I dont drink anything besides water so its only the water that is doing it.
You have Mono. Google it, basically if you have lymph nodes in your thorat acting up drinking water makes it feel very sore. Juice, pop, nothing else effects it the way water does (and its mainly room temp water that does it!)
Try colder bottled water, this should help
Given that this thread is about 2 years old, I'd be very curious to know if the OP did in fact have mono. Two years ago...
OMG, Swine flu!!
(I am sure it's nothing. I "sprained" my throat once gulping down a glass of wine. It took two weeks to totally heal).
I actually have the same problem and it doesn't matter how fast or slow I drink it, if it is in a glass from the tap or a bottle, really cold or room temp. I also add fiber to my water (clear and tasteless) but it happens with or with out that as well. I keep drinking the water because I know it is good for me and it doesn't last long (maybe 10 to 15 mins). I have been tested for mono and that came back negative. As a matter fact I have had a lot of blood work done and it all comes back in the normal range. I am glad to know that I am not the only but I am sorry that someone else goes through this. Especially since our bodies need water!
I have this problem too...I think it coincided with the taking of a pill called Luvox, which was prescribed by my psychiatrist, I'm not sure though...I simply stopped drinking water...it doesn't hurt at all when I drink anything else, regardless of it's water content/density whatever...for example, watermelon juice has a lot of water per cubic centimeter in it, it doesn't make my throat hurt though....exclusively water does that. So...I'm getting my water from other stuff...
I also experienced this when i first started drinking water on a regular basis. I realized it was just a matter of getting used to the ice cold water we had coming out of the filter. Switched to drinking room temperature water...lol if that makes sense and it went away,
I realize this is an old topic but I just recently thought to Google this problem I had to see if there was an answer to what causes it. When I was quite young it didn't bother me, it wasn't until I started playing high school softball and the coach preferred me to drink water instead of the Gatoraid I always carried when I did anything physically exerting. I told him of my problem but he thought I was making it up so I could drink something flavored so I brought him a note from my GP showing I had complained of this years prior. I happens when I drink any water, tap, filtered, plain, spring or flavored bottled water and even with flavor additives such as Mio or Wyler's. I have no trouble with coffee, tea, or even kool-aid. But it parches my throat and the more I drink the worse it gets. After 4 or 5 medium swallows my throat is so sore it's too painful to swallow. :/