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   Posted 7/8/2008 2:51 PM (GMT -7)   
How do you guys deal with keeping hydrated during all the diarrhea? I was in the ER last night again...dehydrated and with back pain. I drink constantly, but I guess ginger ale and water doesn't cut it. Should I try gatorade or other sports drinks?
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Bipolar, panic disorder, PTSD, PCOS, hashimoto's disease/hypothyroidism, and in the process of being diagnosed with crohns. Too many meds to list!


lilturbo
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   Posted 7/8/2008 3:44 PM (GMT -7)   
I just drink ridiculously amounts of water to keep from getting dehydrated. If I don't drink tons and tons of water then I get an awful headache and get really REALLy dehydrated. I force myself to drink sssoooo much water. It gets a little annoying, but it keeps the dehydration and dehydration headaches away. I don't drink ginger ale and definitely don't do gatorade or any other type of sports drink, but thats just me.

I hope you feel better soon!! Keep us posted! And drink drink drink (even though it gets annoying)!
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sjkly
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   Posted 7/8/2008 4:29 PM (GMT -7)   
I would alternate water with soda or sports drinks as you can actually strip your body of eloctrolytes and get "water poisoning" if you drink too much water and don't take in enough electrolytes.
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Shoshanna
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   Posted 7/8/2008 4:33 PM (GMT -7)   
lilturbo said...
I just drink ridiculously amounts of water to keep from getting dehydrated. If I don't drink tons and tons of water then I get an awful headache and get really REALLy dehydrated. I force myself to drink sssoooo much water. It gets a little annoying, but it keeps the dehydration and dehydration headaches away. I don't drink ginger ale and definitely don't do gatorade or any other type of sports drink, but thats just me.

I hope you feel better soon!! Keep us posted! And drink drink drink (even though it gets annoying)!

I agree with you.   I drink every day 2 liters of water on top of the other liquids every day when I am not in a flare.  If I flare up I drink any where from 2 - 4 liters depends on how much I sit on the throne.  I too have problems with dehydration and even if I am in a flare or not I end up in the hospital at least once or twice a month dehydrated.  The same as when I am not in a flare up I still have lose stools some days and others days are fine.   Crohn's is a frustrating disorder and we take the good with the bad. 
 
I do know that others do use power drinks, soda pop and now aloe drinks.  I haven't tried them to keep hydrated so can't help you there.  I have just found that I am water monkey.  
 
Good luck

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   Posted 7/8/2008 4:42 PM (GMT -7)   
Water and Pedialyte, I'd avoid gatoraid...too much sugar not to mention the dyes and other junk in it which can actually end up exacerbating your crohn's symptoms...pedialyte is safer and water alone will not replace your electrolytes.

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   Posted 7/8/2008 5:57 PM (GMT -7)   
Like PB4 said, avoid straight gatorade. Gatorade has a lot of sugar in it and that sugar can actually make the diarrhea worse. My primary care physician said to mix gatorade with water in a 50%/50% mix. Pedialyte is better since it doesn't have the sugar. Soda can be bad also. I have a big problem with regular soda, if I drink it, it always triggers diarrhea. Diet soda is a bit better, but not much.
Water is your best bet, but make sure you are getting some electrolytes as your body cannot run on water alone. I know that trying to keep the water "in" is tough. When it gets hot here, and I'm working outside a lot, I can get into trouble really quick. Trying to keep up with sweating while not triggering diarrhea is a difficult task.

When I travel, I carry a number of small packages of "oral re hydration salts".
http://www.google.com/products?q=oral+rehydration+salts&ie=UTF-8&oe=utf-8&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a&um=1&sa=X&oi=product_result_group&resnum=1&ct=title It's basically the good stuff in gatorade without the sugar. You can just mix the powder with water and drink it. Not as convenient as pre-bottled stuff, but in a jam it works.
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   Posted 7/8/2008 6:44 PM (GMT -7)   
thanks for the tips everyone. I never thought of the pedialyte. I don't mind drinking water, but I can't take it all day every day that's why I was trying the ginger ale every so often. I appreciate the help guys!
27 female
 
Bipolar, panic disorder, PTSD, PCOS, hashimoto's disease/hypothyroidism, and in the process of being diagnosed with crohns. Too many meds to list!


chelsea_doll
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   Posted 7/8/2008 8:50 PM (GMT -7)   
also if you can tolerate it, watermelon is great for rehydrating yourself

pb4
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   Posted 7/8/2008 11:20 PM (GMT -7)   
Yes watermelon is great for that, it's also high fibre which is great for proper bowel function.

:)
My bum is broken....there's a big crack down the middle of it!  LOL  :)

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