drinking too much water

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billo
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   Posted 5/12/2017 11:04 AM (GMT -6)   
Let me mention that I have Crohns disease and unable to eat alot of fiber, sometimes I get really constipated. So a few days ago I had eaten ALOT of rice and the next day I was suffering w/ horrible constipation. Water does an AWESOME job at relieving constipation. I did something incredibly stupid. I drink 10 bottles of water 16.9 fl oz in 2 hours.

After the constipation was remedied I felt fine, but later that night I couldnt stop shaking and had the chills, my temp was up to 103.6 and when I took 2 Tylenols, temp went down to 99.6 in an hour and I was able to sleep w/o issues. Fast forward to today, everything is back to normal, no temp etc.

I want to know if I did any damage to my kidneys? Thanks

Bay Area Guy
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   Posted 5/14/2017 7:14 AM (GMT -6)   
That's.....a lot of water. You likely didn't do any long term damage to your kidneys. However, you likely did temporarily wreak havoc on your electrolyte balance, which is why you had the fever and the shakes. By drinking plain water (which I assume is what you did), you diluted the electrolytes like sodium, potassium, etc and that caused the issues you had. They'll come back into balance as you eat and drink normally, so, again, I doubt any permanent damage was done.

billo
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   Posted 5/17/2017 7:19 AM (GMT -6)   
thank you, LAST TIME I do that again. That was really scary

billo
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   Posted 5/19/2017 2:05 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey Bay Area Guy, sorry to bother you but I told my gastro doctor about what had happened and he doesn't think thats why I had a fever of 103.6

*I mentioned gastro doctor because I have Crohns and today I had my colonoscopy.
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