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
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!
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.
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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