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thirst and fatigue

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  • Posted By: rose_thorn98
  • April 9, 2008
  • 04:38 AM

For about 6 months I've been having episodes of Thirst and Fatigue at the same time. Recently they have gotten worse. My dr. did the usual run of tests and said sugar and thyroid is okay. But they didn't do the test where I drink the sugar before hand. They just had me go to the lab and have blood taken. I feel like I'm not getting the right kind of test or answers. Please help. Also, the fatigue and thirst seems to get worse after I eat, for several hours.

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  • Fasting glucose and A1c are two of the best tests now for diabetes. I would request both of these and see what your results are.
    Shelly62 11 Replies Flag this Response
  • If the thirst is really sever you could have diabetes en sipitus (i might have spelt that wrong) which doesn't have anything to do with blood sugar levels
    qwertyuiop123 453 Replies Flag this Response
  • Its named Diabetes insipidus and with it you have large volumes of urine as well. Its caused by a deficiency of the hormone ADH that is produced in the Pituitary gland. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diabetes_insipidus Diabetes is only one of many causes of extreme thirst or the medical term for it that is Polydipsia. These include diabetes insipidus as alreayd mentioned, other endocrine disorders, dehydration, kidney disease, liver disease, urinary tract infection, mineral imbalances, head injury, drug abuse, emotional disorders and Wolfram syndrome. Certain medications can also cause excessive thirst. Your symtoms of fatigue and thirst need to be evaluated by a doctor after running blood tests. Together they will help point your doctor in the right direction. Hope this helps... Kiera
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