Dehydration in Adults


What was the cause of your dehydration and how was it treated? Submit Your Comment

Comment from: Lorilo, 25-34 Female (Caregiver) Published: September 18

I became dehydrated during a nasty stomach virus. I had severe vomiting (vomited about every 45 minutes for the first 24 hours). I was unable to keep even clear liquids down. I went to the emergency room and vomited in the waiting room. They brought a basin and I was seen immediately. I vomited 3 more times in the exam room. I was given Zofran and IV fluids, which helped a lot. I only threw up a couple of times after that, then I slowly started getting better.

Comment from: Roxie , 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: August 27

I started getting dehydration problems, after I had my gallbladder removal. I drink water often. My body won’t retain it. I have to urinate a lot. The dehydration problem always seems to be worse at night. When I sleep I often wake up with dry mouth. I’ve also been so dehydrated at night, that my colon and stomach will cause me strong pain. After, my surgery my insides feel a lot drier. The only thing that helps is alkaline water or water with a bit of salt in it.

Comment from: Blondhorsecrazy, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: October 30

I experienced dehydration after I started taking phentermine for weight loss. I almost fainted and was having vision disturbances in my left eye. I was given IV fluids at the emergency room and felt much better. Definitely need to keep water intake up when on phentermine.

Comment from: Ariel, 19-24 Female (Patient) Published: August 16

Spending about 14 hours straight on an airplane, I did not drink enough water to compensate for the dryness of the airplane. It resulted in fainting at a random moment (but luckily my family was there and a nurse was nearby) from dehydration. I was given water to sip slowly and a wet cloth placed on the back of my neck as I sat down and rested. It took me about 15 to 30 minutes to recover to the point where I could walk easily. Since then I have been drinking plenty of water and resting when needed.

Comment from: Natkingkoi, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: June 27

Strep throat was the cause of my dehydration. I am on IV, but still dehydrated. I am pushing in fluids.

Comment from: Christian, 35-44 Male (Patient) Published: August 02

I was dehydrated on 7-9-19, it's 7-31-19 and I am still having headaches and lightheadedness sometimes. I have been going back and forth to the doctor and hospital. They say everything looks good on the test and blood works. It is better than what it was at first though. I can’t understand why I am still feeling this way though, almost a month later. I have been drinking plenty of water, Gatorade, and other fluids.

Comment from: denna, 75 or over Female (Patient) Published: July 06

I became dehydrated a week after my gall bladder was removed. I became dizzy when I tried to stand or walk, and I also became clammy.

Comment from: Pam , 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: July 13

The cause of dehydration is we are in temperatures that are in the high 90s. But the humidity is really high too. Yes, we have a heat advisory.

Comment from: Larry , 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: May 15

I thought I had beaten dehydration. I drink plenty of water, sometime anywhere between 48 to 60 oz. of water a day, or electrolyte water. When I'm at work I walk up a hill at least three to four times a day. Once I get home I'm tired around about 10 I go to sleep and that's when the cramp occurs.

Comment from: Nikki, 75 or over Female (Caregiver) Published: October 04

My mother was brought to ER because she was dehydrated, they kept her over night and put on a IV of liquids.

Comment from: Txgal, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: August 14

I had to have my colon removed due to ulcerative colitis. Diet and meds control how often I have a bowel movement but I always have diarrhea. Dehydration is a real problem for me and I've been hospitalized several times for it. My symptoms were lightheadedness, shortness of breath, rapid heart rate, muscle cramps, extreme tiredness, loss of appetite and weight loss. In the hospital IV fluids, magnesium and salt tablets got me back in order.

Comment from: Article 15, 25-34 Male (Patient) Published: March 15

Besides being administered an IV, lying in a bathtub of water and sipping a cool glass of water is the fastest way to hydrate yourself. When you experience dehydration, your body temperature rises and your skin becomes dry. From personal experience of spending 39 months in Iraq, I never had a bathtub for my convenience so I'd soak myself with water and I'd sit in a shaded area and sip on cool water. It never failed me.

Comment from: Barb, 75 or over Female (Patient) Published: February 07

I have had dehydration several times. My physician has told me to drink large amounts of sports drinks, which have magnesium, when I have symptoms. Also, he has prescribed 250mg of magnesium each day for me.

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