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why so thirsty?


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okay this is not the brightest question I have every asked, but here goes why am I so thirsty?  I mean at least 4 litres a day of water thirsty.  I used to drink about about 1 lt of H20 and 1lt of pepsi anf 500ml of .5% milk.  I kept the milk lost the cola, cut out a lot of packaged food so my sodiom is lower than its ever been.  My fibre is at least double what it used to be (~26g/day).  I am thirsty all the time.  Is my body just adjusting to fact that I am trying to listen to what it is telling me?  BTW I haven't increased my activity level, yet.  Thanks.

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Original Post by e-ksmom:

okay this is not the brightest question I have every asked, but here goes why am I so thirsty?  I mean at least 4 litres a day of water thirsty.  I used to drink about about 1 lt of H20 and 1lt of pepsi anf 500ml of .5% milk.  I kept the milk lost the cola, cut out a lot of packaged food so my sodiom is lower than its ever been.  My fibre is at least double what it used to be (~26g/day).  I am thirsty all the time.  Is my body just adjusting to fact that I am trying to listen to what it is telling me?  BTW I haven't increased my activity level, yet.  Thanks.

My first thought was diabetes...but I'm not a doctor and don't want to scare you.

But if you are drinking a lot of water and not consuming a ton of salt, I think maybe you should look into this further than calorie counter.

 

loads and loads of fiber that you aren't used to will bind your guts so tight nothing can get out!!! that might be why you are so thirsty

Eating more fiber can make you thirstier as it sort of acts like a sponge in the gut and soaks up more water. If you're exercising more too, that might be doing it, but my guess is the fiber is most of it.
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thanks for the input - probably the fibre.  Has me bothered enough that I'll ask the Dr. next week at my check up.

Original Post by hawkeyegal:

Original Post by e-ksmom:

okay this is not the brightest question I have every asked, but here goes why am I so thirsty? I mean at least 4 litres a day of water thirsty. I used to drink about about 1 lt of H20 and 1lt of pepsi anf 500ml of .5% milk. I kept the milk lost the cola, cut out a lot of packaged food so my sodiom is lower than its ever been. My fibre is at least double what it used to be (~26g/day). I am thirsty all the time. Is my body just adjusting to fact that I am trying to listen to what it is telling me? BTW I haven't increased my activity level, yet. Thanks.

My first thought was diabetes...but I'm not a doctor and don't want to scare you.

But if you are drinking a lot of water and not consuming a ton of salt, I think maybe you should look into this further than calorie counter.

My first thought was also diabetes. I hope you just go to the doctors and get a work up and see what it is. My dad use to always drink a lot of water but then it got to be at least 2-3 gallons a day so he went to the doctors and sure enough thats what it was. I hope everything works out for you though and its nothing serious!!

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Original Post by lillysmominpa:

Original Post by hawkeyegal:

Original Post by e-ksmom:

okay this is not the brightest question I have every asked, but here goes why am I so thirsty? I mean at least 4 litres a day of water thirsty. I used to drink about about 1 lt of H20 and 1lt of pepsi anf 500ml of .5% milk. I kept the milk lost the cola, cut out a lot of packaged food so my sodiom is lower than its ever been. My fibre is at least double what it used to be (~26g/day). I am thirsty all the time. Is my body just adjusting to fact that I am trying to listen to what it is telling me? BTW I haven't increased my activity level, yet. Thanks.

My first thought was diabetes...but I'm not a doctor and don't want to scare you.

But if you are drinking a lot of water and not consuming a ton of salt, I think maybe you should look into this further than calorie counter.

 

My first thought was also diabetes. I hope you just go to the doctors and get a work up and see what it is. My dad use to always drink a lot of water but then it got to be at least 2-3 gallons a day so he went to the doctors and sure enough thats what it was. I hope everything works out for you though and its nothing serious!!

 This was my first thought too. This is one of the more noticable warning signs. Do get it checked out and I wish you the best of health!

I don't know if anyone still reads this, but something similar has happened to me.  I started to add a fiber supplement to my diet.  I'm not taking an extreme amount of fiber, just about 15g, but it's been making me insatiably thirsty.  I've also been getting pounding headaches (most likely from dehydration) despite drinking copious amounts of water. 

I suspect it's the fiber.  Insoluble fiber is primarily responsible for accelerating intestinal transit time, along with increasing and softening stools.  That's why if you suddenly increase your fiber intake you can experience diarrhea. In my case, I know the fiber supplement I'm taking contains only soluble fiber.  Soluble fiber absorbs a ton of water, leaving little for your body to absorb.


Plus, if you were diabetic, I would expect you to drinking lots of water BEFORE the diet change (cutting out the soda) because increasing your water intake helps to clear excess glucose out of the bloodstream through urine. 

I suggest cutting back on the fiber intake, I know I am. 

 

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