How much water do you drink everyday? - Social Anxiety Forum
Reply
 
Thread Tools
post #1 of 68 (permalink) Old 02-10-2011, 08:21 AM Thread Starter
SAS Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: England
Gender: Male
Posts: 312
How much water do you drink everyday?

I know its seems totaly irrelevent, but after some research I did to confirm why I know longer felt anxiety when out walking after 2 week experiment of drinking 12 glasses of water per day sometimes more. I found that anxiety started to disapear, and ive started to look younger...


I decided to tr drinking water after MANY years of not drinking water at all... Coffee, occational alcohol, sometimes cold drink like orange joice. That was the only liquids ive been consuming for years. My urine has always been yellow, its not been clear for years now, since anxiety started in fact. I have a really weak thurst system, I never felt the need to drink water so often, and as the years went by, and the anxiety worsened, the thurst system got weaker, to the point where I didnt feel the need to drink water after exercise, during/after meal. This has gone on until recently. I decided to overload my body with water every day for two weeks so far. Rehydrating my badly dehydrated body. I have been constantly peeing, but, the toliet trips have lessoned now.

But yeah, to make sure i wasnt just going crazy, i did some research on my random experiment, and yeah, drinking lots of water does cure anxiety! I cannot believe it. My research told me that millions of americans are dehydrated, and im assuming its the same for the UK. I dont know of many people even family members who drink pure water everyday, and it seems teenage years are the worst for not drinking pure water. The benefits have been great so far...better skin, better eyes, better voice, AND MINUTE, TO NO ANXIETY AT ALL!


Make of this as you want, i just thought i'd write about this for you guys.



p.s im a non believer in medication for anxiety and depression. It makes anxiety worse in the long run.
JayC123 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 68 (permalink) Old 02-10-2011, 08:38 AM
Because I can!
 
Join Date: May 2010
Gender: Female
Posts: 91
I agree. I thought it was mostly to do with cutting out caffeine and alcohol rather the the water itself, but I'm going to increase my water intake and see if it helps more

As we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
RosieApple is offline  
post #3 of 68 (permalink) Old 02-10-2011, 08:39 AM
Because I can!
 
Join Date: May 2010
Gender: Female
Posts: 91
Oh and Congrats! Great to hear such a positive result!

As we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
RosieApple is offline  
post #4 of 68 (permalink) Old 02-10-2011, 08:41 AM
SAS Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Keweenaw Peninsula Michigan
Age: 44
Posts: 9,547
I try to drink at least 8 glasses a day. It helps to keep my phlegm thinned out. A few months ago I bought a water cooler and buy 5 gallons spring water they get east of Marquette. The city water is totally disgusting here. They also get it from a mine well so who knows what kind of nasty elements are in it.

troll: man, we got a lot of snow
yooper: eh?
troll: three feet, man!
yooper: yah
troll: no school, man, it was sweet
yooper: you closed school for three feet of snow?!?!??!?
troll: you like excessive punctuation, don't you?
copper is offline  
post #5 of 68 (permalink) Old 02-10-2011, 08:48 AM Thread Starter
SAS Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: England
Gender: Male
Posts: 312
Thanks RosieApple, and Good luck! Its great to see it workig for you also! Keep it consistent, everyday, and not just 2-3 glasses of water, but 10+ if possible. Ive managed two consistent weeks of water overload, and i would be very ignorant to not acknowledge the difference in myself now. If there are other people on the forums who dont drink much water, please try this experiment.

copper thats great, but you must keep water intake consistent, although obviously its kinda difficult for you :/
JayC123 is offline  
post #6 of 68 (permalink) Old 02-10-2011, 09:06 AM
SAS Member
 
Blujay13's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Bikini Bottom
Gender: Female
Posts: 166
I drink A LOT of water. On average maybe 5 cups a day. Maybe that's why my anxiety isn't that severe. But I've never not drank water so I don't know how I would act if I didn't. But that's very interesting, now I definitely will not stop drinking water!

Maybe you can afford to wait. Maybe for you there's a tomorrow. Maybe for you there's a thousand tomorrows, or three thousand, or ten. So much time you can bathe in it, roll around in it, let it slide like coins through your fingers. So much time you can waste it.
But for some us there's only today. And the truth is, you never really know.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


"Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass, It's about learning how to dance in the rain."
Blujay13 is offline  
post #7 of 68 (permalink) Old 02-10-2011, 09:14 AM
i aten't dead
 
rainbowOne's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: leicester, england.
Gender: Female
Posts: 1,499
I drink LOADS - I mean loads.5 litres some days. At least 2 litres every day.

My anxiety is still terrible.
rainbowOne is offline  
post #8 of 68 (permalink) Old 02-10-2011, 10:15 AM
SAS Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Gender: Female
Posts: 3,657
Yay! I did something close to this but I just drank water for about a week...It helped my anxiety soooo much but I didn't even care because I felt horrible.

I'm on my 2nd day juice fasting though & with that I drink about 8-12 cups of water a day. Cutting out processed foods is supposed to help with most mental problems, & juicing is supposed to heal it even more. By now i'd do anything to get rid of this!
sas111 is offline  
post #9 of 68 (permalink) Old 02-10-2011, 10:21 AM
Eating.
 
rdrr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Gender: Male
Posts: 4,870
2 liters or more.

Why put a new address, on the same old loneliness?
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
rdrr is offline  
post #10 of 68 (permalink) Old 02-10-2011, 11:07 AM
SAS Member
 
Silent Image's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: MD
Gender: Male
Age: 31
Posts: 1,066
Not enough

I might grab one glass a day. Otherwise I make Ovaltine or drink cranberry juice.
Silent Image is offline  
post #11 of 68 (permalink) Old 02-10-2011, 12:20 PM
SAS Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 35
Trying this on 2 cups so far, we'll see how it works.
Seanthabear is offline  
post #12 of 68 (permalink) Old 02-10-2011, 12:28 PM
User Requested Permanent Ban
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: City of Angels
Gender: Male
Posts: 2,692
My dad had to pass a kidney stone and so as a teenager I began drinking a lot of water to avoid that ever happening to me. This was back before they could pulverize the stone with ultrasound and the only choice was to pee out a rock. After I started doing it it became a habit for me and I've always drank a lot of water for all these years. Doesn't seem to have helped me much though people say I look young for my age so maybe it helped that way.
LALoner is offline  
post #13 of 68 (permalink) Old 02-10-2011, 12:31 PM
SAS Member
 
GunnyHighway's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Calgary, AB
Gender: Male
Age: 23
Posts: 2,839
I have a 750ml(ish) cup I empty 4 or 5 times a day at least. I have a Brita filter/jug combo I just keep in the fridge, I think it's 3 gallons or something close. I don't really notice anything positive from it though, it's just I am always thirsty and water is the way to go.
GunnyHighway is offline  
post #14 of 68 (permalink) Old 02-10-2011, 12:40 PM
SAS Member
 
CrazyCatLady's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Chicago
Gender: Female
Age: 35
Posts: 178
Well, there are definitely benefits to drinking water. I usually do feel better when I drink water regularly. My SA doesn't go away, but because I feel better physically it makes me feel better mentally, at least somewhat.

At the moment I am severely dehydrated, so much so that when the doctor drew blood they couldn't get anything. I have a caffeine addiction and while I usually don't allow myself more than one caffeine drink a day (or less), when I am upset or depressed I often use diet coke as a treat. I have been treating myself to lots of diet coke lately.

Guess I should get back on the water. It's not necessarily and anxiety cure all, though I am very happy it works well for you, but I do know that it makes me feel better in other ways that contribute to better dealing with the anxiety.
CrazyCatLady is offline  
post #15 of 68 (permalink) Old 02-10-2011, 05:59 PM
Shambles
 
Canadian Brotha's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Over Yonder
Gender: Male
Age: 27
Posts: 9,920
I agree that improving your diet & drinking more water will help you to feel better overall but I drink a lot of water & it's not cure for my anxiety, it's just something that I do


My Music Links:

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Canadian Brotha is offline  
post #16 of 68 (permalink) Old 02-10-2011, 06:02 PM
SAS Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: California
Gender: Male
Age: 22
Posts: 343
i barely drink any water. and i also have trouble sleeping. two things that may be big causes
Falcons84 is offline  
post #17 of 68 (permalink) Old 02-10-2011, 06:08 PM
Legendary
 
Cosmic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Pacific NW
Gender: Female
Age: 24
Posts: 142
The only things I drink are water, orange juice with breakfast and decaf tea at night. I should be drinking 80 oz a day, but it just makes me need to pee ALL THE TIME. ;[
Cosmic is offline  
post #18 of 68 (permalink) Old 02-10-2011, 06:34 PM
SAS Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Gender: Male
Posts: 5,019
lots
Kennnie is offline  
post #19 of 68 (permalink) Old 02-10-2011, 07:41 PM
More or less over it
 
Giraffe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Portland, OR
Gender: Male
Age: 33
Posts: 561
Yeah, I'm in the 2L+ club. I have a 300 mL bottle that I empty at least 7 or 8 times a day. I feel terrible when I'm even a little dehydrated.

"When I accept myself just as I am, then I can change." - Carl Rogers
Giraffe is offline  
post #20 of 68 (permalink) Old 02-10-2011, 07:51 PM
SAS Member
 
opalsky's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Australia
Gender: Female
Posts: 123
JayC123 Thanks!
opalsky is offline  
Reply

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
how much water do you drink per day? odun General Discussion 43 04-19-2013 11:49 AM
How much water do you really need to drink in a day? User Nutrition, Supplements and Exercise 25 12-29-2009 06:47 AM
I Will Drink 12 glasses of water a day phate Goal Setting 2 08-07-2008 07:49 PM
Do you drink Water Bon Voting Booth 40 01-01-2007 07:30 AM
Do you drink water? _Futile_ Nutrition, Supplements and Exercise 13 07-07-2006 02:37 PM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome