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I just amended the previous post with why I hate drinking lots of… 
29th-Aug-2009 01:18 pm
Goonies never say die!
I just amended the previous post with why I hate drinking lots of water. Which longtime readers already knew, but I don't think I've talked about it in several years. So.

I'm perfectly willing to discuss, but will be away most of the afternoon, so silence != triggered!'song curled up in a ball, it = 'song doing laundry and going to Costco.

And yes, my entire adolescence was a parade of stuff like that. A lot of Cicatrix is drawn from actual events.

My life is so much better now that it amazes me. I have broken places, but they are welded back together and even stronger than they were. And I have so much awesome in my life that I am sometimes just silent and regarding the awesome, going "whoa."

So the fact that chugging water is still Difficult is not a huge problem, just because I have overcome *so much* other crap. And I'm very proud of that. I'll work through this, too. I have gotten better at it.
29th-Aug-2009 05:48 pm (UTC)
Overcoming Crap. It's What We Do. (tm)

29th-Aug-2009 06:50 pm (UTC)
Wow, I was not aware you were so sensitive to citrus! And the water thing is pretty awful. I have some weird crap in my life that is a direct result of growing up that I have had to deal with...I am paralyzingly afraid of upright vacuum cleaners for example. I avoid the water thing by going for cold brew ice tea or V8 splash. Since I can't eat so many veggies it is one way of getting enough in my diet. *hugs*
29th-Aug-2009 07:43 pm (UTC)
hmm, the idea is to get X amount of water into you over Y time...

So, if you can't do large amounts, then perhaps taking small sips, but more frequently, might work out better for you.

Sports bottle, straw [so you don't have that 'chugging' feeling.] small sips every couple of minutes...should also avoid the bloated feeling as well.

Additionally, some mild fruit juice to avoid osmotic problems..like pineapple or cranberry but rather dilute.

Hopefully, that'll work, and you'll work though the drugs coming out of your system.
30th-Aug-2009 02:43 am (UTC)
I was going to recommend this exactly. It's not important to drink a lot of water at once. What's important is daily intake. Constant sipping is just as good--maybe better--than bouts of huge chugging.

You probably already knew this. But it's worth repeating anyway. :-)
30th-Aug-2009 02:56 am (UTC)
Just replying to say: Best. Username. EVAH !
30th-Aug-2009 12:47 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I was thinking the "splash o' fruit juice" thing too.
29th-Aug-2009 10:00 pm (UTC)
You should be proud. It's fucking hard to get over Issues sometimes, and the fact that you've worked through some is a thing to be celebrated.
30th-Aug-2009 01:18 am (UTC)
30th-Aug-2009 06:17 am (UTC)
I want to echo what was said above. I've found my Camelbak waterbottle with the sippy to be wonderful for keeping hydrated without needing to chug. http://www.camelbak.com/
30th-Aug-2009 03:30 pm (UTC)
I don't think you drink much diet soda either, but it counts as water for hydration purposes. I've seen doctors say this. There's really nothing in it that keeps the body from using it exactly like water.
30th-Aug-2009 03:35 pm (UTC)
I don't... that's a flavor thing. Artificial sweeteners taste very strongly chemical-nasty. >.
1st-Sep-2009 11:47 pm (UTC)
I have to avoid all artificial sweeteners because of the MS and so make sure that I get the full sugar versions and just drink less of them or dilute them with a lot of ice. This goes for Ribena, squash, cordial and all other drinks. Then again, as Aspartame nd the other artificial sweeteners have been shown to cross the blood-brain barrier, maybe we should ALL avoid them!
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