I'm headed to S.America in 19 days (unexpectedly), and I'll be beach bound by the 26th or 27th. Is it worth it to run my MP beta, and if so, when do I need to stop taking it so that the water retention subsides?
Are you planning to binge and splurge on this trip? If so and you want some pre-meditated damage control, run full dose for 1.5 weeks (11 days) starting today. Take electrolytes from the get-go.
For 3 days, take half dose, and then for 5 days take nadda. This shouldn't get the water retention too high, and when you come off, should dissipate relatively quickly for the 26th.
I say "should". If you notice obscene water retention, reduce dose earlier and spend more time off it.
Thanks Rob. I bought some Pedialyte last night. That is the stuff they give babies who are dehydrated from diarrhea. I think you reccommend that, no?
If you can afford it, I imagine pedialyte to be fantastic.
I've been using a product called Gastrolyte myself for the past week. I found it to be more economical than pedialyte. Only problem is the inherent saltiness of the product, as it makes me want to gag. And that's the fruit flavoured version. I would imagine the unflavoured version to be even worse.
I'm not sure how much Pedialyte to take. It says for babies to take 1-2 liters per day. I think it is a 2 liter jug. That will get expensive.
We;re did you get the gastrolyte stuff?
I bought it at a pharmacy. It seems most places carry it behind the counter for some reason. I just asked what was available for electrolyte replacement and gastrolyte was what was recommended.