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Not_Giving_Up Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-13-05 11:27 PM
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Why does tea make you pee like mad?
I can drink anything else, and I have WonderBladder. I drink tea, and I have to pee every five minutes. :wtf:
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bearfan454 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-13-05 11:29 PM
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1. It's a natural diuretic nt
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KitchenWitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-13-05 11:29 PM
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2. the diuretic effect of caffeine
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Not_Giving_Up Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-13-05 11:30 PM
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4. I drink a million cokes a day, and only go three or four times
So...why don't the Cokes do it?
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KitchenWitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-13-05 11:32 PM
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6. There are also natural diuretics in tea leaves
that are not present in coke
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Not_Giving_Up Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-13-05 11:36 PM
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9. Aha!
That must be it.
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KitchenWitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-13-05 11:39 PM
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12. I have the same thing with iced tea
I can drink gallons of water...but one glass of Iced tea and I am peeing like a rushing racehorse.
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Floogeldy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-13-05 11:36 PM
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10. There are also natural diuretics in tea leaves.
The sugar in the cokes inhibits the diureticismambolistianattaperplunk.

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Floogeldy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-13-05 11:33 PM
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7. the diuretic effect of caffeine
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caty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-13-05 11:29 PM
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3. Tea is a diuretic.
Does coffee do the same thing to you?
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Not_Giving_Up Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-13-05 11:31 PM
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5. Coffee moves me in other ways
One cup a day...that's it.
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Scout1071 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-13-05 11:33 PM
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8. Dunno, but why does asparagus make your pee smell?
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Not_Giving_Up Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-13-05 11:37 PM
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11. No idea
Haven't been near an asparagus since I was forced to eat them as a child.
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Lilyhoney Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-14-05 12:42 AM
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16. If I eat food that has been smoked
then my pee has a smoked aroma to it. :wtf: Since I do not think this can be good for you, I try not to eat smoked foods.
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Hand Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-13-05 11:40 PM
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13. Insh'Allah... nt
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Lilyhoney Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-14-05 12:39 AM
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14. Me too.
I drink lots of the stuff in the morning. I pee so much that I usually wear a skirt and no underware just to make life easier. Forget the overalls. They are also not fun to wear when you are pumping in the vodka and cranberries by the pint.
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Not_Giving_Up Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-14-05 12:40 AM
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15. Well, I haven given up clothing over it
My son tends to wake up to pee in the middle of the night. I lose my bra, but rest of stays on.
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