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Old 09-04-2009, 10:50 PM   #1
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Question Extreme Thirst

I have been reading about having an extreme thirst as a symptom/sign of diabetes. Did you experience this? How many glasses of water could you drink in one sitting and still feel like you are in the middle of the desert and haven't had water in days?

I have been this way for months, at least. I know I have an autoimmune disease or two of the thyroid and I have reason to believe I may have diabetes as I have all symptoms of it. I am waiting for my labs to come in the mail to get tested and my endocrinologist believes I may have something going on here.

Anyways, the thirst it annoying to me because I can never quench it. I can drink 5-6 tall glasses of water within a few minutes and still feel thirsty and I am like this all day.

Does it go away once you receive treatment?

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Old 09-05-2009, 05:22 AM   #2
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Re: Extreme Thirst

If it is diabetes, and your blood sugars return to normal, the thirst will go away. The thirst is generated because your kidneys are busy filtering out the excess sugar out of your blood, and extra water is needed for this.

On the other hand, since you have other problems, the thirst may be something else also. Let us know what your labs are when they come in.
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Old 09-05-2009, 09:00 AM   #3
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Re: Extreme Thirst

Ironically, I have kidney pain off and on too. My endocrinologist is trying to narrow down what else may be going on and we believe it may be diabetes. I will become part of this board if that is the case as I will probably have many questions at first.

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Re: Extreme Thirst

I have not been diagnosedwith this but i am having test to see where the blood in urine is cming from but in my last urine i had a level of 57 glucose in urine. So they are thinking diabetes. I have went to the ER with symptoms of kidney stones but they have done neumerous test and found nothing. I still get the pains off and on.

And i know exactly about drinking all that water and still feel as if you have never had a drop to drink. I am the same way. Not sure if this is it or not that is why i come here alot and just read.

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