Why am I cold after peeing?

Hunger, pee, cold - why this women's phenomenon really exists

Do you have to go to the toilet all the time, are you hungry or cold? Nobody understands this better than our author, who would like to be uncomplicated, but always has some need that prevents it.

The other day I was in a bar with three men. It was a very fun evening. Unfortunately, I missed half of it because I had to go to the bathroom all the time. There were about ten women standing in line in front of me who had a similar problem and made mine worse because I had to queue up behind them. As I counted it towards evening, I noticed that two of the men who had beer with me weren't even on the toilet, one had gone to the toilet in about three hours. I, on the other hand, had to go to the bathroom five times. Actually, I should have had the beer right there. After all, there were enough potential interlocutors.

Later I read about why that is actually the case. The female bladder holds around 400 milliliters, the male 500 milliliters. In addition, 70 percent of all women have sensitive bladder sensors that react incredibly quickly and tell them that when they fill 200 milliliters they should run towards the bathroom. Obviously, I'm one of them. You can take medication on the other hand. It would also be helpful to avoid alcohol because it has a diuretic effect. Neither is an option for me.

It's not just my bladder that makes it difficult for me to be that cool, totally relaxed woman I want to be. There are still a few needs that prevent that. Sometimes I can't locate it, so I can't solve it either. On that evening at the bar, I knew why I was so easily irritable: I was hungry. Fortunately, there was a Turkish takeout around the corner from the bar that was able to serve me a falafel on bread in no time. My husband breathed a sigh of relief. It is often not easy for him.

Fortunately, another central problem of my luxury was quickly resolved, because one of the three men said around 11 p.m.: "I'm cold, let's go in". I was extremely grateful to this very sensitive contemporary, because I had been shaking for a while, but didn't want to be the squint at the table again. It was also closer to the toilet now.

It all sounds a bit like I'm three years old

My colleague calls my problem "hunger, pee, cold". I could add one more word: tired. Because that's the worst. When I'm tired, people around me have nothing to laugh about, then I'm really, really exhausting, aggressive, annoying.

I know it all sounds a bit like I'm three years old. When my daughters are present, they take over my role, then I put everything on hold. The other day one of them said anyway when we were about to leave the house. "Mama must definitely go again". She was right.

I admire and envy people who never go to the bathroom, who only need four hours of sleep, and who can go twelve hours without food. Unfortunately, I don't belong to this group. But at least I know my problem and have a solution for everyone who also has the "pee-hunger-cold-tired" syndrome. I always have something to eat in my pocket, I go to bed fairly early or drink enough coffee or Coke (in the vicinity of the appropriate washrooms, of course). I also have the thickest winter jacket available on the German market and I always have a cardigan with me even in summer. This is the only way I've managed to keep my circle of friends and not be divorced yet.

But the whole thing also has advantages: I just always know where the nearest toilet is