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#1 Jodster72

 
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Posted 25 September 2012 - 05:11 AM

hello and good morning all:)
Just wondering if anyone as dealt with this along their journey.
Because I am obviously malabsorbing everything I have started to get dehydrated the last week. I first noticed I was very pasty in my mouth abd white tongue despite how much water I am drinking as well as my bottom eyelids are white rather than red/pink. I'm thinking this could be the reason that my heart rate as been jumping over 100 this week as well. Can anyone suggest any vitamins I could try while I wait to see doctor in a few days. They must also be sugar free as well. Any ideas would be appreciated xo
Have a great morning xo
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#2 IrishHeart

 
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Posted 25 September 2012 - 06:33 AM

I also had dehydration for quite some time, hon but I also have a hubs who pestered me to drink water all day long. When I was very dehydrated pre-DX from (I'll just say it) vomiting and the Big D, he had me drinking 16 oz. glasses of water with a tsp. of salt/a TBLS. of sugar in it to balance my electrolytes. It was that --or go to the ER for a bag of saline again. It helped immensely.

That said, I drink about 68-72 ounces of water a day now and I found that being hydrated helps with muscle and tissue repair as well as a keeping a clear head, smooth -running bowels, and better digestion.

My heart palps stopped, the "funky tongue" cleared up, my kidneys function better (the doc loved my last lab test results) and I push water on everyone now.

I say: Drink up! It may take some time for all these issues to resolve. Hang in there.
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Posted 25 September 2012 - 06:54 AM

Can you do coconut? I was having dehydration problems with a recent cold. My tongue was cleaving to the roof of my mouth. I believe my red eyes might have been assoicated with the dehydration. Water just seemed to be going straight through. I tried coconut water. In a couple of hours my mouth was moistened again. It seemed to stick better than water.

I look for a brand that has only Coconut water in it. Young coconut water actually tastes good. I read that Coconut water can be a good sport drink and that is what made me think of it. Regular sport drinks aren't hydrating and are too much sugar for me.

It advertised that it has natural potassium in it. My only problem is that I bought out all 4 bottles at the local store and need to go further for more. One store has 4 different brands of coconut water for me to choose from!

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Posted 25 September 2012 - 07:07 AM

I think you are actually having symptoms of anemia (low iron).

Please see your doctor. You should start with tests to see what your iron level is and where it needs to be. There is a serious problem of taking too much iron called toxicity.

Symptoms of iron defiency... paleness (can be noticed first in areas known to be pink, like gums of the mouth), heart palpatations, weakness, constipation, and the list goes on.
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Posted 25 September 2012 - 07:27 AM

I think you are actually having symptoms of anemia (low iron).

Please see your doctor. You should start with tests to see what your iron level is and where it needs to be. There is a serious problem of taking too much iron called toxicity.

Symptoms of iron defiency... paleness (can be noticed first in areas known to be pink, like gums of the mouth), heart palpatations, weakness, constipation, and the list goes on.



Brilliant advice!!!!

I had B-12, iron and folate anemias--and yes, they all can cause those symptoms as well.

And I echo the thought-do not start supplementing until your levels are checked.

Nice catch, mommida :)
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Posted 25 September 2012 - 11:06 AM

I have dehydration problems as well and would like to second irishheart's suggestion with the salt sugar water. It has helped myself alot. My recipe is a shake of salt and one teaspoon sugar to about 20 ounces of filtered water. Also I'd like to add that I don't consume any other added salt or sugar on my diet. I also no longer have any blood pressure or blood sugar problems to worry about so I'm not worried about adding in more salt or sugar.( I still check my BP daily ) Too me this water reminds me of milk, so it shouldnt taste bad or weird, if it does add more water. I also gave up caffeine recently because coffee was simulating my bowels alot, and it seems that I would have to pee before I even set my cup down. Now I have to get up in the middle of the night to pee, for the first time ever! The salt/sugar makes the water stick. Oh and since I'm taking b12 now I never even think about caffine . I'm almost two years gluten-free now and I think I've almost figured it all out with the help of this board and a few posters. I'm Med free too! ( only vitamins and ptobiotics ) Two years ago I was on a high dose of hypertension meds that barely worked, asthma inhailer that didn't help my lung function, Ppi's that didn't help and I'm only 31!
Also, I am somewhat underweight with very low fat from the years of malabsorbson and the salt sugar water makes my obnoxiously large veins on my arms dissappear.
Gluten free, dairy/casien free, msg free, caffine free, alcohol free, headache free, grumpy free ;)
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Posted 25 September 2012 - 12:03 PM

I'm almost two years gluten-free now and I think I've almost figured it all out with the help of this board and a few posters. I'm Med free too! ( only vitamins and ptobiotics ) Two years ago I was on a high dose of hypertension meds that barely worked, asthma inhailer that didn't help my lung function, Ppi's that didn't help and I'm only 31!
Also, I am somewhat underweight with very low fat from the years of malabsorbson and the salt sugar water makes my obnoxiously large veins on my arms dissappear.
Gluten free, dairy/casien free, msg free, caffine free, alcohol free, headache free, grumpy free ;)


"Grumpy-free" :D ...Love this.

Congrats on your rebound to good health!
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"Life is not the way it's supposed to be. It's the way it is. The way we cope with it makes the difference." Virginia Satir

"The strongest of all warriors are these two - time and patience." Leo Tolstoy

"If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else" Booker T. Washington

“If idiots could fly, the sky would be like an airport.”― Laura Davenport 

"Do or do not. There is no try. "-  Yoda.

"LTES"  Gem 2014

 

Misdiagnosed for 25+ years; Finally Diagnosed with Celiac  11/01/10.  Double DQ2 genes. This thing tried to kill me. I view Celiac as a fire breathing dragon --and I have run my sword right through his throat.
I. Win. bliss-smiley-emoticon.gif


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Posted 25 September 2012 - 02:17 PM

More vegetables, you need the fiber in them to hold the moisture in your gut. Put the stuff in a blender for a smoothie with a piece of fruit, if you can't stand the thought of just eating it.

Other than that, I agree w/ the above suggestions that you sound like you're also a bit anemic. At one point I was sucking down blackstrap molasses every day like manna as a source of iron, besides gluten free B complex vitamins/mineral supplements. If you can't do the home made electrolyte sugar/salt in water, (normal summer temps here hit a high of 100F, it's still hitting 90F every afternoon here in September, so anybody who is outdoors here is always drinking a lot of fluids) at least do a pinch of salt in water with some other source of lower power sugar, such as a squeeze of fruit juice from a citrus, or some agave syrup or honey, or some pure cider vinegar and stevia for sweetener. If you can not find coconut water in your local grocery, you can always ingest coconut in other forms, such as a bit of canned coconut milk in a hot beverage, or even take gluten free dried coconut flakes and put them in a blender with hot water, whirl, strain, and make your own coconut "milk." (use google search for recipes).
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