• Ruth Ruth
    April 14, 2010
    Avoiding dehydration?
    Ruth Ruth
    April 14, 2010

    I really don't like water. Does anyone have suggestions of what to drink to avoid dehydration?

     

    Thanks!
    Ruth 

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  • Nancy Harris Bonk
    Health Guide
    April 23, 2010
    Nancy Harris Bonk
    Health Guide
    April 23, 2010

    Hi Ruth,

     

    Staying hydrated is so important in Migraine management. You have been given some good suggestions. Care needs to be taken when drinking sports drinks due to the sugar and caffeine some have in them. Eating fruit may be helpful, they have lots of water in them - but bottom line is - whatever it takes to stay hydrated for you is what works. If that mean lemon or lime in the water to make it taste better, so be it. Continue reading Dehydration - An Avoidable Migraine Trigger for more information on how to stay hydrated.

    Also check out: Staying Hydrated in the Heat

    Good luck

    Nancy


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  • sophie April 15, 2010
    sophie
    April 15, 2010

    Try Gatorade or any other sports drink that appeals to you, or even Pedialyte. They have all the electrolytes and nutirents you need when you can't hold down solid food. This will prevent dehydration, and muscle cramps and weakness.

    Good luck!

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    • rocketmouse
      April 15, 2010
      rocketmouse
      April 15, 2010

      The only thing I can add to this excellent answer is that I myself dilute the Gatorade with (half) water. It makes it taste less sweet and a bit more affordable.

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  • Ruthy April 16, 2010
    Ruthy
    April 16, 2010

    I drink room temp water and don't like cold water. I add lemon. I also love the iPhone app called iHydrate. It actually keeps me from getting dehydrated.

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  • Ruthy April 16, 2010
    Ruthy
    April 16, 2010

    Most people can drink more room temp water than cold water. I add lemon or lime to my water. And, beacuse i have had de

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  • Tina April 15, 2010
    Tina
    April 15, 2010

    Perhaps your water has too much chlorination or other chemicals.  If you don't want to spend the money on bottled or sparkling water, invest in a purifying filter for your water faucet.  It really will change the taste of the water in your home.  Other suggestions include the flavoring packets, like Crystal Light, but if you are sensitive to the artificial sweeteners you may do yourself a disservice.  Lastly, try squeezing a fresh lemon or lime into your water, or adding berries like strawberries or raspberries for natural flavor and good healthy carbohydrates.  Most nutritionists advise you to drink half your body weight in ounces of water to stay hydrated and flush wastes and toxins from your body.  Make a game of it, challenge yourself to finish one glass and then another.  Soon you will develop the habit of drinking plenty of water.

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