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Old 05-09-2011, 07:09 PM
 
Location: Duarte, CA
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Not sure if this belongs more on the Health forum but here it goes (mods: plz feel free to move it there if you think so.)

Any ideas if any fruits are antidiuretics? (Antidiuretics are foods that enable one to hold onto water longer in the body rather than passing it out.)

I have a tendency to wake up in the middle of the night both thirsty AND with a full bladder.. drinking more water will better the thirst but make the full bladder worse. And drinking less water will make the full bladder better but I'll almost guaranteed wake up in the middle of the night gasping for water (and believe me, I cannot sleep when thirsty no matter how sleep deprived.)

So adjusting the intake of water is not an option.. what foods, preferably fruits, can I eat before bed to force my body to better retain water? I don't want any processed foods or medicines unless absolutely necessary.
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Old 05-09-2011, 07:17 PM
 
Location: San Antonio/Houston
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I think you should see a doctor. Your symptoms indicate that you might have diabetes.
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Old 05-09-2011, 07:41 PM
 
Location: Maple Lake, MN
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Not sure if this belongs more on the Health forum but here it goes (mods: plz feel free to move it there if you think so.)

Any ideas if any fruits are antidiuretics? (Antidiuretics are foods that enable one to hold onto water longer in the body rather than passing it out.)

I have a tendency to wake up in the middle of the night both thirsty AND with a full bladder.. drinking more water will better the thirst but make the full bladder worse. And drinking less water will make the full bladder better but I'll almost guaranteed wake up in the middle of the night gasping for water (and believe me, I cannot sleep when thirsty no matter how sleep deprived.)

So adjusting the intake of water is not an option.. what foods, preferably fruits, can I eat before bed to force my body to better retain water? I don't want any processed foods or medicines unless absolutely necessary.
Are you drinking water through the day? To just wake up only at night thirsty does not make a whole of sense to me unless dehydrated and your body is saying do something?
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Old 05-09-2011, 09:14 PM
 
Location: Heading to the NW, 4 sure.
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What med's are you on? See your doctor.
I have to "pee" 2-3 x's a night due to med's.
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Old 05-09-2011, 09:18 PM
 
Location: the AZ desert
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The water percentage of fruit is at least 80%, depending upon the fruit, so you're not going to find one that is an antidiuretic.

You may want to look into why you're so thirsty during the night, as well as why your bladder is always full then. Is this the only time you feel very thirsty? Do you drink beverages or eat foods high in liquid content too close to bed time? Does your bedroom have an adequate humidity level, (as opposed to being too dry)? Could you possibly have a urinary tract infection and are not fully emptying your bladder before you go to bed? If male, could you have an enlarged prostate?

There are many reasons for waking up at night with a full bladder and a few which would also cause thirst. I barely scratched the surface with my questions. Some have easy fixes, others can be rather serious - particularly if untreated. This thread probably does belong in the health section, rather than the food forum.

Good luck to you.
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Old 05-10-2011, 11:10 AM
 
Location: Holmdel, NJ
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the only thing im aware of that makes you retain water is salt.

how many times are you peeing during the night?
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Old 05-10-2011, 11:42 AM
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I think you should see a doctor. Your symptoms indicate that you might have diabetes.
That's what I thought as well, Elnina. Go see your doctor a.s.a.p.!
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Old 05-10-2011, 11:53 AM
 
Location: Duarte, CA
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That's what I thought as well, Elnina. Go see your doctor a.s.a.p.!
Diabetes test turned out negative last time a few months ago, same thing every year. This problem has been going on for several years already, interrupting sleep maybe once every 1 or 2 weeks.
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Old 05-10-2011, 05:33 PM
 
Location: Happy in Utah
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Try cutting down on your caffine intake throughout the day, are you getting huge amounts of vitamin C from supplements, are you eating or drinking lots of lemon, if so try cutting that down also.
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Old 05-11-2011, 10:02 PM
 
Location: San Antonio/Houston
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^^^ ...Then there are other possibilities, that your doctor ( or referred specialist ) should check on. e.g. bladder, antidiuretic hormone (ADH), declining kidney functions etc.
If you are interested in natural antidiuretics, please check here:
Natural Antidiuretic Herbs | LIVESTRONG.COM
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