I'm 55 and post menopausal. It's 120 in Arizona where I live and I've been having dehydration problems which include confusion and cramping. I've been sweating more than ever in my life. It's clean sweat and it's all over. It's not leftover menopausal sweats but the water is just sucked out of me. I'm drinking a ton more than I usually drink which is about a half gallon daily. I just started drinking Pedialite yesterday and today I had brown flakes in my urine
. Not a lot but they are distinc flakes not brownish urine. Anything I should do?
JA: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?
Customer: No. I take several - Armour thyroid, Zoloft, Gabapentin and some hormones. Also clonazepan but nothing is new as I've been on the same meds for the last year.
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: I am relatively active and healthy. I'm not overweight nor do I drink or smoke for the last 5 years. I am under tremendous stress helping to care for my mother who is dying slowly and in pain.
JA: How long have you had the pain? What seems to make the pain better or worse?
Customer: I don't have pain other than aging aches. My mother has extreme pain not me
JA: OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Urologist about your situation and then connect you two.