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To whom this may concern,
I have been experiencing some unusual symptoms lately that I am waiting to discuss with my PCP about at my next office visit. I guess that I'm looking for some opionions and advice by posting this.
Over the last few weeks I have been extremely thirsty. I drink a lot of fluids throughout the day yet even so, I'm still craving fluids more than ever in the evenings. Nothing seems to quench my thirst no matter what or how much intake I get. In particular, I've been craving a lot of thirst-quenching fluids like ice, milk, and fruit flavored drinks. My urinary frequency is increasing significantly which I figure is likely due to the excessive fluid intake(?) I've recently cut back on high-sodium foods and carbohydrates in my diet and I've been eating more fresh fruits and vegetable as well as a lot of protein. These dietary changes were recommended by my provider in order to achieve weight loss yet I only seem to be gaining weight despite my efforts (not giving up any time soon though)!. I have struggled with my weight all of my life, I'm a 21 year old female with a BMI above 50... I'm working on it, but I'm concerned that my new symptoms may be related to something going on whether it be diabetes or a deficiency of some sort. I do have a strong immediate-family history of both type 1 and type 2 diabetes. The last time I had my hemoglobin A1c checked was 6 months ago which resulted normal at 5.2%. My medical history/ current problems include obesity, hx of ovarian cyst, polydactyly, iron deficiency anemia, hx of PE, unexplained chronic fatigue. I've had a full work up with several specialists including Rheumatology, Cardiology, Gynecology, Hematology. Many of my labs to check for thyroid problems and different autoimmune disorders have been completed within th last 6 months and all have resulted essentially normal.
Thoughts and/or recommendations are appreciated!
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