Paraka (paraka) wrote,

Google isn't always your friend.

You know, the internet is a wonderful thing. You can learn so much from it, but sometime, I have to wonder if that's actually helpful. At the moment it just seems to be feeding my hypochondria, and I don't really think of myself as a hypochondriac normally.

I went to the gym today to have a session with my trainer, and she took a bunch of my measurements. One of the measurements was my hydration level. You're supposed to be 60% water, mine was at 101%. I don't know what that means. So now I'm Googling overhydration and reading about brain damage, dysfunctional kidneys and comas. According to Merck you need to drink about 2 gallons of water a day to overhydrate yourself. I know I drink a lot of water, but that's crazy I drink maybe 2 liters but not 2 *gallons*. I don't even add salt to my foods normally. Granted there's an awful lot of sodium in our food as is, but still, I don't add any extra normally.

Now I'm kind of wondering if I should talk to my Dr. about it or if I'm just being paranoid. They say that if it's a build up overtime you may not display any of the main symptoms (like seizures or mood changes), but I *am* anemic, which is a symptom, although I was told the anemia is from a b-12 deficiency, so I'm not sure it's related.

God, *why* did I decide to Google this? I'm feeling *fine* I don't need to invent illnesses. *headdesk*
Tags: *whine*, rl

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