Epoman - I saw you mentioned 'Root Beer.' Why is it that they say we need to drink clear liquids, but yet, I see Root Beer listed as possible liquids to consume. Do you know why?Thanks
I used to be always 2kg up and 2.5kg over the weekend. Never been over 3kg up. But for the last 7 months I have never been more than 1kg up. Sometimes zero up. The less to remove the less painful my leg is. On the unit if you do not pass urine they say try to sick to 500mils a day. I do not know any renal patient who could do that. But with the heat lately we can drink a bit more because of the sweating.
You're not supposed to drink cola's? I totally LIVE on diet coke (or Tab, yes, I know I'm the only person left in the world that drinks Tab). No one has mentioned to me that I can't drink cola yet, but, I'm not on dialysis yet, either. This'll kill me. Mallory
Quote from: knmiller on August 01, 2006, 02:27:43 PMEpoman - I saw you mentioned 'Root Beer.' Why is it that they say we need to drink clear liquids, but yet, I see Root Beer listed as possible liquids to consume. Do you know why?ThanksNot ALL root beers. A&W is the only one that I know of and I don't know why it is acceptable.
I am still urinating.Over the last two days I have been restricting myself to 500ml of water and 250ml of milk. I have found it very hard and I think I will probably allow myself a bit more as long as I still have urine output. As I am not on dialysis yet, do you think it would be OK to extend the water allowance to 1000ml? Just to let you know, this is a self-imposed restriction and no doctor has recommended I cut down on water yet. I am doing it to try and get to grips with fluid retention.Best wishes,Padster
Man If I ever gained 3 kilos or more I would be yelled at. Bad for your heart when there's to much fluid and then when it gets taken out it hard on the heart too. Well that's what the doc saidI usually gain 1 to 2 kilos sometimes 0.5I drink 0.5l - 0.7l a day.I use to find it hard and was always thirsty but if u fight it mentally evenly u won't even notice it anymore, well I stop noticing it.
I am not good with my fluid but I am not the worst neither. With no kidney function left I still am allowed to drink 1L (1000ml) but usually drink 1500ml ... weekends I am up 4kg.