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hello,<br><br>
not sure if this should go here but....<br><br>
since the birth of my second son i have been teetering on the edge of dehyration most days (certainly when i have dairy-even raw which is probably the allergy kicking in). i get a what i can a dehydration headache and then most times it will not clear up till i vomit (sorry!) so it is migraine-ish but not as intense as i have experienced before. also super dry skin-i take CLO, have olive oil, cook with coconut oil and eat chicken skin (yummy!) must be something missing in my diet. i drink plenty of water and eat fresh veggies and fruits. when i am desperate i.e. cannot be out of commision i resort to gatorade which is awful but it does get rid of the headache. i have tried mixing up my own versions of hydration drinks and have coconut water but they do not work. i am no longer tandem nursing so i thougth this would stop but nope....any ideas? please!!!!
 

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I don't know if this would help or not but you could try 1/2 lemon sqeezed in water with 1/4-1/2 t. sea salt for electrolytes.
 

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Me too! I am really super prone to dehydration. When I get desperate, I'll drink hot water w/baking soda, salt and honey mixed in. (I think that's the drink - I have a recipe around here somewhere.)<br><br>
It tastes awful though.<br><br>
I just try really hard to drink a lot of water ALL day and night.
 

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i drink 'lemonade' with lots of lemon and mint and occasionally maple syrup. i was wondering if it could be a potassium deficiency?
 

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I should mention that when I eat some of my food allergens (corn and egg for me), I get bladder irritation and dehydrate no matter how much I'm drinking. I've heard others report the same.<br><br>
I've tandem nursed before and I understand how hard that is on you nutritionally. I'd recommend you keep up with the coconut water and remove all dairy from your diet ASAP.
 

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I have dehydration troubles too - it's common in adrenal fatigue (which I recently found out I have.) The reason being that adrenal patients have a sodium/potassium imbalance. I'm always thirsty, especially first thing in the morning. My doctor (who specializes in adrenal fatigue) said to drink a glass of salt water first thing in the morning (sea salt.) I tried this & nearly puked so I bought empty capsules (large ones) & plan on filing them with Celtic sea salt. When I first wake in the morning, I cook eggs & salt them very heavily - after I eat them, then I can drink water, but plain water on an empty stomach is a no-no. We need *a lot* of salt. You'd be surprised how many people suffer unknowingly from some degree of adrenal fatigue - especially us sleep deprived mamas. Oh, potassium - it's a no-no for us, no bananas, figs or other potassium rich foods.<br>
I'm also *almost* EBFing my 14 month old, my milk makes up about 95% of his diet, so that doesn't help with the dehydration issue.<br><br>
Bottom line, our adrenals need salt, our bodies NEED salt!
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I have dehydration troubles too - it's common in adrenal fatigue (which I recently found out I have.) The reason being that adrenal patients have a sodium/potassium imbalance. I'm always thirsty, especially first thing in the morning. My doctor (who specializes in adrenal fatigue) said to drink a glass of salt water first thing in the morning (sea salt.) I tried this & nearly puked so I bought empty capsules (large ones) & plan on filing them with Celtic sea salt. When I first wake in the morning, I cook eggs & salt them very heavily - after I eat them, then I can drink water, but plain water on an empty stomach is a no-no. We need *a lot* of salt. You'd be surprised how many people suffer unknowingly from some degree of adrenal fatigue - especially us sleep deprived mamas. Oh, potassium - it's a no-no for us, no bananas, figs or other potassium rich foods.<br>
I'm also *almost* EBFing my 14 month old, my milk makes up about 95% of his diet, so that doesn't help with the dehydration issue.<br><br>
Bottom line, our adrenals need salt, our bodies NEED salt!</div>
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This is very interesting and sounds like me. I crave salt a lot. After I get my *fix* <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> I feel a lot better.<br><br>
I'll have to look into adrenal fatigue.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I have dehydration troubles too - it's common in adrenal fatigue (which I recently found out I have.) The reason being that adrenal patients have a sodium/potassium imbalance. I'm always thirsty, especially first thing in the morning. My doctor (who specializes in adrenal fatigue) said to drink a glass of salt water first thing in the morning (sea salt.) I tried this & nearly puked so I bought empty capsules (large ones) & plan on filing them with Celtic sea salt. When I first wake in the morning, I cook eggs & salt them very heavily - after I eat them, then I can drink water, but plain water on an empty stomach is a no-no. We need *a lot* of salt. You'd be surprised how many people suffer unknowingly from some degree of adrenal fatigue - especially us sleep deprived mamas. Oh, potassium - it's a no-no for us, no bananas, figs or other potassium rich foods.<br>
I'm also *almost* EBFing my 14 month old, my milk makes up about 95% of his diet, so that doesn't help with the dehydration issue.<br><br>
Bottom line, our adrenals need salt, our bodies NEED salt!</div>
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Do you have some readily available links on adrenal fatigue? Thanks!
 

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interesting i would love to see more about adrenal fatigue...<br>
i eat ALOT of sea salt. during pregnancies i salt the drinks i have too. maybe i should salt the lemonade. will have to try that!<br>
i think it is common with allergies but i seem to do the slippery slope little bit here, think oh well just a little more you get the picture!
 

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It sounds like potassium. I am seeing a homeopath about this issue... thirsty all the time, fatigue, loong story. I suggest you look up foods that contain a lot of potassium. Just add them to your diet and see what happens. I eat a lot of ripe (has to have black spots ripe) banana, dried figs, apples etc. Chicken soup with lots of <a href="http://www.whfoods.org/genpage.php?tname=foodspice&dbid=56" target="_blank">peas</a> in makes a big difference for me. I am also trying the freshly squeezed lemon juice in the morning (to help liver), a tbs of acv a day (for potassium and to aid detox) and celtic sea salt (for natural minerals). I'm also eating more butter and saturated fats (for vit A & D to help absorb the minerals).<br><br>
I am also having a problem with <a href="http://www.westonaprice.org/askdoctor/menstrualcramps.html" target="_blank">lactic acid build-up in the muscles</a> at the moment and all the potassium helps me to detox. I have gained much energy and mental clarity.<br><br>
If you decide to try it please let us know what happened.<br><br>
Flowergirl
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">It sounds like potassium. I am seeing a homeopath about this issue... thirsty all the time, fatigue, loong story. I suggest you look up foods that contain a lot of potassium. Just add them to your diet and see what happens. I eat a lot of ripe (has to have black spots ripe) banana, dried figs, apples etc. Chicken soup with lots of <a href="http://www.whfoods.org/genpage.php?tname=foodspice&dbid=56" target="_blank">peas</a> in makes a big difference for me. I am also trying the freshly squeezed lemon juice in the morning (to help liver), a tbs of acv a day (for potassium and to aid detox) and celtic sea salt (for natural minerals). I'm also eating more butter and saturated fats (for vit A & D to help absorb the minerals).<br><br>
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See, now that's the worst advice you could give someone with adrenal fatigue! (Not being snarky, just pointing out the potassium thang.)<br><br>
A couple of fantastic books are <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/redirect.html?ie=UTF8&linkCode=ur2&camp=1789&creative=9325&tag=motheringhud-20&location=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.com%2FChronic-Fatigue-Unmasked-Misunderstood-Mistreated%2Fdp%2F0916285391%2Fref%3Dsr_1_4%2F104-0852951-3891152%3Fie%3DUTF8%26s%3Dbooks%26qid%3D1180619698%26sr%3D1-4" target="_blank">Chronic Fatigue Unmasked 2000</a>, by Dr. Poesnecker (the link is for the first edition, there's a newer one available now with the "2000" in the title) & <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/redirect.html?ie=UTF8&linkCode=ur2&camp=1789&creative=9325&tag=motheringhud-20&location=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.com%2FAdrenal-Fatigue-21st-Century-Stress-Syndrome%2Fdp%2F1890572152%2Fref%3Dpd_bbs_sr_1%2F104-0852951-3891152%3Fie%3DUTF8%26s%3Dbooks%26qid%3D1180619902%26sr%3D1-1" target="_blank">Adrenal Fatigue, the 21st Century Stress Syndrome</a> by J. Wilson. The first one, by Poesnecker, is much more in depth in terms of treatment & how the neuroendocrine system works, which explains *how* adrenal fatigue occurs.<br><br>
I have been going to the Clymer Healing Center where Dr. Poesnecker was the director for 40+ years before he passed away in 2004 & I am seeing a naturopathic doctor whom he hand selected to take over his patients (who happens to be really into WAPF!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink">) 95% of my doctor's patients are adrenal patients, he knows what he's doing & believe me, it's *really* hard to find a doc who knows how to diagnose let alone treat adrenal fatigue.<br><br>
The theory at Clymer is that CFS/Fibro is a 2 sided coin caused by adrenal fatigue - the book by Poesnecker is really very fascinating.<br><br>
Clymer's websites are <a href="http://www.healing.org" target="_blank">www.healing.org</a> & <a href="http://www.chronicfatigue.org" target="_blank">www.chronicfatigue.org</a> .<br><br>
HTH!<br><br>
Flowergirl, I also have muscle pain which is directly related to adrenal fatigue, deep tissue massage also helps to rid your body of lactic acid. Please check out adrenal fatigue, if that's the root of your problems, potassium will only make it worse.
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/duck.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Duck">: <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/huh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="huh"><br><br>
I am not an expert so I won't argue with you. I am just following the advice given to me.<br><br>
Yes, adrenal fatigue is my problem too but it was because of a great deal of anger and emotional trauma that I was unable to work through as a child. The homeopathic remedy and a lot of prayers answered enabled me to work through the trauma that caused the exhaustion. I have now worked through most of the problems that caused me to go into fight or flight mode - thus adrenal fatigue. The mental part of my recovery is doing very well, just the physical part that is taking longer because I've been overacidic for too long. Read these <a href="http://www.relfe.com/health_natural/pH_human_body_balance_health_level_1.html" target="_blank">3 pages</a>.<br><br>
Thanks for your references. I'll read them when I have time. So far my recovery is doing well and my advice to the original poster was based on my personal experience. I am not sure which part of my advice is so offensive but I'll leave it there.<br><br>
Best to all of you.<br>
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I didn't mean to imply that you were offensive, it's so hard to communicate online! My apologies if it sounded that way. I'm far from an expert myself, just doing a ton of research.<br><br>
Emotional distress is what "set off" my adrenal fatigue too, I think that's a fairly common occurance, especially for mamas.<br><br>
I'll absolutely check out the pages you linked to.<br><br>
I keep saying that I'm going to start an Adrenal Fatigue thread, maybe the time has come, I know there are a few of us, StaceyShoe for one. Would you post any info/experiences that you have, Flowergirl?<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/Rainbow.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="rainbow peace">
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lurk.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lurk">: more info please. . .this is really fasinating!
 

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I got one of those headaches the other night... awful! Its not TF , but I swear by a spoonful of miso mixed in hot water. The other night I mixed a lemon drink ( lemonade and pure #2 maple syrup ) and I ground some of my himilayan salt into there too. It cleared up my headache and barfyness.
 

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Hi Metasequoia, no worries. I'd like to participate in a thread about adrenal fatigue if you start one. I'd also like to hear what progress others have made on overcoming the anxiety and healing the body.
 

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this is very interesting to me!<br><br>
just for an update....i have started adding 'redmonds real salt' with all minerals, ancient seabed to my morning glass of water-drunk after i have eaten something and feeling much better! when i get some time i am going to delve into all the interesting links here.<br>
thanks ladies!<br><br>
brooke
 

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Metasequoia, I've been following your posts about your treatment and would love to see an adrenal fatigue thread. I'm trying to self-treat for it. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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I just found <a href="http://www.stronghealth.com/services/primarycare/pdf/potasiumrestrict.pdf" target="_blank">this</a> on foods that are high in potassium and should be limited/avoided.<br><br><div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
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of potassium. When blood<br>
potassium levels become<br>
too high, muscle weakness,<br>
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I have both muscle weakness and irregular heartbeat so I think I'm going to see if I can get my potassium levels tested. Looking at the list though, I'm not sure what I <i>can</i> eat.
 
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