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Dr. Marvin Ott
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Severe Thirst (Overview)

Severe thirst is a symptom in which a person has a great urge to drink more fluids. Causes include diabetes, excessive salt intake, significant blood loss, dehydration (loss of body fluid, such as in prolonged diarrhea), etc.


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If a person that is diabetic and has severe thirst that won't go away, what should she do?

If a person that is diabetic and has severe thirst that won't go away, what should she do?

Need to see DOC asap: Severe thirst in diabetic may mean uncontrolled blood glucose and diabetes. This is called polydipsis. It may mean dehydration. Need to check your blood sugar and see your doc asap to avoid complications of diabetes like ketoacidosis and coma. ...Read more

Dr. Marvin Ott
29 doctors shared insights

Severe Thirst (Overview)

Severe thirst is a symptom in which a person has a great urge to drink more fluids. Causes include diabetes, excessive salt intake, significant blood loss, dehydration (loss of body fluid, such as in prolonged diarrhea), etc.


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If a person that is diabetic and has severe thirst that won't go away, what should she do?

Need to see DOC asap: Severe thirst in diabetic may mean uncontrolled blood glucose and diabetes. This is called polydipsis. It may mean dehydration. Need to check your blood sugar and see your doc asap to avoid complications of diabetes like ketoacidosis and coma. ...Read more

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What to do if I have severe thirst as a migraine signal?

What to do if I have severe thirst as a migraine signal?

The Prodrome: is quite common occurring in about 30% of migraineurs. It occurs equally in migraine with and without aura. The prodrome starts from hours to a few days prior to a migraine attack. Features include hyperactivity or hypoactivity, depression, craving for special foods, repetitive yawning. Get your abortive medication ready for the for the acute, occasional migraine attack. ...Read more

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I feeling nausea, dizzy, severe thirst what would that be?

I feeling nausea, dizzy, severe thirst what would that be?

Dry: Your severe thirst may be an indication that you are way behind on your fluid balance. Your dizziness could be a further indication of that (by low blood pressure). Have you been vomiting? Producing an unusual amount of urine? At any rate, if you're unable to satisfy your thirst because of nausea, you may well need IV fluids. Don't wait til you're really sick before seeking medical care. ...Read more

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What can cause severe thirst (7-10 liters per day) other than diabetes insipidus without diabetes mellitus (normal blood sugar)?

What can cause severe thirst (7-10 liters per day) other than diabetes insipidus without diabetes mellitus (normal blood sugar)?

Polydipsia ? etiolog: Psycogenic polydpsia can cause this but other physiologic causes must be ruled out by basic chemistries. You should see your PCP for blood work. ...Read more

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Pls comment, few days b4 menses sudden severe dizziness blood glucose spike diarrhea severe thirst heart thump. Any other time all systems normal. ?

Pls comment, few days b4 menses sudden severe dizziness blood glucose spike diarrhea severe thirst heart thump. Any other time all systems normal. ?

Body's reaction: It sounds like you may have been dehydrated from the diarrhea -that would explain the thirst and dizziness. Thirst 'lags behind' volume status-so you were already dehydrated by that time. Dizziness can occur when blood volume is low-remember your heart has to pump UP to the head. Not enough circulation there, you'll be dizzy. You maybe felt the heart working harder? Blood sugar higher b/c stress! ...Read more

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Increasingly often i get episodes of severe lightheadedness, faint feeling, hot and cold waves and crave something sweet and very thirsty. No diabetes?

Increasingly often i get episodes of severe lightheadedness, faint feeling, hot and cold waves and crave something sweet and very thirsty. No diabetes?

More data: Depression is a risk factor for diabetes; with your symptoms, you should be tested for diabetes. However, some of your symptoms may be connected with your anxiety. It is important to discuss these symptoms with your primary care provider. Additionally, you should discuss taking both Clonazepam and lorazepam; these are not good long term medications for anxiety, as they are very addicting. ...Read more