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Autopsy Shows Woman Died Of Drinking Too Much Water

There are 38 comments on the NBC San Diego story from Aug 31, 2008, titled Autopsy Shows Woman Died Of Drinking Too Much Water. In it, NBC San Diego reports that:

Authorities in Michigan said a 42-year-old woman found dead last month in her Macomb County condo with no signs of injury to her body died after drinking too much water.

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been there

Chambersburg, PA

#23 Sep 2, 2008
if she posed a threat to herself or others then someone should have been granted legal guardianship. this most of the time is difficult to prove. for those of you who have this problem keep trying it can be done
Kelly

Bridgeport, NJ

#24 Sep 2, 2008
this is just so odd , i love water and all but the most i drink is like 6 16oz bottles and thats thru out the day
Oh People

United States

#25 Sep 2, 2008
Stephen wrote:
since when do parents need legal guardianship to take care of a sick child???
Are you serious? Once someone turns 18, all bets are off and you parents have no more legal rights unless a court grants them. How old are you and are you like 26 and still letting you parents call the shots? If so, news flash, legally they can't.
UHearditFromMe

Philadelphia, PA

#26 Sep 2, 2008
Real wrote:
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Curse your soul for these words. Curse your soul with a voodoo doll. May you die from the inside out.
Speaking of MENTAL HEALTH! I mean what does this solve... >???
Rob

Ferndale, MI

#27 Sep 2, 2008
Kelly wrote:
this is just so odd , i love water and all but the most i drink is like 6 16oz bottles and thats thru out the day
That's good. I drink ten Pints of water a day since I work out a lot. That's normal. The report is she drank 2 gallons in as little as an hour. She had a mental problem that made her want to drink water like this. Real far out stuff. I only know this because it happened in my area. So a lot of MI people are on top of this.

Still no word of who's blood was all over the apt. when they found her. Other than it was not hers. Very creepy stuff here.
Rob

Ferndale, MI

#28 Sep 2, 2008
been there wrote:
if she posed a threat to herself or others then someone should have been granted legal guardianship. this most of the time is difficult to prove. for those of you who have this problem keep trying it can be done
They say she had been in and out of mental institutions for years. She tried to kill herself as early as only a few months ago by taking pills. Something like that. You can archive the stories at www.macombdaily.com if you like.
DDD

Philadelphia, PA

#29 Sep 3, 2008
Sadie wrote:
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Apparently you are speaking form an ignorant point of view. As a mom of a ADHD son....most of us try everything possible and use medication as a last resort. You also have no clue about the ADHD medications and how they work. Where the kids that shot up the schools legitimated prescribed the drugs or taking them illegally?
So I guess mental illness is a farce too?
amen sister!! you took the words right out of my mouth! thank you!
Bonnie

Philadelphia, PA

#30 Sep 3, 2008
This is frightening to me. I read more and more about people dying from basically water overdose. I drink alot of water in a day every day. How do I know when too much is too much ? When I'm found dead ?
paul felenczak

Maywood, CA

#31 Sep 3, 2008
Rob wrote:
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That's good. I drink ten Pints of water a day since I work out a lot. That's normal. The report is she drank 2 gallons in as little as an hour. She had a mental problem that made her want to drink water like this. Real far out stuff. I only know this because it happened in my area. So a lot of MI people are on top of this.
Still no word of who's blood was all over the apt. when they found her. Other than it was not hers. Very creepy stuff here.
I didn't see any mention of the word blood. Did you read a different story than I did?
paul felenczak

Maywood, CA

#32 Sep 3, 2008
Bonnie wrote:
This is frightening to me. I read more and more about people dying from basically water overdose. I drink alot of water in a day every day. How do I know when too much is too much ? When I'm found dead ?
I think her mental illness along with the levels of sodium she injested contributed to her death. The water seems to have been a conduit. I wouldn't sweat it, Bonnie.
Bonnie

Philadelphia, PA

#33 Sep 3, 2008
paul felenczak wrote:
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I think her mental illness along with the levels of sodium she injested contributed to her death. The water seems to have been a conduit. I wouldn't sweat it, Bonnie.
But doesn't the water wash out the sodium and that's where the problem is ? How do I know when I'm washing out too much sodium ?
paul felenczak

Maywood, CA

#34 Sep 3, 2008
Bonnie wrote:
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But doesn't the water wash out the sodium and that's where the problem is ? How do I know when I'm washing out too much sodium ?
Now you're asking questions I can't answer, however, if you find yourself starting to act a little nutty just put down the water and have a shot of scotch.:-)
Real

Center Line, MI

#35 Sep 3, 2008
paul felenczak wrote:
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I didn't see any mention of the word blood. Did you read a different story than I did?
Yes. Here is the original story: http://macombdaily.com/stories/073008/loc_loc...
Real

Center Line, MI

#36 Sep 3, 2008
Bonnie wrote:
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But doesn't the water wash out the sodium and that's where the problem is ? How do I know when I'm washing out too much sodium ?
The body is designed to detect levels near overdose. You would have to drink more water than you could imagine in a very short period of time to hurt yourself. Reports say if you've drank too much water, to the point your sodium levels become dangerously low, you'll feel drunk. This is something you don't have to worry about unless you were trying to do it on purpose. This woman had a very serious problem. She wasn't just some random sane person who drank one too many waters one day. In short, I wouldn't worry about.
paul felenczak

Maywood, CA

#37 Sep 3, 2008
Real wrote:
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Yes. Here is the original story: http://macombdaily.com/stories/073008/loc_loc...
Wow, thanks for the link. ALthough it's basically the same article, it is definitely two very different stories. Just some more loser reporting from NBC San Diego.
Bonnie

Philadelphia, PA

#38 Sep 3, 2008
Real wrote:
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The body is designed to detect levels near overdose. You would have to drink more water than you could imagine in a very short period of time to hurt yourself. Reports say if you've drank too much water, to the point your sodium levels become dangerously low, you'll feel drunk. This is something you don't have to worry about unless you were trying to do it on purpose. This woman had a very serious problem. She wasn't just some random sane person who drank one too many waters one day. In short, I wouldn't worry about.
Okay, I've never felt "drunk" on water. I just believe water is all cleansing and drink alot of it.
Mason

Kalaheo, HI

#39 Sep 6, 2008
this is why Jesus turned water into wine. if you're smart, you'd do the same.
kate

Brunswick, Australia

#40 Oct 14, 2008
who ever had had a lost of drinking to much well im very sorry

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