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Why am I so thirsty all the time? Am I addicted to diet sodas?

Why am I so thirsty all the time? Am I addicted to diet sodas?

It's possible: Sodas have a high concentration of sodium, which actually makes you more thirsty. And most sodas have caffeine which is addicting. ...Read more

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Dr. Arthur Heller
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Diet (Definition)

refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more


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What to do about excessive thirst after I stopped drinking soda?

What to do about excessive thirst after I stopped drinking soda?

Thirst: If you are drinking a lot of fluid - more than before - you must be going to the toilet quite often. If that is the case make an appointment to see you doctor ASAP. On face value it sounds like a kidney problem but there are other conditions to consider. ...Read more

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Diabetes in partents, ill get it soon. Does excessive thirst mean that you crave it all the time or does it just mean that you drink a lot?

Diabetes in partents, ill get it soon. Does excessive thirst mean that you crave it all the time or does it just mean that you drink a lot?

Get tested for DM: Diabetes mellitus is a condition defined by high blood sugars. When blood sugar levels routinely exceed 180 mg/dl, then the kidney loses sugar in the urine, which in turn draws out excessive fluid into the urine. This makes a person empty the bladder often, frequently producing sugary urine. Excessive urination then leads to dehydration, which leads to excessive thirst. These are signs of diabetes. ...Read more

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I don't have excessive thirst but i keep peeing like 3-5 times a day but i don't pee during the night or i don't wake up to pee...? It's weird

I don't have excessive thirst but i keep peeing like 3-5 times a day but i don't pee during the night or i don't wake up to pee...?  It's weird

Not unusual: Depending how much you have had to drink it is not uncommon to pee several times a day, especially if you drink caffeine. If you are not excessively thirsty and you are not having to wake up multiple times during the night to pee, you are probably fine. ...Read more

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Taking Mebeverine 3 times for IBS.The med seems work for me but I fell excessive thirst and light back pain at midnight.Is there any same other med?

Taking Mebeverine 3 times for IBS.The med seems work for me but I fell excessive thirst and light back pain at midnight.Is there any same other med?

Pretty sure I've: answered this before. There are several different groups of IBS medications. There are ones that just slow the gut down (imodium, bentyl, (dicyclomine) mebeverine are three) these can work by activating narcoitc recenptors (imodium) or blocking the hormone acetylcholine (bentyl) These don't get out of the gut so have few other effects. Can also change serotonin levels (first gen anti-depressants). ...Read more

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I have a problem with both excessive thirst and excessive urination. I read about a medicine called desmopressin that can help with this. my family complains about the fact I have to be drinking something all the time.

I have a problem with both excessive thirst and excessive urination. I read about a medicine called desmopressin that can help with this. my family complains about the fact I have to be drinking something all the time.

Polyuria/ polyphagia: Hello and welcome to HealthTap, did you ever got further testing for your symptoms? Blood test &/or urine test. Do you have family h/o diabetes? Which other medical conditions do you have. To answer your question; Desmopression is only used in one of the causes for excessive thirst. There are many other causes, my main focus here would be diabetes. Have been ever been tested? Thank you! ...Read more

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What can cause excessive thirst and going the toliet freqently?

What can cause excessive thirst and going the toliet freqently?

See the Doctor: Those symptoms could be related to diabetes mellitus or diabetes insipid us. A blood sugar level and urinalysis will point the way to the answer. ...Read more

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Could hormone imbalances be cause excessive thirst?

Could hormone imbalances be cause excessive thirst?

Yes: There are many possible causes. If it is accmpanied by great hunger and large amounts of urine, one would suspect diabetes and test approprriately to be sure. ...Read more