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19 July 2006 @ 09:16 am
Less than fun ways to wake up in the morning  
#1 Literally screaming in pain.

I had previously attributed my occasional leg cramps to alcohol-induced dehydration. However, last night I didn't drink at all. I did have two cups of coffee early in the evening, but I also had a fair bit of water. Oh well, the extreme agony was quickly replaced with a dull ache that will have me limping for a couple of days. I think I startled the cat.

In other fun news, last night's sore throat became this morning's wheezing sore throat. Naturally I reached for the Ventolin, but that only served to set off a coughing fit which ended in me discharging an unnatural amount of phlegm. TMI, I'm sure, but the point is that I am both sick and in pain.

Whinge, whinge, whinge.
Kittymoorekittie on July 19th, 2006 12:54 am (UTC)
Poor Jacob.

I used to get leg cramps all the time. I'd wake up screaming and crying. I think I gave my boyfriend one hell of a scare one night, but it just hurt so damn bad!

Dad always used to tell me it was because I didn't eat enough salt, Mum always said it was because I ate too much salt. I hate to say it, but I think Mum was right, I don't eat salt anymore and (touch wood) I haven't had a leg cramp since.

So, there you have it. More useless information that you didn't ask for. =)

Poor Jacob.
Jacobyak_boy on July 19th, 2006 12:56 am (UTC)
From what others have told me - too much salt, not enough potassium. Drink water - eat bananas.
Kittymoorekittie on July 19th, 2006 01:09 am (UTC)
Well, what are you waiting for? Go and buy some bananas and throw your salt in the bin.
Jacobyak_boy on July 19th, 2006 01:11 am (UTC)
I don't add salt to anything other than chips.

But, as I say, it's really more to do with staying properly hydrated. Your body will always be full of salt - you just need to make sure you have enough water to keep it balanced. Too much water can cause a salt deficiency, as well, so you have to be careful not to drink too much.

It's actually possible to die from being over-hydrated (but, very difficult).
Kittymoorekittie on July 19th, 2006 01:14 am (UTC)
Don't you have to drink over 6 litres of water a day to over-hydrate.

I drink two litres of water a day... I'm not going to over-hydrate, am I?
Jacobyak_boy on July 19th, 2006 01:15 am (UTC)
Yes, to over-hydrate you need to drink bucket-loads.

Two litres a day sounds pretty good to me.
Kittymoorekittie on July 19th, 2006 01:17 am (UTC)
Good. =)