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How much is too much water?

Thursday, March 14, 2013

On the days that I'm home, I'm really consistent in drinking water . . . in fact I usually have 8 or 10 glasses of water down before 5PM. But I can't stop there. I usually have a couple more glasses before bed. Then EVERYTIME I get up (2 or 3 times a night) I have to drink more cos I'm so thirsty.

Sometimes I think I should just stick my head in a fishbowl


Dr's tests show my thyroid and all other blood test levels are just fine.

Anyone else have a similar problem??
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CLOEYCSC 3/16/2013 6:42AM

    Sometimes drinking too much water affects your electrolytes - especially if you have gone completely salt free. Get that checked too.

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KARIDIAN1 3/15/2013 11:23PM

    I try to drink 8 glasses of water a day at least. Good thing you are having some tests done just to be on the safe side.

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PAMNANGEL 3/15/2013 11:45AM

    Diabetes has already been brought up. That aside, yes, it is actually possible to drink too much water. People have died from water toxicity, basically too much in a short period of time. Odds are you're not drinking to this level of excess.
Try to cut down on how much you drink in the evenings. Maybe use a smaller glass. I get excessively thirsty occasionally myself and keep a water bottle by the bed so I can have a sip. Helps me to hold the water in my mouth for a minute before swallowing.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.
nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1770067
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http://drbenkim.com/drink-
too-much-water-dangerous.html

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BIGPAWSUP 3/15/2013 11:07AM

    I have to agree on having your sugar checked. If that comes back fine, it could be any number of things.

In the spring (like now technically) I have allergies that make me SOO thirsty. I'm going through about 10 to 15 glasses of water a day. This will let up in May/June. There are MANY factors that can make us thirsty. As long as blood work is good - I don't tend to worry about it.

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MSLZZY 3/15/2013 7:08AM

    I'd check with your doctor as diabetes could be a concern.

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123ELAINE456 3/15/2013 12:27AM

  Being thirsty like this is a symptom of having Sugar Diabetics. I would suggest You mention it to your doctor and be check out for it. Also check your salt intake. I get quite thirsty at times and drink a lot of water at times. Hope all goes well with You. I like the Cat with the Fishbowl very much also. God Blessings to You and Everyone. Have a Wonderful Weekend. Take Care. Hugs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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AY_BEAUTIFUL89 3/15/2013 12:07AM

    Wow, I didn't know that drinking a lot of water could be a sign of a sickness. I was drinking water like that last week. I drank 5 bottles in less than an hour. I think it was because I ate so much bread that day. But I guess it wouldn't hurt to speak with your doctor!

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NASFKAB 3/14/2013 10:14PM

  one of the comments mentioned about having diabetes do check that out

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ROCKYCPA 3/14/2013 10:01PM

    It is good that you are drinking so much water. Make sure your doctor knows about it!

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WALLAHALLA 3/14/2013 9:41PM

    It's great that you are drinking your water. Are you tracking your sodium on your nutrition tracker?

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LOSINIT52 3/14/2013 8:27PM

    Iam a heavy water drinker too but not because I am really thirsty. Have you mentioned it to your doctor? And yes I do get up in the night but usually try to stop drinking early evening to minimize this. Usually I just wake up and figure I might as well get up and pee.

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ISAVEDME80 3/14/2013 8:19PM

    no but my mom had diabetes and she drank like that. if you haven't been tested for it, then you prob should cause that is a symptom.


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02SERENE 3/14/2013 8:18PM

    Your sense of humor with the fishbowl picture and the kitty cat caught my eye. Thank you because I am taking myself way too seriously today.

I don't have anything constructive to say about water except water is so good for you. Water with lemon is good for the system, I have heard for a morning water drink.

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