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  1. Hi Phyllis: I’ve got a bit of a dilemma here. I have sodium levels that are pretty low, and my GP as well as an internist who treats my hyperthyroid want me to decrease my fluid intake to four cups water (including coffee and tea) per day. I have no kidney issues. I also have dry mouth, and am having one heck of a time doing this. I really need coffee to stay awake/quasi-alert, but try hard to limit to no more than 3 cups/day. I also have to walk everywhere, and the lack of water is a real problem, particularly in the summer.

    Have you, or anyone else out there, managed to successfully deal with this problem? I know you’ve had thyroid problems too; will this become more of a problem once I get hypo? In advance, many thanks for your help.


    Comment by donna — November 27, 2013 @ 4:58 PM

  2. Why do you WANT to get Hypo?

    That’s going from bad to worse!

    Take a look at this article, it may help…

    Your Thyroid…What Everyone with Epilepsy Should Know



    Comment by Phylis Feiner Johnson — November 27, 2013 @ 6:14 PM

    • Oh geez, I don’t want to go that way, not at all. I sleep enough as it is :). My doc says he can manage it so I don’t, once my thyroid’s been killed off…I know thyroid can mess with seizures tho, and so can the low sodium. My biggest concern right now is dealing with the low sodium while balancing the rest of it. I’m drier than a popcorn fart… .


      Comment by donna — November 27, 2013 @ 6:35 PM

  3. What about a supplement? http://www.iherb.com is an excellent resource.

    Something like this may help. (Although you’ll probably want to do your own research.)

    Now Foods, Sodium Ascorbate, 8 oz (227 g)



    Comment by Phylis Feiner Johnson — November 27, 2013 @ 9:14 PM

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