Friday, April 17, 2009

Care Bears

Today: tremors, palpitations, exhausted, feet are purplish, lots of joint pain.

After quite thorough research on the zillions of varieties of Gatorade, Powerade, etc., I have made the decision that these so-called "high-sodium beverages" don't pass the test. Eight ounces, fifty calories, and only 110 mg? Psh. V8 has four times the sodium, and it's healthier and won't turn my tongue purple.

We're thinking that the doc's Rx for "at least 10,000 mg of sodium a day" is really not a realistic figure. For a person -- even a college-age person -- to subsist on Ramen noodles and instant potatoes alone, why it's chaos, I tell you! My body needs real food, not just a really, really, really salty diet to help increase my blood volume.

Started the Florinef (Fludrocortisone) this morning. Hope that will help some.

I love "Illiniopoly!" :)

Tuesday Sodium intake - 4035 mg
Weds - 5280 mg
Thurs - 4655 mg

1 comment:

  1. Yeah, I thing 5000mg per day is good enough. I mean, I'm not a doctor, but how the heck can you get 10000 consistently, and still get all the other nutrients that you need?