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Today has been hard. Everything taking too much effort.
Quite irritating really.

But anyway, went to the Doctor again yesterday. Tests to date have been inconclusive, so they're scheduling me for a 'Water Deprivation test'. Which basically involves not drinking anything for up to about 10 hours whilst in hospital, and measuring various fluid concentrations.

Sounds remarkably unpleasant, but hey ho. If it works, it's worth it.
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ehrine From: ehrine Date: January 8th, 2009 06:02 pm (UTC) (Link)
Grin and bear it. Short term unpleasantness could well lead to long term better health.
jorune From: jorune Date: January 8th, 2009 07:03 pm (UTC) (Link)
Your body is changing because your mutant powers are coming online. Best pick out a new name and a costume.
ammos From: ammos Date: January 8th, 2009 10:13 pm (UTC) (Link)
Now that sounds cool. Maybe thats why I developed epilepsy as an adult if I just knew how to control the electricity better I could rule the world :)
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csi_ellie From: csi_ellie Date: January 11th, 2009 07:51 pm (UTC) (Link)
WRONG! My expert of comics tells me that mastery of electricity allows the generation of magnetic fields and Magneto can certainly stop a snipers bullet. Ha.
crashbarrier From: crashbarrier Date: January 9th, 2009 01:37 pm (UTC) (Link)
hmm according to my medical dictionary

"POLYDIPSIA: abnormally intense thirst leading to the drinking of large quantities of fluid. This is a symptom typical of *diabetes mellitus and *diabetes insipidus but it can occur in the absence of any metabolic abnormality (phychogenic polydipsia)."

the dictionary then leads me on to Water-deprevation test..

"WATER DEPREVATION TEST a test for *diabetes insipidus in which fluid and food intake is withheld completely for (usually) 24 hours, with regular measurement of plasma and urninary *osmolality and body weight. Normally (and in a person with psychogenic *polydipsia) the output of *vasopressin will be incressed in order to concentrate the urine as the plasma osmolality rises; correspondingly, the urine osmolality also rises and its volume diminishes. In a patient with diabetes insipidus, however, the urine osmolality wil remain low and of high volume while the patient steadily dehydrates. The test must be abandoned if the patient loses 3% of body weight."

So basically you don't have diabetes mellitus so they are testing for diabetes insipidus.

Sorry dude, I would take your e-book reader (with war and peace) and a MP3 player:/
sobrique From: sobrique Date: January 9th, 2009 05:13 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yep. The likely thing is DI at the moment, which is caused in two different ways - one in which a hormone secreted by the brain isn't produced, and another where said hormone isn't responeded to correctly.

However there's another possiblity in the form of ... eer, whatever it is that regulates the 'thirst' signals in the body.

Diabetes Mellitus is ruled out because my blood sugar levels aren't that whacky.
csi_ellie From: csi_ellie Date: January 11th, 2009 08:00 pm (UTC) (Link)

Ha, sucks to be you.

It is wierd to think that I have Diabetes Mellitus (Insulin dependent, Type 1), Dad has Diabetes Mellitus (Non Insulin Dependent, Type 2) and you may have Diabetes Insipidus. There is no genetic link between the three, as far I know. Just begs the question what diabetes have we left for Mum?
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