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What are you drinking? Nothing is quenching my thirst!

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newtonupontheheath Mon 26-Jan-15 11:26:42

Have had an awful taste in my moth pretty much since I found out I was pregnant (now 10-ish weeks) I try to drink loads of water, or squash but nothing actually quenches the thirst or takes this awful taste away.

Share with me please what you are drinking...

WorkingBling Mon 26-Jan-15 11:29:04

Constant thirst could be a sign of gestational diabetes and I would recommend calling your midwife to mention it.

Having said that, in the early stages of my pregnancy, I found the only thing that was satisfying was extra cold fruit juice watered down heavily (about one part juice to 4 parts water). I needed the tiny bit of sweet but too much sweet just tasted horrible. It needed to be ice cold too.

Maxis1 Mon 26-Jan-15 11:34:53

the only thing that really takes the thirst away for me is sparkling water ;)

newtonupontheheath Mon 26-Jan-15 11:35:51

I think it's more about the taste than actual thirst, tbh. My mouth tastes awful!! But if it's still the same at my next appointment, I'll mention it.

mojo17 Mon 26-Jan-15 11:43:24

Try some lime cordial, that used to do the trick with me

losthermind Mon 26-Jan-15 11:47:11

I am managing to keep down fanta
It has to have lots of ice in it and drank with a straw smile

rebeal78 Mon 26-Jan-15 11:48:28

Ice cold sparkling water with a wedge of lemon & also lemon & ginger tea smile

Gillian1980 Mon 26-Jan-15 11:50:57

I'm the same and it's horrid.

I'm drinking water, sparkling water, juice, squash, the occasional lemonade or lucozade. I can't stomach any hot drinks at the moment.

I've been brushing my teeth several times a day but the yucky taste won't go. I've been sucking polos every hour or so.

sleepybee Mon 26-Jan-15 12:04:44

In the beginning I had nausea, funny tastes & excess saliva confused I survived on lemon & lime fizzy or still water, soda water with bitter lemon or Roses lime cordial. M&S do nice drinks. I did have a thing for fresh orange or pineapple juice - but they started to make me sick. I've been craving full fat coke for a week now blush

snailsinlove Mon 26-Jan-15 12:07:33

I had a real thing for ice lollies, any kind really but fruity smoothie ones were my favorite, really helped with being so hot and thirsty all the time.

Foggymist Mon 26-Jan-15 12:07:55

Freezing cold low fat milk mmmmm

prettywhiteguitar Mon 26-Jan-15 12:08:53

I craved milk at first now it's coke !!

Number3cometome Mon 26-Jan-15 12:36:43

I'm on milk (which I seem to be sporadically guzzling from the bottle when no one is looking!) or soda water put in the freezer until slightly icy.

CakeInMyFace Mon 26-Jan-15 12:43:33

I'm on milk too - can't get enough (luckily I drink skim). I put my glass in the freezer first so it's extra cold. Yum. Like Number3 I've been guzzling it from the bottle (mostly in the middle of the night).

I have that taste too, it was my first symptom a few days before I took a test. Does it really last that long? I'm only 6 weeks so guess I'll be living with for a while yet!

I've also been drinking lemon squash, sparkling water mixed with ribena, but all ice cold.

Number3cometome Mon 26-Jan-15 12:44:46

I still have the taste in my mouth, it's even worse after drinking tea, I feel thirsty and like my mouth has been dragged thought the Sahara desert.

I'm 15+1

newtonupontheheath Mon 26-Jan-15 12:48:59

Thanks for the ideas, will give a few a try. Except the milk, which might make me vom!

skyra13 Mon 26-Jan-15 12:52:20

Any kind of fizzy orange or fresh orange juice worked for me x

ClaireFraser Mon 26-Jan-15 13:00:35

I also found that diluted fruit juice did the trick, I used it as if it was cordial iyswim. Cloudy apple juice worked the best, refreshing, thirst quenching, but didn't leave the awful aftertaste that actual juice/cordial etc did.

Littlemissjt Mon 26-Jan-15 19:44:40

I find ice lollies take the taste away. The ones that are just juice no ice cream or anything like that!
I'm also loving milk just now. I used to have a fizzy drink problem, 2/3 glasses a day and now I've gone right off the stuff! grin

newtonupontheheath Mon 26-Jan-15 20:21:35

Tonight I've had some fresh orange juice diluted about half and half but with 6 ice cubes in it. That seems to be doing the trick for now grin

northernlass81 Mon 26-Jan-15 20:30:39

I really struggles early on exactly like you. I found eating plenty of melon of all different varieties really good, especially as I couldn't drink loads without it all coming back again!

Tobagostreet Mon 26-Jan-15 20:37:02

I drank a litre of Tropicana Grapefruit juice every day during my pregnancies because of the constant thirst. It worked for me!

gluenotsoup Mon 26-Jan-15 21:54:28

Lime and soda water. It is the only thing that hits the spot smile

Luckystar82 Mon 26-Jan-15 21:59:13


Couldn't drink much straight water before pg, but addicted now!

OwlMother Mon 26-Jan-15 22:01:14

I'm not pregnant now but in two of my pregnancies I ate ice cubes endlessly to get rid of the bad taste in my mouth. I'm amazed my teeth survived the crunching!

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