Why do I always feel thirsty?

@luz823 (133)
May 26, 2011 7:19am CST
Hi Guys, Lately I always feel thirsty that even though I already had 1 liter of water, I feel like I need more. One cup is not enough for me. I know I need to check with my doctor but my appointment with him is still by next month and I would like to know what you feel about what I am feeling right now. Is there a sickness of some kind related to that? My lips feel so dry so often that I need to dip my whole lips to the water. I always go to the bathroom too because of all the water intake. By the way, I'm already in my 50s so I am afraid that it might be related to a disease of some sort. Maybe you could help. Thanks.
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6 responses
26 May 11
Maybe you've sprung a leak somewhere? It may just be that your body is so used to drinking a certain amount of water that it over-reacts when you drink less. It does sound disconcerting if you're always thirsty - that can be a sign of diabetes, I believe. (Don't get worried immediately: even if it is diabetes, there are several types and some are really easy to handle.) Best thing to do is exactly what you already suggested: go to your doctor and get checked out. Good luck!
@luz823 (133)
28 May 11
Haha. Maybe I have a leak on my sides while drinking. Hehe. Lately, I have been increasing the amount of my water intake. The normal is I have a liter of water a day. Now that I always feel thirsty, I have 3 liters and I still feel thirsty so I don't think it over reacts when I drink less because I feel I drink too many. Reading all the post here, I am very alarmed that it might be diabetes. I hope that it's not, please. It's really hard to have a sickness like that. I have a cut on my ankle and it feels like it's healing so I don't think this is a diabetes. But as what you have said there are several types and I'm not sure what type of diabetes do I have. I will definitely go to the doctor by next week. Thanks.
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28 May 11
My dad had very mild diabetes late in life and it wasn't as bad as most people think - the difficulty depends on the type and intensity, from what I understand. He just had to switch to fructose-based chocolate and eat healthily (which he did anyway). Good luck!
@luz823 (133)
8 Jun 11
Good thing it was mild but it's one scary disease. I just hope this is not something serious and reading your post makes me feel a slight relief and hope (I believe) that if it's the disease, it can be mild. I need to pray a lot until I get to the doctor.
@Bellapop (1281)
26 May 11
Of diabetes, being thirsty is a very common symptom. Have you had a lot of salt? As this can make you feel thirsty as well. But more importantly to you eat a lot of sugar because this will make diabetes worse and your body asks for more water to help you get rid of the sugar. Or perhaps you are just not drinking enough. To try to see a doctor sooner than one month, one month is too long over here in this country doctors are obliged the patients within two days.
@luz823 (133)
8 Jun 11
Lately, I have been eating tuna and fish. Maybe that's why I feel thirsty a lot of time. I just hope this not something serious. I'm trying my best to eat the least amount of sugar. However, today is my cheat day that I even ate 9 pieces of hershey's kisses. My boyfriend bought me one and I can't get enough of it. Arggh. I just hope this is not diabetes. My schedule is still 2 weeks from now. I can be diagnosed by the doctor if this is an emergency however my visit to the doctor was already scheduled.
@Outcast (633)
• United States
26 May 11
Before I had my doctors visit a few months ago I was going through the same thing. I couldn't get enough water. And water would be the only thing that satisfied my thrist but only after a lot of it. My doctor then informed me I was a diabetic. I hate to say it but it might be that. I hope not though.
@luz823 (133)
28 May 11
Awww.. I'm afraid I might have too but I hope not though. What type of diabetes do you have? Could you kindly share so that I could research about it and I could check on the net the symptoms. Thanks.
• Philippines
27 May 11
Excessive thirst can be a sign or symptom of high blood sugar. First off, before you will have an appointment with your doctor, try to figure out what food you are usually eating. Are you eating foods which are high in sugar? Do you eat some deserts everyday like cake, chocolate, etc. after you have eaten your meals? Do you drink soda always? These are only some of the possible instances where you can have high blood sugar and being thirsty always is already a sign that you have a higher percentage of sugar in your system. Right now, the best thing you can do is to avoid eating too much sugary food. You should now cut down your sugar intake. You can also do some daily exercises. Eat some green leafy vegetables or bitter melon which is ampalaya here in the Philippines. It is also used as a herbal medicine for people who are suffering from diabetes. I just hope everything would really turn out okay when you will have your upcoming checkup with your doctor. We are here to pray for you. Happy mylotting and GOD bless.
@frogzy (84)
• India
26 May 11
I've consult one of my friend who is a doctor for you. He told that no need to fear for this symptom. it is completely curable. So, don't panic. And it may cause by: blood pressure, anemia, lake of water of the body, diabetics, body heat, and/or lake of vitamins in daily meals. But he highly advised to contact your doctor as soon as possible. Hope this helps. Take care :)
• United States
26 May 11
Hi luz Gosh let's not think about the disease direction, could just be dehydration. How is the weather out by you, is it humid and hot. Here it is still rainy and cold. What types of foods are you eating lately? I know when I eat lots of red type meats I get really thirsty. I would probably note down as to the pattern of thirsty days and inform your doctor on your next visit. This will give your doctor an idea if certain testing is needed. Good luck and hope that all is well.