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Thirst

Nov 16, 2016 12:43 PM

Good evening everyone. Can I just ask does anyone else suffer from an endless thirst? No matter what I drink I am permanently thirsty. I know it's not good for me but I can easily drink 4/5 cans of fizzy juice and I darent pit done how many cups of tea I drink a day.
Does anyone know if there is anything that I could try to ease this a little? Thanks in advance xx

Nov 16, 2016 1:08 PM

Definitely water. If you need flavor do fruit or vegetable infused water not juices. Try to stay away from caffeine.
I find that being really thirsty is a sign that my body is very much unhappy with something in it. Either I've eaten something I shouldn't have or been exposed to something that I react to.
It can be a sign of your body trying to detox something that shouldn't be there.
I suggest looking at what you consume and trying an elimination diet to see if you have any hidden intolerances.

Nov 16, 2016 1:12 PM

Some medications can give you dry mouth and you constantly feel thirsty but there are some conditions that can also do that if left untreated.
Have you been tested for diabetes? My daughter was diagnosed with it a few months ago and that was one of the major symptoms.
If it's because of the meds you're on then you need to take note of what you're drinking......ask your doctor to do a blood test to check your sodium levels. Last year when I first became ill with TN I drank soo much water that I was kept in hospital for a week and a half, the first reason was to confirm diagnosis and the second and most dangerous reason was that I had drank soo much water I had diluted the sodium levels in my blood. That is very dangerous because if you have low sodium levels for a certain amount of time (which isn't very long) you will have permanent neurological problems.
Either way go to your GP and speak to them.
Sending you positive vibes xx

Nov 16, 2016 2:37 PM

Thanks for the replies I appreciate it. I'm having bloods done next week so I'll ask them to do one for diabetes while they are there 😊. I've always drank a lot and I do mean a lot but now it's ridiculous, almost every adverts/15-20 mins I need another drink. It has got worse with the medication. I have to be honest and say that I'm really not keen but I will stop the fizzy drinks.
Sezzy can I ask what TN stands for my brain isn't working today. My diet is pretty good, I try to eat healthily although sometimes I just have to have chocolate lol.

Nov 16, 2016 4:04 PM

I have Sjogrens and have severe thirst. I avoid tea and colas due to the caffeine and sugar, plus they act like a diuretic, making me go to the bathroom too often. I drink 2-3 cups of coffee in the morning, then 120+ ounces of water daily. Occasionally I drink Gatorade or OJ, but limit it to 4-6 oz only. I do add lemon and lime to my water. And I still feel thirsty, always.

Nov 16, 2016 4:38 PM

Sorry TN stands for trigeminal neuralgia, it's nerve pain I get in the left side of my face.....above, in and around my left eye, in the left side of my jaw and cheek and in and around my left ear.....all three branches of the trigeminal nerve on the left side of my face

Nov 16, 2016 9:19 PM

Just because it's healthy doesn't mean it's good for your body.
I can't have eggs, dairy, oils, sugars and all manufactured foods. And i have to limit a lot of other foods

Nov 16, 2016 9:40 PM

I have the opposite problem. I rarely ever get thirsty. I have to force myself to drink. Has anyone had that?

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