I think a gallon seems kind of normal I guess, but over that, wow, no wonder you are retaining, that's a lot of water, but obviously the plumbing isn't working like it should be. My doc told me the opposite, that drinking more water would just make things worse and drinking less would force my body to retain water. I don't know. I guess they do. The sound of water running, like a waterfall or aquarium filter makes me have to go. But then I always have to go. My endo told me drinking a lot of water can cause you some dehydration problems because you don't retain water as well because you drink too much, but then there is a trransition period I had to go through where I went from losing fluid all the time to starting to retain it.
I would think they might be able to come up with a better hydration plan for you, like something more to do with electrolytes so you don't retain like that. I know my endo told me, because I was having the same problem, I guess endo problems and thyroid meds can cause you to have water/sodium balance problems, she told me to drink gatorade with the water from time to time to prevent dehydration, so I wouldn't retain like that.
You might ask the docs about
that. Like to actually look a little deeper than surface problems and bandaids to determine why you dehydrate like this and get a better solution. I swear, heaven forbid they have to think more than the bare minimum. If your blood is really thick due to sed rate and platelet and all that, I would think there would be a better solution. I mean this is kind of old school, like leeches and all. Aren't they worried about
you retaining around your heart and lungs and such? I hope you and the baby are doing ok and that you get through this time ok. (((hugs))) and hope you feel better.
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