Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Why You Should Stay Hydrated...

Hi everyone.  Sorry that I have been MIA for so long but, as many of you may have guessed, I haven't been feeling too well.  Thank you for the well wishes!  I am not quite up to a long post, but I thought I might try a short one so that you know I'm still alive.

As a POTS sufferer, I "know" that staying well hydrated is essential to my well-being...  Well, the know is in quotes b/c I have been super-slack with my salt and pedialyte intake lately, and I paid the consequences.  The thing that is interesting about dehydration is that your brain just won't work properly so you aren't always rational.  For example, I should know better than to let myself get dehydrated, however, the worse it got, the worse I was about hydrating.  So, my hubby, parents, and doctor all teamed up on me and finally got it through my thick skull that I needed more pedialyte and guess what...I feel a lot better.  I'm still in a mega down-cycle right now, but I was barely able to move for about a week there.  So, the moral of the story is:  STAY HYDRATED!  I'll be in touch soon this time!

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