Sorry Redrose . . . always something eh???
I'm sure you've already cut it from your diet, but caffiene (coffee, black tea, cola, chocolate) will act like a diuretic and do the opposite of what you are trying to accomplish. Runners use a very calculated combination of water and gatorade because too much of the sugar and salt in gatorade isn't good either. Soups will act like the gatorade and add some sodium and electrolites to your system (which is good) but the sodium issue needs to be calculated with your doctor's help . . . I would think that would be key since it helps your body retain the fluid. Watermelon and beets will actually make you pee LOTS and I use them as a natural diuretic . . . although they are both a healthy food.
If you take blood pressure meds, they may be causing some of the problem too. Some blood pressure meds don't have that side affect so it might be worth asking the doc about
the side affects of yours (if you are taking them) and switch temporarily if you have the diuretic type.
Not sure any of this will help . . . but hopefully some of the others will have some better ideas. I do like my hydration pack!! It holds a couple liters and it sits on my back (bedside) and yo sip from a super long hose!!! The grands use one too . . . makes carrying water easier.
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