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Old 12-17-2010, 08:59 PM   #1
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always thirsty/ dehydrated???

I know that maintaining adequate electrolyte balance is difficult w/ Addison's, but is there something I could be doing to help my body hold onto fluids so I am not sooooo thirsty all of the time? When I wake up in the morning I probably drink 32 oz of water. I feel like I spend the first half of the day drinking, drinking, drinking. I take .1mg of Florinef.... maybe I need more? And I've already been checked for diabetes.

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Re: always thirsty/ dehydrated???

isn't that a really low dose?
try eating right for your type, and add salt to your water. Like a few pinches each time you drink

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Re: always thirsty/ dehydrated???

If you are also urinating frequently, you may have diabetes insipidus (not the same as sugar diabetes). That would mean a hormonal problem regulating water.

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Re: always thirsty/ dehydrated???

there's other illnesses other than diabeties that come with frequent urination...

I really hate how doctors are seen as people that know everything about everything when they don't. Like every doctor I have seen whenever I mention that I pee a lot they always think I'm prediabedic. And then they do tests and realize that I'm not.

But now I realized that most people that have adrenal problems pee a lot.
To OP, the thing that helped me not go pee a lot is keeping my blood sugar stable, cut out fruits and sugars. Or if I did eat some type of simple carb I ate it with a protein or salad.

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Re: always thirsty/ dehydrated???

You should be checked for ADH deficiency.

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Re: always thirsty/ dehydrated???

I would like to jump in on this. I am always thirsty, also, and my skin looks dehydrated, as well as i always "feel" dehydrated. I have some kind of endocrine thing going on, just haven't had it figured out yet.

But, I had my ADH tested twice last year, and both times they were low at 0.8(done in a.m. fasting). But, the endo never did any specific testing for diabetes insipidus, such as a deprivation test, so I never took the vasopressin. Any ideas on what to do next? Anyone know if 0.8 is for sure low?

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Re: always thirsty/ dehydrated???

Can anyone tell me what an ADH is? I just started on cortisone and sweat terrible. I drink all the time, but I think it is because of the sweating. I do urinate a lot also. I don't have the other problem, it is secondary, I think. But my last cortisol was zero.
I just called a specialist at a city hospital and am trying to get in to see her. Her interest is adrenal insufficiency. None of my other drs know anything and the endo I did see in the fall did not even give me the results of the test.

Do you sweat a lot? Could that be making you dehydrated?

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