? causes of symptoms getting worse. Dehydration

Hi

Just a thought, I always felt that flying was a problem to me memory getting worse etc.

Having thought about it a bit more. Yes you can get dehydration from flying and I never had any alcohol on a flight, walked about doing all the things that I should do including loads of water.

I am almost embarrassed to say that and the fruit I had for breakfast was the only non alcoholic drink I had, sitting in the sun, well under a sunshade.

we started on the old alcoholic cocktails at 10am, but as it was all inclusive, we felt it was our duty to have as much as we could, as we were drinking all day we never got drunk, maybe it was watered down a bit.

The only thing I can't explain is how awful I feal after the flight on arrival, not just jet lag maybe its that the flying effects me as well.

I am going to drink loads of water, no Acohol and see how it goes. must just say I don't usually drink that much 1-3 gin and tonics is enough for me.

I think its 8 glasses of water a day isn't it perhaps someone will put me right

Love

Karen xx

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  • HI there, dehydration makes things much worse, even if somebody is not ill, the stomach will send a signal to eat, rather than drink. I always try and space my drinking out..,. one good tip, I learnt is to always keep clean glasses in every bathroom.... each time I visit the loo, I then have a drink of water. I double up my drinking on flights...otherwise I get swelling in my neck of saliva glands! I think you are right. The days of me having a nice drink on an aeroplane ended around twenty years ago! The same also applies to car travel... if I have not anticipated the journey and packed enough to drink. I can remember the glazed over expression at local primary school when I suggested that all the children should have access to water, through out the day - this is standard now. Mary F

  • I am almost embarrassed to say that and the fruit I had for breakfast was the only non alcoholic drink I had, sitting in the sun, well under a sunshade.

    we started on the old alcoholic cocktails at 10am, but as it was all inclusive, we felt it was our duty to have as much as we could,

    Karen, this sounds like my girlie holidays. and oh what fun we have, I came to the conclusion many years ago, (been diagnosed15 years) that for 1 week of the year I would be totally wreckless, have fun, enjoy life and blow the consequences.

    Now I will add this is a totally personal thing and not to be recommended and there are some who would say foolhardy and tut tut. BUT I need that week to feel normal and sane. As I have got older though I really can't partyl like I used too!!! Added to that I was at Tommies last week and am having tests etc under the 2 week rule so yes I am glad I partied as much as I did.

  • Yes I can see the reason, I have had some really lovely holidays, I wanted to get the house all done up and then go on holidays. so glad we didn't. I agree life is too short not to have fun.

    Maybe I will just have the odd one or two but will have the same amount of water as well. will be weeing all night, exercise is good.

    I really hope your tests go well will be thinking of you.

    Love Karen xx

  • I am terrible at drinking, it actually makes me feel like I am drowning if I force myself to drink!! Even though I get dry and thirsty I still am not able to drink that much......is there a reason for that?

    AND...I know this sounds strange but some water to me tastes awful. People say its all in your head but some bottled water is disgusting, there are only a couple of brands I like but far to expensive to buy on a regular basis. I bought one of those jugs with a filter in them but they get really expensive to keep replacing and my tap water tastes awful too.......so whats a girl to do????

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