Diabetes insipidus or...??
Hello! I am searching through the other threads on here to see if there is any useful info, but here is my situation:
For the past 4 years I have been suffering from lower abdominal pain. It will feel like a constant pressure, sometimes sharp. It is usually worse when I have to urinate badly, though sometimes it will just hurt and there is hardly any urine that comes out.
Throughout my suffering, I would get checked for UTI. They never come back positive. In the beginning I would take the antibiotics, but have given up since they don't seem to fix anything. I also have had an ultra sound on my pelvis, as well as my kidneys, and everything comes back fine.
What my doctor and I have realized through keeping a urination log is that I am must be taking in A LOT of fluid. And he said the amount coming out rules out Interstitial Cystitis. I never thought my water intake was weird. But it is defintley safe to say I drink more water than anyone I know. I just never thought it was wierd because, 1, water is good for you, and , 2, I am always thirsty.
Diabetes is ruled out becuase there aren't high levels of sugar in my urine. However, there was talk about Diabetes insipidus. The next test we are doing is seeing exactly how much I drink in a day and comparing that to how much I urinate out. I am also getting blood work done to apparently check the functioning my kidneys (something to do with electrolytes).
For these tests, my doctor asked me to cut down on the amount of fluids I take in. The first week I did this, I suffered from headaches, fatique, and irritability. Totally could have been stress, it is so hard to tell. But I decided to settle with allowing myself to drink 1 cup of water an hour.
Any experience or advice regarding this? I feel like there is a direct link to my fluid intake to my fatigue level, yet when I drink how much I "need", I find myself constantly going to the bathroom!
Last edited by shineON; 10-30-2008 at 01:11 PM.