Do you often feel like this?
Your fibro symptoms seem worse than ever.
You have a throbbing headache and heavy eyes
Your vision is blurry
You are drowsy and lethargic
All your muscles are sore and achey, especially thighs, calves and buttocks
You feel vaguely anxious and 'twitchy'
You desperately crave sugary food.
These are pretty normal fibro symptoms, but they seem worse than ever.
Now try drinking at least two pints of fluid over the next hour. It doesn't matter what - weak tea or coffee, fruit juice, plain water, even milk, but at least two pints., then see if you improve.
All the above are symptoms of dehydration, and if you have fibro already, you don't want dehydration on top of it!
Studies show that 70% of the adult population are chronically dehydrated with a fluid intake of less than 30% of the recommended quantity. Strangely, many people have little or no thirst reflex and develop a craving for sweet food instead of water.
A good way to detect dehydration is to look at the colour of your wee - it should be no darker than pale straw - if it is, you are too dry.
I have posted similar to this before, but was reminded of its importance yesterday when I felt much worse than usual. I lay on the sofa wondering if I was dying, when I noticed how crepey the skin on my hands was looking - and that's REALLY dehydrated!
After two hours of steadily sipping water, I felt much better, but the after effects are still with me 24 hours later.
Water won't cure fibro, but a lack of it will surely make you feel much worse, so get guzzling!
Yours with ice and lemon