I am currently passing up to nearly 5 pints of urine at night, and my endocrinologist only suggests desmopressin as the drug to help. Apart from not relieving the situation, this immediately lowers my sodium levels by the day until dangerous. I present a mystery case to them as my pituitary gland shows normal bright up, which is more typical of nephrogenic di, but copeptin tests suggest partial central di.
How can I maintain sodium levels while taking desmopressin for partial central diabetes insipidus?
Question posted by Alison Glass on 29 Aug 2022
Last updated on 30 August 2022 by tdhousto
For me the answer was Propel. No sugar, high in electrolytes. That is my primary drink for the day,after coffee. I don’t drink a lot of sodas anymore because soda has very little sodium. I actively work at putting salt back in my diet when I eat during the day. At the end of the day I usually eat some hard salami or jerky. One problem I had was that my low sodium gave me a false sense of thirst and so I was drinking a lot. Which made the problem worse. Increasing my salt throughout the day removed the feeling of thirst and now I drink a steady but moderate amount throughout the day. I drink 16 ounces Proplel right before I go to bed
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