Hopefully there's someone out there who also takes Lithium and has pondered this same question.
I have been on Lithium a few weeks and am starting to think more critically about marathon racing / jogging for completion / and training and what is required for safe use of Lithium vs water and sodium intake.
I've read a bit online- the main advice I've found is day-to-day to drink plenty of water and to not avoid salty foods. I cannot find much about if you are exercising on Lithium, or guideline for /how much/ water and salt is required.
Before Lithium, I was a big water drinker in marathons, maybe consuming 2-4 litres during the race depending on the temperature, effort, and humidity- all affecting sweat rate. I would consume 1-2 High5 Zero electrolyte tabs and a Powerade after the race.
It would seem to me from my experience of running that sweating in marathons could easily cause dehydration and electrolyte loss- including sodium, leading to a short term rise in Lithium levels. Conversely by over-drinking runners risk the dreaded hyponatremia, and too much salt could cause issues with blood pressure etc.
Anyone got any advice for getting the right balance of hydration/electrolytes in line with Lithium?
For before, during, and after a 'hard effort'.