Thirst or lack there of

By abjt4 Latest Reply 2010-07-31 09:49:10 -0500
Started 2010-07-29 21:32:20 -0500

Before I was diagnosed, I had incredible thirst. I was drinking non stop. Now that I am on meds, I never have any thirst. AT ALL!!! I have to constantly try to remember to drink. Before I realised this was happening, I would have/could have gone all day without drinking hardly anything and did for a couple days. Tally it up… couple swallows of water in the morning for my pills, a cup of coffee, a diet pepsi (20oz bottle) that I sip off of all day long, and a cup of milk with dinner. That, is all I usually drink. I know I need to drink more…I just don't feel thirsty. Why? It's summer, and warm. I should feel more thirsty.

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GabbyPA 2010-07-31 09:49:10 -0500 Report

Your body is dealing with the glucose in your blood stream better and that is why your thirst has decreased. However, you do want to keep liquids coming in. It helps so much of your body to have water. Sometimes the drastic change from thirst to normal is shocking and you compare what you were doing to now and it feels weird. What I often do is have a couple of 32oz water bottles in the firge and make it my goal to drink those in the course of my day. Anything I do at meal time or with meds is a plus. If you measure it out and set it aside, at the end of the day you have an accurate accounting. Then talk to your doctor and see what they suggest be a goal for you.

Also, if you are eating a lot of fruits and veggies, you will find that your need for water seems less because your body is getting satisfied in those water based foods as well.

Harlen 2010-07-30 09:37:37 -0500 Report

In the AM I have a 16 oz water with my pills just befor lunch I will have a 20 oz bottle of water this one helps me eat less I may mave a soda or two doring the day .At dinner I too like my milk lol then befor bead I will have a 8 oz of water with pills and I think I get a good bit of water for the day.
This is the minn for me what I need,if I work out I will take in 32 oz right after
I hope this helps
Best wishes

Mama Dee
Mama Dee 2010-07-29 23:12:57 -0500 Report

Happy day abjt4,

I will stand on the wall for you concerning this in the name of Jesus. It is very dangerous that you are not drinking more than you are. You working your insides (kidney) harder than you want are even need to. For a diabetic this is not a good thing. Try to change your routine like when you get up in the am drink @ least 4oz of water (before you even leave your room. Leave a 8oz bottle of water on the side of your bed @ night. Then take it w/you to the bathroom to brush your teeth & wash your face.

Once that is done holding to that same bottle of water bring it w/you to start getting ready for your day. Try w/in that same hr. drink the other 4oz in that same bottle that will have been a full bottle of water & you will start realizing that the fact you have it that close to you then you really can do this. Now in order to do this you have to pray ask for Gods help & really want to live & not have a kidney problem. Well here it is lunch time rather you work are not you need to get another 8oz bottle & drink on it starting 15mins after you eat till time for you to get off are (if don't work) w/in the next two hours.

Here it is cooling down time u are on your way hm. you can start sipping on one then are if do not work you can do @ least another 4 oz before retiring for the night. By time the end of your whole day ends you will have drank @ least 20 to 24 oz of water. Congrads. you are on your way to a healthier live style healthier kidney & being more control of your life & it's out come. Remember you can always come hear for help love & being held accountable but most of all you can call on God He will direct your path. Be blessed, & know that you are highly favored in the name of Jesus.

Working 4 Jesus, & Loving it.

Armourer 2010-07-29 22:45:41 -0500 Report

Well you are lucky! I've be diabetic for 13 yrs and still drink nearly a gallon of liquid a day. And no, I don't have to go to the bathroom a lot. Mostly drink Crystal light and water, with the often diet soda (my one bad habit). Now the Doc put me on water pills, and still don't have to visit the bathroom often. I think I drink to much, but you really should drink more!