Have you been exercising more? Or maybe been doing activities that you wouldn't normally do? I find that if I'm reading more, or on the computer more, or anything like that it strains my lower back. So can sitting weird, or even sleeping weird. Or driving for long distances.
Basically, its difficult for someone to drink too much water. Not impossible, but difficult. If you are concerned though, check with your doctor.
This may not be something you agree with, but seeing a chiropractor can help too. Different virtabrae being misaligned can cause weird symptoms, and I know when my hip gets misaligned my back becomes sore and I get headaches.
It can also be tension related...depending on where the headache lies.
How much water did you used to drink?
I did a challenge on CC early on for drinking water and ended up drinking 3-4L+ a day at one point. I had gone from about 1L max to 3-4L. I was VERY woozy a lot of the time and felt bloated. I didn't feel so great ... I cut back to 2L a day which is what I currently drink and have never felt better. I have sustained this for several months now, it's a healthy and doable amount of water to consume. So, maybe cut back for a few days and see if you feel better. I don't think 3L is damaging anything physiologically but if you aren't used to it it could be a bit of a shock to the system.
If your kidney/lower back pain persists please see your doctor just in case it's something else.
Original Post by giggle_puppy:
YOu can actually die if you consume too much water.
True, but 3L will not likely do it in an adult, and it normally only occurs when you drink water in a very short time and do not allow yourself to urinate or if you drink large amounts of water after sweating extensively (hence why sport/electrolyte drinks are better for you than water if you have just worked out hard). But yes, don't overdo it.
Certainly the OP's kidneys, should they be healthy, are well capable of processing 3L of water a day. In fact the human kidneys can process up to 15L but it cannot and should not be taken in all at once. It's all about the speed of intake and allowing your body to process it and then you urinate.
I think the OP should cut back if it's causing her problems, however, kidney pain is not normal side effect of drinking 3L and it makes me think she should go to a doctor to make sure she doesn't have a kidney infection which can be quite serious.
I totally remember this. It doesn't even seem like it's been that long. I thought it was only like 2 years or so ago. They had a recorded apology to the family that played every commercial break and nobody really listened to the station anymore. I couldn't remember which station it was, but I've always listened to 107.9, 103.5, and 102.5. I knew it was one of those, but I just googled it and it WAS 107.9... At any rate, I was googling back pain from too much water because that always happens to me and found this page. I didn't even realize that anybody outside of Sac heard about that. That's so weird. And now I feel like I'm not very aware of things outside where I live. Oh, by the way, she didn't "basically drown," she had water intoxication which is not really the same... At all... Drowning implies asphyxiation; water intoxication causes electrolyte loss. Sorry if I sound like a ****, but I just thought I'd get the facts straight. lol
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