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  • athomeontherange
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    Trouble with hydration

    OK.. I have tried to deal with this on my own. I am at a loss and need some feedback before I go running to the doc's (which I hate doing) because I can not stand it.

    For the past few weeks I have had a horrible thirst. Now before you go all.. well drink water etc. I do. In fact, I have been tracking my liquid intake to make sure. I easily drink a gallon+ liquids a day. I wake in the night so frickin parched I down a bottle of water. Its a miserable thirst.

    To answer some unasked questions:
    I watch my salt intake, I am very sensative
    my meds have not changed ( I am on asthma meds and a water pill)
    before you say, its the water pill, my body has issues retaining water which makes no sense because I am so flippin thirsty.
    I do eat water foods (fruit and veggies.. well more fruit than veggies but working on that)
    I limit caffeine to am only between 5-7am mostly due to time, work blah blah blah
    I discount diabetes because I am LOSING weight (or rather have lost @ 50 pounds) and blood sugar is stable.

    I have heard of dry mouth but really???? this sucks- literally!!

  • Energy!
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    This article has a good summary of various causes and treatments of diabetes insipidus: https://www.niddk.nih.gov/health-inf...etes-insipidus

    I had awful thirst and constant urination for some time that turned out to be from chronic high blood sugar according to an A1c test in the prediabetes range. Within days of reducing carbs to a bare minimum the unquenchable thirst was gone along with excessive hunger pangs. But it sounds like the insipidus condition is not related to blood sugar per se and can be caused by a tumor, etc. I would search for a specialist who has a working knowledge of that condition. Some docs really don't know what they're talking about and are best avoided.

    My husband had a parathyroid issue and the Mayo clinic docs were far better than the rest of the possibilities, especially the nearby surgery factory where you had to pay extra if you had consulted with another doctor first ($1500 instead of $750 for a consultation, not covered by insurance. Obviously crooked, if you ask me. They do thousands of parathyroid removals a year, apparently.)

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  • Elliot
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    Originally posted by Paysan View Post
    Tell me more about using aspirin to treat diabetes insipidus.
    This came off the top of my head, from having read an article about it a while ago. I could not find the same article with a brief search just now, but I found this one:

    "The value of aspirin in controlling the symptoms of nocturnal polyuria"
    http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/1....02239-4.x/pdf

    The relevant article begins on the second page.
    Last edited by Elliot; 03-22-2017, 08:51 PM.

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  • OnTheBayou
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    It's why Gatorade is so popular for hydrating athletes.
    Gatorade was developed at the University of Florida for the US Army in the 1960's, when I was going there. The Army was looking for a better solution to heat exhaustion than the class salt tablet. The folks at UF analyzed sweat and urine to see what the body was getting rid of, then mixed up the appropriate chemicals. The most significant addition to plain old salt is potassium chloride. (Sodium free "salt.")

    This cocktail was tested on the football team. You can imagine what practice in Central FL is like in August. It gave them incredible advantage; the other players were dropping, the Gators kept on ticking.

    The commercial drink also uses a lot of glucose or sugar, unfortunately.

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  • OnTheBayou
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    It's why Gatorade is so popular for hydrating athletes.
    Gatorade was developed at the University of Florida for the US Army in the 1960's, when I was going there. The Army was looking for a better solution to heat exhaustion than the class salt tablet. The folks at UF analyzed sweat and urine to see what the body was getting rid of, then mixed up the appropriate chemicals. The most significant addition to plain old salt is potassium chloride. (Sodium free "salt.")

    This cocktail was tested on the football team. You can imagine what practice in Central FL is like in August. It gave them incredible advantage; the other players were dropping, the Gators kept on ticking.

    The commercial drink also uses a lot of glucose or sugar, unfortunately.

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  • OnTheBayou
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    ETA: Isn't the point of a water pill to eliminate all excess water in your body? I find that cold water quenches my thirst better as well as lemon in water.[/QUOTE]

    Cold water feels better, but you still need the same amount of water for a given situation, cold or warm.

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  • Paysan
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    Tell me more about using aspirin to treat diabetes insipidus. Hubby was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes years ago, but lately has been getting up (a lot) at night to drink a couple cups of water each time. Then he got dizzy and forgetful, sleeping (a lot!) during the day.(Galloping senility or Alzeheimers was first thought.) Doctor diagnosed insipidus and told me to limit hubby to 2 litres of liquid daily. You've got to be kidding me. Hubby has always drunk water at a high rate, as have all our kids. I made up an electrolyte solution for him, and increased salt intake. Things settled down for a short while, but he's back to his night slurping and excessive day sleeping. Nor can I restrain his intake; so I've been making more veggie soups and stews for the potassium. Still no obvious results. I really don't want to encourage him having a heart attack from depleted electrolytes.

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  • ToldUzo
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    Originally posted by tallon09 View Post
    Hello all, I'm having a very similar and serious issue, for the past few month my water intake has sky rocketed, i'm in taking on avg 8-12 Litres daily, using the bathroom every 1 -2 hours at least (except when im asleep I rarely wake up to drink/pee).

    I can't leave the house without a large bottle of water and it limits me, and i'm very embarrassed by it. I can't walk a girl home or go the beach or sit at my desk without guzzling water and needing to pee constantly.

    I've been checked for Diabetes type 1 and 2, by kidney's are fine and my blood sugar levels are normal, i've altered my diet multiple times cuttign out gluten. caffeine, dairy etc, and i've tried simply not drinking water, but i get bad headaches and my mouth gets so dry it's ridiculous.

    I have no idea what to do or what it could be, I need some advice please
    Sounds extreme... Maybe it's a mental issue? Or you can try to eat more watery foods like juicy fruits and vegetables and see if that helps.

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  • Elliot
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    In some cases, diabetes insipidus has been treated with aspirin

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  • tallon09
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    Hello all, I'm having a very similar and serious issue, for the past few month my water intake has sky rocketed, i'm in taking on avg 8-12 Litres daily, using the bathroom every 1 -2 hours at least (except when im asleep I rarely wake up to drink/pee).

    I can't leave the house without a large bottle of water and it limits me, and i'm very embarrassed by it. I can't walk a girl home or go the beach or sit at my desk without guzzling water and needing to pee constantly.

    I've been checked for Diabetes type 1 and 2, by kidney's are fine and my blood sugar levels are normal, i've altered my diet multiple times cuttign out gluten. caffeine, dairy etc, and i've tried simply not drinking water, but i get bad headaches and my mouth gets so dry it's ridiculous.

    I have no idea what to do or what it could be, I need some advice please

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  • souldanzer
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    +1 for doctor but check your potassium intake if you're not eating many veggies. Some water pills will disturb potassium balance in the body as well.

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  • Johnparkers
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    if its been off late then you should visit a doctor coz it is quite strange. May be you have brought a sudden change in some of your activity

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  • spuggygirl
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    Go see the doc - if only for peace of mind. As has been said, these could be symptoms of something much more serious.

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  • Dirlot
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    I would second the doctor but I tend to drink a lot of water as well so not as much of an issue for me. Doc - better safe than sorry.

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  • athomeontherange
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    even if it took me 6 months to lose the weight?? I fought hard with those damn pounds LOL oh and I have not noticed blood sugar issues..

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