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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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    Sometimes drinking too much water affects your electrolytes - especially if you have gone completely salt free. Get that checked too.
    1897 days ago
    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.
    1897 days ago
    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.
    1898 days ago
    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.
    1898 days ago
    I'd check with your doctor as diabetes could be a concern.
    1898 days ago
  • 123ELAINE456
    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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    1898 days ago

    Comment edited on: 3/15/2013 12:30:47 AM
    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!
    1898 days ago
    one of the comments mentioned about having diabetes do check that out
    1898 days ago
    It is good that you are drinking so much water. Make sure your doctor knows about it!
    1898 days ago
    It's great that you are drinking your water. Are you tracking your sodium on your nutrition tracker?
    1898 days ago
    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.
    1898 days ago
    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.

    1898 days ago
  • 02SERENE
    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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    1898 days ago
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