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I'm not drinking enough water!

Posted by Tamar F.

I’m not drinking enough fluids and I have the bruises to prove it. I was only down on fluids maybe a couple of days. I was just busy, drinking mostly mugs of coffee. Well, today, I had a regular check up and they wanted to draw blood. Two nurses stuck me in both arms, a total of 8 times, but no luck! I’m plenty bruised and in pain, but they still couldn’t do a blood test. They told me to go drink a bunch of fluids and come back. I will… another day!

I didn’t know that you could mess yourself up in just a couple days of dehydration.

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I didn't realize that lack of hydration causes bruises , and that it makes it a challenge to draw blood. Do you know why this is? Did the nurses tell you? And as far as drinking water goes, it's always a good idea to drink a full glass before each meal. Not only does this ensure that you're getting part of your daily dose in water, but it also helps if you have a tendency to overeat. And if you take a vitamin supplement, take it in the morning with a full glass of water. Also, make sure you fill up a flask of water and keep it by your desk if you're one of those people who doesn't have time to make regular trips to the work kitchen.
Everytime I've gotten accupuncture I have been told that, too.  8 glasses a day just doesn't seem practical.  I now drink a big glass when I wake up and before bed along with my meals.
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