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Cheeze-It
04-26-2003, 03:14 AM
I'm serious. Earlier this week I noticed that my urine didn't have
a lot of color to it; it actually looked more like water than urine.
I didn't really think anything of it until now. I just did a search on
Google for "colorless urine"...

It turns out that's a symptom of diabetes. I thought it was just
a result of drinking so much Diet Pepsi lately (about 6 cans/day).
But guess what else I found out... Yeah, that excessive thirst is
also a symptom.

I'm scared, I don't want diabetes. I hate needles, and I don't
want to spend the rest of my life injecting myself with insulin. I
don't care if I'll eventually get used to it - the point is, I'll be
diseased and nobody will like me. No woman will marry me because
she'll think our kids will inherit my colorless-urine disorder.

Then again, it could be Diabetes Insipidus, which may just mean
that my pituitary gland is screwed up (I believe this was the same
disease that was talked about in a very special episode of Home
Improvement. Remember, the one where Randy was afraid he
might die?) because I have a brain tumor.

I'm in a panic right now. I've also noticed that my vision hasn't been
as good as it used to be. I was thinking that was from staring at
my monitor so much lately... But guess what else. Yeah, another
freaking symptom!

I think I'm going to go for a walk. Maybe I'll buy some Doritos and
Fig Newtons. Maybe a drive, clear my mind...

Oh jeez, what if my kidneys are failing? I don't have any siblings,
so I can't borrow one from a brother or something. And I'm kind
of, uh, between jobs right now (I don't care, feel free to tease me.
I've tried to get a job these past few months -- I've even been on
a few interviews, but nobody has hired me. There's nothing I
can do about it), so buying one is definately out of the question, too.

What if I go blind? Or have to have something amputated? I can't
stand the thought of that.

Kids, live life to it's fullest. I was once like you: a young person
without a care in the world. Letting each day pass, not even thinking
that it could be the last. But now look at me. I'm on my death bed and
looking back at my 21 years of life, realizing that it has all been
wasted. Be something, kids! Live your life. Don't end up like ethic!!!


Symptoms of Diabets Include:
-[x]Increased thirst and frequent urination (especially at night).
-Unexplained increase in appetite.
-Unexplained weight loss or weight gain.
-Fatigue.
-Erection problems. (heh, I think not. :cool: )
-[x]Blurred vision.
-[x]Tingling or numbness in hands or feet.

-http://my.webmd.com/content/healthwise/110/27386

CheesyMoo
04-26-2003, 09:51 AM
You're not gonna die man, chill out it'll be cool.

tgm
04-26-2003, 11:01 AM
I wouldn't worry too much quite yet (especially if you don't have the erectile problems ;) ). There are many other things that those symptoms could be from (even a combination of other things). If you are truly concerned, go to a doctor and get tests done.

RoD
04-26-2003, 12:28 PM
Drama Queen stick to your day job! Go to a doctor....

Shadow
04-26-2003, 01:05 PM
>
it actually looked more like water than urine.
I didn't really think anything of it until now.
<
Keep NOT thinking anything of it. That's actually healthy. If your urine is heavy with yellow you could have a bad diet, infeciton, or possible light bleeding somewhere in your urinary track.

> -[x]Increased thirst and frequent urination (especially at night).
Maybe it's dry? Maybe your libido went crazy? Frequent urination, that could be, well due to a lot of fluid intake.

> -Unexplained increase in appetite.
That's always explainable.

> -Unexplained weight loss or weight gain.
A. Fast metabolism, a lot of excerise.
B. A lot of eating and lack of excersise.

> -Fatigue.
Spending a lot of physical energy without nourishment, proper sleep, and so on.

> -Erection problems. (heh, I think not. )
Mental problems. Not being turned on. Other reasons..

> -[x]Blurred vision.
Abusing your eyes.

> -[x]Tingling or numbness in hands or feet.
Bloodflow problems. Lack of sugar from just lack of nourishment.

What have we learned?
Eat, and eat a lot. Get a lot of excersise. Have a lot of sex with a lot of different people and you'll be set. :D

minesweeper
04-26-2003, 01:15 PM
-[x]Increased thirst and frequent urination (especially at night).
-Unexplained increase in appetite.
-Unexplained weight loss or weight gain.
-Fatigue.
-Erection problems. (heh, I think not. )
-[x]Blurred vision.
-[x]Tingling or numbness in hands or feet.


Dude, those are symptoms of a night out on the lash. Give it a few hours and you'll be complaining of a headache, dry mouth and wondering how all that mud got on your trousers.

Fountain
04-26-2003, 01:25 PM
Originally posted by minesweeper
Dude, those are symptoms of a night out on the lash. Give it a few hours and you'll be complaining of a headache, dry mouth and wondering how all that mud got on your trousers.


Classy! :D

Anyhow, if you are diabetic it is not the end of the world. I lived with a girl with diabetes for 8 yrs-she was ok and happy.

What about the other main symptoms-like low sugar causing blackouts, feeling groggy and tired etc. Do you feel better after a meal?

I think its in your head. Chill

Govtcheez
04-26-2003, 02:27 PM
Self diagnosis is :cool:

Cheeze-It
04-26-2003, 05:34 PM
Originally posted by Govtcheez
Self diagnosis is :cool:

Why would I go to a doctor when I have WebMD?

And I'm not a troll! Check yourself before you wreck yourself!

confuted
04-26-2003, 06:00 PM
Go find someone with diabetes and get 'em to poke you with one of their needles and get your blood sugar tested...it might be insightful. Anyway, clear urine just means you're properly hydrated.

dP munky
04-26-2003, 06:05 PM
>> Keep NOT thinking anything of it. That's actually healthy. If your urine is heavy with yellow you could have a bad diet, infeciton, or possible light bleeding somewhere in your urinary track.<<

he's right, it's better to have colorless urine...yellow urine is basically a sign that your body is dehydrated, colorless simply means you have enough or too much water in your system...

...do a test...tomorrow, drink as many glasses of water as you can, not all at once, but instead of having a pepsi or whatever drink water, try to get in 8 glasses total for the day, and watch your urine, i guarentee that at some point in the day (if you arent peeing every 30 min.) you'll have a lot of colorless urine.

Xterria
04-26-2003, 09:56 PM
Have a lot of sex with a lot of different people and you'll be set. :D [/B]

why can't i have sex? i want sex. i watch my rats do it and then i feel weird and then i slap myself....skaweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeek!!!

confuted
04-26-2003, 10:02 PM
>> i watch my rats do it
sicko.

Xei
04-26-2003, 11:24 PM
Your symptoms prove nothing. Get a glucose test.

hk_mp5kpdw
04-28-2003, 05:25 AM
Make an appointment with your doctor ASAP. Voice your concerns and see if they can do a test like Xei said. I am a diabetic and only found out after I went into a coma and woke up in the hospital. For a couple weeks before that I was very thirsty and drinking a lot of fluids and my vision was blurry. I was feeling very bad and just thought that I maybe had the flu or something. If you get tested and turns out to be nothing then you will be able to relax. Hoping it will go away when it could be something serious could get you KILLED! I have to give myself shots twice a day and I can tell you it sucks, but dying sucks more!

novacain
04-28-2003, 06:16 AM
>>Diet Pepsi

Heres your problem.

Its the diet bit.

You need the full strngth stuff and more of it.

Besides Diet Pepsi will cause cancer in Xterra's rats...........

Silvercord
04-28-2003, 09:46 AM
hey mp5 don't they have like needle-less 'shots' that you can administer to yourself now? I thought I saw it on a commercial with a jazz guitar player who didn't want his fingers to be pricked.

hk_mp5kpdw
04-28-2003, 10:01 AM
hey mp5 don't they have like needle-less 'shots' that you can administer to yourself now? I thought I saw it on a commercial with a jazz guitar player who didn't want his fingers to be pricked.

You might be talking about the blood testing that requires one to prick themselves to draw a drop of blood and place it onto a chemical strip. I have heard of various methods that are are still being evaluated for this, maybe they are already in place already but I'm a bad boy because I tend to not check my blood sugar (I'm lazy). As far as the administration of insulin, there is talk of an inhaler version of this that would mean no more insulin shots, but again this stuff is still being tested I believe. Some people don't need shots at all, they can manage themselves with pills or just simply by careful control of their diet.

Clyde
04-28-2003, 11:06 AM
1) Diet Pepsi contains caffeine.
2) Caffeine is a diuretic.
3) Diuretics increase the water content of urine making it very pale/ colourless.
4) Because the body is losing more water than normal through the urine you feel thirsty.

Seems to me you have nothing to worry about, but if you are still worried try dropping caffeine rich foods and drinks (tea, coffee, cola, chocolat) from your diet for a day or so, if your symptoms do not abate make an appointment with the doc.

confuted
04-28-2003, 03:37 PM
Actually...as much as it sucks, try dropping them for a week or so to give your body a chance to flush the chemicals... oh well, they aren't good for you anyway.

Cheeze-It
04-28-2003, 05:20 PM
Well, I cut back on the diet pepsis (from 6 - 2) and have been
drinking water. My urine isn't clear anymore, it seems to be the
regular color.

hk_mp5..., if I'm not colorless anymore, I'm good, right? I'm kind
of unemployed right now (so what? Quit judging me!!!), so the
doctor-money isn't something I can spare.

Xei
04-28-2003, 07:05 PM
Originally posted by ethic
Well, I cut back on the diet pepsis (from 6 - 2) and have been
drinking water. My urine isn't clear anymore, it seems to be the
regular color.

hk_mp5..., if I'm not colorless anymore, I'm good, right? I'm kind
of unemployed right now (so what? Quit judging me!!!), so the
doctor-money isn't something I can spare.
Are doctors really that much over there? Don't you have health care insurance or something?

Brian
04-29-2003, 04:35 PM
You're going to die very soon, get over it.

novacain
04-29-2003, 08:36 PM
>>My urine isn't clear anymore, it seems to be the
regular color.

One of the mine sites I have been sent too has a colour code chart in the toilet so you can see if you need to drink more water.......