Staying hydrated without having to pee

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Staying hydrated without having to pee

Postby luckyme » Mon Dec 06, 2010 10:55 am

on Saturday. Tips/foods/drugs?

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Re: Staying hydrated without having to pee

Postby 2014 » Mon Dec 06, 2010 11:08 am

Hook up an IV.

Just make sure you drink a ton of water in the days leading up to the test, don't overdo it on the morning of and you should be fine. If you are well hydrated from the days before you won't have to down a glass/bottle of water before the test and you can still be alert.

Just don't do anything with caffeine in it and lay off the coffee. If you need an energy boost, 5 hour energy is solid but try it first. I also wouldn't go with a snack that is too carb laden or you might crash from it.

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Re: Staying hydrated without having to pee

Postby rinkrat19 » Mon Dec 06, 2010 5:01 pm

luckyme wrote:on Saturday. Tips/foods/drugs?


Dude. You're sitting in a chair for four hours (WITH a break), not orbiting the moon in an Apollo space capsule or running the Boston Marathon. Just don't drink a Super Big Gulp on the way to the test center.

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Re: Staying hydrated without having to pee

Postby dabbadon8 » Mon Dec 06, 2010 5:06 pm

I did a practice run in which I did a test at the exact time using the exact amount of water and snacks as the real thing. It worked out well and made me less anxious about the real thing. Just try out what you are considering and see if it works.

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Re: Staying hydrated without having to pee

Postby banana613 » Mon Dec 06, 2010 5:11 pm

I would add, if you do decide to drink a coffee, make sure you drink it long before the actual test. I drank a coffee about an hour before the exam, and I was dancing in my seat the first three sections. Super uncomfortable. I agree with the poster above, do a trial run and simulate every aspect of the real thing. The less unknowns, the more confidence (in my opinion).

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Re: Staying hydrated without having to pee

Postby almostfamous » Mon Dec 06, 2010 5:16 pm

banana613 wrote:I would add, if you do decide to drink a coffee, make sure you drink it long before the actual test. I drank a coffee about an hour before the exam, and I was dancing in my seat the first three sections. Super uncomfortable. I agree with the poster above, do a trial run and simulate every aspect of the real thing. The less unknowns, the more confidence (in my opinion).


+1
I drank a latte right before the test and I had to pee SO badly for the first half of the test. I'm lucky I didn't totally bomb the test because I'm pretty sure at least 50% of what I was thinking revolved around my bladder.

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Re: Staying hydrated without having to pee

Postby AreJay711 » Mon Dec 06, 2010 5:30 pm

You are over-thinking it. You are sitting on your ass. Just drink if you are thirsty, it isn't like being hyperhydrated will help you perform.

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Re: Staying hydrated without having to pee

Postby firemed » Mon Dec 06, 2010 5:44 pm

Drink half a liter of water the night before to get properly hydrated. Pee big in the morning. Drink your normal amount of coffee or red bull or what have you... no more, no less. Drink a glass of water and eat a piece of fruit during break. Pee the moment break starts, and just before it ends.

You'll be fine. Seriously... unless, as above, you are drinking a big gulp before going in, you should be good for what, 3 hours? I mean, it seems like you spends days and days in there... but your bladder is going on its regular schedule.

PS. This is what I was tempted to write (NOTE: THIS IS SARCASM, DON'T DO ANY OF THE BELOW... SERIOUSLY):

1. What you need to do is call an ambulance, tell them you will give the crew a $100 each for the following supplies: One bag of Lactated Ringers, One 10 gtt tubing set, a couple 18 ga IV catheters, and a hotpack (you don't want to get cold in there). Put these in a bag.

2. You now need to ask them to transport you to the emergency room with a complaint of an inability to pee. You will probably have to pay them more for this. $200 each more should do. Enroute you should practice pooking out your low belly and screaming in agony when it is pushed on. You will need this skill in the ER.

3. Refuse to pee no matter how much they threaten you in the ER (and they will threaten you). Eventually they will get pissed off and shove a large tube (called a catheter) up your urethra. It will be uncomfortable (okay, really painful actually)... mostly because they will suspect you of faking and "forget" to use the lube with the anesthetic in it. This tube will be attached to a bag which will begin to fill with your urine. This is an amazing and natural process that you have just fucked with... but you don't have time to think about this, because it is time to get dressed.

4. Get dressed. Go over to a room with a sick looking patient. Unplug the wire leading to the machine that monitors their heart. Make sure you use the one between the patient and the machine... NOT THE ONE between the WALL and the MACHINE. Having one less monitor to look at won't even register for the nurses and doctors. They will only feel a subconscious sense of relief. BTW: don't get caught skulking. They frown on that... and they might take the catheter out before having security "remove" you. And that would be fail.

5. After a few minutes (no less than 15, no more than 45) some nurse or tech will lackadaisically meander towards the patient whose heart monitor has been alarming very loudly indicating he is probably dead. He is sick looking, remember? So the tech or nurse, almost certainly unable to make a decision on their own about anything up to and including wiping their own ass, looks at the sick guy with the alarm and will call over another nurse, two techs, and eventually a doctor to consult.

6. Walk out the ER. Remember you have a bag full of urine in your pants, so don't run. Just walk... casually.

7. Go home... occasionally empty the bag. Set your alarm an hour before you need to get up.

8. Go to sleep.

9. Wake up, empty bag, and remove an 18ga catheter from your IV kit. Hook the bag up to the 10gtt line. It is pretty simple, and if you can't figure it out you need to walk in and cancel. Fill the line with fluid, then stop it. Oh, and don't forget to wash you hands first, and make sure the bag is in date.

10. Now the tricky part: get the needle and cath into your arm. I won't give you advice on this, just in case some moron actually tries this. But I will say this: thousands of drunk (or even profoundly drunk) doctors, nurses, and medics have done this on themselves. So it isn't impossible.

11. Open the line. Clean up the blood you undoubtedly spilled. Run the bag into your body.

12. You are now hydrated. Congratulations. You no longer have to worry about peeing... or worry about dehydration effecting your test. On the other hand, you seriously need to worry about your sanity, moron.

13. Go to test. Take test.

14. Get the cath out of your urethra. Um, just FYI, there is a balloon inflated in there. And I forgot to tell you to get a syringe to get the air out before you start yanking. So good luck with that.

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Re: Staying hydrated without having to pee

Postby krad » Mon Dec 06, 2010 5:49 pm

firemedicprelaw FTW.

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Re: Staying hydrated without having to pee

Postby SilverE2 » Mon Dec 06, 2010 6:46 pm

firemedicprelaw wrote:
1. What you need to do is call an ambulance, tell them you will give the crew a $100 each for the following supplies: One bag of Lactated Ringers, One 10 gtt tubing set, a couple 18 ga IV catheters, and a hotpack (you don't want to get cold in there). Put these in a bag.

2. You now need to ask them to transport you to the emergency room with a complaint of an inability to pee. You will probably have to pay them more for this. $200 each more should do. Enroute you should practice pooking out your low belly and screaming in agony when it is pushed on. You will need this skill in the ER.

3. Refuse to pee no matter how much they threaten you in the ER (and they will threaten you). Eventually they will get pissed off and shove a large tube (called a catheter) up your urethra. It will be uncomfortable (okay, really painful actually)... mostly because they will suspect you of faking and "forget" to use the lube with the anesthetic in it. This tube will be attached to a bag which will begin to fill with your urine. This is an amazing and natural process that you have just fucked with... but you don't have time to think about this, because it is time to get dressed.

4. Get dressed. Go over to a room with a sick looking patient. Unplug the wire leading to the machine that monitors their heart. Make sure you use the one between the patient and the machine... NOT THE ONE between the WALL and the MACHINE. Having one less monitor to look at won't even register for the nurses and doctors. They will only feel a subconscious sense of relief. BTW: don't get caught skulking. They frown on that... and they might take the catheter out before having security "remove" you. And that would be fail.

5. After a few minutes (no less than 15, no more than 45) some nurse or tech will lackadaisically meander towards the patient whose heart monitor has been alarming very loudly indicating he is probably dead. He is sick looking, remember? So the tech or nurse, almost certainly unable to make a decision on their own about anything up to and including wiping their own ass, looks at the sick guy with the alarm and will call over another nurse, two techs, and eventually a doctor to consult.

6. Walk out the ER. Remember you have a bag full of urine in your pants, so don't run. Just walk... casually.

7. Go home... occasionally empty the bag. Set your alarm an hour before you need to get up.

8. Go to sleep.

9. Wake up, empty bag, and remove an 18ga catheter from your IV kit. Hook the bag up to the 10gtt line. It is pretty simple, and if you can't figure it out you need to walk in and cancel. Fill the line with fluid, then stop it. Oh, and don't forget to wash you hands first, and make sure the bag is in date.

10. Now the tricky part: get the needle and cath into your arm. I won't give you advice on this, just in case some moron actually tries this. But I will say this: thousands of drunk (or even profoundly drunk) doctors, nurses, and medics have done this on themselves. So it isn't impossible.

11. Open the line. Clean up the blood you undoubtedly spilled. Run the bag into your body.

12. You are now hydrated. Congratulations. You no longer have to worry about peeing... or worry about dehydration effecting your test. On the other hand, you seriously need to worry about your sanity, moron.

13. Go to test. Take test.

14. Get the cath out of your urethra. Um, just FYI, there is a balloon inflated in there. And I forgot to tell you to get a syringe to get the air out before you start yanking. So good luck with that.


Thx for the advice, im gonna do this

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Re: Staying hydrated without having to pee

Postby Mike12188 » Mon Dec 06, 2010 6:54 pm

I left the test twice to pee on my own time lol. I was so nervous.

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Re: Staying hydrated without having to pee

Postby nicole1833 » Mon Dec 06, 2010 6:56 pm

This dude I know sprinted out of the test room because he had to pee so bad. He claims that this time around he will wear an adult diper, as it will save him a little more time than running out of the room.

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Re: Staying hydrated without having to pee

Postby Mike12188 » Mon Dec 06, 2010 6:58 pm

nicole1833 wrote:This dude I know sprinted out of the test room because he had to pee so bad. He claims that this time around he will wear an adult diper, as it will save him a little more time than running out of the room.


lol thats great. I had like 7-8 minutes left on one of my LR and 5 left on the other so I went to pee then re-checked all my answers.

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Re: Staying hydrated without having to pee

Postby dakatz » Mon Dec 06, 2010 6:59 pm

I don't know about you guys, but when I get in the zone with something, I completely disconnect from my bodily functions, or at least my perception to them. I guess an example is, I was sick with a stomach virus once right before a school play. Sick as hell, yet as soon as I got on the stage, adrenaline takes over and I was fine. Belted out every song. Then went and threw up afterward. Trust me, once you get in the zone, you won't think about having to use the bathroom or anything else for that matter. The only way this is a problem is if you let yourself consciously think about it. And if you are focused on anything but the test itself, well then you are already in a hole.

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Re: Staying hydrated without having to pee

Postby nematoad » Mon Dec 06, 2010 7:01 pm

:lol: :lol: :lol: such a legitimate problem. i canceled a test because of this. don't enter the test room until you absolutely have to. keep trying to pee uintil then. also, no big swigs of water... its sippy cup time.

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Re: Staying hydrated without having to pee

Postby thegarciab0y » Mon Dec 06, 2010 7:04 pm

nicole1833 wrote:This dude I know sprinted out of the test room because he had to pee so bad. He claims that this time around he will wear an adult diper, as it will save him a little more time than running out of the room.

hahahahaha so great

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Re: Staying hydrated without having to pee

Postby thegor1987 » Mon Dec 06, 2010 7:05 pm

I seen people on the bike in a triathlon just piss themselves so they don't have to get of the bike, in a testing room however the option may be less practical.

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Re: Staying hydrated without having to pee

Postby luckyme » Mon Dec 06, 2010 7:06 pm

rinkrat19 wrote:
luckyme wrote:on Saturday. Tips/foods/drugs?


Dude. You're sitting in a chair for four hours (WITH a break), not orbiting the moon in an Apollo space capsule or running the Boston Marathon. Just don't drink a Super Big Gulp on the way to the test center.


AreJay711 wrote:You are over-thinking it. You are sitting on your ass. Just drink if you are thirsty, it isn't like being hyperhydrated will help you perform.


If I drank a super big gulp I would literally score 20 points lower

I had less than a glass of water the morning of the October test and by the end of section 3 I was more focused on not pissing my pants than LR

I have considered cathing myself for this test :shock:




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