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Re: Why am i so freaking thirsty all the time Racer

Posted by yxibow on September 4, 2006, at 5:45:01

In reply to Re: Why am i so freaking thirsty all the time yxibow, posted by Racer on September 3, 2006, at 20:09:15

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> > There's the rare psychogenic polydipsia disorder but you would know that, you would be emptying gallons of orange juice or water at a time.
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> Actually, I have a sort of psychogenic polydipsia... I drink constantly, roughly a gallon and a half of water a day, as well as juice with breakfast and two or three diet sodas. It's partly thirst -- or what feels like thirst to me, I admit I don't entirely know; and partly anxiety, which causes me to "need" to do something with my hands/mouth.

The "normal" amount of water is about a half gallon of water a day, but if you're taking medications and in hot weather it can be considerably more, as one is supposed to have relatively clear (not concentrated) urine, so even a gallon of water is not completely excessive. But I can understand what it must be like from my own experiences.

I've experienced it through phases in my somatiform illness -- I prefer not to think about it because thinking about it long enough can bring it back. I generally have gotten around it by chewing gum, and yet at the same time I also had both thirst and drooling on the pillow at night to the point of spitting until all the meds hit me to sleep (pardon the graphic description). No medication was particularly one causative of such symptoms, although Trileptal as an adjunct seemed to bring back some of this.

-- Jay




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