Drinking more water should make me less thirsty, right?
September 30, 2010 9:49 PM Subscribe
Is there a reason that drinking more water during the day would make me feel more thirsty and cause chapped lips?
posted by Kimothy to Health & Fitness (13 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
For the last few days I've been trying to stay really hydrated for an upcoming gig. (I'm a Trumpet player.) I've been drinking around 2-3+ liters of water daily, and trying to get a good amount of vitamin C and E in my diet. (To keep my lips nice and supple - or whatever.) Strange thing is, I'm noticing that I'm feeling more thirsty at times during the day doing this than on days where I have a more normal, however inadequate, intake of water: 1+ liters. Also, after the first day of doing this my bottom lip started feeling chapped on the edges. (Below and on the edge where the red ends.)
Is there any reasoning behind this? Am I just imagining feeling more thirsty? The chapped lips thing is not imagined, but could be explained by other things and just be coincidental. I've been putting A&D ointment on them at night to combat that.
Just curious if anyone has any insight on this.
FWIW: I haven't had much if any fast food for the last few months. I eat a few servings of fruit/veggies daily and don't spend any extended period of time outside, though I occasionally walk from home to a bus stop 10 minutes away.