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#1 Niteyx13

 
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Posted 26 August 2004 - 04:04 PM

A lot of you know I have gone back on gluten for a time to be tested. I have noticed since going back on it; aside of feeling just horrible, that I am constantly thristy all the time. Now this is a symptom I had before going gluten-free, and it went away when I was gluten-free, but I didn't even notice it was gone until going back on gluten and finding that it is back. And, wow is it back with a vengence! Anyone else noticed this? Is it a symptom of celiac disease, or is it maybe that gluten foods just have more dehydrating ingredients (I know that sounds weird but I am sure it is possible)? Thanks!

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#2 j9n

 
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Posted 26 August 2004 - 04:20 PM

I would talk to your doctor about this symptom. Excessive thirst is a symptom of diabetes. Have you had your blood sugar levels checked?
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Posted 26 August 2004 - 06:59 PM

Another idea, do you find yourself taking less fluids in when you are not gluten-free? Also, what are your symptons now? You could be loosing more fluids through loose stool or something also those lines?
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Posted 26 August 2004 - 07:11 PM

I have been tested for diabetes, and they have told me I could have some hypoglycemia (spelling?). Yes, I found that I wasn't drinking as much when I was gluten-free, but I didn't realize it until I started on gluten again. My thirst is always for water too, nothing else helps it. I actually suffer from terribly bad constipation, not diarreha. My other symptoms are the common celiac disease ones exhaustion, gas and bloating, irritability, etc.
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Posted 27 August 2004 - 07:47 AM

Have you been tested for anemia? When my levels were very low--I was thirsty all the time and craved ice. Now that I have had several iron therapy sessions I am not thirsty all the time.

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Posted 27 August 2004 - 01:01 PM

I too was thirsty all the time until I became gluten-free 2 1/2 months ago. All I wanted was water it was like I craved it all the time. Now I drink very little of it. I didn't realize it until you posted this message. That's strange.
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Posted 27 August 2004 - 02:51 PM

I'm also thirsty all the time. Yes, I've been tested regularly for diabetes, which runs in my family. I also have the constipation, bloating, gas, fatigue stuff as celiac symptoms and have had anemia previously. I may have borderline anemia now, since I get cold easily, have TERRIBLE fingernails (brittle, vertical ridges, thin and easily chipped) and often feel tired. I won't take iron pills after one iron therapy session wherein I went from diarrhea to constipation from day to day. I try to get iron from iron containing foods. I always assumed thirst was a GOOD thing, because we're supposed to drink a lot of water anyway. I notice when I don't drink enough fluids, it's easy to mistake thirst for hunger and eat when I'm not hungry and feel much worse, than if I just drank some liquids. :blink:
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Posted 27 August 2004 - 03:01 PM

I won't take iron, I am constipated enough as it is! lol
I did have some problems with anemia with my pregnancies, but not since. However, I have not been tested for a long time either, so maybe I will bring it up with the doctor.
Thanks!


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Posted 31 August 2004 - 04:58 PM

that is pretty funny that you mention the thirsty thing! for YEARS I was always so thirsty (and had to pee all the time- imagine that.) they tested me for diabetes three times, and the third time they said I was hypoglycemic. I finally had to put a stop the diabetes tests.

Well, I have been gluten-free for 9 months now, and doidn't notice a difference until I get contaminated and then boy, all I do is drink drink drink. My pet theory is that my body is trying to flush itself out. Our bodies are really trying their best...

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Posted 31 August 2004 - 05:08 PM

Hey Lib:
The flushing out theory sounds good to me ... even if I never get diarrhea. I find that drinking lots of warm water really helps with my cramping pains as well as helping resolve my inevitable constipation from gluten/dairy/soy slips. :o
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Posted 14 September 2004 - 02:55 PM

This is a little bit of an old thread, but wanted to add that I had incredible thirst. After being gluten-free for two weeks, I cut my water consumption in about half. Now I've stayed there. I think a lot of water is good, but you can drink too much which dilutes your minerals. I was advised not to drink so much because I had low calcium/potassium but I just couldn't do it. Gee.....wonder why the c/p was low!!!!??? DUH! :D

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Posted 17 September 2004 - 09:34 AM

Thirst was one of my main symptoms, funny it's not listed as such.
But Celiac can actually die of dehydration from not absorbing water,
so thirst is a huge and ought to be used to help diagnose us.
I can't tell you how thirsty I was.
gluten-free nine month, only thirsty after several alcohol bev. That still doesn't compare
to how thirtsy I used to be
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Posted 03 October 2004 - 04:15 AM

Isn't there a celiac related disease that causes dry eyes and mouth? I can't recall the name of this condition. Perhaps your thirst is really this?
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Posted 02 July 2007 - 10:15 PM

I was going to post a question about this in the babies and kids section. My daughter, Shirley, started sleeping throught the night when she started soy formula at 2 1/2 months (I believe she was allergic to milk because lactose free formula didn't help her "colic" but her ped said she couldn't be because milk allergy is rare.) When she was about ten months old she started waking at night again. I thought she was having a growth spurt and needed more food so I'd get up with her and warm a bottle in the middle of the night, two or three times a night. She would suck on the bottle slowly like she didn't really want it, but since she was a thumb sucker I figured that she MUST be hungry or she'd just suck her thumb to fall asleep. After about two weeks of this I was exhausted (prego with Jeffy, too :) ) and took a bottle of water to bed with us. When she woke, I just handed her the bottle. She gulped down 4oz, burped, then said, "wa wa" so I gave her a refill and she drank even more then fell asleep. From then on I took two full bottles of water to bed with us so we could get a little more sleep. Tommy (baby #3) is 9mo now and he's been waking about every 1 1/2 hours at night, sometimes to nurse but usually just wanting water. We've been gluten-free for a month except for a few slip ups. I hope he quenches his thirst soon because I haven't had a full night of sleep since he was born!
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#15 jmd3

 
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Posted 03 July 2007 - 05:09 AM

When I fell sick I was so thristy - it was horrible - I drank and drank all the time - then I would be up all night going to the bathroom - but I was even thirsty at night too! I was tested over and over again for diabetes - but everything was fine there.

Even though I was constantly drinking, I had rough battle with dehydration -- I was in the hospital for that at least 5 times. Just before I was diagnosed with celiac, and the last time I was dehydrated, I got and keep *gerber liquilytes on hand ( it replenished fluids and minerals lost in D and dehydration). It is actually for babies and little kids, but it worked for me!!! I also found drinking propel helped me tremdously as it has some vitamin B in it.

I have not been dehydrated since I stopped eating wheat, nor have I had extreme thirst like I had. I still drink one propel a day, it gives me a bit of energy during the day with the vitamin B.

Just like others have mentioned = watch rinsing away all the vitamins and minerals - I did that several times.
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