The subject heading is slightly misleading -sorry but I couldn't think of anything short and catchy.
My problem is that I do regularly suffer from dehydration, I have looked into the answers and they say to drink more water, but with me thats the catch. I do drink lots and w** lots too but that is just it - the water passes straight through without rehydrating me.
Through summer I add an electrolytic solution to my water- I do carry this bottle all day/everyday/allyear at work. But I dont feel that drinking that much solution all year is good for a) my teeth ie,the sugar content, b) my body- like drinking sugary drinks constantly, and my body will get used to it.So I only add it in warmer weather.
To give you an example- it is mid winter here, and a week ago I dehydrated through the day at work- the temp was about 17 celcius ( summer temps are high 20's and into the mid 30's). I rode at 5.30 am ( 8 deg.) and drank about 600 ml on the ride, then just water - about 1 1/2 litre in the next 3 hours. Surely that much water should be enough but no, I felt that headache coming on and sure enough- dehydrated!
I have had this problem for many years and don't push myself when I feel dehydrated. The worst incident left me in hospital and it wasn't a pleasant feeling being that dehydrated.
So- anyone know the feeling or have a theory why this is so?