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Eva

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How much water do other people drink in a day? I can't manage the recommended 2 litres - its too much - I am fairly small and my only exercise is a short walk, the most I manage is 4 or 5 glasses (I measure a glass as being 1/4 litre).

Also, is it best to sip water slowly over the day rather than drink a whole glass at a time? Does this lead to less frequency/urgency, and is it true that warm water is less diuretic than cold/room temperature?

Any thoughts?

samantha1

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Hi,

I drink a one and half litre bottle of Evian every day.  I start with a fresh bottle in the morning and make sure it's finished by the time I go to bed. 

I'm only 5'2" and think I'm drinking enough.  I certainly don't feel dehydrated.

I always keep the water at room temerature to make it easier to drink.

I read somewhere that one and half litres is fine for this time of year and if you are only moderately active.  When it's hot, or if you do lots of exercise, I read you should drink more along the lines of two and half litres.

A good way to check if you are dehydrated is to pinch the skin on the back of your hand.  It should spring back immediately..if it doesn't, drink more.

Samantha xxx
DawnCOB

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6-8 glasses or 1-2 litres a day is considered normal.

I space out what I drink... ie 1 glass of water at following times....

9am 

11am

1pm

4pm

6pm

8pm

10pm

1 during night. 

best wishes
Dawn
maz451

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Gosh! If I drank that much I'd never get off the loo, bladder issues aside!!! A consultant told me to drink only when thirsty which is what I tend to do now and my pain and frequency have improved a lot! Just depends on the individual I suppose - as usual! 2 litres is a lot of water whatever time of year it is. I think that as long as you don't become dehydrated you should be ok. M.

Eva

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Thanks for replies.

Dawn, that seems a lot in this weather! I think I've read somewhere that yr body can adapt to drinking quite a lot of water over time. Do u drink any other drinks on top of the water?
Voodoo

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I try to drink 2 litres a day which I find is easier when I'm in work as I sit next to the water machine but at home I struggle to remember and get headaches from not drinking enough. For me, drinking lots of water helps my IC as when I'm not drinking a lot I burn more when I wee. However, I find ice cold water painful when it hits my bladder which is surprisingly quick so I try to just have it at room temperature if I can. I also try not drinking anything after 10pm as it reduced my nighty trips to the loo.


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Voodoo

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Also, rather than just gulp down a glass at set intervals I carry a bottle around with me and sip it regularly, as again if a lot of liquid hits my bladder at once that's really painful no matter what the temperature of the liquid was when I drank it.


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BOO (bladder outlet obstruction) - diagnosed 25.01.11

Currently taking 10mg alfuzosin hydrochloride, 60mg trospium and 20mg amitriptyline. Also having uracyst bladder instillations.
Blinkie

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Gosh! If I drank that much I'd never get off the loo, bladder issues aside!!! A consultant told me to drink only when thirsty which is what I tend to do now and my pain and frequency have improved a lot! Just depends on the individual I suppose - as usual! 2 litres is a lot of water whatever time of year it is. I think that as long as you don't become dehydrated you should be ok. M.

Some poeple don't feel thirsty and can go all day with drinking, IMO that was a silly thing for your doctor to say to you
maz451

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Well he was a well thought of consultant urologist! M.

Blinkie

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Well he was a well thought of consultant urologist! M.



Yeah I'm sure he is, what I was trying to say is, if that was said to me I would never drink and shrivel up like an old prune, I don't like drinking, I end up with headaches and alsorts, I have only started drinking lots since this problem so though it was good advice for you it would not be so good for everyone unless I am the odd one out, that might be the case 
Georgy

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I was concerned about the problem of how much to drink when I was diagnosed about 10 years ago.  The consultant told me 2 to 3 cups of tea was fine and a small amount of water if I felt thirsty.  If I drink any more than this my bladder feels as if it is falling out!  I have problems leaving the house on this small amount of liquid as walking makes the pressure so much worse.  After all, the food we eat makes a certain amount of liquid and I have never had a problem with dehydration.  If I drank the amount that is supposed to be the norm. I would become a constant dripping tap.  I haven't shrivelled up yet and a skin test revealed that my skin was much better for my age than it should have been.  I recently had gastroenteritis and, of course, was unable to eat.  During this time I obviously drank much more, but because I wasn't eating, I was able to cope with more liquid.  Perhaps it's just me!  I couldn't cope with sitting on the loo any more than I do already.
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I always understood that if you are properly hydrated then your urine is a pale yellow colour?   For me to keep it this colour I do seem to need to drink quite a bit, probably a bit over 2 litres.  Mainly drink water with some peppermint tea and redbush tea.  Do find that I start to feel a bit obsessed and get worried if I haven't drunk for a while although find it a total nuisance with all the toilet trips!

loza

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Crescent, i do that too, i start panicing if i havent got any water with me or if ive forgotten to drink. i always have a two litre bottle of evian with me now and drink all of it... and more! im constantly going for a wee but rather that than the pain of not keeping myself hydrated

Georgy - tea may be causing you problems? cafine/tea/coffee trigger alot of problems in some suffers - me included. Maybe try red bush or Evian water?

loz xx
skysoldier

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I still drink 10 to 12 times a day or even more to maintain a good rehydration for myself.
58darren

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We're told to drink 8 glasses a day, but don't forget you also get water from everything you eat. 
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