Hello Hello! Today I’d like to talk about an article that was recently shared with me about drinking water on an empty stomach to aid in epilepsy treatment. The article claims that by drinking 4 large glasses of water every morning on an empty stomach, diagnosis such as Epilepsy, High Blood Pressure, and TB can be minimized.
After giving this article some thought, I wondered about the Pro’s and Con’s. Certainly some added water in the morning would help me feel more refreshed and awake. It would probably also help aid in circulation. However, I was reluctant to drink 4 large glasses of water in the morning since my medication is taken at 7am and 7pm. I wondered if this much excess water would almost wash my medication out of my system?
In an unrelated phone call with my neurologist’s nurse, I asked her opinion on the matter. She agreed that if I had not been drinking that amount of morning water when prescribed the medication, then changing my routine could potentially change the efficacy of my morning medication.
Still wanting to try drinking water in the morning though, I switched it up a bit. I drank 8 ounces of additional water with my medication each morning (I usually don’t need to drink very much to get them down). I also made sure that I had some food in my stomach to help absorb my medication. I did this for 30 days straight and honestly I will say that I felt more awake from that extra water! Maybe it was all in my imagination, but I think a little extra water never hurt anyone.
I did not have any seizures during the 30 days that I tried this, but I am very thankful for the input of the nurse that I spoke to. Whenever we find information in articles such as the one sent to me, it is important to do a little research before we try anything new. Something that may be very helpful for one person’s diagnosis may not be the best idea for us.
When in doubt, ask your neurologist!
Have you come across any articles or self help tips? Have you tried them out? I’d love to hear your input on anything that has worked well for you!
Thanks again for tuning in and remember to Seize The Day!