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Excessive thirst at night?? Excessive thirst at night??

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Unread 03-13-2009, 03:36 PM
Excessive thirst at night??

I drink tons of water through out the day and yet at night still wake up so thirsty. I keep a glass of water on my head board and drink the whole thing and sometimes two per night. Urine is always dark in the morning and fine by mid day. I do have night sweats bad but would it cause this need for large amounts of water? I drink constantly through out the day; 10 plus full glasses. Any one else with this problem of endless thirst?

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Unread 03-13-2009, 04:43 PM
Excessive thirst at night??

Have you been tested for diabetes? I had excessive thirst before I was diagnosed. What I thought were night sweats was my blood sugar dropping. I would wake up soaking wet. Just a thought.
Unread 03-13-2009, 06:44 PM
Excessive thirst at night??

You should definitely see your doctor. Issues with your kidneys can cause that kind of thirst.
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Unread 03-14-2009, 07:32 AM
Kidneys are my worry

That is what I was worried about. I was born prematurely and my kidneys are not shaped correctly and combined actually work of 80% of one normal kidney. I contacted my OBGYN and he didn't seemed worried, we did an uranalisis and all was regular but I am still worried that my kidneys as such are having to work too hard.
Unread 03-14-2009, 07:35 AM

I have not been tested for diabeties...but I am hypoglosemic and that could acount for some of it...but it has never been an issue and I have had low blood sugar my whole life. I do not have to take any meds for it, I just watch my diet.
Unread 03-14-2009, 09:09 AM
Excessive thirst at night??

I do know that hypoglycemia earlier in life can transition to diabetes later in life. Not trying to scare you I would call the doctor if I were you and see if they can find the problem. Maybe it is your kidneys. Don't know. Diabetes was the first thing that popped into my head when I read your post. I would think excessive thirst means something is going on.
Unread 03-14-2009, 09:55 AM
Excessive thirst at night??

i'd suggest you go to the drs and get your kidney function tested and a diabetes test. if all is well, maybe look into what youre eating. if i eat out or eat snack foods, i drink at least 2 bottled waters at night. i wake up a couple times very thirsty. it could be your salt intake.
Unread 03-14-2009, 12:50 PM
Excessive thirst at night??

If you took a lot of NSAIDs for pain before or after your hysterectomy, perhaps they have taken a bit of a toll on your kidneys. I used a lot of Aleve before my hysterectomy, and I am paying for it now. Your doctor should be able to give you some ideas of how to supplement to boost kidney function. dressedupinblue makes a good point, and if there are issues of kidney problems or diabetes, changes in diet should help quite a bit. Good luck to you!
Unread 03-15-2009, 10:43 AM
New doctor

I have a new doctor that is reviewing my past medical records (abominal pain has come back after my hyst and I have been dealing with it for the past 6 years)...still waiting to see what he says. As to diet I have a very healthy diet; rarely eat out or have junk foods. I watch my salt intake and am careful what I eat. I have a hiatal hernia so I have to watch my diet to help it. I am a ball of fun, LOL.

Thanks for all the info so far.

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