Image that you’re surrounded by fresh water.
Not salt water, fresh water, that is safe for drinking and that tastes great.
You’re surrounded by this water and you have a cup in your hand.
You’re thirsty, so you take a glass of this water and drink it.
But you’re still thirsty, so you drink another glass.
And then another.
You’re drinking, and drinking, and the water tastes amazing, but no matter how much water you drink, you’re still thirsty.
That has been my nightmare for the last 3 years.
I know what you’re thinking: “She probably has diabetes. Why doesn’t she get checked for diabetes?” And if you’re thinking that, that’s a very good thought, and I’ll get to it in a minute, because I don’t have diabetes (yes I’ve been tested many times) but I’ll get to that in a minute.
For the last 3 years, give or take a few month, I have been unbearably thirsty.
And while nightmare may be a bit of an exaggeration – because lets face it, people it third-world countries have it much worse – it has not been pleasant.
For the last 3 years I have been drinking 2+ gallons of water every day.
I haven’t drank soda with any regularity at all, because it made the thirst worse.
I drank unsweetened tea and coffee, but only for the caffeine.
Being thirsty became my nightmare, one that I was living every single day and could not ever get away from.
I didn’t dare leave the house without a 32 + oz water bottle in hand.
Normal 16 oz water glass didn’t cut it for me, because I would drain that in less than 5 minutes.
I was so thirsty, all the time, and no matter how much water I drank, I couldn’t quench my thirst. [Read more…]