on 4/26/11 1:22 pm - AZ
So, what do you use as a guage to tell you that you may be going into dehydration?  I'm really struggling with the liquids but I do not want to get dehydrated again.  I'm trying to figure out how to tell.  Any suggestions?
sleeve genie
on 4/26/11 1:27 pm - Alhambra, CA

The body's initial responses to dehydration are thirst to increase water intake along with decreased urine output to try to conserve water. The urine will become concentrated and more yellow in color.

As the level of water loss increases, more symptoms can become apparent. The following are further signs and symptoms of dehydration:

The body tries to maintain cardiac output (the amount of blood that is pumped by the heart to the body); and if the amount of fluid in the intravascular space is decreased, the body tries to compensate for this decrease by increasing the heart rate and making blood vessels constrict to try to maintain blood pressure and blood flow to the vital organs of the body. This coping mechanism begins to fail as the level of dehydration increases.

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on 4/26/11 1:55 pm
I go by the urine color.  The darker the color the more water I need to get in.
on 4/26/11 3:53 pm - Littlerock, CA
VSG on 03/28/11 with
I do my best to get the fluids in but if I wake up in the night with "dry mouth", I take a few swigs from my water bottle that I now keep on the headboard of the bed, "just in case"! 

Good luck and best wishes, Viv