I was significantly dehydrated yesterday. I was urinating frequently and it was pretty clear. Once I drank some Pocari Sweat (energy drink not unlike Gatorade), no more dehydration. But still clear and frequent urination.
Today, I have a pretty consistent dry mouth (though not extremely dry) and still have clear and frequent urination. I have consumed about 24 ounces of water this morning.
I also experienced nausea and diarrhea last night. I am still experiencing the latter. I have also experienced a mild loss of appetite.
Some of these symptoms resemble diabetes, but does diabetes just pop up overnight?
Can I just be very dehydrated and not diabetic? Or have a UTI?
Diabetes pops up over the course decades but a lot of people ignore it until symptoms are severe. I wouldn't base a theory about it based on a few days of symptoms. You should be thirsty and dehydrated if you're diuretic. That an nausea/loss of appetite are also common illness symptoms. Have you been urinating more often than usual in the last 72 hours?
these are symptoms of diabetes, yes, so all i can really reccommend is to eat healthy and watch your sugar intake till you can talk to a doctor. if the symptoms persist, or you begin to get confuzed and nauseous, try to eat something sweet then get to a doctor for testing. if you know anyone with a glucometer, you could also test yourself. normal BGL is between 60-120, depending on what source you are looking at... all the best, and take care!
How many times per day should I be urinating? When it comes become defined as frequent urination? I've consumed over a liter of water + energy drink over the course of the day (it's 5 PM) at the moment and have gone 7 times, will make it 8 shortly.
My urine has an very, very light yellow tint, not your normal color. So, it isn't completely clear. Still going pretty frequently too.
Things have improved slightly. Aside from loss of appetite (and the obvious urinary problems), the other symptoms are gone. My dry mouth isn't as dry as it was before either.
You should be peeing as often as you normally pee. If your dehydration is caused by diuretic symptom from a virus or infection you'd likely see a marked increase in trips to the bathroom. Diluted color of urine can also be cause by diuretic dehydration, but not as much a clear sign. Where normally a liter of fluid would just mean spending more time standing at the urinal about the same number of times a day. If you suddenly have a wicked case of hamster-bladder you can probably rule out any serious worry about Diabetes.
I have not had a fever of any kind. Actually, my temperature was taken today (they're checking for swine flu at my school) and I was 98.6.
I suspect that I had one like 2-3 months ago. Identical urinary situation (low output, frequently going, clear color) and it went away in 1-2 days. I drank a ton of water and Pocari Sweat and it went away. I probably got paranoid like this that time too lol.
So yeah, all symptoms but the urinary issues are gone. Of course, I am continually drinking liquids as that was what fixed this problem for me last time.
Frequent and sudden urges to urinate
Now, it's only a bladder thing. I mean, I have been drinking a lot of fluids (almost finished off a 1.5L bottle of Pocari Sweat), but that can't be the lone reason.
I was also able to urinate with the proper color when I woke up. Just couldn't do it later in the day.
I just can't imagine this being diabetes. I have a pretty good diet, good blood pressure last time I checked. I exercise frequently and am not overweight (6'2", 206 lbs). I have no family history of diabetes.