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So thirsty all the time, it's making me gag. Anyone any idea why?

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SchroSawMummyRidingSantaClaus Tue 04-Dec-12 12:08:32

So I have been lucky this time not to have sickness but I am constantly thirsty. I coud drink a full bottle of water and still feel so thirsty that the dry mouth is making me gag a bit.

I have tried switching what I am drinking but nothing seems to work, I fell asleep early last night and needed it but ended up actually waking up because of the terrible thirst. sad

Does anyone have any idea what I can do about this? Or what could be causing it?

vintageviolets Tue 04-Dec-12 19:55:17

Im getting really thirsty lately (am 20 weeks) & find Ice Lollies really help.
Also don't think my central heating is helping.

vintageviolets Tue 04-Dec-12 19:57:50

Also Folic Acid can make you feel thirsty.

SchroSawMummyRidingSantaClaus Tue 04-Dec-12 20:01:58

I've googled "Tracking marks" and am only finding pictures of marks from injecting drugs. I'm not sure they would be the same thing? I will have a hell of a job convincing him to go to A+E tonight, I will try but he will probably say no (was hard enough to convince him to agree to go today before I started feeling ill).

I think someone got to the bottom of my thirst thing, I have just tried the dioralyte and it was sickeningly sweet, finished it but it still doesn't taste salty, do I keep going and drink more of them?

SchroSawMummyRidingSantaClaus Tue 04-Dec-12 20:03:02

Vintage I keep forgetting my folic acid. blush Can't be that! I don't really like ice lollies as they are too sweet but I chew a lot of ice. grin

justanuthermanicmumsday Tue 04-Dec-12 20:06:00

Get tested I had the same problem with my last birth. It was towards the end of the pregnancy. I had dry mouth too my tongue felt like it didn't have a drop of saliva on it. I was drinking lots of water but it didn't help. During the labour I forgot my large bottle of water in the car, even though I was a straight forward patient in a midwife led birth centre I asked for water and they kept saying its coming, 30 mins later still no water, she could see my lips were discoloured and cracked in the corners. I tried licking my lips but seriously zero saliva. I was in pain with short fast labour but more concerned about water, I have never wanted water so bad n my life. I hated the staff I never made a big request and they even told me labour suites were strangely quiet for this time of the year, that peed me off further lol.

get tests done but keep drinking and if you fear it's anything more serious a&e ASAP

SchroSawMummyRidingSantaClaus Tue 04-Dec-12 20:07:46

Just That is awful! shock Please tell me you complained?

ScubaSarah Tue 04-Dec-12 20:10:58

Yes, drink more dioralyte - 2/3 a day til they taste salty then 1 a day to keep on top of it smile

SchroSawMummyRidingSantaClaus Tue 04-Dec-12 20:13:23

Thanks, I will do that. Is it not meant to taste sweet though? confused I thought it had loads of sweeteners in it.

gemma4d Tue 04-Dec-12 20:47:39

Bumping, 'cos I am really curious!

ScubaSarah Tue 04-Dec-12 21:06:16

It is essentially salty with a little flavour and sweetener to make it palatable. Your body knows what it needs so once you have enough salts the saltiness is more obvious. Trust me it works - I use boots own brand (cheaper) but it is really odd how it 'changes' it's taste... Let me know how you get on and how it impacts your thirst levels xx

SchroSawMummyRidingSantaClaus Tue 04-Dec-12 21:16:52

Thanks for that info, I tried googling it but it just kept telling me that it tastes salty. grin

We have loads of actual Dioralyte here so will finish that off and update. grin

SkinnyMarinkADink Wed 05-Dec-12 08:37:56

I had mega thirst early on too, my Dr told me that the body wants more of what it already has, i used to drink 1ltr a day but had to almost triple that to satisfy my thirst.

Have you tried flavoured water? i found the little taste to it really helped.

MightBeMad Wed 05-Dec-12 10:25:31

Schro I googled and found this random persons blog entry with a photo of their tracking up an arm

MightBeMad Wed 05-Dec-12 10:28:24

And this about cellulitis (the proper name given to this form for spreading skin infection - it actually spreads through the lymphatic system)

MightBeMad Wed 05-Dec-12 10:33:14

Wiki with a pic for red streaks from an arm/hand wound

MightBeMad Wed 05-Dec-12 10:35:04

Have we pursuaded him to seek urgent medical attention yet?? Would it help if I told him that my husband was told his would have become potentially fatal within 24 hours had he not sought treatment (though I understand from the number of medical students they brought in to see him in hospital that his was a particularly spectacular case!) grin

Hope you are feeling less thirsty today!

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