H2O to go please

  1. I got a problem, I think. Several people have noticedthe inordinate amount of water I drink each day. I finish off about two gallons a day. This has been going on for 5 or 6 years now. I always have drank a lot of water, but lately I just can't quench my thirst. I was checked for Diabetes last week. I don't have it. So what gives? Does anyone know why I drink so much water? My physician had no clear answer for me. He said I'm probably dehydrated??? How could that be?
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  2. 16 Comments

  3. by   cactus wren
    Diabetes insipidus???? Dunno, water intoxication???/Just a bad habit??? Raised in Arizona...???Spent all the long hot summers with a Mason jar of water,tes,lemonade in my hand, and still drink alot of water...??? But,if doc didn`t seem worried,I guess I wouldn`t be either...Were your labs Ok, like K,Na,Cl??
  4. by   baseline
    More information needed. A little better personal H&P please....:-)
  5. by   RNonsense
    My hubby is like that...had al l the tests...all negative...it's just him I guess. I wouldn't worry if your labs and all are ok. The little " thirst center" in your brain just wants more than usual for some reason.
  6. by   PennyLane
    Mikey, I'm the same way. I'm *always* thirsty. I don't drink 1-2 gallons like you do, but I wake up dying of thirst every morning.

    I'd get some blood work done, as was suggested. I've been tested for a lot and nothing came up.
  7. by   baseline
    You may want to examine your diet....what kinds of foods do you eat ... sodium content and the like...talk with a dietician or visit the web.
  8. by   Hidi74
    OOOh OOOOOh I know its that TEXAS heat!!!! lol...... Nah....I am the same way. I have to have water or tea or juice near me at all times.I think I just tend to get dehydrated real easy. Are you on any medications that could make you thirsty?
  9. by   MIKEY LIKES
    Baseline and all others. All tests were neg. My diet is healthy. Very balanced and hardly any sodium as an extra on food. Really no meds. Sleeping pills sometimes. But I stopped taking them because they were kepping me awake?? I do exercise a great deal. But I stay hydrated. I just have had some co-workers that were very concerned because I showed signs of diabetes.

    Hidi....Texas heat...yup..but not right now...LOL.

    Oh I forgot, I have a minor in nutrition baseline. I've got a pretty good handle on the food intake. But Baseline, thank you very much.

    Mel, how much do you drink? I mean like right now my lips are chapped becuase I feel like I'm dehydrated. Maybe that little thrist center is out to lunch
  10. by   DIPLOMATICRN4HIRE
    Hey I drink about 2 gallons of water a day as well...
    But I live in Cairo and play golf in the desert.....
    The chapped lips are a sign of dehydration but also a vit a defic.
    HMMM dont know, I can assume your not in Cairo we would have had lunch by now.
    Zoe
  11. by   OBNURSEHEATHER
    Are you on any other medications?

    Heather
  12. by   adrienurse
    Didn't you say you're a runner? Maybe you just need a lot of fluid replacement?
  13. by   MIKEY LIKES
    Heather, I'm not on any meds at the moment. Yes ad. I do run and cycle guite a bit, but I don't think that is it.
  14. by   OBNURSEHEATHER
    Well, I dunno what to say. Did your doc at least order some labs? If I were you I would just want to make sure I wasn't throwing my electrolytes outta whack.

    Heather

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