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spookydew
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Hi,
Just wanting to know if my very excessive thirst is related to my allergies and chemical sensitivities or a developement of OCD from lyme disease.
I have had tremendous decrease in most lyme symptoms but these are as strong as ever.
I did have very low antidiuretic hormone levels few years ago, but pituitary function is normal and this level now normal.
I feel so dehydrated constantly and I have to have fluids at least hourly. If I can't get fluids, I hurt. All my muscles ache, even in my face.My b/p drops 70's/30's.
Any info would be appreciated. Thanks.

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northstar
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How much water are you taking in? I have read 1 ounce for 2 lbs body weight. So if 120 lbs, that is 60 ounces.

I am about that weight, but normally only take in 48 ounces if being lazy, but it increases when I am on meds. My 48 oz. water does not include coffee, herbal teas, soups, etc.

Large amounts of water can flush electrolytes, minerals, etc. Need to replace.

Also, are you monitoring your salt intake? I use Redmonds Realsalt, about 1/2 tsp = 2 grams/day.

Also, daily, a good broad based mineral supplement ( I am alternating Source Naturals Life Minerals, and Biotics Research), plus a multi vit/min (I am using a Weil product), and then add magnesium on top of that. My chiro/nd found I was low in minerals.

Obviously, talking with your md is the priority in all
instances.

I have read that MCS can be a result of candida, if that is any help. Mine has improved with reduction of candida, massive probiotics, garlic , and following a diet, and supplements for removing ethanol.

Northstar

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spookydew
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Northstar,
I drink about 200-250 ounces each day. Almost 2 cups every hour for about 18 hours a day. It's exhausting.

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Al
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Have you looked into Diabetes insipidus.
Just a thought !
Blood pressure and dehydration seem to be common with lyme. Maybe the kidneys are overlooked.
I have the low blood pressure and dehydration.
I've been house bound for 3 years with dizziness and fainting from low pressure.
No problem with thirst.

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northstar
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Wow !

200 oz !

I second Al's suggestion that diabetes is a possibility.
Excessive thirst is one of the symptoms for one type.
Best to see your doctor to get it checked out.
Google diabetes thirst to see what you find.

Northstar

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Aniek
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I would definitely look into diabetes first.

Second, I would consider autonomic nervous system disfunction. Low blood pressure is a definite sign.

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I watched a "Mystery Diagnosis" a few weeks ago in which a young woman had an unquenchable thirst. This went on for years. She had to drink constantly. I think it was a deficency of an adrenal hormone. As soon as the docs gave it to here, she was normal within minutes. Lyme affects the adrenal glands?
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Spooky...

Have you ever been tested for yeast or consider it at least?

It sounds like yeast.

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I'm always thirsty, especially when I am detoxing. I drink water and lots of herbal tea and really don't worry about it.

I drink over 3 liters of water per day.

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quote:
Originally posted by spookydew:
Hi,

Just wanting to know if my very excessive thirst is related to my allergies and chemical sensitivities or a developement of OCD from lyme disease.


I have had tremendous decrease in most lyme symptoms but these are as strong as ever.


I did have very low antidiuretic hormone levels few years ago, but pituitary function is normal and this level now normal.


I feel so dehydrated constantly and I have to have fluids at least hourly. If I can't get fluids, I hurt.


All my muscles ache, even in my face.
My b/p drops 70's/30's.
Any info would be appreciated. Thanks.

My 1st thought also is diabetes 2; ask to have a A1C done, 3 month blood sugar glucose vs. a normal finger prick test! That gives you a truer picture.

Also in the MOLD WARRIORS book I'm readng, it mentions a lot about mold allergies causing excessive thirst as well.

I attributed it to all the meds/supplements I'm on but now that it's that plus my diabetes 2 and MOLD ALLERGIES. go fiture.

Have you had mold allergy testings done? Mine were done in LaCrosse, Wisc. by Dr. Kroker, allergist.
Good luck to you.

Bettyg [Big Grin] 150-200 oz. daily of water drinker!

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WOW! I thought I drank a lot of water until I read this thread! Are you people all living in the bathroom?

I drink about 3/4 gallon daily, trying to keep my 3 leaking heart valves well hydrated, and as a result, I have to pee about 25 times per day, including waking up every 2 hrs. at night to pee.

One reason I don't drink more is because I don't want the problem to get any worse than it already is.

I have just started using CPAP for apnea. My PCP says if that does not fix the problem, she will order a test for anti-diruetic hormone.

Klutzo

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spookydew
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Thanks for info,

I have always craved salt. Had low TSH years ago. Now normal. Have a goiter.

I have mcs/allergies. Allergic to smoke,cat,dog, mold, ragweed, etc.. It was a test of 65. I know I have food allergies. I smoke, and have cat. Didn't show typical allergic symptoms.

Diabetes insipidous - Pituitary supposedly functioning normal. Did hit head during sleepwalking. Couldn't be kidneys (diabetes insipidous) because low bp.

Could be type 2 diabetes mellitis- runs in family. I think doc checked hgba1c few years ago. Sometimes hypoglycemic.

I do have frequent yeast issues. Never tested. Take more acidophyllus. 1 billion organisms.

I will study on yeast and mold.

Thanks again for info.

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Ladylee210
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Spooky I just ordered that "salt pipe" info found in this forum.

I'm on it 4 days now, I think it's worth a try!

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