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Hi, i've suffered for a long time with dehydration when running. After almost a year of feeling really ill; imense dehydration along with fatigue, dizzy spells, chest pains, palpitations, muscle weakness and huge amounts of blood tests and urine tests, i've been told i have Diabetes Insipidus; which means I'm thirsty all the time, and drink around 5 litres of water on a good day, about 8 on a bad day, but it's flushing straight through me.
Diabetes Insipidus is in no way similar to Diabetes Mellitus (the one to do with your blood sugar). My body cannot retain fluid so as soon as i drink it comes straight out. And all the symptoms of feeling weak and dizzy and the palpatations are due to the constant drinking flushing out my electrolytes; potassium, magnesium etc.
I'm waiting to go into hospital and hopefully get some treatment of some kind, but i've been told there will be a few months wait due to the bed shortage! in the meantime i'm struggling with hydrating myself enough for a run - if i drink loads just before and/or during i end up wetting myself! but if i don't then i have a huge headache and my body feels hanging and a 3-miler feels like a marathon.
does anyone else have Diabetes Insipidus? or can you suggest anything? (.....apart from Tena pants!)!