Viewing 4 reply threads
  • Author
    Posts
    • #12187
      Debi Wilson
      Member

      My column next week is about making sure to drink your 6-8 glasses of water per day.

      Getting the adequate amount of water each day,  can help alleviate your MS symptoms.

      How are you at drinking water, are you getting enough each day ?

      • This topic was modified 1 year, 5 months ago by Debi Wilson.
      • This topic was modified 1 year, 5 months ago by Debi Wilson.
      • This topic was modified 1 year, 5 months ago by Debi Wilson.
    • #12192
      Jacqueline
      Participant

      Debi, up until a few days ago I thought I was drinking enough fluid with my daily cups of teas but, seems that I was wrong….My recent Continence clinic trip confirmed that…I was told I needed to double my daily uptake, of which I am now doing….It is so easy to believe that the more our bladder functions are now causing us to wee more that we need to cut out drinking large glasses of water but, indeed it is the other way around….Strangely I used to drink a lot of water way before my MS diagnoses, guess it was the notion I would be weeing more that had stopped me, but I am now making sure more fluids are taken in on a daily basis, even if it means I am visiting the loo more and not always reaching it on time…I agree of the importance of water drinking, it is needed for flushing as well as other important things of which she had explained such as our foot and ankle Oedima…of which I suffer…( Epsom Salt soaks does the trick ) yesterday it got rid of the tightness…

      • This reply was modified 1 year, 5 months ago by Jacqueline.
    • #12209
      Debi Wilson
      Member

      I am glad you are finding things that work for you, Jackie!

    • #12270
      Doug Cain
      Participant

      A few years back my family doctor prescribed acyclovir for an issue I was having. My doctor did not mention that being fully hydrated while taking this drug is very important. At that time I had been drinking far less water than I should have because of incontinence, as a result, the acyclovir poisoned my kidneys. I got very sick to the point that I was hallucinating. My kidneys had failed; I ended up in the emergency room. To my good fortune, the hospitalist on call was a renal specialist. The doctor recognized the symptoms and started me on dialysis, my kidneys rebooted and I’m here to talk about this today. In 2015 I did my first round of Lemtrada, it was made clear that because my immune system was depressed I would need to take acyclovir daily until my CD4 lymphocytes rebounded. I had already changed my hydration levels, as such, it wasn’t a problem. Incontinence is still an issue for me but I have learned workarounds and I’m here to talk about it today. So, drink up comrades, it’s good for you

    • #12271
      Debi Wilson
      Member

      I’m sorry you had to go through all of that! Your story will help others, thank-you for sharing Doug!

Viewing 4 reply threads
  • You must be logged in to reply to this topic.
Copyright © 2017-2019 All rights reserved.

©2019 KLEO Template a premium and multipurpose theme from Seventh Queen

CONTACT US

We're not around right now. But you can send us an email and we'll get back to you, asap.

Sending
or

Log in with your credentials

or    

Forgot your details?

or

Create Account