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Old 12-24-2008, 09:09 AM   #1
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Dry Throat and Really Thirsty all the Time?

I am also 7 weeks pregnant. I can't seem to drink enough, my throat is dry all the time. I am getting tired of drinking water though, is there something else to drink & how much should I be drinking a day?

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Old 12-24-2008, 10:17 PM   #2
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Re: Dry Throat and Really Thirsty all the Time?

There are all sorts of weird pregnancy symptoms. Keeping yourself hydrated is really important.
Later in pregnancy, I became really thirsty and craved ice water . I read an article later that stated that this could be a symptom of iron deficiency, which I later found out I had slightly. No big deal, they had me take an iron supplement and I was fine... but just an idea.

Really, just drink lots of water Congrats to you!

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Old 12-27-2008, 09:47 AM   #3
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Re: Dry Throat and Really Thirsty all the Time?

Maybe sucking on some hard candy would help produce some additional saliva to keep your mouth moist?

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Old 12-27-2008, 03:10 PM   #4
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Re: Dry Throat and Really Thirsty all the Time?

im horribly thirsty ALLL the time, i also have RA so i normally have dry mouth but this pregnancy has made it a million times worse... i wake up about 6 times throughout the nite to pee and my mouth is just like cotton, i probably drink more water at nite than i do throughout the day as i am more conscious of it.
Throughout the day i have not been able to stand the taste of plain water unless im eating, ive been drinking it with lime and lately limeade is my drink of preferance..but im also trying to watch my sugar intake soo BLAHH..
can't stand the taste of food or water, what fun!!


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Old 12-27-2008, 06:59 PM   #5
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Re: Dry Throat and Really Thirsty all the Time?

Try drinking stuff like Crystal Lite, and other things low in calories if you're tired of water. I've heard that a sign of GD is dry mouth (being thirsty). With my first pregnancy I had Gd, and I couldn't seem to drink enough. They usually won't check for that until 6or 7 months, but maybe you're showing early signs and should ask your Dr about it.

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Re: Dry Throat and Really Thirsty all the Time?

My thirst got worse through my pregnancy but it was really bad at the end in the middle of the night and early in the morning. I would drink probably 12 cups of water in a 2 hour time span. Dont drink anything with too much sugar or anything with caffiene. Water really is the best for you. Could you put a little lemon in it? Or try mixing some juice with your water?
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Re: Dry Throat and Really Thirsty all the Time?

Be careful of things with sugar or sweetner in it -- it doesn't really quench your thirst, which can lead you to needing to drink MORE. A squeeze of lemon or lime should help the taste, though.

Sometimes dry mouth at night is a symptom of the increased swelling in the nasal passages that comes with pregnancy. This causes you to breathe through your mouth more, causing dry mouth. Plus, if you live in an area of the country where you have the heat on, that can dry things out more. Try adding a humidifier to your bedroom.

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