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post #11 of 20 (permalink) Old 12-12-2012, 04:48 PM
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I drink mineral water. Flat water just leaves me feeling nauseated. I also eat a lot of fruit. (ironically I don't like fruit juice though) There are ways to get your fluid intake up without feeling like it's a punishment. Just find a fluid you like that won't kill you with sugar or acid and drink up
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post #12 of 20 (permalink) Old 12-12-2012, 05:28 PM Thread Starter
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I don't take any medications except the occasional Tylenol for headaches. I drink coffee maybe once a week if that. Drink tea maybe once a week, though once I get my tea infuser I will probably be drinking a lot more. A big fan of oolong/jasmine/chamomile/chrysanthemum teas. Problem is I don't like the tea bags... spoiled by the real (aka $$$) stuff. I think I'll try the flavored water idea and eating fruit as well. I don't even remember the last time I bought fruit! It's not like I don't like water... it's my drink of choice. I just don't like drinking anything if I don't feel thirsty.

ETA: I don't drink sugary drinks very often; just a few times a month. I rarely buy juice because I think it's overpriced and if I do it's usually just orange juice. Most of the time if I drink anything it's filtered water. I can't stand tap.

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One method that helps me realize I'm thirsty is paying attention to my cravings. When I crave things like fruit, smoothies, ice cream, pasta, or other watery foods, or if I just in general have some insatiable hunger, it's because I'm thirsty even though I don't realize it.

I know what you mean about not liking to drink if you aren't thirsty. I don't like milk, soda, coffee, tea, alcoholic beverages, etc. I only like water and apple juice. I find drinking to be a chore. In my mind drinking is annoying and it just makes me have to pee, which is also annoying, so not drinking and not having to pee just seems like win-win in my mind!

Except when I end up getting headaches from it .


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Ooh that looks interesting. Thanks Carmen.

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post #16 of 20 (permalink) Old 12-13-2012, 02:08 AM
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Have you had a blood panel, liver enzyme, and diabetes test? Has thyroid been checked?
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post #17 of 20 (permalink) Old 12-13-2012, 02:15 AM Thread Starter
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It's been a little over a year since my last blood panel, but everything was normal then other then one slight elevation that the doctor dismissed as dehydration. I haven't had any other tests done since then. Don't really have the money right now to go even if I wanted to. Any doctor visit would have to wait until at least February.

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That's too bad - chronic dehydration and thirst symptoms are worrying. Is it that you are truly dehydrated because of an oversight in liquid intake or is there an actual medical condition that we are just putting a band-aid on? More comprehensive tests and a consult with a medical professional is required. Sorry to hear that you'll have to wait - go ahead and make an appointment. Voice your concerns and have a formal evaluation. This needs to be medically evaluated if you are chronically dehydrated at this age to the point where you experience symptoms. This worries me.

Like other suggestions, increase fluid intake by incorporating juices and flavored mixes. Add fruits and veg high in water content. Apples, berries (strawberry, blueberry), banana, melons (watermelon, cantaloupe, honeydew), citrus fruits (orange, grapefruit), spinach, lettuce, celery, carrots, green peas, zucchini, cucumber, broccoli, cauliflower.
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I have the same problem. I don't drink anything other than water and coffee but I don't like to drink water throughout the day because I don't like to pee. Stupidest thing ever.
So if you find something that works for you let me know!
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post #20 of 20 (permalink) Old 12-19-2012, 03:50 AM
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Yeah, me too feel like this. I usually end up drinking some kind of fruit juice or healthy drink so this is a good thing for me. I can advice you to increase your intake of liquids from fruit juice or any other liquid items.
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