My DS is 26mo and is still breastfeeding LOTS, esp at night. He co-sleeps, and usually breastfeeds very frequently tho not for long periods at a time.
I think I am experiencing *dehydration* in the morning.
Whe I wake, I am very thirsty and also feel weak.
I do have urination during the night and when I wake. But, I have very little after that until afternoon. Even after drinking 24 oz of water or juice in the morning, I still have no urination for hours.
My big symptom I think is swelling/edema. My hands feel swollen. My legs clearly are retaining water. From my understanding, dehydration causes one to retain water.
I may have a kidney problem involved in all of this, specifically lupus nephritis is suspected. I had a lupus dx 9 years ago, after my DS#2 was born - but I've never had much symptoms. But now, it seems that possibly my kidneys are involved.
So, I was wondering if any of you here have experience/advice regarding my condition?
Thank you so much!