Diabetes insipidus treatment and medication

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We have taken her to vets and told that her blood tests were fine and the only thing that was abnormal on her urine tests was her 'specific gravity' levels were very low - at 1.012. Vet gave an uncertain diagnosis of diabetes insipidus and started her on DDAVP hormones in eye drop format. Of course this is very difficult to administer to her as most of the drops drip away once she closes her eyes - we tried to put under her bottom eyelid but she becomes very angry and tries to bite us now!
Hi my 2 year old daughter has diabetes insipidus and is on the Desmospray. two sprays in morning and two at night. This weekend her stools are really loose and have become just water now. I am worried but she seems to be ok in herself. She is also restricted to 1 litre in 24 hours because she suffers also with excessive drinking of water.
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thank you i will see a doctor and i will let people like yourself know thankyou for your reasurance.
Hi! Prolonged sweating, infections, drinking too much water, diabetes insipidus, adrenal gland dysfunction, kidney and liver problems, prolonged diarrhea, or vomiting, certain medications etc can all cause low sodium in the blood. In your mother's case it can be due to her BP medication or the kidney getting damaged due to high BP. This is a serious issue and needs to be investigated. Please discuss this with her treating doctor. Treatment is to increase fluid—not water—intake.
Diabetes insipidus can occur after brain surgery or trauma, and is usually self-limiting and resolves after days to weeks. In a minority it may persist, and produces the symptoms that you describe. There may be partial production of ADH resulting in some residual ability to concentrate urine. You should be checked for adrenal insufficiency as this also results in an inability to concentrate the urine and dizziness etc.
I am 52 year old male who has diabetes insipidus due to a brain tumor I had on my pituitary gland at the age of 14. I feel I drink much more than most people and therefore urinate more often. I have always gotten up several times at night to relieve myself. Recently, I saw a urologist who says that I am retaining fair amounts of urine after urinating. He says that my bladder is not voiding because it has been stretched and has lost its elasticity due to my holding my urine for long periods.
Just a thought, Phizer, Merick, Glaxo and so on make much much more selling drugs to lots of overweight people who have diabetes, allergies, gout, heart problems, liver and skin diseases and, oh, the list just goes on and on. It is in the best interest of the drug manufacturers to keep people sick and overweight. What happens when half the nation stops taking both over-the-counter drugs and prescription drugs because they are finally healthy? The economy will plunge!
I used to be a RN, and I knew right away that it was Diabetes Insipidus. And I was just a nurse. This man had MD training, and further specialized training as a pediatrician. Why could I remember this disease from my training and this doctor could not?? I agree with some of those here who say if you are young you are dismissed, or else labeled as a drug seeker. I went through that, too. Now as a woman who is aging, I get told that my symptoms are related to aging.
and I couldn't sleep because of the diabetes insipidus; and I couldn't function because I was exhausted and throwing up all the time. The worst part was that nobody in the ******* medical community believed me. Doctors couldn't find source of the problem, so they concluded that it was all in my head. Finally, almost a year after the onset of symptoms, I got a new doctor and convinced her to give me a referral for an MRI.
WBC normal, occasional low lymphocytes, but just a point or two under normal range. Normal UA, normal 24hr UA except I drink alot, so I pee alot. Negative diabetes insipidus. Negative ANA, DS-ANA, and rheumatoid factor. Negative celiac. Normal head CT. I stopped working third shift- still tired. I take multivitimins, mag, b-complex and I've eaten a disgustingly healthy diet for years- even before the fatigue.... I'm still tired. In the past year I've gained weight despite said diet....
serum and urine osmolality, S Na+ and copeptin, which is a marker of ADH. On next week S aldosterone, renin, Na+, K+ anf Mg++ will be measured (to find possible hyperladosteronism; I often have hypernatremia). I think that my kidneys cannot concentrate urine because HPT causes them not to react to ADH. They waste water, and my serum becomes concentrated. I have problems with my ears. I am afraid that hypercalcemia could change the ionic compositon of the endolymph in my vestibular apparatus.
I think I would best disribe it as the feeling of black and blue bruises without the discoloration, plus a tightness of the skin. Doctors are dumbfounded and tend to blame it all on the Diabetes, but that is a totally different feeling. I am considering the magnesium and asking the doctor if I can stop the Crestor for a few days and see if that makes a difference. I don't have my gall bladder, so I don't know if I should try the flush, but I'm open to all ideas.
When did the incontinence begin? When is the leakage typically observed- during sleep or with activity, before or after urinating outside? Is your dog drinking more water than normal? Ideally measure how much water she drinks during a 24-hour time period. Normal water intake during 24 hours should be no more than one ounce per pound of body weight per day. Does the act of urination appear normal in terms of time spent squatting, strength of urine stream, and appearance and odor of urine?
htm NAMI – National Alliance on Mental Illness Combining lithium and alcohol can have serious risks and may make the medication less effective. Lithium is a salt and can create severe problems if too much water or salt is lost, a common problem when combining lithium and alcohol. The medication also acts as a sedative, which can be increased if the patient consumes alcohol.
This is in addition to the pituitary hormones that I take for Panyhypopituitarism and Diabetes insipidus. With this combo I am getting relief. With the treatments, which started early this year, I have 3-4 head pain free days a week and when I am having pain, it is of a lower intensity. I am just about to go into my second treatment cycle of the Botox, RFAs and pulsed RF and the meds are being monitored. Feel free to get in touch if you'd like more info or?
*Use with extreme caution in elderly patients and in those with angina pectoris, hypertension, other CV (Cardio Vascular) disorders, renal insufficiency, or ishaemia *Use cautiously in patients with diabetes mellitus, diabetes insipidus, or myxoedema *Rapid thyroid hormone replacement in patients with arteriosclerosis may precipitate angina, coronary artery occlusion or CVA (Stroke). Use cautiously in these patients.
If it is POTS or any other type of dysautonomia, one option you have is heading to the Cleveland Clinic's autonomic clinic for comprehensive testing and treatment recommendations since you have the advantage of living in Ohio. They have tests available that aren't done elsewhere that may provide valuable insight into your condition, particularly if there is autonomic neuropathy involved in some of your symptoms.
However, the Diabetes Insipidus disappeared in time and possibly quite quickly. Interestingly, I believed there may have been a link between my NSAID use and Diabetes Insipidus. My endocronoligist believed the Diabetes Insipidus was most likley auto-immune (essentially due to inflammation of the pituatary) by ruling out other causes. A principal basis for this was information from my MRI -- and he noted that I had a nasal polyp, which he said was common. Now, my anatomy is pretty bad.
Several members here from the UK have found getting proper treatment and medication difficult. it is hard enough in the USA. But is considerable more difficult it seems from the UK and other nations with government run healthcare systems. Finally I will give you a website. On that website it discusses with medical journal research backing it up about certain conditions which cause a sort of resistence of thryoid in the body.
* chest x-ray and EKG showed slightly enlarged heart and some type of irregularity prompting her to order an echocardiogram and stress test for next week * slightly elevated prolactin level * low B12 * decreased polyclonal gamma globlulins (whatever that means) * in-office neurological exam highlighted decreased peripheral vision in right eye, poor balance, and lowered sensitivity to stimulus on my right side * CBC/TSH/Cortisol/ANA/A1C/Blood Cultures are normal I have prior diagnoses o
I was given Prednisone when hypothyroid without treatment and then given thyroid medication when cortisol was low so I'm a hormonal mess and quite physically restricted due to weak muscles. I am taking Armour and hydrocortisone, but need more thyroid meds. My doctor tried me on 5mg of cytomel, but t3 is not what my body needed as it produced many symptoms including signs of too much T3. Should I take a T4 med with Armour?
), fP-gluc 6,6 (!, no diabetes). I think that I was dehydrated. My dehydration may be due to partial diabetes insipidus, hyperparathyroidism, or vitamin D. Vitamin D intake was increased early in autumn 2012 from 25 mcg to 50 mcg. Then I had, according to a doctor, to increase D-vitamin intake to 100. At the end of 2012 I had increased it to 75 mcg, and then I was one day at 100 mcg. I did not feel good and dropped it back to 75 mcg on the next day.
I did enlist in the Army a few years back, but only made it through basic training until they discovered I had diabetes insipidus. I was just curious as to your thoughts, what are the markers of Ausberger's, and what treatment is there. P.S. -- my father definetly fits the bill on the game playing, getting in atleast 10 hours a day. He has always been very anti social, but that nevr bothered him as it really does for me. I very much wish I had more social engagements.
It is to be noted that I do have intermittent fluid and electrolyte imbalances, possibly due to partial diabetes insipidus and primary hyperparathyroidism. These complicate my situation. I try to be on 2G for a longer time before labs, if I do not get bad symptoms. I don't know what causes smaller need for thyroid hormone now in comparison with previous years.
Hi jbird- I have diabetes insipidus too. It is a weirdest condition known to man I think! Make sure that your doctors are checking your thyroid, cortisol, growth hormone and sex hormones regularly. It takes a while to get them all balanced if you are off. But it is well worth it as you will feel so much better. You won't really know what you've lost permanently for at least six months. If your DI clears up that will be a good sign that you are regaining hormones.
Not knowing is far worse than knowing, and once you know what is really going on, then you can move forward to deal with it. And you'll still have the funds to pay for treatment and then take a well-earned vacation. Denial ain't just a river in Egypt, as the saying goes. Now go get well!
I've been tested for diabetes insipidus and those type of imbalances myself due to bouts of extreme thirst and excessive drinking, but the tests came back negative and we haven't explored it further.
I was hypo years ago, but decided to go off Synthroid. Without treatment, I had no symptoms for ten years, and a 'normal' TSH (4.5.) which we tested every six months. However, a year ago I felt withdrawn and mildly hypo, so we tested TSH: 4.98. We did not do an antibody or T3 test. I've been taking Synthroid ever since, but in the past 5 months, I've became very symptomatic. TSH was 46. We doubled Synthroid (100mcg) for two months, and now TSH is 2.
Has anyone done any testing in regards to the urination - there is a pituitary issue about too much peeing called diabetes insipidus. Maybe tracking the amount you drink and pee can help understand that. Fatigue and mood issues are always a battle.
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