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post #31 of 43
I can't remember the last time I drank just plain ole water.
post #32 of 43
A serving of black tea (normal tea) has 55mgs of caffeine - I'm not certain, but I assume this means an 8oz glass.

A can of Pepsi (12oz) has 38mgs of caffeine.

Everyone figure it out on your own if tea is really better then soda caffeine wise.
post #33 of 43
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Originally Posted by strange_wings View Post
A serving of black tea (normal tea) has 55mgs of caffeine - I'm not certain, but I assume this means an 8oz glass.

A can of Pepsi (12oz) has 38mgs of caffeine.

Everyone figure it out on your own if tea is really better then soda caffeine wise.

That would be a pretty strong black tea. The problem is that pop has quite a few other nasty ingredients added to it. Sugar (or worse - aspartame) and a whole list of artificial ingredients. One 12oz can of pop is MORE than a days worth of sugar.

Additionally, you figure I only use 4 tea bags (which according to directions would only make 24oz of tea) to make almost a gallon of iced tea. And I use one tea bag in a cup that holds 16oz. of water.

Back to water...
post #34 of 43
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Originally Posted by strange_wings View Post
What happens if you don't drink any fluids, for say 6-8 hours? Do you still pee and what color is your urine (does it still look clear)?
well, the only time i go that long is when i'm asleep - but yes, i usually have to pee when i wake up. it's always clear, usually a neon yellow from the b vites i take [i also take a potassium supplement]. if for some reason i didn't take the b vites, it's very pale - still clear, tho.
didn't have as much to drink today as usual - we went to the fair.
post #35 of 43
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That would be a pretty strong black tea. The problem is that pop has quite a few other nasty ingredients added to it. Sugar (or worse - aspartame) and a whole list of artificial ingredients. One 12oz can of pop is MORE than a days worth of sugar.
That's what the back of the box said it contained per serving - I didn't make the numbers up. Soda has less sugar then any tea I drink... I dump the sugar in.


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well, the only time i go that long is when i'm asleep - but yes, i usually have to pee when i wake up. it's always clear, usually a neon yellow from the b vites i take [i also take a potassium supplement]. if for some reason i didn't take the b vites, it's very pale - still clear, tho.
I know you said that you're sure you don't have diabetes, but if your urine doesn't concentrate it points towards possible diabetes insipidus. This has absolutely nothing to do with blood sugar, so testing for that type of diabetes is pointless. The other possibility is something else has caused some kidney damage, tests may not catch it early on - and taking extra vitamins could accelerate damage.

If anyone here drinks a lot of water, or actually craves it/gets ill without it and/or doesn't have urine that concentrates, please go to the doctor.
post #36 of 43
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Originally Posted by strange_wings View Post
I know you said that you're sure you don't have diabetes, but if your urine doesn't concentrate it points towards possible diabetes insipidus. This has absolutely nothing to do with blood sugar, so testing for that type of diabetes is pointless. The other possibility is something else has caused some kidney damage, tests may not catch it early on - and taking extra vitamins could accelerate damage.
the vitamins aren't negotiable - i had gastric bypass surgery almost 3 years ago, & must supplement to avoid deficiencies due to the malabsorptive aspect of the surgery. i'll ask the doctor about the other, tho.

i just looked up the symptoms... even w/the volume i drink, i don't have what i would consider excessive urination [which is also a symptom]. i've been known to go up to 6 hours [but i don't LIKE it!] before getting a bathroom break. i also have a urinalysis every year in conjunction w/my yearly physical. that's listed as a diagnostic tool for this condition - is it normally something they would test for?
post #37 of 43
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the vitamins aren't negotiable - i had gastric bypass surgery almost 3 years ago, & must supplement to avoid deficiencies due to the malabsorptive aspect of the surgery. i'll ask the doctor about the other, tho.
If the is anything going on with your kidneys you may have to change some of your supplements forms. Since you have malabsorption issues already there's a likely chance that you're not getting all that much from anything in pill form. There's also so much filler in them that your kidneys have to get rid of - did you know cellulose is common(in meds and supplements)? And some people here won't even let their cats have that.


I really need to figure out if there's anything bad going on with my kidneys, even if I take potassium and magnesium (which is hard for me to take) everyday I cannot keep my potassium within normal range. It dropped 1.8 point in less than a month recently. Since I do eat plenty of veggies and a lot of tomatoes and tomato products that seems a bit odd. It could be from a high water intake - which is why people need to be careful, but that doesn't explain why IVs fluids and supplements don't do much.


And yes people, water can hurt you. Too much is hard on the kidneys - you make them work more, and you're not flushing toxins, you're flushing out electrolytes and if you don't replace them you get sick. (low potassium causes heart arrhythmias for example) Some of the amounts listed here are too high for people that are supposed to be healthy and likely not spending large amounts of time in the heat sweating.
post #38 of 43
I drink about a gallon a day. I get kidney stones if I don't drink enough water, but I like water. At the right temperature it almost tastes sweet. I normally drink filtered tap water, but I drink fancy bottled water or mineral water here and there. I like Aquafina, at 42 deg F. Double boiled NYC tap cooled to about the same temp is really good too.

Actually water from different places taste different. I noticed in Michigan the water has a coppery metallic tinge, and in Ohio it has kind of a musty/milky/sulfury taste. New York has a very sweet tasting water depending on where and what time of year. NYC fountains have a very earthy/metal taste to the water but not necessarily in a bad way. Water in Korea always tastes kind of funky, like feet, so I usually stick to juice or tea there. In Japan it tastes... old? Not sure how else to describe it. Depending on where you are, further north you go you notice it less.

I guess I'll try some Canadian water tomorrow when I go up there. I hear it tastes real good, sweet tasting.

Also on a side note, because I drink so much water from different sources I get sick every now and again if I drink from a bad source. Like those water dispenser/coolers in offices. I think it's because they're never cleaned or something but they harbor a lot of bacteria.
post #39 of 43
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Originally Posted by Lemur 6 View Post
I drink about a gallon a day. I get kidney stones if I don't drink enough water, but I like water.

I noticed in Michigan the water has a coppery metallic tinge,
Like with cats, humans can modify their diets to help prevent those. And some parts of Michigan has a lot of iron deposits - some of the town names reflect this, ie - Ironwood, Iron Mountain. It wouldn't surprise me if there's more with iron in the name.
post #40 of 43
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Originally Posted by strange_wings View Post
If the is anything going on with your kidneys you may have to change some of your supplements forms. Since you have malabsorption issues already there's a likely chance that you're not getting all that much from anything in pill form. There's also so much filler in them that your kidneys have to get rid of - did you know cellulose is common(in meds and supplements)? And some people here won't even let their cats have that.
most of mine are in capsule form. i also malabsorb fats, so my E, A, D, etc. are in dry form. also allergic to fish, so that's a side issue... i belong to several online forums specifically for WLS peeps. this helps me to determine the best choices for absorption.
post #41 of 43
I average about 6 24 ounce bottles of water a day. Sometimes more.
post #42 of 43
I REALLY should drink more water. Thanks for reminding me to get a glass right now!!!
post #43 of 43
Not enough... I hate the tap water and bottled stuff is expensive. :/
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