Tell me about your water consumption and how it has affected your health.....

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Basically, I've seen a lot of posts where people talk about IBS or stomach/gut/health problems but never mention their water or hydrational fluid intake per day. Delving further into nutritionists' guidance, they'll commonly say you should drink 2-3L of water/hydrational fluid per day, but I'm interested to see what other people on here drink and whether they find increasing or decreasing this amount makes a difference to their health/bowel movements etc. (Note, when I say hyrdrational fluids, I mean stuff that isn't water, but isn't coke or coffee. Examples of this would be fruit juice, herbal teas, squash etc.)

As a starting point, about a year ago I was drinking about 1.2L of hydrational fluid a day, but about 2-3 months ago, I was advised to start taking supplements for CFS by a nutritionist, so I thought it'd be a good idea to up my fluid intake as well. Since then I've been drinking about 1.9L per day and have found that I generally feel a bit more alert/have less brain fog.

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    The best water intake per day is between 2-3 liters per day. Remember your body is made up of 70% water and the importance of maintaining the right amount of water intake cannot be over-emphasized.

    What is the name of the supplement you have been taking for CFS?

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      I know, but I was hoping people would share how increasing or decreasing their intake of water had affected them. How has this affected you?

      There are quite a few: Magnesium citrate, super multi b vitimin, bromelain, spatone (liquid iron supplements), ground flax seed, green powder mix, hemp seed protein, beta glucans and elderberry immune complex.

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      oh I personally start feeling tired, also I notice the condition of my skin deteriorating and my hair falling whenever I stop drinking water or I reduce it. I try to stick with 2 liters at least per day. Once though, I was too busy at work and at the end of the day i was suffering from a terrible stomach ache. Got me thinking what I had eaten and thats when I realised I hadnt even drunk a glass of water. It's like I have developed a sort of reliability to always drink lots of water.

      That's a lot of supplements you are taking. A doc prescribed all that to you??

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      That's quite a difference. I find that if I get dehydrated a lot, my thirst becomes more prominent than any hunger I've ever had.

      It was a nutritionist who prescribed them to me following a verbal consultation and an IgG test.

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      Hi sockpim,

      you know me from other discussions on here and also know I have cfs. so, I drink plain rooibos tea all day, say 8 cups? If I get dehydrated, usually from forgetting to drink (yep this happens for me) I can get severe headache and I mean severe! you know how cfs/me makes everything 10 fold..... but, I get the same headache with talking too much, too much screen time, being outside too long, basically anything that I forget will cause payback. But, again cfs/me changes whether the payback will be headache or walking like you have callipers on or an inability to talk, etc,etc,etc. or all of them!

      So, for me, I don't really look at how much I drink as I tend to drink enough I feel for the main? but 6-8 cups probably hits the 2-3litres recommendation.

      Beverley

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