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GreenEyedLady_60 60F  
1920 posts
7/18/2019 1:34 pm
Drink That Water!!


Holy shit.....what a scary day and a half I've had- all from not drinking enough water/liquids!! What a friggin' dummy!.....lol

I was at work on Wednesday and it was about 1:00 am. (I work 11 :00 p.m to 7:00 a.m.)

a supermarket shopper - I shop orders that people place online.

Anyway.........

I take my cart and get on the store floor to start an order. All of a sudden I get a bit nauseous and a few seconds later I felt really dizzy. That's the last thing I remember at that point.

The next thing I do remember after that is my night manager screaming "OH MY GOD"!! I think I sat up, or he helped me sit up...(that's a little fuzzy).....lol thinking to myself wtf am I doing sitting on the store floor-then the realization hits !! I passed the hell out ..........

He wanted to an ambulance and I wasn't having that! I told him he could one of my daughters to get , but that was it. They all insisted I go to the ER to get looked at. I honestly just wanted to go home and go to sleep.....lol

I was a good and let my daughters take to the ER......got in the back and because of some blood test results they decided to admit me (oh yay). It took about 3 or 4 hours to get a room. Thank God it wasn't a weekend night.....lol

Get settled in the room - feeling pretty good. I have to go the the bathroom - get up off the bed, get to the doorway and start to feel dizzy again, and you guessed it.....down again I went.

The first time I passed out I don't remember going down....this time I did....so I probably didn't technically pass out the second time.....lol

Had some tests and winds up it was a diagnosis of low potassium and dehydration. Four bags of IV fluids (one in the ER) through the night,plus a small (THANK GOD) bag of a liquid potassium (in the ER) that burned and stung like a MFer going in!! Ouch...ouch....ouch

Discharged this afternoon.....YAY!! But not going back to work until Saturday night. On the schedule tonight and off anyway Friday....so they'll live without me.....lol

Moral of this story.....Drink lots of water....Duh....lol It's been as hell over much of the country.


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GreenEyedLady_60 60F  
1910 posts
7/18/2019 1:36 pm

DRINK UP EVERYONE!!!

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redrockrascal 61M
21593 posts
7/18/2019 1:56 pm

Had dehydration happen to me under different circumstances - not fun. Stay well and stay . . . wet

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AliOrbit 64F
624 posts
7/18/2019 2:02 pm

That was a scary thing. Water is so Important to our bodies.


1seeking1 55F
3122 posts
7/18/2019 2:03 pm

Yes very important to dehydrate especially with heat and humidity. Alcohol and caffeine dehydrate. Glad to hear you feeling better cheers.


bitchkitty2017 67F  
5289 posts
7/18/2019 2:05 pm

water is important anyone can go a very long time without eating but not without water ..I drink 2 liters of lemon water every day...


sexyldy1000 59F  
6267 posts
7/18/2019 2:19 pm

We often take our health for granted. It’s easy to think ‘bad’ things only happen to other people. Perhaps this was a ‘wake up’ call. Take care, first and foremost, of yourself!


yesmamallthetime 53F  
11232 posts
7/18/2019 2:22 pm

So glad you found the cause of your passing out. The cause being dehydration and rectified with not too much trouble. Staying hydrated is as you say...very important.

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justaguyinalaska 54M  
565 posts
7/18/2019 3:15 pm

It's important to understand why you were dehydrated. Lack of electrolytes may have been the principal culprit.

Thirst is our body's way of reminding us to drink. When we're low on electrolytes, our *thirst mechanism* shuts down and we sweat ourselves all the way to empty without "remembering" to replenish our water.

As an athlete, I try and stay ahead of the curve with mineral supplements. However, there are lots of foods that do the same: milk, yogurt, soymilk, squash, cheese, green leafy vegetables, pickles, bananas, strawberries, coconut water, and celery.

Regardless, complement your water intake with electrolytes- early and often!


younggunz5656 26M
17 posts
7/18/2019 3:30 pm

It's like the tuxedo.


pocogato12 68F  
33720 posts
7/18/2019 3:56 pm

Boy do you have my sympathy. My BP went so low the day of a doctor's appt I cancelled as I was too scared to drive and he was an hour away. The nurses called me every 15 minutes to make sure I was drinking water and keeping track of the ounces. My electrolytes were so bad I am now on potassium horse pills for two months. DRINK UP Noah is giving us water folks for your health

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pocogato12 68F  
33720 posts
7/18/2019 3:57 pm

PS is your jib fun? I loved working that shift

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Kalbi54 65M  
1226 posts
7/18/2019 5:48 pm

Be thankful that you were in a public area and someone was there to find you. Imagine if you were alone at home, driving a car, etc...
A lot of the country will be under a heat wave this weekend so your PSA is a welcomed reminder for everyone.


HAMONMAN 60M
10170 posts
7/18/2019 9:58 pm

    Quoting bitchkitty2017:
    water is important anyone can go a very long time without eating but not without water ..I drink 2 liters of lemon water every day...
That explains a lot.


let_me_see1 61M  
664 posts
7/19/2019 3:47 am

I was on the beach last week and I decided to go back to my car for my mp3 player (I know, I'm old). I walked across the sand and when I got to the path over the dunes I suddenly started to feel really dizzy. I stopped for a minute, collected myself and walked back to my stuff on the beach and sat back down in my sand chair. A 32oz bottle of flavored water later, I was fine. I too had no idea that I was dehydrated, but I obviously was. I was going to do a shore trip today in the 99* heat, but decided based on last week's experience that I would stay poolside at my apartment complex and sip lots of fluids!

Sorry you had your bad experience and I am glad your daughter talked you into the ER. Hopefully, you will stay hydrated and feeling good the rest of the summer dear!

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Story435 72M
3184 posts
7/19/2019 3:59 am

Hi that can be scary.
Did they say what to do about low potassium? Did that happen because you got hot? Hope your doing good now and be carefull!
Butch


shybutsweet57 62M
21 posts
7/19/2019 6:22 am

Keep some Gatorade or PowerAde around because sometimes water isn't enough.
Hope your feeling better.


Paulxx001 63M
16586 posts
7/19/2019 11:09 am

Wow... Scary stuff.
Glad to hear your all right. 😊
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GreenEyedLady_60 60F  
1910 posts
7/19/2019 3:38 pm

    Quoting redrockrascal:
    Had dehydration happen to me under different circumstances - not fun. Stay well and stay . . . wet
No it wasn't fun. All the poking and prodding while in the hospital...ugh!

I learned my lesson and plenty of water it will be for me!

Take care

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GreenEyedLady_60 60F  
1910 posts
7/19/2019 3:38 pm

    Quoting  :

VERY good idea......lol You too

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GreenEyedLady_60 60F  
1910 posts
7/19/2019 3:40 pm

    Quoting AliOrbit:
    That was a scary thing. Water is so Important to our bodies.
Yes it was scary - I had never in my life passed out before! Water is absolutely essential to our bodies...this I learned....lol

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GreenEyedLady_60 60F  
1910 posts
7/19/2019 3:44 pm

    Quoting 1seeking1:
    Yes very important to dehydrate especially with heat and humidity. Alcohol and caffeine dehydrate. Glad to hear you feeling better cheers.
So right....to stay hydrated! I'm not a fan of heat and humidity....it's the worst!

I'm not a big drinker, so I'm safe there and I have actually cut way down on coffee and don't drink dark sodas too much at all.

Thanks for the good thoughts! Enjoy your weekend!

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GreenEyedLady_60 60F  
1910 posts
7/19/2019 3:45 pm

    Quoting bitchkitty2017:
    water is important anyone can go a very long time without eating but not without water ..I drink 2 liters of lemon water every day...
No disputing that!! I sometimes will drink lemon water too...refreshing!

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GreenEyedLady_60 60F  
1910 posts
7/19/2019 3:49 pm

    Quoting sexyldy1000:
    We often take our health for granted. It’s easy to think ‘bad’ things only happen to other people. Perhaps this was a ‘wake up’ call. Take care, first and foremost, of yourself!
Isn't that the truth on all that you said! I actually had just gone in for a check up and blood work. My PCP wanted some retesting of it and it was that night/morning that I passed out.

I'm trying to take better care...thanks!

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GreenEyedLady_60 60F  
1910 posts
7/19/2019 6:19 pm

    Quoting yesmamallthetime:
    So glad you found the cause of your passing out. The cause being dehydration and rectified with not too much trouble. Staying hydrated is as you say...very important.
Thanks....me too! It was a little scary wondering for awhile if it was something serious. Finding out it was easily remedied was mind easing!

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GreenEyedLady_60 60F  
1910 posts
7/19/2019 6:21 pm

    Quoting justaguyinalaska:
    It's important to understand why you were dehydrated. Lack of electrolytes may have been the principal culprit.

    Thirst is our body's way of reminding us to drink. When we're low on electrolytes, our *thirst mechanism* shuts down and we sweat ourselves all the way to empty without "remembering" to replenish our water.

    As an athlete, I try and stay ahead of the curve with mineral supplements. However, there are lots of foods that do the same: milk, yogurt, soymilk, squash, cheese, green leafy vegetables, pickles, bananas, strawberries, coconut water, and celery.

    Regardless, complement your water intake with electrolytes- early and often!
Thanks for the good advice!!

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GreenEyedLady_60 60F  
1910 posts
7/19/2019 6:23 pm

    Quoting  :

Well my potassium levels were also low so I suppose it was a bit of a double whammy. I will certainly make sure I drink plenty of water and take better care.

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GreenEyedLady_60 60F  
1910 posts
7/19/2019 6:29 pm

    Quoting pocogato12:
    Boy do you have my sympathy. My BP went so low the day of a doctor's appt I cancelled as I was too scared to drive and he was an hour away. The nurses called me every 15 minutes to make sure I was drinking water and keeping track of the ounces. My electrolytes were so bad I am now on potassium horse pills for two months. DRINK UP Noah is giving us water folks for your health
It's a scary feeling when your blood pressure drops or you pass out! I certainly hope to never experience it again. I had to take those horse pills while in the hospital,plus they hung a bag of something to help with the potassium as well that I received in an IV.

I think my PCP wants me to take the potassium pills for a little while too...

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GreenEyedLady_60 60F  
1910 posts
7/19/2019 6:33 pm

    Quoting pocogato12:
    PS is your jib fun? I loved working that shift
I actually like my job. It can be pretty physical when it comes time to pack the stuff up and get it where it needs to go in preparation for pick up or delivery.

I work the night shift mainly because it payed more money. I can sleep pretty good in the daytime, but it sometimes feels like you don't have a life.

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GreenEyedLady_60 60F  
1910 posts
7/19/2019 6:37 pm

    Quoting Kalbi54:
    Be thankful that you were in a public area and someone was there to find you. Imagine if you were alone at home, driving a car, etc...
    A lot of the country will be under a heat wave this weekend so your PSA is a welcomed reminder for everyone.
Yes I am certainly glad it was somewhere others were around. A tiny bit embarrassing but I can live with it....

I'm sure I will be teased when I go back to work Saturday night....lol

It was pretty darn hot in Philly today, and I think it is supposed to be worse tomorrow!

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GreenEyedLady_60 60F  
1910 posts
7/19/2019 6:43 pm

    Quoting let_me_see1:
    I was on the beach last week and I decided to go back to my car for my mp3 player (I know, I'm old). I walked across the sand and when I got to the path over the dunes I suddenly started to feel really dizzy. I stopped for a minute, collected myself and walked back to my stuff on the beach and sat back down in my sand chair. A 32oz bottle of flavored water later, I was fine. I too had no idea that I was dehydrated, but I obviously was. I was going to do a shore trip today in the 99* heat, but decided based on last week's experience that I would stay poolside at my apartment complex and sip lots of fluids!

    Sorry you had your bad experience and I am glad your daughter talked you into the ER. Hopefully, you will stay hydrated and feeling good the rest of the summer dear!
This heat is no joke, so you probably made the right choice staying put given your previous dizziness. My daughter recently earned her nursing degree so I figured I better listen to her......lol

I think I learned my lesson, so hopefully the rest of the summer will be uneventful in health related matters!

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GreenEyedLady_60 60F  
1910 posts
7/19/2019 6:47 pm

    Quoting Story435:
    Hi that can be scary.
    Did they say what to do about low potassium? Did that happen because you got hot? Hope your doing good now and be carefull!
    Butch
Yes...it was scary for sure! They gave me some potassium pills, plus an IV bag as well. When it happened I was in air conditioning so heat wasn't a factor I don't think.

Just not enough potassium and hydration to keep my body going....so down I went.

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GreenEyedLady_60 60F  
1910 posts
7/19/2019 6:50 pm

    Quoting shybutsweet57:
    Keep some Gatorade or PowerAde around because sometimes water isn't enough.
    Hope your feeling better.
I'm not the biggest fan of the taste of the electrolyte drinks, but I could suffer through it if I had to....lol

I'm feeling better now....thank you !

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GreenEyedLady_60 60F  
1910 posts
7/19/2019 6:55 pm

    Quoting Paulxx001:
    Wow... Scary stuff.
    Glad to hear your all right. 😊
    Potassium? What has potassium in it? 🤔
Yes, considering it was the first time I had ever passed out...it certainly shook me up a bit!

Some things with natural potassium are avacados, acorn squash, spinach, bananas, sweet potatoes, salmon and a bunch of other things.

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author51 57F  
95989 posts
8/21/2019 1:42 am

Oh my friend..I am happy to hear you are okay now..Scary indeed when one passes out from dehydration.Especially in this heat.. Lesson learned eh!...

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GreenEyedLady_60 60F  
1910 posts
8/21/2019 9:44 am

    Quoting author51:
    Oh my friend..I am happy to hear you are okay now..Scary indeed when one passes out from dehydration.Especially in this heat.. Lesson learned eh!...
Thanks....doing better for sure!

Had my potassium rechecked recently and that was all good and I've been drinking much more (water of course....lol)

Losing some weight (on purpose), and just got shots in my knees for arthritis (family history). Want to get back to the gym for strength training, and some toning up!

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Harvey543212 60M  
7 posts
11/23/2019 3:49 am

Hydration is very important , but something most people from my experience need to be reminded of.Including myself. I try to carry a thermos bottle of cold water wherever I go, and empty it often.


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