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Old 06-11-2009
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If I extend my swim session long enough, maybe the adjustment in pressure between extremities and core will eventually equalize and then I will not need the frequent breaks thereafter. I should expect the reverse to happen--sort of a decompression--upon exit from the pool.
I swim for 1 to 2 hours. Until I run out of fluids, the pattern doesn't change much. Since running out of fluids is a bad sign, it isn't something to hope. Actually, the frequency of the breaks seems to increase after "breaking the seal" as beer drinkers say.

Identifying the differences when we can go longer without a break might be useful.
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Old 06-16-2009
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Circulation report. I swam in a cold pool for a while recently. I got out to do the routine visit to the loo. On the way back I noticed that my index fingers felt odd under the nails, so I stayed out of the pool. It was a little chilly outside of the pool for me as well. Over a period of hours, even after returning home, my fingers got a little worse before returning to normal. More fingers felt odd and later they began to tingle. Is that just a normal circulation problem? (My toes were fine.)

The two kids I brought with me never too a break and staying in the pool longer. They never complained about any problems.
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Old 07-01-2009
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I have been wondering about this topic for YEARS! I have experienced it ever since I took up swimming for fitness about 20 years ago (I began when I was 30; I'm now 51). I'm usually in the pool for anywhere from 30 to 45 minutes, and while I don't ever need to get out to pee during my workout, by the time I'm finished, man oh man do I need to go! And then I need to go again, and again, and again, and again, about once every 15 minutes for the next hour or more. And each time, my bladder feels like it's going to burst if I don't get to the toilet soon. Also, the pee itself is perfectly clear -- it basically just looks like water. And then when I finally feel like I have no more to pee, I suddenly find myself parched with thirst (du-uhhh, no surprise there). I've always assumed that it just had something to do with the physical activity just sort of flushing everything through my system.

Once, many years ago, I just happened to have a physical exam immediately following a swim. Part of the exam included one of those body-fat tests where they run an electric current through you, and something about the speed of the current through your body fluids is supposed to give an accurate reading of your body fat. Well, my body fat count came out at something absurd like 3% (I'm really more like 13%). The woman administering the test asked me if I was really dehydrated, because if not, she said, I should be dead with a body fat percentage that low! And I said, well, I did just come from my swim, where I peed several gallons afterward!

It's nice to know I'm not the only one.....
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And I said, well, I did just come from my swim, where I peed several gallons afterward!
Thank you, thank you, thank you for not leaving those gallons in the poo! I was at a pool today with a kid who later admitted that he pee'ed in the pool three times! (He said he couldn't imagine making it to the toilet. So, I wonder if he just took a little off the top or really let it flow. One time, I can accept. Three times?! Ca'mawn!)
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Thank you, thank you, thank you for not leaving those gallons in the poo! I was at a pool today with a kid who later admitted that he pee'ed in the pool three times! (He said he couldn't imagine making it to the toilet. So, I wonder if he just took a little off the top or really let it flow. One time, I can accept. Three times?! Ca'mawn!)
In this vein, I used to swim with a friend who had a good saying when he left the pool mid swim. He would say "You dont swim in my toilet so I wont pee in your pool".
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Old 07-05-2009
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freshegg,

Yes, that's just about exactly what I experience, except it's every 15 minutes for up to 4 times, and that seems to be it. Nice to know I'm normal.

Incidentally, last September when I took a handful of conventional swim lessons--push a board, kick with fins, etc.--and spent only 20 minutes at a time actually in the water, I hardly noticed the immersion diuresis effect at all. In fact, I would warm up 5-10 minutes before entering the pool, paddle around for 20 minutes, do some stretching in the water during rests between laps, then do more stretches and crunches after exiting the pool. No mad dash to the loo was ever necessary. Maybe in TI, we're more totally immersed, and of course more time in the water is a factor, as well.

Thanks for your comments,
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Old 07-05-2009
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I'm afraid I'm going to have to dash that theory, Cindy, because I've only been a TI swimmer for the past year or so. Before that, I was your basic "pull and kick" swimmer, while my diuresis has remained the same. Well, at least there's one constant in my life! LOL.
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Old 07-07-2009
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Cindy, I suggest you touch base with:

Peter Hibberd (at askdrhibberd@newsmax.com.) is a medical doctor and a board-certified specialist in emergency medicine. He is an active member and fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians, the American Academy of Family Physicians, and the American Academy of Emergency Medicine. Additionally, he is a diplomate of the American Board of Emergency Medicine. Dr. Hibberd also maintains numerous national and international memberships and certifications. His advice is based on more than 28 years of outpatient and hospital in-patient experience.

He answers medical-related questions raised in the said e-mail address. You may have to wait for the answer, though...

Also, you may want to do some research at the following websites:

a. www.mayoclinic.com
b. www.wikipedia.org

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Old 07-08-2009
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Also, you may want to do some research at the following websites:

a. www.mayoclinic.com
The Mayo Clinic site is OK, but I don't like the fact that it clearly has a bias for pharmaceuticals because I have my own bias for naturaceuticals. hehe But then, excessive pee'ing, in this case, doesn't have anything to do with pills anyway.
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Old 07-17-2009
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I just thunk of something. Creatine. When I investigated creatine supplements I found that it causes water retention. I wonder if it could be used to counteract the pee issue. Creatine is usually used for muscle development, I believe, but in this case it's side effect might be useful.
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