Thursday, April 3, 2008

It's Not Adrenal Fatigue After All...

Yeah that's right. I don't have adrenal fatigue. haha! What I have is even more bizarre and it's called Diabetes Insipidus. No, this isn't the Diabetes where you eat too many sweets. This isn't the one that the news talks about all the time or the one your doctor warns about.

Diabetes Insipidus is when your body doesn't properly retain water balance in the body. The typical signs are being thirsty constantly and urinating frequently. The exact reason why I have this my doctor and I are unsure of, but it has something to do with my pituitary gland or hypothalamus in my brain.

I am starting a new blog about Diabetes Insipidus and will likely abandon this one for good. However I am not deleting it because I think keeping information like this up on the web is good. Someone in 3 years might come across this somehow the search engines and learn more information.

I should also add that I did have my aldosterone tested and it was terribly low. However, that points towards a pituitary problem, which we know I have.

4 comments:

Jacqueline said...

Hi,

Looks like you're gone, but just wanted to say, I'm glad you didn't delete your blog -- there's some good info and lots of empathy to be found here. If anyone is reading this because they too stumbled in from google, I've found the AF info at womentowomen.com to be pretty good, especially if you like a holistic approach to treatment:
http://www.womentowomen.com/adrenalfatigue/default.aspx

Birdlady said...

I am glad that you liked my page. Thanks for the info!

carla said...

I have it also. Yet my doctor told me I had POTS. The most interesting thing to me is that when I'd go to warm, humid climates like florida, I had so much energy and no thirst! At that point I knew it was something related to water. So I found a good naturopath who finally diagnosed me. Now Im in the process of deciding whether or not to move to the tropics. Sun also helps the pituitary regulate, and I live in the sunless northwest!

Birdlady said...

This was a really old post of mine. I'm not quite sure why you feel better in the hot, humid air. I'd think if you were chronically dehydrated it would make you feel worse. I personally have severe heat intolerance. Unforunately DDAVP does not stop my POTS. I recommend checking out some of my newer posts if you want more updated info! :)