Earlier this week I had a TTT (which I posted about in another thread), the doctor wants me to increase salt and water intake. He said to drink 2L per day, or close to 3L would be better. Normally, I probably don't get 1L of fluid per day. I know I'm thirsty most of the time yet I still drink very little. Yesterday I increased my water intake to over 2L and I didn't feel well all day. I think because I've experienced this feeling in the past, I usually limit my water intake. When I've had to water load prior to a pelvic ultrasound for example, I really do feel intoxicated. As for urination, some days it seems like I urinate a lot (frequency, urgency and volume) and others days like I don't urinate much at all, only a few times/day. Yesterday seemed like I didn't urinate often. I've read about diabetes insipidus but I don't think I urinate excessively although I think I usually urinate out more than I take in. I did a self test one day and drank 7.5 cups/day and output was 10 cups. This doctor also wants me to take Midodrine. I took 1 pill yesterday morning and was alert for only about 3 hours afterwards and then I got really tired, but I think that was because this was also the time I was drinking (too much) water. Recently I've realized I may have IC (which I posted about in another thread). I experience intense pain but diet changes have been helping a lot. I'm avoiding fruit juices (except low acid apple and pear), green tea, sodas, and anything with artificial sweeteners. One of the reasons I clued in to IC was after a wkend of drinking sports drinks and having horrible bladder pain. I've tried to drink water with salt added in the past, but I gag and can't get it down. Even Dr. Cheney's homemade gookinade says to use seltzer water, which I hate anyway, and is also a no-no on IC diet lists. I had some Pedialyte today and now I have some low back/pelvic pain. Any thoughts on how I can stay hydrated without loads of water, and get electrolytes without irritating the bladder?