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Eversince I was a child, I have gotten light-headed whenever I drink water on its own. Water with something such as juice mixed in is fine. Even carbonated and fruit flavoured water goes down fine.

It doesn't matter if the water is room temperature or chilled, I get the same effect. The only difference being that the colder the water, the quicker I feel the dizziness. I only need one mouthful of chilled water to feel like this compared to a few mouthfuls of tap water.

Is this just my body not liking flavourless water? I only thought about it the other day when I mentioned it at work and people thought I was strange lol.
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replied August 1st, 2007
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have you eaten anything when you drink this or is this just when you drink it on an empty stomach? i feel sick when i drink water on an empty stomach
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replied August 1st, 2007
Today I did drink some water at work and it was on a full stomach just after lunch. Still has the same effect as on an empty stomach. Hm... very strange. Probably just one of those things.
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replied August 1st, 2007
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that is weird. perhaps there is something in the water.
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replied October 3rd, 2009
I have the same issue. I have to go out and buy flavored water just because regular plain old water makes me feel light headed and then I just want to take a nap. It's crazy. I really don't get it.
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replied October 3rd, 2009
I just got an email notification that a new post had been made on my old thread. Smile Wow, long time! I'm glad someone else has the same issue as me though lol. It's really strange. It doesn't matter where the water is from - tap, bottled, etc - but any still water makes me light-headed. I wonder if it's to do with my ears. I have ultra-sensitive ears when it comes to temperature. In the cold, my ears will hurt after literally a few minutes of chilly wind. Maybe it's all related somehow, who knows. Smile

The advert for that drink "Oasis" over here comes to mind though. "Oasis- For people who don't like water." Hehe!
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replied November 18th, 2009
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Me too! It's the weirdest thing, I never thought anything of it. Just decided to google it today out of boredom. Just a sip = quick lightheaded-ness and then it's gone!
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replied November 18th, 2009
Yup, that's exactly it abomimanble. A long drink means longer lightheaded-ness. I never thought anything of it either, just when a colleague at work said she didn't get that feeling I started Googling lol! There must be one of those scientific explanations out there somewhere.
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replied February 18th, 2010
I have had the same problem since I was little. I would get light headed after drinking any amount of purified water (i.e. culligan, hinckley springs, etc.) I think it has to do with the water being more pure and their being more oxygen in it than normal, the extra oxygen would account for the brief light headed feeling... not a scientist though, just guessing really. Wish I knew for sure if I was right or not Smile
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replied July 16th, 2010
Water and sensitive ears
Does anyone know if this also happen when you have a filter on your tap water? Is it the same effect?
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replied March 23rd, 2011
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It is really cool that others experience this.(Or is it) When I was little I use to get dizzy when I drank out the water fountain at school. And I always thought that there was something in the water. Now that I'm older it still happens. Especially from water fountains. I just realized from reading some other threads that it is, in fact, b/c of the inner ear. I have always had ear problems and sinus infections, so it all makes sense. I still think they may have something in the tap water, but that's another subject. Smile
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replied August 17th, 2012
Light headed and nosea
I have the same reaction when I drink water.I go to gym in the night and I have to be carefull how much watter I drink and the next day I'm really sick,nosea,light headed,my hearing becomes very sensitive.Did all the tests,been to neurologist,eye specialist, everything good.Wird and now I want to try a naturopath
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