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Dehydration? IBS?

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  • Posted By: MissTeacher
  • January 19, 2009
  • 07:55 AM

I hardly drink any liquid so I imagine that I am dehydrated. However, I am never thirsty and I urinate more than any of my friends and family. I am nauseous nearly constantly, I don't sweat, I get dizzy, I have trouble remembering things and concentrating, and I get head rushes. I have an aching kidney pain that comes and goes with a history of one kidney stone. I also get urinary tract infections often.

I was told a long time ago I had irritable bowel syndrome but I went to the head of gastroenterology and he said I don't even have the symptoms. I don't have diarrhea and I am not constipated, however, I do have pellet stool.

I don't know what is causing my problems but I also have "possible" adhesions on my ovaries from a ruptured cyst. I have pain around the area of my gall bladder and I was recently diagnosed with anemia and malnutrition. I have no idea if any of this links but I am really sick of not feeling well. Any ideas will be appreciated.

Bio: 18/Female/5'6/125lbs.

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  • My utis were caused by spina bifida occulta found when they did ethical research in my 20's I am now 62. They found nitriofurantoin to be the medication to help but am also allergic to it. Along with this was petit mal and damage to major organs IBS and reaction to allergies of medication and food. Also hormonal imbalances of thyroid and oestrogen along with the genetic.I am tested every 3 weeks . I cannot catherterise .Had cardiac arrest 2 years ago I have found rehydration sachets helpful. Also CFS / fibromyalgia was diagnosed privately by expert Prof Davies . The NHS commercially directed, disregard and uses statistics and does not believe medicine to be a non exact science blaming those it :rolleyes:cannot diagnose . The art is in UNBIASED research and diagnosis.
    skybluepink 4 Replies
    • January 19, 2009
    • 08:21 AM
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  • Pellet stools are a symptom of IBS.As for the not drinking,are you just not thirsty?Have you had a urinalysis done to see if your urine is really concentrated or not?
    richard wayne2b 1232 Replies
    • January 19, 2009
    • 01:40 PM
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  • Oh,I see that you're not thirsty.If you're really volume-depleted,you could experience some of the weird symptoms you describe.If I were looking for really odd causes,I'd think Dysautonomia.You might research it.
    richard wayne2b 1232 Replies
    • January 19, 2009
    • 01:47 PM
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  • Oh,yeah, you need ablood sugar and serum electrolytes.
    richard wayne2b 1232 Replies
    • January 19, 2009
    • 01:53 PM
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  • I don't drink because I am not thirsty. I did have a urinalysis done and it came back fine. I am not looking for an odd cause. I just need a cause. What is "volume-depleted"?
    MissTeacher 14 Replies
    • January 19, 2009
    • 06:51 PM
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  • ''Volume-depleted is med-speak for dehydration.If you don't want an odd DX,then don't have such odd symptoms!Your Sx are anything but ''ordinary.''
    richard wayne2b 1232 Replies
    • January 19, 2009
    • 07:18 PM
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  • I forgot to ask you to define malnutrition because that is so rare unless one has an eating disorder.Do you?
    richard wayne2b 1232 Replies
    • January 19, 2009
    • 07:22 PM
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  • My malnutrition means I am low on all my vitamin levels, low on protein, and very low on iron. Those are the only three he brought up. I don't have an eating disorder but I don't eat a lot. Because I feel sick most of the time.
    MissTeacher 14 Replies
    • January 19, 2009
    • 08:51 PM
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  • Why are you low on vitamins&protein?Vitamin supplements with iron are cheap as are protein supplements.You sound like you don'twant to get well.
    richard wayne2b 1232 Replies
    • January 19, 2009
    • 09:25 PM
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  • I didn't know I was low until recently. I just started taking vitamins and iron...Thanks
    MissTeacher 14 Replies
    • January 19, 2009
    • 11:13 PM
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  • MissTeacher I have the same symptoms you describe..I rarely ever drink because I just don't get thirsty..and no matter how hard I exercise I do not sweat..I am either constipated or have pellets..i almost pass out everytime i stand up after sitting..i have extremely low blood pressure and i have this pain on my kidneys that comes and goes...tell me if you have found anything out.
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