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Old September 18, 2011, 05:17 AM   #49
Sparks1957
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Join Date: September 4, 2011
Location: Vermont
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3-5 gallons of water a day? See your doctor, mate!

Diabetes mellitus might be the cause; your shakiness leads me to believe that could be the problem. Untreated, DM accounts for most of the kidney failures & amputations out there.

It could also be diabetes insipidus, which I have (a rare inherited type at that)... This is also easily treated with desmopressin, a synthetic hormone to replace the antidiuretic hormone that is lacking. I used to drink that much water daily until I got the desmopressin.

Don't mess around, get some help.
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