Last reply 6 years ago
what amount of water drinking is normal?

i’ve been to the bladder nurse and it occurred to me that the reason i might be weeing so much is because i drink loads of water. recently i have been incredibly thirsty and after checking internet i find i am drinking 3 or 4 times the recommended 1.2 litres a day. i asked the nurse if there could be a cause and she suggested asking my neuro. i don’t have sugar in my urine so not diabetic. i have to get up at dawn to drink a pint of water because i’m so thirsty.

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6 years ago

1.2 litres a day isn’t that much really, if I think about how much water i imbibe from coffee’s alone!! ^^ lots and lots of water.

Water intake is good for you anyways, I think too little probably worse than too much. I know this doesn’t exactly solve the bladder thing but yeh, my 2 cents.

6 years ago

With bladder problems, there’s always the thought that you could be able to reduce your fluid intake to help the problem.

Wrong! You need to maintain your fluid intake to avoid concentrating the urine, which could cause bladder infections/UTIs.

See if you can get referred to a Urologist, to give your “plumbing” the once over and make sure everything is working properly.

6 years ago

Too much water can dilute your electrolytes and lead to those wonderful muscle cramps. I drink easily a gallon and a half of water a day, but I’m also careful to add some electrolytes in too. Smart water is a good option if you don’t care for sport drinks.

6 years ago

i have periods when i m extremely thirsty, lasts a while but has always gone away. when i am drinking alot im obviously up alot in the night to wee but instead of taking oxybutin to stop that if i dont have a drink after 8. 45pm i m ok. hope it eases off for you.

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