Love your "to do" list, I'll try doing these today also. Thanks for sharing. emoticon

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MORTICIAADDAMS 11/18/2010 10:42AM

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GEMINI-SKY 11/18/2010 8:38AM

    Ditto ! ! !
OXOX
Consider Yourself Hugged and Kissed ! ! !

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PLAYBLUES22 11/18/2010 8:28AM

    Sweetie, now that is what I call motivation emoticon emoticon

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KMIRANDA2000 11/18/2010 7:29AM

    Love it! My little kitty Owen already took care of the firat few items...he's such a snuggle bug!

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Fruit and bugs

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

I have been having a hard time eating 3 fruits every day. I think it's because when I go to the store to buy them I see lot's of bug on them and I get so disgusted. It's bad enough that I don't really like a lot of fruit and I try to eat a variety so as not to get bored. I usually wind up eating bananas and frozen blueberries.

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MORTICIAADDAMS 11/18/2010 10:40AM

    I love most fruits. I'm not fond of bananas. Veggies are better for you than fruit anyway.

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KMIRANDA2000 11/17/2010 8:59AM

    I eat a banana a day...yum! The bug thing would gross me out too.

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LUVDOGZ 11/17/2010 8:51AM

    Oooh, that would turn me off too! Can you try another store? I find I like some stores produce better than others. They sell lots of frozen varieties of fruit too. Canned in it's own juices is an option too.

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RAINBOWFALLS 11/17/2010 7:43AM

    I struggle with fruits too. I am more of a veggie person myself.

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Tuesday

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

I'm doing the second week of the challenges.

Yesterday was a little sluggish. But today I'm energized.

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    Make it a SUPER day!! emoticon

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THEBUGGLE 11/16/2010 6:20AM

    Got those batteries charged huh?? Go get`um ...Have a wonderful morning!!

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JOHNSONE4 11/16/2010 6:13AM

    Have a great day.

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