Drinking a few glasses that close isn’t considered anywhere even close to proper hydration. I highly doubt it did anything for you at all except made you piss like a race horse once or twice.
Be sure you’re drinking plenty of water. In terms of figuring out how much water to drink, I have used a simple formula that works for me. Take your total body weight and divide it by 2 and drink that number in OUNCES of water.
180 / 2 = 90 (now drink this many ounces of water).
So for me, I drink 90oz of water a day, spread out through the entire day. Doing something similar to this should accomplish god hydration levels. If you’re faithfully doing that this isn’t your problem and you’re kicking ass.
Fresh red Grapefruit every day can help as well to add to the water. Try both of these faithfully. Research them yourself for confirmation on the effects of HCT.
One thing to consider is that when you have higher Hematocrit is watch your blood pressure. If it’s 140 or higher all the time, you need to add that to your formula of lowering. If you are obese or overweight you need to start moving and stop making excuses. If you’re already doing that and not obese you’re already ahead of the game.
If you can keep your HCT lower naturally as possible that’s best. There’s some good arguments and science that shows both sides of the equation so you eventually have to choose to pick to be on the side of fuck it, I will let it get as high as it wants and ignore it because on TRT it don’t matter, or it’s probably not a good idea to just let it do whatever it wants because I might have a stroke or heart problems. Research and pick a side.
I see lots of things that make me believe both sides could be right. I choose to let mine be in the middle somewhere. I am not going to fucking donate blood every week so I die in a year from loss of iron and ferritin. But I am also not going to let it get so high I get headaches or flush feelings and have pancake mix for blood. Some people swear they have no symptoms at all with high numbers. When mine hits 54sh my doc freaks out but I feel nothing different at all then when I get it down to 45. It’s a give and take. Be honest with your doc about what you’re doing. If it’s high and it scares them, you might need to do things to please them so you can get to proper dose levels that are optimal for you. If you choose to join the he’s an idiot side you will need to most likely change doctors unless hydration and grapefruits/natural methods work for you.
By the way, sleep also affects it meaning of you don’t get enough, it’s also higher. Sleep matters.
Good luck, it’s possible to feel great just be safe and smart about it.