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Thirsty but do not have diabetes

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  • Posted By: halal37
  • December 12, 2008
  • 03:10 PM

Let me start out by saying I have had two 3-hour glucose tests and one 5-hour glucose test, plus lots of finger *****s over the years. My sugar always is fantastic. I do have a flat glucose level but it is rare for it to even reach 100. So I do not have diabetes and hypoglycemia has also been ruled out.

I did need more fluids then my mother needed and got thirsty easily while growing up, but since 2006 I have had extreme thirst problems. I always have water or another source of fluids with me 24/7. I have even been known to wake up every few hours needing something to drink. In 2006 I had a complete endocrine work-up which showed nothing wrong. I have many other symptoms, but every doctor I see cannot find anything wrong with me. I have really been thirsty the past few days and it is really driving me nuts. I have looked in the multiple symptom checker and basically only diabetes shows up for the symptom of the thirst. If anyone has any idea what other conditions could be causing such extreme thirst and/or what kind of doctor I might want to consult, please advise. Most doctors just basically ignore this and many of my other symptoms and then say they can’t find anything wrong with me.

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  • Has your doctor considered diabetes insipidus? It's not at all the same as diabetes mellitus, but untreated has many of the same symptoms, including frequent urination and unquenchable thirst.
    DartGirl 6 Replies
    • December 12, 2008
    • 03:54 PM
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  • I have had times of significant thirst, as well as some symptoms you mentioned in other posts while recovering from CFS. You might look at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diabetes_insipidus and also search for doctor paul cheney and read his work.HiH
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • January 9, 2009
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