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Title: Not drinking enough water
Post by: kentfrat1783 on September 17, 2017, 03:43:49 pm
Hi,

I hope I can explain this correctly but had a question or could just be an observation.

I think I had read something prior that by taking antiviral's that they can make you not retain water like you did in the past.  I am thinking that is true. 

I can tell after a day or two if I haven't been drinking enough water my face will start to get "flaky" and have small red spots.  I start to drink more water and about a day later my face is back to normal. 

I did go to my ID doctor about it when it first started as I was thinking it was a reaction to one of my Rx's but he wasn't too concerned about it.  He did give me a face cream to help with it. 

Anyone else experience anything like that?  Usually they say you need to have at least 8 glasses of water a day but should we drink a bit more?

Just curious.

Kenneth
Title: Re: Not drinking enough water
Post by: Jim Allen on September 17, 2017, 05:33:11 pm
Certain meds require to be taken with water, but others do not have that need. Ask your doctor if you are unsure.

To be honest I am not sure what you mean or are looking for, having HIV certainly does not require additional water and the meds I am taking as example would not require it.    Flaky skin or being dehydrated can happen to anyone, regardless.

Jim
Title: Re: Not drinking enough water
Post by: kentfrat1783 on September 17, 2017, 05:54:54 pm
Jim,

I am thinking it was something in one of my Rx's insert about drinking more water then normal but can't find that insert now.  Then again I haven't been drinking as much water as I normally did with my night Rx and that one does says to take it with a glass of water.  Probably just my fault for not following directions.  Just trying to drink enough so I don't have to get up midway through the night. 

I do have an appointment with my ID doctor on the 26th and I have a list of questions for him.  There are a few other issues they are trying to figure out but they are wanting to get my CD4/VL back in some type of normal range before doing other those tests.  MY VL is now almost UD but the CD4 is still low but coming up.  (They hope once those two numbers improve my other issues will go away and I would be fine with that).

It'll just be interesting to see what he says.

Hope you had a good weekend.
Kenneth
Title: Re: Not drinking enough water
Post by: harleymc on September 20, 2017, 05:00:06 am
Don't forget tea, coffee, soups all count towards those 8 cups