Does anyone have any suggestions on the best way to increase your hydration at home… just water?
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Can you handle broth? I know that sometimes it's hard to drink water if you're queasy. We met with a nutritionist who suggested broths – veggie, chicken, beef, bone. She also suggested any kind of flavored teas, and also mixing half water,/half juice, or half water/half Gatorade if that's more to your liking.
Than you for these options. Has anyone used pedialyte?
I have struggled with dehydration. Not sure what protocol you’re getting. I’m on the Folfirinox regimen. The 5FU is administered through a portable pump for 46 hours. When I return to the clinic for pump removal I get an additional IV. That helped with dehydration but not enough. After my last cycle (number 8) I went back to the clinic the following day for an additional IV. That seemed to help. I’ve also switched from water/Gatorade mix to a product called Liquid IV that one of the nurses suggested. It’s available at any of the pharmacy chains. That also seems to help. Good luck.
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Yes and pedialyte works best for my husband
Thank you for you response…. I will try using pedialyte.
Thank you for your response…. I haven’t heard of Liquid IV but will check with my nurse at my next session.
My nutritionist recommended Ultima, and I ordered it last night. Most of the hydration/electrolyte drinks are too sweet for me. This has 0g sugar, natural color, natural flavor, and caffeine free. Perfect for me. I will let you know how it tastes when it comes.
I did check with my nurse and she said it was very good to use to hydrate. I tried some and it helps a lot…. will order more.
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