How Dehydration Ruins My Life

As a healthy individual I have found that my source of peace with my body comes from always getting enough sleep and the running and lifting I do at the gym.

These good habits have always provided me with great energy and a good physique but just because you work out and sleep well doesn’t make you a healthy individual you can do all that and actually suffer from other problems.

My biggest problem is dehydration.

I believe I have a peculiar problem in which I swear in my sleep, I pee often and I’m thirsty all the time.

If I search up my symptoms on WebMD, it states that I could have diabetes but when I attend a checkup for my personal doctor they have stated time and time again that I don’t drink enough water.

I never believed that.

It wasn’t until 2 weeks ago where I woke up with a UTI that I began to do something about my dehydration. The pain I woke up with was so severe that I had to skip out on work and get a check up.

Once my urine was sampled the doctor had stated that I was perfectly healthy but was concerned with the amount of water I was drinking. When I really sat down and thought about it I don’t drink so much water.

I was asked to drink a minimum of 8 liters a day because of my odd condition.

The reason why I dread drinking so much water is because my body just gets rid of it so quickly. It’s like I drink 1 liter and then my body gets rid of it within the 30 minutes I drink the liter of water.

My body is always thirsty. It’s never satisfied by the water I drink.

Issues

This problem has led to even larger problems in my life like dry skin, dry nose, rashes, nose bleeds, and fainting.

I’m writing this while chugging down a liter of water right now. I’m fed up with this because I have to be careful about when I drink water and when I don’t. I have about an hour after I drink plenty of water before my body wants to expel it.

This means that on vacation and road trips I’m suffering from the pain of a full bladder or dehydration. It’s rare that’s I’m just okay.

I’m writing to you with a dry nose, so dry that it hurts to flex my nostrils and dry mouth.

History of Dehydration

After I got my diagnosis from the doctor I had several flashbacks in which I suffered from quick palpitations, dehydration, and lightheadedness. I remember staying home from school for a week because I was extremely dehydrated and another occasion where I could only consume Gatorade and saltine crackers.

As I grew older I have fainted a couple of times and had to sit down and take breaks from certain work and exercise just to catch up on water.

I’m wondering if anyone suffers from the same issues I have. I don’t believe it’s anemia or diabetes. I believe my water sucks up water like a sponge and squeezes it out dry quicker than most people.

Symptoms

  • Constantly thirsty
  • After drinking water must pee afterward
  • Thirst is never quenched
  • Dry and bloody nose
  • Dry skin and rashes
  • Skin irritation
  • Lightheaded
  • Dizzy
  • Using the bathroom several times a day
  • UTI infections
  • Fainting

I suffer from all these problems every day. If I drink enough water I will not receive a UTI but might get diarrhea.

I want to fix my issue and help others who have it. If anyone is aware of what this might be please email me at ydiaz@tru.works with more information

3 Comments

  1. Harmony
    February 2, 2017

    Hi Yessenia!
    I read your article while – too – chugging on a enormous glass of water. I was really surprised (and relieved?) to see that someone has the problem as me!
    I am constantly thirsty but have to run to the bathroom after drinking ’cause my bladder seems to be SUPER tiny, and just like you it’s a real issue when I am not home or when I am travelling.
    I don’t have an answer or a solution to our problem but it is “nice” to know we’re not alone!
    xo,

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    1. Yessenia Diaz
      February 2, 2017

      I appreciate the comment! I know that as time passes we’ll figure out our water issues but until then stay hydrated! Hope we can meet up soon!

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      1. Harmony
        February 8, 2017

        Definitely! Around a biiiig glass of water I hope, haha!
        xo

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