By CantPoop - 13/07/2018 08:00 - United States - Springdale

Today, I was telling my wife how being told to drink water all day when you're not even thirsty is "such a scam". Suddenly, I felt an excruciating pain in my abdomen. The ER had to give me IV fluids because I was so constipated from dehydration. The bill was over $2000. FML
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Given that humans are 70-80% water (I forget the exact figure), it makes sense that we need to drink some to replenish what we lose. Were you not taught this in school?

Besides staying hydrated, you also need sufficient daily fiber in your diet to AVOID constipation....

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Given that humans are 70-80% water (I forget the exact figure), it makes sense that we need to drink some to replenish what we lose. Were you not taught this in school?

yeah, that's not really how this works... dehydration is actually incredibly difficult state to achieve (if you can call it achieving) in humans, OK must have REALLY not liked the idea of drinking lol

Besides staying hydrated, you also need sufficient daily fiber in your diet to AVOID constipation....

So, you paid $2000 for a bag of water. Well, the prevention may not be a scam, but the cure certainly is (well, more of a price gouge than a scam, but you know, semantics).

Well, he's paying for using the ER and taking up the personnel's time

A shame they don't live in a developed western country where subsidized universal healthcare is a thing

regi13 8

Why should we have to pay for this idiot?

What if instead of the IV the ER would’ve used an enema on you. Wouldn’t that scare you more into drinking water in the conventional way? Just sayin’

Justine Malang 16

Such a scam? At least you now know you were being ignorant.

bl3ur0z3 17

Water you gonna do cooking forward? Drink more what are from now on. Seriously, carry a 32oz what are bottle and force yourself to drink it all day. You should have to fill it again half way through.

that's actually a myth. different people need different amounts of water depending on size and environmental factors.

ydi. you're an idiot.

I guess your body had enough of your shit, huh

The sensation of thirst is actually the first sign of dehydration. you are supposed to drink enough fluids so that you actually never really feel thirsty...

ViviMage 38

8 glasses of water is kinda a scam. Still then you're thirsty. Humans don't tend to overdrink (unless their holding their wee for a Wii), and if your thirsty you will seek out water (unless you mistake that for hunger). Too little can also cause blood clots and DVTs