Does anyone take salt pills? If so how frequently and how quickly do they work?


Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS)

Chronic Nausea and Vomiting

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  • Katherine77


    I get 2 liters of sodium chloride through a port in my chest and it has been the only thing keeping me out of the hospital. If I am having an episode I during a small can of V8 Juice, but also you can try canned veggies. If it's an emergency and I'm out I carry those little Limmon' lime flavored salt packets in my IV backpack. I have never takes salt tablets because I really want to at least get it through the V8 or veggies because at least I'm getting some other vitamins as well and some nutrition. I hope you find a good solution for you.

    • K2OTRL


      I hadn’t considered V8. On bad days I supplement with Pedialyte.

  • yourstrulymads


    I take thermotabs. I'm sure it's different for everyone but I have to drink 120 oz of water a day( including electrolytes) the salt helps balance fluid potassium and salt levels in your system. I am suppose to take 1-2 pills with every meal and add more if I'm going to be out in the heat. But you have to be careful and make sure you're drinking enough fluid if you're taking thermotabs.

    • K2OTRL


      wow I thought I was drinking a lot with drinking a minimum of 2 liters of water a day! Thanks for the tip on balancing out the pills with water. I really struggle with heat too.

  • dizzyandbusy


    personally they just made me sick but i already struggle with frequent nausea. i just try to eat foods as high as possible in sodium and sports drinks high in it. gatorlyte is the best for me but can be expensive. i love body armor lite and powerade zero too. they help me get all my sodium in without getting sick from it all at once

  • beingnotseeming


    Salt pills don’t work as well as straight salt for me so I just use regular salt😂 I also drink liquid iv which helps increase hydration.

  • hime


    salt sticks, from walmart. has potassium with it. never caused me discomfort

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