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5/17/20 10:27 A

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You're not crazy! Water gives me a ton of acid reflux if I'm not careful. If I chug water, I immediately feel like I'm going to throw up. Here are some things that have helped me.

- Don't drink cold or hot water. I always drink at room temperature.
- Use a straw and sip slowly. Now I carry around one of those reusable plastic cups with a reusable straw all day.
- Work your way up to drinking a lot of water per day. When I first started trying to be healthier, I'd try to drink 64 oz. per day when I'd been drinking none before. I'd immediately feel awful. Try drinking just 8 oz. per day for a month, then 16 oz. the second month, etc.

You may have tried these ideas already, but figured I'd leave my two cents. Good luck!



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5/8/20 5:17 P

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try boiling the water first then refrigerate, sometimes its whats is in the water to purify it that makes you sick



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I would try doing a mix of juice and/or tea and water. Like start out doing 3/4 juice and then gradually see if you can wean yourself to use just 1/4-1/2 juice eventually and take as long as you need to do it. Try not to stress. I have gotten to where I do half water/half lemonade and it is great. I also LOVE half lemonade and half passion tea (or any tea you like) just for a change. Play around with it and see what you like best, I'm sure you'll find something that works. I like the true lime/watermelon/strawberry packets you can add to water too if you haven't tried something like that it is worth it :)



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5/7/20 12:39 A



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lol ... you're not crazy 😉

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5/6/20 11:00 A

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Thank you all so much! I'll try adding some fruit to it and see if that helps. While I hate that others are going through this, it's nice to know I'm not alone. People make me feel like I'm crazy or lying when I tell them this. *hugs* THANK YOU!

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5/5/20 12:36 P

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It's not actually all that uncommon for folks to have "issues" with drinking plain water. For many (like my husband), plain water causes massive acid reflux / nausea. He has found that a mix of juice and water (1/2 oz juice to 8-1/2 oz water) works fine, as does plain coffee. With tea he also needs some kind of juice or blended fruit added.

He obviously was never pregnant, and has had no hormonal issues, but has had a lot of physical damage and stress over the years. His doctor figures that his system has decided that the presence of liquid should trigger the stomach to produce a lot of acid in preparation for the incoming "food" --- and that plain water doesn't hit the "shut off" button. The presence of a bit of juice (or the light sweetening in your tea) tells the stomach that the "food" is there and that there is enough acid already.

The various minerals found in the bottled waters that you can tolerate might just be what tells your stomach that no more acid is required, so sticking with those might work for you. Other options might be to add a bit of juice or blend together some whole fruits or berries with your water (say - a couple of large strawberries to a litre of water). The sugars / minerals might be enough.

Hopefully you find what works best for you and you can enjoy being hydrated without feeling ill!

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I wouldn't be too hung up on drinking *water* because other drinks count as water. The reality is that it is FLUID that is needed. How do you go with tea, watered down juice, milk etc. The reason water is pushed by qualified people is only because it is calorie-free, and if you use tap water, it is free. I very seldom drink water on it's own. Most of my intake is either a cup of tea (3-4 per day) a coffee substitute (1 daily) and a Coffee & Chicory Essence (which has about 1/4 teaspoon of actual coffee in it) + about 1/2 glass with medication I can't have anything else with for at least 1/2 hr. I also get A LOT of fluid from the fruit/veggies that I eat.

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Remember, when you are pregnant you generally need to consume a bit more liquid in your day. For each of my pregnancies the only things I could drink were weak cups of milky tea and milk shakes. Anything else was up-chucked.

Kris

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What type of water have you been trying to drink? Tap? Filtered? Bottled, if so, which brand?

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5/3/20 7:30 P

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Sip?

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It might be the tea making you sick to your stomach? There is no rule regarding when to drink water or fluids. I would try to stop focusing on this. It sounds like this is really upsetting you. Drink when you feel thirsty. Coffee, tea, etc. There is water in foods you eat as well. AS long as your urine isn't dark (I mean dark), you are likely hydrated sufficiently.



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There's a bit of a story here...

Before I had my first kid, I drank almost exclusively water, with the exception of the occasional adult beverage or juice. While I was pregnant, I couldn't drink water without getting sick, but pushed my way through. After I was pregnant, I could drink water again. Fast forward a few years and I'm pregnant again. Same thing, I can't drink water AT ALL. It's okay I think, I'll drink flavored waters...nope...nothing waterish will stay down. So, I suffer through, have baby, give it a few weeks and start trying to drink water again. No go. Baby is now 4 and I have found I can drink a few bottled waters (Smart, Core,and Fuji). This is not an ideal situation.

Since starting Sparkpeople, I have been trying to get more water (it's a goal, right?!). I added the "1 Glass First Thing In the Morning" task and that's when things started going downhill fast. I'm a week into the program, by day...4(?) I was up to four glasses in a day (I drink lightly sweetened tea mostly)...by night 4, I was sick to my stomach and that lasted for three days before I finally broke down and quit drinking the water. I've tried adding Mio...didn't work (though tasty!).

I don't know what to do. I've been to the doctor, he said to just buy those bottled waters. My other doctor says it's hormonal since the problems linked directly to my pregnancies but offered no solutions. Has anyone dealt with this? Experienced this? Know anything about it? A direction to start? Thanks!

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