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    Quote Originally Posted by Timo
    I agree, it isn't normal for healthy people to just drop dead from drinking a lot of water.

    It is possible she had some sort of medical issue, but I think it is more likely she was not eating properly. I would not be surprised if she was dieting.

    Also, I thought most people with psychogenic polydipsia suffer from hyponatremia and other health problems. Maybe I am wrong though, I don't know anything about mental issues.
    I hadn't thought about dieting, but you're right. I also wonder if having a ton of coffee could make a difference, considering that's a diuretic and all. It's just so rare for a person to just sit there, drink water and die from it. That's why I brought up the PD, those people will drink enormous amounts of water in a sitting, and while the are hyponatremic, their kidneys can usually compensate.

    This woman either peed so much that she washed out all of her sodium or couldn't pee at all and couldn't get rid of any volume. Ahhhh fluids, I hate fluids!

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    Whatever the root cause, the woman was a victim of ignorance - both her own and the radio station's. I don't expect the average person to be worried about a water "overdose" but the contest organizers certainly have a lot to answer for.

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    Oh ack! I just thought of something, what if she took a ton of Motrin when she first felt a headache. That would decrease her renal output. Man, how sad!

    And why the hell would the radio station just let people drive home after a stunt like that?

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    Im Confused!

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    Ha, Kristi, you really must be a science or medicine student. Either that or you have a passion for learning!

    Edited for clarity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Timo
    Ha, Kristi, you really must be a science or medicine student. Either that or you have a passion for learning!

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    Yep, you nailed it. I'm a know-it-all (actually-know-nothing) med student. When I read about these things I can't help but try to figure it out. In PA (where I am) salt-wasting diseases are common among the PA Dutch populations, which is why that came to mind so quickly.

    You??

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    I study engineering. Not really applicable to this subject, I suppose, but I do love to read.

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