Yom Kippur/ Tisha Bav Warning! (no mussar enclosed)

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    a few years ago i drank massive amounts of water Erev Yom Kippur (maybe 8 liters)

    i had a very severe headache the next morning. turns out it was ‘hyponatremia” a dilution of the concentration of sodium (and other critical atoms) in the bloodstream.

    worst headache i ever had

    turns out hyonatremia can be FATAL, lo aleynu, even if caused (it has many causes) by drinking too much water.

    i once read a case report in the medical literature of a man who drank water all day long, for a few days, because it helped his toothache. he died from hyponatremia

    this is not an urban legend

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