I can't drink enough fluids!

Sasq
on 2/3/21 6:39 am
VSG on 10/05/19

I just cannot seem to drink the required amount of fluids daily. I am just not thirsty and I get so full easily. Anyone else have the same issue?

Citizen Kim
on 2/4/21 8:59 am, edited 2/4/21 12:59 am - Castle Rock, CO

Being thirsty is too late, you are already dehydrated!

Fluids are your no 1 job when you are early out, but we all should be drinking at least 64 oz per day, in whatever form you like. Set a timer on your phone if you need reminding.

Proud Feminist, Atheist, LGBT friend, and Democratic Socialist

Sasq
on 2/8/21 5:44 am
VSG on 10/05/19

I didn't even think of it like that. I'll try setting the timer method today.

Janet P.
on 2/9/21 9:39 am

Thirst has absolutely nothing to do with it anymore. You need to drink therefore you need to drink. Probably the most important post-op activity.

Find what works for you - whether it's carrying a water bottle, or a reusable cup, or whatever. Doesn't matter - you have to drink, period. Dehydration is the absolute worst.

Sip sip sip and keep sipping some more. I aim for 64 ounces of water per day (at the very minimum) and that doesn't include coffee (I personally don't count coffee toward my daily liquids but that's just me :) ).

Dehydration sucks.

Janet in Leesburg
DS 2/25/03
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