Hi, I am actually much less dehydrated on Diamox. This is because of how it counters the dysautonomia (sp?) caused by the excess fluid.
For potassium, I take K-Bicarb by Biotech (99mg, 3 capsules a day). It is the bicarbonate form.
I test my pH with pH strips I got off of Amazon. I just pee on the sticks. If I’m acidic, I drink a cocktail of baking soda and Alkazone Alkaline Booster drops. They are full of electrolytes. My doctor recommended Himalayan sea salt. She said it’s much better than regular sea salt. I have some that I soak in water, and I drink a little of the water sometimes when I remember.
I don’t drink more water. Before Diamox, I was going through a whole tub of Gatorade powder every five days, and I was also slamming water like crazy. In addition to gulping down big cups of water all day. Nothing helped! I just peed it right out. That doesn’t happen anymore.
I weirdly self-medicated with alcohol for years. It helped somehow. I don’t drink much anymore. I do drink coffee, which seems to help as well. I can’t even explain what I mean by that, except that my body’s intuition told me it was good for the dehydration.
When you say you haven’t noticed much difference after a month on Diamox, what do you mean? What symptoms do you have that aren’t getting better, specifically?
For me, they were: dehydration, unable to retain water, syncope and near-syncope, weakness, extraordinary cold intolerance (as though cold burned my skin), and physical fatigue. Also problems with memory. I notice these symptoms abating almost immediately with Diamox.
What dose are you on?