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Question about water

Friday, September 28, 2012

Yesterday I drank my full 8 cups of water for the first time in a long time. Today I'm sooo bloated! I've had no more sodium than usual and have exercised both days. Nothing really different except my stomach is hard as a rock and my hands and feet are swollen. Reason?
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  • POOKASLUAGH
    Yep, the peeing gets more manageable after 2 weeks max. I drink an average of 15 or 16 glasses a day, and don't pee any more often than I did when I was only drinking 6.
    1786 days ago
  • MJ-SHE-BEAST
    Angel, Amanda is 100% right. And yes, the peeing will get more manageable with time. Your body will get used to properly dispersing it to the organs and tissue it is supposed to, because there will be less toxins to flush once you are properly hydrated. I still go to the bathroom more than I used to, but that is just a side effect of proper hydration we have to live with. You just won't have the overwhelming urges as often as you do now!

    1787 days ago
  • ANANGELMOM
    Well that's a relief! But will that peeing stop being so rough on me after a while? I was afraid to drink any before my walk today, afraid I'll have to squat in someone's yard lmao!
    1787 days ago
  • NANNBIRD
    I think Amanda is right. I just recently started drinking at least 8 glasses of water daily. At first, I could hardly choke it down because I was so full. The longer I've been drinking, the better I've felt, and the more I want. Sounds counterintuitive, doesn't it?
    1788 days ago
  • POOKASLUAGH
    It takes a few days for your body to start flushing out the water. If you were dehydrated before you started drinking 8 cups a day, then your body will retain the water for awhile, thinking it's saving up for future dehydration. After a few days, you will go through the dreaded peeing-like-crazy mode, and all the swelling should go away! :)
    1788 days ago
  • ANANGELMOM
    Haha. Well there is that.
    1788 days ago
  • ARNETTELEE
    Don't know.... at least you got your 8 cups in!
    1788 days ago
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