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never thirsty - drink less than a pint a day

38 replies

OnZephyrstdayofXmas · 05/12/2004 21:49

Hi everyone - I'm just putting this up to see if I'm the only one!!!
I'm hardly ever thirsty. Sometimes I'll have a glass of water in the evening and realise that its the first drink i've had all day! I must be really dehydrated but I dont feel it.
I've been like it as long as i can remember - my Mum used to say to me "If you don't start drinking properly you'll die"!!!

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blossomgoodwill · 05/12/2004 21:51

I only really drink tea but do try and have a drink with dinner. Sometimes I'll think I must drink some water and down a pint. I must drink more too.

moondog · 05/12/2004 21:51

You sound just like my sister!
Can't be good for you though.
I've read that by the time you are thirsty you are already dehydrated so always bear that in mind and try to drink, drink, drink!

xmascaroltygirl · 05/12/2004 21:54

Snap! Not much help though, is it? I have to remind myself to drink - just can't see the point of it (well, I know the point of it but YKWIM). It's supposed to be dreadfully bad for your kidneys and every so often I go on a drinking "kick" (that sounds like more fun than it actually is!). But after a day or so I just forget.

Maybe we should set up some sort of alarm system to remind us to drink - or see it in the same way as popping a regular vitamin pill or something?

wobblystarryknicks · 05/12/2004 21:56

zephyr - i'm exactly the same!! There's loads of days where I put dd to bed for the night then try to remember having a drink through the day and I can't!!!

OnZephyrstdayofXmas · 05/12/2004 21:59

So glad it's not just me!!! I always thought I was weird because people are always drinking tea/coffee etc and i hate it!!
We buy bottled water so every now and then I'll drink a litre or 2 or if we buy fuit juice i'll drink all that but then, like xmascaroltygirl, i just seem to forget!! My insides must be not very healthy at all. Apparently its why i'm so tired and depressed as well!

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wobblystarryknicks · 05/12/2004 22:01

Same here - and I used to have loads of kidney problems so I really should know better but its so easy to forget!!

OnZephyrstdayofXmas · 05/12/2004 22:04

thing is everyone says to me 'how can you not drink anything'
Do you guys drink tea and coffee? I've never understood how people can drink it like, every half hour!!!!

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wobblystarryknicks · 05/12/2004 22:06

I hardly ever drink coffee or tea and don't like plain water so usually drink squash and fruit juice.

saintnikcolas · 05/12/2004 22:08

i drink about 5 cups of tea or coffee a day (depends on my mood as to which one i have)
but i harldy ever drink water

ThomCatsAreNotJustForXmas · 05/12/2004 22:08

Me too.
1 cup of tea before I go to work. 2 cups of coffee in the morning, cup of tea in the afternoon and a bottle of wine in the evening with D in the evening.

Sometimes I think eek and make myself buy a small bottle of evian that I never finish.

WigWamBam · 05/12/2004 22:10

I'm the same. I usually don't drink anything until tea-time, when dh nags me into having a glass of water with my meal. I don't mean to, I just never get around to it. I can't understand those people who are constantly putting the kettle on, either - I can't be bothered. I don't drink squash or fruit juice either.

My insides must be a mess ...

OnZephyrstdayofXmas · 05/12/2004 22:15

I'm amazed at the amount of people who do the same as me!! I thought the first thing the rest of the world when they get up in the morning is drink - at least now I've got a comeback to my mum and dp when they moan at me Grin

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xmascaroltygirl · 05/12/2004 22:18

I make about four or five cuppas a day and drink a few sips out of each one of them. Then I wander off and forget about them and when I remember I don't like them any more. The only thing I'm any good at drinking most of is alcohol, and I tend to leave glasses of wine and wander off as well Sad

ChristmasCracker · 05/12/2004 22:28

I am like this too.
Dp make me a cuppa in the morning but if he didn't i doubt i would have one until lunch.

I am trying to improve though cos i keep getting headaches and also Dd2 seems to be following in my footsteps and i have to make her have a drink.

OnZephyrstdayofXmas · 05/12/2004 22:30

same here cc - i try to make a point of drinking to get dd into a good habit - although dp seems to have done the trick - he drinks bottles and bottles of water and now so does she!!

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Chocol8 · 05/12/2004 22:33

Thank goodness I am not alone either Zeph! I was beginning to worry about this, but apparently I have been like this since I was very small - and so it is something I nag my ds about constantly, though I don't take any notice for myself.

I drink decaf tea all the time, (must be getting on for 10 cups a day on a weekday) but generally no water. Just thought, it must be healthy when I have tablets or vitamins to take!

So glad i'm not the only one.

Gobbledigoose · 05/12/2004 22:36

Not read whole thread but I'm the same - drink very very little. Just not thirsty! No way do I get anywhere near to 8 pints of water a day or whatever it's meant to be. I probably manage 1 or 2 brews a day and that's it!

Oh and recently, the odd glass or two of wine in the evening - does that count? Grin

JoolsTide · 05/12/2004 22:39

I only ever get 'thirsty' when its really, really hot - usually abroad somewhere.

I have cereal in the morning but no drink. I have a drink at work is someone offers but if they didn't I wouldn't bother Grin I have one at dd's at lunchtime but only cos she makes it and one after tea whilst watching tv but on none of these occasions am I thirsty - did think I was strange but can see I'm not Grin

JoolsTide · 05/12/2004 22:39

GDG - timing Shock Grin

Juliehafrancis · 05/12/2004 22:43

I am the same! In fact I had kidney stone's in pregnancy because I hardly drank anything. Although having kidney stones as made me more aware to drink (believe me you do not want to go through that pain! :( OW!!!!
Now I fill a bottle (am old lucozade bottle) and carry it around the house and try to drink from it every half an hour. I find I don't get as many headaches and things and also I don't eat as much!

OnZephyrstdayofXmas · 05/12/2004 22:44

ooh does not drinking cause kidney stones? My ex had those and would reduce him to lying on the floor crying in pain!! That alone would make me drink more ..... although it would be good to get rid of all the headaches/migraines i get too

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santaclary · 05/12/2004 22:51

you all know you shuld be drinking more, don't you. About 1-1.5 litres per day is recommended as a minimum i think.
I find it's all about habit; drink one big glass when i get up, one when i get to work, one mid-morning, one with lunch...if you get it drunk early on then it's easier too.
As julia says, you feel much better if you drink water/squash/juice/herbal tea. Hers is a good tip, a bottle that you have to empty (into yourself!) by the end of the day.
sorry, here endeth the lesson!! Grin

WigWamBam · 06/12/2004 08:30

I'm sure we all know that we should be drinking more, but when you don't feel thirsty, there's no reminder to drink. In my case it's not a conscious decision not to drink; I simply have other things to do, and I forget. I've always been the same - my mother used to nag me when I was young for not drinking enough - so I think it's just that I've never got into the habit of drinking a lot, and I don't seem to be suffering any ill effects from it.

My dd is the exact opposite - she drinks like a fish, so at least my bad habit hasn't effected her.

santaclary · 06/12/2004 15:49

sorry, my post sounded a bit hectoring and stroppy, didn't it!
i was just trying to suggest how to get the good habit of drinking - i think it does need to be a habit or you just don't do it.
but moondog is right, if you actually feel thirsty you are already dehydrated, should ideally aim to drink before that happend IYSWIM.

WigWamBam · 06/12/2004 15:57

I didn't think you were being hectoring or stroppy, santaclary Smile.

Although maybe somebody does need to get that way, because even having contributed to this thread, I still haven't remembered to have a drink at all today ... I'm off to get a glass of water right now Grin

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