Has anyone else ever dealt with extreme thirst? And not just like after running ten miles in the desert or something, but all the time? That's how I've been feeling for a long time now - no matter how much I guzzle, I can't drink enough to satisfy my thirst. For a while, I thought it was related to the medication I was on starting back in January - it made my mouth noticeably dry, but I've been off the drug for over a month now and I'm still always unbelievably thirsty. Honestly, I could stand by the sink for twenty minutes just refilling and draining my cup. What usually stops me from drinking more is that my stomach gets way too full and can't actually handle the volume of liquid I'm downing.
I try sticking to water, since I assume it's the best/healthiest way to hydrate myself, but I've also recently developed a liking for sweeter drinks (Gatorade, Vitamin Water, Snapple, Propel, that kind of stuff). For as long as I can remember, I've been head over heels in love with Diet Coke, but I'm trying really hard not to drink much of it because it makes me feel super bloated and uncomfortable. The deliciousness is almost worth it, but I also seem to remember hearing somewhere that it's also bad for your bones. (Is that true? I don't remember where I heard it, but it's scared me off from drinking soda regularly.) Plus, I've found that Diet Coke increases my appetite. Probably not a horrible thing at this point, but it freaks me out.
Anyway, my point is that I'm drinking constantly throughout the day, and I'm still always thirsty and always dreaming about gulping down an ice cold can of soda. I've never kept track of how much liquid I actually consume in a day, but if I had to make a really rough estimate....at least 3-4 liters? So there's no way I'm dehydrated. And I'm not exercising at all, so I don't sweat anything out either. I don't smoke, I rarely drink alcohol, and my only caffeine is two small cups of coffee in the morning.
Anyone else have this problem? It's not exactly life-threatening, just kind of annoying when I have to keep filling up my water bottle and then running to the bathroom to pee every two hours.