I probably consume about 400ml of liquid per day…in the form of two coffees in the morning, and sometimes a swig of mineral water later, but only when my mouth feels like the bottom of a cocky cage. I really have to remind myself to drink stuff.
But I still never seem to have the sensation of ‘thirst’. In fact I remember the last time I felt actively thirsty, and it was about 7 months ago when driving…so I pulled into the nearest 7-11 and bought a bottle of lemonade. Took two gulps, and my thirst was satiated.
What brought it home to me today was undergoing a colonoscopy. Spent yesterday chugging the preparation stuff, and promptly vomiting it back into the dunny bowl (between attacks of the squits!) The doc today couldn’t find a patent vein (funny that) but eventually whacked the bejesus out of one and I woke up in recovery.
But I still wasn’t thirsty even then.
Do any of you not get thirsty?