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Old Jan 17th, 2012, 16:42 PM   1
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Why does drinking water make me MORE thirsty??


Basically as the title says...

I'm thirsty so i get a nice cold glass of water and it just seems to make me even more thirsty! The more water i drink the thirstier i get.

Is this a pregnancy thing or a weird me thing? lol



 
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Old Jan 17th, 2012, 17:33 PM   2
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Does anyone know if this is pregnancy related?



 
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Old Jan 17th, 2012, 17:54 PM   3
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I dunno if pregnancy makes it worse but in a biology class I had once the lecturer basically said the more water we drink, the more it dilutes everything (blood etc), causing your kidneys to filter out the water and in turn making you more thirsty. And as water is not an isotonic solution, your body will just pass the water. Also a sign of diabetes. Not sure if that makes sense, I'm not the best 'explainer' lol x



 
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Old Jan 17th, 2012, 19:21 PM   4
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I notice this a bit, too. I have been thirstier than ever in my life since becoming pregnant...I usually feel thirsty throughout the day, but sometimes I think I forget to drink, because I'm just not used to drinking so much! When I think about "water" I usually need some right away, and that seems to trigger something making me want glass after glass, and it's worse in the evenings. There have actually been nights where my tummy hurt from drinking so much so fast! You have to pace yourself. lol I don't have gestational diabetes, nor am I at high risk for that, but this can also cause excessive thirst. But, from what I understand, this is just another normal pregnancy symptom!



 
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Old Jan 18th, 2012, 00:59 AM   5
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im the same and was with my 1st pregnancy so am assuming its pregnancy related! x



 
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Old Jan 18th, 2012, 07:11 AM   6
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lol for me water is the only thing that stops me being thirsty this pregnancy! lol



 
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Old Jan 18th, 2012, 08:11 AM   7
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I've had this all my life! The only way I can get it to quench my thirst is if I mix it with cordial or juice, or have tea or whatever. After drinking plain water I just end up with a really dry mouth, it sucks.



 
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Old Jan 18th, 2012, 19:51 PM   8
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I know what you mean. So thirsty all the time. I just downed 16 oz of water like a freaking man. I started with a few gulps... set the bottle down... realized i needed more and more and more!!!!

However I do notice the more salt I eat.... the more i want to drink.... I learned in anatomy.... water always follows salt....

I don’t feel the need to chug if I’m drinking sprite or gingerale... But water... glug glug glug... Then I usually feel sick b/c I drank so much... Not to mention the peeing every 10 minutes for an hour after....



 
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Old Jan 19th, 2012, 03:06 AM   9
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I'm always thirsty too! It really is like I can't get enough H20! I always assumed that since our bellies are growing, we need more fluid? In any case, since water is good for you, I drink up!



 
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Old Jan 19th, 2012, 05:29 AM   10
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I figured that the increased thirst was due to the increase in the amount of blood your body has during pregnancy.



 
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