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What can I eat and drink while having panic attacks/panic disorder? I have been drinking powerade zero. I guess that's bad..
Evaluate: An evaluation by your doctor will help determine if there are removable causes for these symptoms. There are many treatments both medication and non-medication that can be quite effective. Food or drink is not usually the most effective solution. ...Read more
Kevin im on citalapram, & clozapram, can I drink sprite zero and powerade zero along with water, and caffeene free tea?
Should be OK..: The two medicines you are taking should be ok together and the types of beverages you mentioned should not pose problem with th0se medications. But like all else, moderation is a good thing to follow. Excess diet drinks are not healthy--too much preservatives/sweeteners etc. Water=best drink! So, use common sense--live sensibly. Eat well, sleep adequately, exercise and see doc regularly. Good luck. ...Read more
Yes: As a fluid it does count, as dopes the fluid value of foods, like applesauce that is 95% water, or vegies that are often 50%. ...Read more
How safe is it to have powerade with zero sugar drink each day. I can't drink water and suffer from headaches but is ok?
Powerade, even without. Sugar is bad for your teeth. It is highly acidic and this acid can erode your teeth.
Why can't you drink water? Water is essential to life and the function of every cell in your body. Dehydration will cause headaches. This is your body telling you that it needs water. ...Read more
No: You should limit yourself to water and any prescribe medications. ...Read more
From other food: You can get them from regular meals as well. ...Read more
Are there many common health risks involved with drinking powerade everyday without the exercize, as sport drinks are meant for exercizing?
Sports drinks: Call me a cynic but sports drinks were not intended for exercising but rather for making money. You'll do just fine drinking water, unless you're in the midst of an intense long distance, endurance event. And even then, you'll most likely do fine w/water. Most weekend warriors won't notice fractional improvement reported by collegiate teams that started this craze. ...Read more
Used to drink 12-24 cans diet soda pop daily, now 1/2 it, include powerade daily. But I'm tired! Although was Tired when I DID drink MUCH more. Why?
Whenever it is hot out and I drink water/powerade I puke it up. There isn't really any food in it even though I have eaten also.
Vomiting: If this is the only time you vomit or have any gastric distress, it is probably a reflex reaction when cold beverages hit your stomach. Try avoiding drinking ice cold beverages too quickly on those very hot days. ...Read more
Hi does Powerade cause high sugar before a blood test because my blood test results came back at my sugar level was 115 h should I worry?
High glucose: Means you need to manage your glucose level better. I don't know what is in Powereade but many of those drinks are loaded w/sugar. Consider switching to lemon water. Please see your doc. He/she may give you a A1c test which measures your glucose over 3-4 months rather than one moment in time. Peace and good health. ...Read more
My stool was a greenish blue color being half runny half hard. I drank a blue Powerade yesterday but it has never caused this before. Along with that?
Color from food dye:
The color of your stool is the result of the food you ingested. Nothing in the body causes blue colors. Blue dye is used in medicine for this reason. Blue is used to see areas for surgery because nothing in the body is blue (although veins look this way, they are not blue).
check your stool again in a few days without eating anything with blue dye. ...Read more
Drinks like gatorade/powerade replenish you and quench your thirst. But how is this possible when they have sodium (salt)? Doesn't salt dehydrate you?
Replaces salt losses: During exercise and sweating, we lose variable to large amounts of salt/sodium and other electrolytes, especially if a heavy and salty sweater and/or exercising for over one hour. Beverages like gatorade and powerade replenish those salt losses while also providing water for hydration and some carbohydrates for energy replacement as well. We don't endorse talking salt alone without the hydration. ...Read more
I have been diagnosed with Hypotension. I periodically have episodes that last 3-4 days of low BP. Is that unusual? I eat salt and drink powerade.
Safe & Ineffective: No matter what the makers of these concoctions claim, there is no evidence that any compound, including those containing niacin, works to help people evade drug testing. Large amounts of fluid will dilute the urine, but this will be detected by most forms of drug testing and will be considered either a "failed" test or an adulterated one, which may even be worse. Stop using. That is what works. ...Read more
After looking at cardiac event results, cardiologist told me to exercise more, (which I do) & drink lots of powerade & gatorade. Why?
May be electrolytes.: Not sure based in information provided, such as why did you have an event monitor? That said, the reason to use sports drinks is usually to replace electrolytes that are depleted during rigorous exercise and sweating. He may have seen low electrolytes or premature beats which can. Be associated but are usually benign. ...Read more
That will likely be: Fine. Drink water too. Start with clear liquid like water, soda that is clear, or sports hydration drinks. Sip often to prevent dehydration. Work up to solids with bland foods like bananas, rice, applesauce, toast, gelatin, or chicken. Avoid alcohol, nicotine, caffeine, dairy ; high fat foods. Rest. ...Read more
Woke up Both Calves cramping & cramped all day. Tried salt water, bananas, powerade drink with electrolytes. No relief yet. Help!! ?
Stretching: Does this happen frequently? Try stretching your calves and or exercise/walk. You could also jiggle your legs a bit and elevate it. Or take a hot shower with the stream directed at your calves (for five minutes) or even a warm bath may help as well. I would be hesitant to recommend medication since there may be an underlying cause that should be targeted instead. See your Dr if it doesn't improve. ...Read more
Urgent! Colonoscopy @12pm Tom. 16oz left of Miralax (polyethylene glycol) prep, used light blue Powerade is that OK? Office only said no red or purple.
I have postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome so I drink 2.5litres water/powerade a day but I urinate loads. Is this normal? I'm not diabetic.
Get with your doctor: Of course you're going to urinate lots if your drink this much fluid. I trust it helps your pots some and if it doesn't bother you, fine. Have you been offered rx with fludrocortisone? Propranolol? It is your choice just how aggressively this is treated; its severity varies greatly. Glad you're taking a proactive role in your care. Good luck. ...Read more
Test shows I have low sodium ct, would drinking gatorade/powerade instead of water help or do I have to cut back fluid? I get thirsty from working out
Yes: And regular amounts of salt in your food. Don't overdo it though ...Read more
Can the ingredients in powerade zero cause diarrhea? Been drinking it almost every day for a week and have been having this symptom almost every day.
Try stopping: Everyone reacts differently to different ingredients. Try stopping it and seeing what happens. ...Read more
On Sunday had thin stool come out then diarrhea, then mucus, left belly hurts not went tobathroon for four days been drinking water and powerade zero?
Inflammatory bowel?: Symptoms are concerning for possible inflammatory bowel disease like Crohn's or ulcerative colts. This history of diarrhea, mucus from the rectum and abdominal pain needs to be evaluated further in an medical office. You may need a colonoscopy with biopsies to rule out inflammatory bowel disease. ...Read more