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Confused about irritation need some advice

Discussion in 'Support Subforum' started by kimaya, Nov 15, 2018.

  1. kimaya

    kimaya Peer Supporter

    Iam so confused need some perspective about the situation.

    So my ic like symptoms have improved alot but whenever iam dehydrated or don’t drink enough water the urethra irritation comes back

    It never used to happen before as i rarely drank water whole day with no symptoms

    Now alot of people would say what’s wrong in drinking water , drink it anyways but it’s not about that , isn’t it like creating a trigger ?

    Also i have talked to some women who are healthy say it’s normal to feel irritation when dehydrated i never experienced that before

    So it’s very confusing wheather i should live like before and not fear the symptoms or continue measuring my water intake
  2. Free of Fear

    Free of Fear Well known member

    There are many useful responses here, and I hope more people jump in. My contribution is, do your best to not worry or obsess over details in recovery - it just serves to keep a person in a strained, avoidant response, which adds to symptoms.
    I don't know whether you should live like you did before, but I do know that you should live as calmly and enjoyably and presently and engaged as possible, and make that a priority.

    Best wishes
  3. Dfw

    Dfw Peer Supporter

    Not sure I understand what your concern is. Dehydration causes a multitude of symptoms. Why would you purposefully not drink enough water? That sounds like there are more intimate details going on, that I would dare not opine on.

    I know I had to go to the hospital for minor dehydration for heart palpitations and being a male had irritation in areas, strictly from not having enough water. Has nothing to do with TMS, but all to do with not enough water. Same as if we did not eat enough calories, there will be consequences, having nothing to do with TMS.

    No need to measure your water intake, although I do on my Fitbit. I have set a goal of 90oz of water a day. I, also monitor my urine color, which is the best indicator of proper water intake.

    In my humble opinion, I think you are reading too much into this, when the solution is simple. BTW—as we age, our caloric & water intake may need to be adjusted.

    Best to you

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