“Drink more water!” Lets chat about what happens when one medical condition irritates another. My Behcet’s is likely somewhat to blame for my gastroparesis. We are fairly sure my blocked celiac artery is a result of BD, which in turn caused issues with my GP. As someone already dealing with GI nonsense via Behcet’s ulcers and a bum gallbladder, I never digested well. Then I was told my constant kidney infections, infections that rarely began with bladder symptoms, was the result of medullary sponge kidney. The advice was to drink more water.
It can be infuriating when people push you to drink more fluids. I try, but having a GP gut means I have days I can, and days when I struggle to drink enough water to swallow my meds.
I’m hoping my PCM and I can come to an agreement on home fluids. This chick, and her kidney, could use more reliable fluids! Also, if someone you know has GP, believe them if they say they can’t drink more water/Gatorade/whatever at that moment. We feel better when we are hydrated, but vomiting leaves is worse than we were before. We won’t drinks when we know it’s going to result in s vomit session.
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