pregnant and severely dehydrated

Anna-marie - posted on 06/24/2011 ( 3 moms have responded )

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Hi ladies,



This is my second pregnancy and i'm 12 weeks, but this one is very different.



I have been very tired and extremly dehydrated. I drink ltrs a day buut it never seems to quench my thirst.



I went to the doctors and he was quite concerned and told me to go tp the hospital.

They did all sorts of blood tests and urine tests, all coming back with normal results saying that my body was well hydrated, but i know how i feel.



i have a glucose test on tuesday to test for gestational diabetes abd they're also checking my thyroid.



It's all a little confusing..



Has anyone had a similar experience?

any advice would be greatly appreciated.



Many thanks

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Tara - posted on 06/24/2011

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The thirst and tiredness can be symptoms of regular diabetes, so it is possible you have gestational diabetes. It's good that your doctor had your blood and urine tested and that the results were normal. It's also good that he is getting your thyroid checked. I know that when I was pregnant with both of my girls I had similar symptoms and my blood sugars tested just under gestational diabetes. Also, when my mom and dad were diagnosed with diabetes, thirst and fatigue were two of their primary symptoms.
Best advice is to wait until your glucose and thyroid tests are done and the results are in - just keep drinking what you can tolerate until then.

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Tara - posted on 06/24/2011

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No problem Anna, I felt the same fear/freaking out feeling when I had those symptoms. It can be really worrying at the best of times, let alone when you're pregnant and your hormones are making you crazy.

Anna-marie - posted on 06/24/2011

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Thankyou so much.

It really is crazy, no matter how much i drink, i feel dehydrated, yet my results say i'm not.. only a few days to wait until the test.

thankyou once again

Anna

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