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Diabetes Insipidus

Diabetes insipidus (DI) causes frequent urination. You become extremely thirsty, so you drink. Then you urinate. This cycle can keep you from sleeping or even make you wet the bed. Your body produces lots of urine that is almost all water. DI is different from diabetes mellitus (DM), which involves insulin problems and high blood sugar. The symptoms can be similar. However, DI is related to how your kidneys handle fluids. It's much less common than DM. Urine and blood tests can show which one you have. Usually, DI is caused by a problem with your pituitary gland or your kidneys. Treatment depends on the cause of the problem. Medicines can often help. NIH: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases Continue reading >>

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  1. JessicaMarieP

    Did you adjust your diet? There are a lot of foods that don't mix with metformin. My first doctor failed to inform me of this and I was in a lot of gastrointestinal distress without knowing why. Then I read up on the effects of metformin and it dawned on me that I was eating the wrong thing. What I found that worked best was to limit carbs as much as you can. If you have to eat carbs in a meal, make sure to balance it out with the same amount or more of a lean protein. For example, if you're going to have rice or bread or white potatoes, try to have just a small amount and balance it out with a larger serving of fish or baked chicken or other lean meat. Avoid fried foods. I was eating fried chicken sandwiches with fries on the side before I knew what to do, and I was running to the bathroom constantly and so miserable.
    I also found the extended release (ER) version of metformin was gentler on my system than the regular metformin.
    As for words of encouragement, I TTC'ed with no luck for almost 3 years. Then finally a doctor diagnosed me with PCOS, put me on metformin, and I was pregnant within the month. No other fertility treatments needed. :)

  2. CrystalAMcMillan

    I too have pcos and was put on clomid and it didnt' work so we added metformin to the equation. when I first started with metformin it made me sick, I didn't want to eat (no appetite), and all I want to do is lay down. Then I found out I wasn't eating enough food with it so I would eat half of my breakfast take the pill and eat the other half and that seemed to worked. As the pp stated you do have to watch your diet on metformin. I've been on metformin for 2 months now I the side effects have went away. Just stick it out a little longer it will get better.

  3. kleehfamily

    DFSFKSLS! lol what is my jibberish for how long have you been on this board! I never see you post! I knew you were TTC but didn't think you were over here. Glad to see a march Mommy :)

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Diabetes Insipidus is a rare illness that can affect anyone at any time. Visit http://www.skincare.technicians.co.uk... to learn more. Diabetes insipidus is a medical condition that can affect man, woman or child equally, age or race is no protection either. There are various symptoms associated with this illness and although not everyone will experience the same symptoms there are some that most sufferers will experience alike. The most universally observed symptoms of diabetes insipidus and the ones most common in all sufferers is Polydipsia and Polyuria. Polydipsia is having an excessive thirst which remains even after drinking large amounts of fluids. Polyuria is the condition that causes large amounts of urine to be passed through out the day and frequently through the night also. Both these conditions are seen as definitive signs that the patient is suffering from diabetes insipidus. Although these two conditions are the ones most commonly associated with diabetes insipidus they are not the only ones, in fact there are quite a few more symptoms that manifest themselves during this illness. A few of the more notable ones are: Confusion, tiredness and lethargy. Dizzy spells or feelings of light headedness. Dehydration and dry mouth. Electrolyte imbalance. Prescribed medication and lifestyle changes can often be effective in the treatment of diabetes insipidus. -~-~~-~~~-~~-~- Please watch: "morgellons disease - learn more about morgellons disease" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d9v8Q... -~-~~-~~~-~~-~-

Diabetes Insipidus

Alternative names for diabetes insipidus Water diabetes; DI What is diabetes insipidus? Anti-diuretic hormone (also called vasopressin) is produced in the hypothalamus and then secreted by the pituitary gland into the bloodstream at the base of the brain. Anti-diuretic hormone is needed to stop the kidneys from producing too much urine. There are two types of diabetes insipidus, cranial and nephrogenic. Cranial diabetes insipidus is a condition in which the hypothalamus does not produce enough anti-diuretic hormone. Nephrogenic diabetes insipidus is a condition in which the kidneys fail to respond to anti-diuretic hormone. Both conditions mean that the kidneys are unable to retain water, leading to the passing of too much dilute urine (pale urine). This occurs even when the body is dehydrated and should be trying to save fluid by producing concentrated urine (dark urine). What causes diabetes insipidus? Usually diabetes insipidus is thought to have no clear, definable cause. This is known as idiopathic. However, some causes can be found: In cranial diabetes insipidus, the brain produces little or no anti-diuretic hormone. This can be as a result of: head injuries, pituitary tumours Continue reading >>

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  1. Rephrenothey

    No there not berries and other fruits are way better than apple plus it taste better

  2. Cathyy

    Ever since my husband did the math and figured out there were more carbs from sugar in unsweetened apple juice than in Coca Cola he has understood just how carb-heavy apples are. The fiber in apples serves to slow the spike, but it's not enough to prevent that huge spike in blood sugar. Apples are off the menu here, except on Rosh Hashanah.

  3. slanoue

    Originally Posted by colliemom
    I was always thin= ate loads of fruit and fiber -- guess what - No fruit for me -- especially NOT citrus - don't know where this article is from but I am sure that for most of us - if we control by diet alone most fruits - save berries (which I cannot even eat) are out! Yeah, I agree. I would not eat oranges, cherries or bananas.... all have way too much sugar. I do eat berries and apples.

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How Is Di Diagnosed?

Before getting to a diagnosis of DI, your vet will need to rule out other diseases that could make your pet pee a lot and drink a lot. Your vet may refer to this as PU/PD for polyuria (pee a lot) and polydipsia (drink a lot.) The most common diseases causing PU/PD include kidney infection or kidney disease, hyperthyroidism (cats), and diabetes mellitus. Other diseases the vet may want to rule out include hyperadrenocorticism (usually dogs, rarely cats), liver disease, hypercalcemia (high blood levels of calcium), acromegaly (cats) and pyometra (infection of the uterus in unspayed female pets only.) Generally, a physical exam coupled with blood and urine tests can help rule these problems out. The next step is to test the urine and see how concentrated it is. If it has a low specific gravity, your vet may suspect DI. There is a test that is used to diagnose DI and differentiate between CDI and NDI. This is the water deprivation test (or modified water deprivation test.) Many vets suggest doing this test when they suspect DI. However, you should know that there are dangers and problems associated with this test. There is a safer way to determine if your pet has CDI. What are the prob Continue reading >>

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  1. Elibelly22

    Kristy, I am currently taking 4 a day, and it the beginning I got sick. I started with 1 the first week and 2 the second week and so on so my body can get used to the medication. I now take 2 after breakfast or lunch and 2 after dinner. Make sure you eat it on a full stomach and with plenty of water.
    You will get used to it but it just takes time.
    Good luck!!

  2. WifeofZach

    Yes,I agree.
    I take 1500mg per day (three times per day). The first two or three weeks cause sickness if you eat carb stuff. Expect to be in the potty. After that it stops and is normal.
    Good news is that after one month on the Thyroid/Metformin....I ovulated with clomid. So it works.

  3. Margaret1976

    At 1st it will make your body sick but the benifts are worth it. If you are eating a lot of carb filled foods that will make the effects even worst. I would try watching what you eat and just work up to the full amount that you are suppsoed to take. Also bring this up with your doctor for sure. He or she may want to try and put you on the extended release gluophase. That is what I had to end up changing to due to going to the bathroom constanly. It sucks but, I have a 7 month old to prove that gluophase and clomid do work no matter what I had to go thru it was worth it. I hope that you find something that will work. But make sure to talk with your doctor asap.

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