I have experienced extreme thirst and frequent urination for about a month now. Have been to physician. He tested for diabetes, kidney and liver function. All tests were within normal range. Where do I go from here?
Some common causes for extreme thirst - or polydipsia - are:
Water and salt loss. This may be from sweating, diarrhea, vomiting or lack of water.
Too much alcohol, caffeine or salt.
Possible medical conditions
Your thirst may be a sign of something more serious. You could have one of many conditions, including the following:
Hyperglycemia (high blood sugar)
Diabetes insipidus (an imbalance in the body's water level)
A kidney disorder (such as Fanconi's syndrome)
Liver disease (such as hepatitis or cirrhosis)
A bleeding disorder (such as intestinal bleeding)
Burns or an infection
A head injury
A psychological disorder (Schizophrenia or obsessive compulsive disorder may cause compulsive water drinking.)
I have the same thing and just got my blood tests back - all normal. Does anyone else have any answers for what this could be, but better, how best to get rid of the thirst? I drink a ton of water and fluid w/electrolytes which solves the problem for about 5 minutes, then it's back and worse at nights which is the worst when trying to fall asleep then stay asleep.
You could also be prediabetic, like me. I drink three liters of water/ fluid a day, easily, and still remain thirsty. On my doctor's advice I'm trying to get off some of my weight so it doesn't develop into fullblown diabetes.
I have the same exact symptoms. I got tested for Diabetes but the lab tests showed that I did not have it. I was also tested for Diabetes Insipidus but I haven't received the test results for that yet.
The test results did show that I have a Thyroid Imbalance (hyper)so the doctor put me on medication. I've been taking the medication for almost a week. Last night was the first night in 2 year that I didn't get up to urinate (I usually get up between 6-15X a night and I go,on average 12 times during the day). I don't know if the frequent urination was caused by the thyroid imbalance...I am hoping so! That means better sleep for me! I hope tonight goes just as well. Good Luck and I hope they find out what's wrong. I know how horrible it can be having to urinate all the time!
not sure if any one has looked back on these posts but I have had all test done for thirst tiredness frequint urination and sore legs like I had bricks on them or something I get exhausted quickly. no libida dry skin.ect ect but had all test done gtt live function kidneyenzymes vite B all I could have imagined but none I am in the drs eyes very healthy . I went back and yes I could have cried as to think I had waited sooo long. I am now being tested for diabetes insipudis and I also have a low acting thyroid in the making also low blood pressure. so if anyone could pleeese post if they have had the same symptoms and found out what it is that would be amazing and great??
Hello Melissa! I was just wondering if you found out what this was? I was tested for diabetes, thyroid and liver and said my kidneys look good. Not diabetic. I am being referred to a urologist and go from there..
Hey Melissa. I have had exactly the same symptoms as you for the past year now. It all started when stressful events started to unfold in my life. The stress was sustained at high levels for a very long time, and I've finally been diagnosed with adrenal issues because of the stress. I have high cortisol all through the day and into the night so haven't been sleeping well, then I have low cortisol in the morning so I can't wake up at the right time. The high cortisol is causing the frequent thirst and urination, low blood pressure, low libido, etc. If you haven't already found the answer to your situation I hope this helps!
I am also having the same problem for the past 10 months.. i'm on homeopathic medicine..,but suddenly i see that the symptoms are coming back...
I have already been seen by a Urologist..Dr.Zelich Frischer Stony Brook Physician..He never asked me to get tested for Thyroid or Diabetes Insipidus..
I don't have any disturbance during sleep though..
I'm 25 Male 5'10" 120lbs.. So underweight
Okay it's been about 6 months since I replied but I just wanted to update. I did not have diabetes Insipidus just the thyroid imbalance. The frequent urination increased. I went to a urologist and was told I had an overactive bladder (as if I didn't know that...I wanted to know what was causing it). I was prescribed Dextroll (I think that was the name) and billed for not solving my problem. I didn't feel right about taking that medication so I did some research and found out that Splenda causes these symptoms. It has been known to cause bladder problems. Just a teaspoon a day can make you sick! I only use about 1.5 teaspoons a day. I decided to cut Splenda out of my diet and within 3 weeks I was completely back to normal. NO more urinating, dehydration, no more being super thirsty.
You might want to go for a brain scan...just incase ..my friend kinda had a similar problem(im not going to details private matter)..please fix it now before its too late! or atleast just make sure there is nothing there
I am also worried as I have been urinating at least 8 to 10 times a day and am always thirsty. I don't have diabetes but have recently had a urinary tract infection which was treated with some antibiotics. I have High blood preassure and have been on a medication called Atacand 4 mg two times a day. I did not have any real urinating problems when I was on Atacand once a day, it has been ever since I have started taking it twice a day that I got a UTI and subsequently the frequent urinating and extreme thirst. Could it be my Blood pressure medication causing the frequent urination? Ayone going thru this problem?
I am in serious misery with urinating so much. I am diabetic, HBP, and alot of physical-painful things and I am prone to swell and retain water so without fail I take water pills daily just to keep the swelling almost manageable. Nothing has changed in my medication. I am incontinent and can only go 45 minutes between changes of totally full and seeping adult diapers. But then one of these posts hit home! I never get enough liquid in so I have also begun drinking more tea. But I am a southerner and like it sweet. I dont eat much sugar but I DO use alot of Splenda, have since it first came out. It was a miracle sweetener for me as I dont miss the sugar at all. I about a quart of tea I put in two scoops just a bit smaller than a coffee scoop. I even made the remark that I know tea is a diuretic but has never made me urinate like this. I am about 100lbs overweight and have recently been hospialized for severe infections in my legs causing deep burns in my flesh down both legs. I still have it and its been exactly a year next month. But I have been drinking about 3/4 of a gallon a day, however I dont feel thirsty. That uses a lot of Splenda. Well I am going to stop sweetening my tea today and if the flows settles down. I went about 20 years without sweetening my tea so it just wont be too hard. If it IS Splenda, this will be a very hard situation as it is my primary source of sweet in everything I eat or drink. Wish me luck and I will post in a week or so what has happened!
I have the same symptoms but am not diabetic. I am hypothyroid but I take levothyroxine so I shouldn't experience any more thyroid symptoms.
I have excessive uncomfortable thirst that gets worse and night and is not soothed by any liquids. I also have to frequently urinate, urgently. Often paired with fatigue and acidic feeling in my stomach. Could it all be explained by acid reflux?
This has been ongoing for nearly two years now. Please help!
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I have the exact same problem. I drink about 12 liters of water a day, use the toilet about 10-15 times and don't have diabetes. I am medication for depression and anxiety(Effexor 330mg, Tylex 450mg) and tablets for pain. Although these might be a part of the problem I thing it is psychological. The fear of dying of thirst or and OCD type thing. It's funny, sometime or mostly actually, I would guzzle down lots of water like I just ran a marathon even though I was just sitting down watching TV. It's just a weird compulsion that comes over me. I am a little bit warm "drink lots of water" my lips are a little dry "drinks lots of water". Anyway, as I said, I think it's psychosomatic. I was ask your doctor about that and it might give you seem relief to remove the stress in your life and do mindfulness.