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December 19, 2011 10:49 PM
Omg I have had 60 oz of water in the past hour, and just got another glass, I feel like I can not get enough. And that's on top of the 72 oz I had throughout the day! Why is it every night I get so thirsty??
December 19, 2011 11:03 PM
Check with your doctor.....sometimes there may be something wrong with you're body....dehydration...i've heard diabetes does that too .....but dont get over concerned...im just 18 ...i have no clue really....but i do suggest seeing a doctor to make sure its nothing serious
December 19, 2011 11:06 PM
Not trying to scare you, but insatiable thirst is one of the (many) early symptoms of Type 2 Diabetes. Please get to your doctor. Other than that, could the thirst be related to drier weather conditions where you are? Or increased activity?
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December 19, 2011 11:07 PM
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Not trying to scare you, but insatiable thirst is one of the (many) early symptoms of Type 2 Diabetes. Please get to your doctor. Other than that, could the thirst be related to drier weather conditions where you are? Or increased activity?


I guess i was right about the diabetes thing.... so definetly go check it out with your doctor
December 19, 2011 11:11 PM
I agree with everyone above, it is a sign for Type 2 Diabetes....

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December 19, 2011 11:42 PM
nope just has a physical and everything was all good. I live in the high desert though and I have only been living here about 8 months maybe the elevation or the dry climate... my skin is much dryer here too. hmmm thanx didn't really think of that.
December 20, 2011 12:16 AM
As long as you are healthy, thirst is a natural response. Just make sure you also replace the minerals lost or you'll feel dizzy or worse due to electrolyte imbalance according to your water intake.
December 20, 2011 12:21 AM
It could be your thyroid. Get that checked, too. And, not just by a regular doctor- go to an endocrinologist! I feel like a broken record because I say this so much, but since I had my thyroid checked it has changed my life (for the better!).

Also, just another thought- check your diary: did you eat a lot of sodium?
December 20, 2011 12:25 AM
Since starting MFP I've been more thirsty than normal as well. The only thing I drink anymore is water to quench thirst and I don't have a problem drinking the 8 glasses a day. This is actually thirsty, too, not just feeling like a CoKe thirsty. (which isn't thirsty at all but a sugar buzz)

As for me, and I'm just guessing, I wasn't as thirsty before because I wasn't moving around too much. (and I wasn't sweating as much.) I'm thinking my body just needs to replenish the moisture I lose when exercising. Now I make sure I have water with me when I go out.
Edited by GdeVries On December 20, 2011 12:27 AM
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December 20, 2011 3:06 AM
A big meal with lots of salt, protein and carbs makes me VERY thirsty. I'm talking about 100-150 grams protein, 100-150 grams carbs, and decently with fats. But I'm doing intermittent fasting. :)

It COULD be diabetes or many other issues, but it is probably nothing to worry about.
December 20, 2011 3:11 AM
I drink 30 glasses a day and still get a little but thirsty haha, I am not worried though as I am 100% healthy :)
December 20, 2011 7:19 AM
First off, slow down. In order to absorb water properly, your body also needs sodium. By drowning your stomach in water, you're washing away any traces of sodium to help your body actually ABSORB the water and replenish your cells. Grab a little snack, a few crackers or something, and wait 15 minutes. Then drink your water. See if it helps?

I went to a theme park one year and got really dehydrated even though I was keeping myself hydrated. Then I realized that I hadn't eaten since breakfast and noticed that everytime I downed a bottle of water, I had to use the bathroom 15 minutes later. It meant my body wasn't using any of the water. I grabbed a container of fries from a vendor, shared them with my friends, and then drank water... felt SO much better!
Edited by cydonian On December 20, 2011 7:22 AM
December 20, 2011 7:23 AM
I live in the desert too. It's quite common that even though you're drinking water, you're still lacking the salts your body needs. Eat a banana and drink a Gatorade. It will help tremendously. I can't tell you how many times I've drank so much water, peed all night long, and still was thirsty.
December 20, 2011 7:23 AM
I'm always thirsty, too. I drink water all the time. But avoid the chugging huge amounts of water thing so you're giving the water enough time to absorb into your system.

Also, go brush your teeth and tongue. Gross? Maybe. But sometimes if I feel insatiable I will do this and it helps.
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December 20, 2011 7:24 AM
What does your carbohydrate intake look like late at night?
The body needs water to convert carbohydrates to glucose.

When my carb intake at night is high, I can't seem to drink enough water to allow this to happen.
December 20, 2011 7:29 AM
Dehydration is actually technically a lack of sodium, and not a lack of water. Without enough sodium, the body can't process water, and just eliminates it. That's why water is a diuretic, because it lowers the concentration of sodium in your body, causing you to eliminate water. How much sodium do you get on a daily basis? Particularly living in the desert, if you sweat a lot, you could be losing a lot of sodium.
December 20, 2011 7:29 AM
QUOTE:

First off, slow down. In order to absorb water properly, your body also needs sodium. By drowning your stomach in water, you're washing away any traces of sodium to help your body actually ABSORB the water and replenish your cells. Grab a little snack, a few crackers or something, and wait 15 minutes. Then drink your water. See if it helps?

I went to a theme park one year and got really dehydrated even though I was keeping myself hydrated. Then I realized that I hadn't eaten since breakfast and noticed that everytime I downed a bottle of water, I had to use the bathroom 15 minutes later. It meant my body wasn't using any of the water. I grabbed a container of fries from a vendor, shared them with my friends, and then drank water... felt SO much better!

I know that sodium helps maintain the right balance of fluids in the body but I have never heard that your body won't 'use' water without it. Do you have any references? I can't find anything to support this. Cellular absorption and digestion are two different functions. It makes me think maybe Im so worried about fluid retention in general that I am actually dehydrating myself. I could use some fries! :)
Edited by BondBomb On December 20, 2011 7:31 AM
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December 20, 2011 7:31 AM
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nope just has a physical and everything was all good. I live in the high desert though and I have only been living here about 8 months maybe the elevation or the dry climate... my skin is much dryer here too. hmmm thanx didn't really think of that.


Being in a dry climate and high altitude makes you thirsty. Slow down and drink more deliberately rather than gulping it down.
December 20, 2011 7:59 AM
Pretzels make me thirsty.

If it's occasional, likely not a deal.

Happening every night -- might be a good idea to get a check-up.
December 20, 2011 9:58 AM
QUOTE:

I know that sodium helps maintain the right balance of fluids in the body but I have never heard that your body won't 'use' water without it. Do you have any references? I can't find anything to support this. Cellular absorption and digestion are two different functions.


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Without enough sodium, the body can't process water, and just eliminates it.


^^ This guy said it. But here you go: http://www.konaseasalt.com/about-kona-sea-salt/hawaii-sea-salt-and-your-health/206-the-sodium-potassium-pump.html
December 20, 2011 10:02 AM
QUOTE:

Dehydration is actually technically a lack of sodium, and not a lack of water. Without enough sodium, the body can't process water, and just eliminates it. That's why water is a diuretic, because it lowers the concentration of sodium in your body, causing you to eliminate water. How much sodium do you get on a daily basis? Particularly living in the desert, if you sweat a lot, you could be losing a lot of sodium.


Yep. And unfortunately, our bodies are very good at telling us they are thirsty but that just makes us drink, usually not something with added salt! This is why often you will feel thirstier the more water you drink.

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