Vitamin B12 Deficiency

john4surf

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there's water in coffee right?
I asked my doc the same question. He said coffee is a diuretic and not a substitute for water. Diuretics remove or, help remove water from our kidneys (if I understood him correctly). Next time you visit your dr for a check-up, not a bad idea to get the dr’s recommendation after reviewing your history/panels. John
 

oeste858

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I asked my doc the same question. He said coffee is a diuretic and not a substitute for water. Diuretics remove or, help remove water from our kidneys (if I understood him correctly). Next time you visit your dr for a check-up, not a bad idea to get the dr’s recommendation after reviewing your history/panels. John
yes, of course. I was just kidding. I drink coffee all morning, and usually remember I need some water by afternoon. Then it's a matter of drinking enough before like 6pm, so it doesn't keep me getting up to go to the bathroom during the night. I'm always a but thirsty and need to do a better job remembering water.
 
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silentbutdeadly

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I drink water too late. wife hates it when I pee the bed every night,.

I do drink way too much coffee but I try to start water intake around 10am. Sooner if I'm hungover or remember to pack water in the truck going surfing. I try to do about 50-80 ounces of water a day and am usually pretty successful.
 

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I drink water too late. wife hates it when I pee the bed every night,.

I do drink way too much coffee but I try to start water intake around 10am. Sooner if I'm hungover or remember to pack water in the truck going surfing. I try to do about 50-80 ounces of water a day and am usually pretty successful.
Add 3/4 teaspoon redmonds real salt to your water at night after drinking alcohol and before surf.
 

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encladd

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how much is enough mr encladd and how do you know how much water I drink? :shrug:
Depends on how much I sweat and how much fiber I eat, but if I'm doing 2 hour sessions in a 4/3 I'll lose about 3-4 pounds of water weight. When that happens if I don't get about a gallon in me within a few hours I have all the b-12 symptoms. Brain fog, zero energy, super dried out eyes, memory issues. I'll even get a red rash on my chest and up my neck.

Went down the b-12, thyroid, etc. rabbit hole for 2 years before I found the cure.
 

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Just had a proactive deep dive taken on my health. Very few findings, and no major concerns, but I was slightly low on B and D vitamin. Just make sure whatever supplement you get has the right amount. Some are overkill in which case you're just pissing the vitamins out and if anything making it harder on your system.

Got these for now...

 
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And as has already been mentioned, its shocking how many of us are chronically dehydrated. This alone can fix so many problems.
 
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silentbutdeadly

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Celiac test came back negative. Went to neuro today and he's going to run another blood panel to see where B12 is. He thinks it could be an absorption thing and may try injections depending on outcome.
 
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