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I've been experiencing excessive thirst, dry mouth and

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Hello there,
I've been experiencing excessive thirst, dry mouth and urinary frequency for well over a year now. The problem is particularly bad at night where I can go 4-6 times a night, and need to keep topping up my water. I'm also having chronic insomnia where I can't sleep at all/take forever to fall asleep/or wake up in the night. I use a saliva substitute, but even then I have to lick my lips frequently. I have BPD, but am on the mend and have been in therapy for over a year. I have just returned to uni after a very stressful time and am experiencing stress symptoms; I'm on beta blockers. My GP has ruled out diabetes, and I have no idea what I'm dealing with. I do everything possible to combat the problem, and it's starting to ruin my life and my degree. could you advise me? I also have low blood pressure, Ibs and fatigue.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 1 year ago.

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You may have pituitary gland problem called diabets insipidus.

Deficiency of ADH hormone or kidney resistance to ADH results in lot of diluted urine and all the symptoms you are experiencing.
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Expert:  Dr Basu replied 1 year ago.

Here is the link for more information:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diabetes_insipidus#Diagnosis

Urine osmolarity, eletrolyte levels should be checked initially --will be low.

Then fluid deprivation test should be ordered.

Best wishes,

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