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  1. Jem

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    You burn the candle at both ends! Do you take vitamins? Bless your heart, I know you don't get enough rest and you drive a lot. Driving and straining to keep my eyes and mind on the road gives me a headache-eye strain.
     
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    Get a old person pill container and put your vitamins in the alloted boxes for the week. I've had to do that in the past when I've been super busy.

    Girl, take care of yourself! Hugs.
     
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    Jem, that could be an indication of many things ranging from diabetes to iron deficiency. The blood work should hopefully answer that question for you.

    Best of luck to you.
     
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    Jem, Tired all the time, hungry, thirsty, drinking, peeing and eye trouble could be indications of Type II Diabetes. You are smart to get blood work done - ask before you go in because they may want it fasting. Good luck and take care.
     
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    Whatever it turns out to be, I hope it's nothing serious.
     
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    I hope everything will turn out okay too. I know you are always posting about how many items you've uploaded so maybe your body is just exhausted from all you've been doing lately since you like doing a lot of things which is good but can wear some people down!

    Blood work is good for figuring out what's going on....

    I know I've read that being thirsty means people are already dehydrated.


    I have to take both iron and thyroid supplements.
     
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    First of all, good for you for seeing a doctor.

    I agree, it sounds like anything from exhaustion to diabetis. I have type II diabetis. I am thirsty all the time, and drink a lot of water. All that water makes me crave salt.

    But, as hard as you work, I am betting you need to slow down.
     
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    ...and even the best birth control can fail.
     
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    First two things I thought:
    Anemia
    Diabetes

    Anemia is very common in women due to periods, especially if they do not take an iron supplement. It can lead to being tired and all that fun stuff.

    Diabetes can lead to feeling tired also.

    It could be Hypoglycemia.
     
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    Good idea to do the blood work. In the meantime, try taking an iron supplement. This started working for me within a few days of my initial dose.
     
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    Certainly some of symptoms do go along with adult -onset diabetes.
    But they also go along with just being run-down and dehydrated. Blood work should help figure it out.
     
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    I took 2 tests that were both negative before finding out about a month ago that I am pregnant. :whistle:
     
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    Jem, I just remembered that a urine sample will also tell you if it's diabetes or not, so make sure they give you a urine sample too. :)
     
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    It sounds just like diabetes. Good thing you got bloodwork because if you catch it early, you might be able to control it with diet. I wonder if mono can cause some of those symptoms, too.
     
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    Diabetes Type II is sometimes caused by unhealthy habits, but not always. Type I is not caused by habits.
     
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    It's a combination of genetics and habits. Some people can "get away" with a lot more without becoming diabetic whereas others risk becoming diabetic even if they "slip" just a little bit.
     
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    No, but I was very irregular. Hadn't had one since July.
     
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    Oh, how embarrassing! If I'm not feeling well, I sometimes Google my symptoms or go on health boards to see if I can find something or call a local free nurse hotline through the hospital so I know if I need to worry or not!
     
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    Jem, There are a lot of reasons for diabetes - not just being overweight etc. There are actually a lot more than w types of diabetes and many can be managed very well just with diet and exercise. The tingly concerns me as well. Can you get to the doctor a.s.a.p.? Do you have a diabetic friend who can test you? Tingly can be high blood sugar (of course it can be many other things but the combination of your symptoms is what is worrying some of us.)
     
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    Diabetes can be caused by genetics.

    Anyone in your family diabetic?
     
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    Jem, I hope it's nothing serious.

    But, until you know, get all the rest you can. Eat as healthy as you can-- lots of protein and green veggies. Consider that it could be anemia, and try to get your iron count up.

    And get to the doctor this week. Let your student know that you have a doctor's appointment, and need a day or a half day to get to it.

    FYI, not all insulin is taken by needle; my husband's is in pill form. But cross that bridge when you get to it. For now, stay hydrated and rested, and get to the doctor's.
     
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    I think you meant to say that not all diabetes medication is in injection form. There are many oral medications out there that are effective for type 2, insulin is for type 1 or type 2 if your pancreas isn't producing insulin. As far as I know, all insulin is injectable but most type 2s don't need it, especially when you are young and compliant.

    I am worried about you Jem. Try to avoid having a lot of carbs (bread, potatoes, rice, juice and sugary stuff until you have been tested). If your symptoms get worse don't delay - you can get in trouble fast. Hopefully you are just tired and run down.
     
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    Jem~I've had a period when I was pregnant...light bleeding.

    I've had aniema before and it sounds like the same symptoms. I'm glad you're getting blood work done.
     
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    It's okay, Jem. It's only natural you're feeling this way right now. Don't worry about what others are thinking of you--just worry about you right now. :hugs:
     
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    I was going to say the same thing. Get yourself to a doctor and explain all your symptoms!!
     
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    You are thinking they make you sound flaky because you are worried.

    It's most likely anemia. A simple iron deficiency

    That can cause it.

    I read an article a while back about how it is advisable for men to donate blood 2-4 times a year, because it helps lower the amount of Iron in their blood, which can lead to risk of heart attack. But because women have their periods, it helps regulate the amount of iron in the blood, but sometimes it dips too low.
     
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    Just to let you know that I am thinking good thoughts for you.
     
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    Thanks, Blue! I feel MUCH better today, after a dinner of beef meatballs and an iron pill. Hopefully I keep feeling better and better!
     
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    You will!

    Feeling tired all the time is never fun. That happened to me once. Turned out the medicine I had just started was not good for me (it was also causing full body muscle and joint pain at the same time)
     

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