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Definitely feeling better, and fully hydrated.

Popsicles are easier to swallow than water. Chloe's Soft Serve Fruit are very good.

I've been taking an ACE inhibitor + diuretic for 17 years. Every time my doctor didn't like my blood pressure, she'd up the dosage. When she got to the maximum dosage on both components, she decided that I should take that twice a day.

Now, when swallowing was really difficult, I wasn't taking my blood pressure medicine. This was probably part of the problem.

I've always known that in a Lord of the Flies type situation I would be Piggy. Fukken bodies!

I also take potassium, to compensate for the diuretic. This is what the potassium tablet looks like: I am definitely not going to be swallowing one of those any time soon.

I thought Gatorade was supposed to have potassium. Isn't that the whole point of Gatorade?

When I can't sleep but my eyes are too tired to read, I start ruminating. Fifty years of failures and resentments, everything I don't want to think about, all seem to tangle together, like pulling hair out of a shower drain. They might turn into a shame spiral around YOU'RE AN ASSHOLE. YOU DON'T DESERVE LOVE. or one that ends in YOU'RE A VICTIM. YOU DESERVE ALL THE LOVE BUT YOU WILL NEVER GET ANY BECAUSE THE WORLD IS CRUEL. or those might twin together around YOU'RE A LOSER. YOU WILL DIE ALONE. IF YOU'RE LUCKY SOMEONE WILL NOTICE IN TIME TO RESCUE YOUR DOGS.

This is why I hate going to bed if I'm not feeling sleepy.

Date: 2017-01-23 08:32 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] brigantine
Uuuugh, the hamster wheel of dooooom! Sorry to hear it's got you. Blecch.

Gatorade has potassium, but it's also full of sugar (unless you're getting Gatorade Perform 02, which isn't so very bad), so I'd be careful. Sugar is not so great for helping bodies heal, nor for blood pressure.

I take a .99 mg potassium capsule that's small and easy to swallow, just because I often don't eat the way I ought. These little guys are pretty ubiquitous, brand-wise, so if you can take a supplement that's not prescription, maybe this would work for you?

Edited for: I mean the Low Calorie version of Gatorade Perform 02. The regular has lots of sugar. Really, I'd just stay away from the stuff. :P
Edited Date: 2017-01-23 08:35 pm (UTC)

Date: 2017-01-24 04:18 pm (UTC)
brigantine: (snowman stickup)
From: [personal profile] brigantine
Wowsers, that is a lot of potassium! Yeah, I see your dilemma. I have to take a ton of magnesium for both bones and muscles so hello, horse pills. Happily I found a chelated magnesium (the oxide form makes for a grumpy belly and isn't as effective anyway) that works really well for me, but I have to take 3 of the big buggers every day to get the full benefit. As you say, fukken bodies. Pbbbbtt!

But yay for bananas! \o/ Bananas are our friends.


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