Vitamin water is really just sugar water. There are no benefits to drinking it. You should really be drinking an electrolyte beverage. The best one is vitalyte which is available on line at www.vitalyte.com or at REI stores. Pedialyte would also be a good option and you can pick that up at any drugstore. Have you also tried increasing salt? Broths and salty snacks are a good way to get more salt. Taking in more salt will help you to retain fluids.
dx proctitis in 1987
dx UC in 1991, was stable until 1998
1998 started prednisone, asacol, pentasa, nortriptylene, ativan, 6MP, rowasa enemas and suppositories, hydrocortisone enemas, tried the SCD diet, being a vegetarian, omega 3s, flax, pranic healing, yoga, acupuncture, probiotics
2000 lost all my B-12 stores and became anemic
2001 opted for j-pouch surgery- now living life med-free