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treatment for low sodium levels

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • March 13, 2007
  • 08:05 PM

I suffer from low sodium levels on regular basis-I read somewhere that it could have to do with mental health issues or medicine related. I do drink alot of decaf tea but am constantly thirsty because of all the medications i an on.Any ideas?

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  • How low are they ? I just found out mine were low.....i was told by the ER to drink gatorade and not reg water as much and within 36 hours it had gone back up 10 points....i like you am on a lot of meds and also have lupus...always have dry mouth....i purchased some of that replacement saline from the drug store and it is awesome, you arent near as dry or thirsty, just a thought.....oh and an fyi, gatorade isnt near as nasty as it use to be, i have been drinking what they call Gatorade Rain, comes in a lot of flavors and really isn't bad at all...Jen
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  • I urge everyone who is taking more than 3 pharmaceuticals to please look them up on www.drugs.com and check for interactions. They have a drug interactions checker and you just input all of your meds and they check for possible interactions. Please do this for your own safety, as docs and pharmacists won't take the time! Whenever I have a patient who is taking more than 3 drugs I do this, and I have sometimes come up with some very scary (red flag) interactions. Some meds cause sodium inbalance, it is true. But there could be other things contributing and you may find it on this website. Just a good idea to rule things out. Another good idea besides gatorade is to take EmergenC as it has lots of mineral ascorbates in it and gives you energy (without stimulants). Just take this supplement 2 hours before or after your meds. Best wishesDOM
    acuann 3,080 Replies Flag this Response
  • You may be overly sensitive to salt and thus not be able to absorb salt well. To see if this is possible access www.naet.com and find a local practitioner.
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