Urgent help with sleeping problem

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diabeticcrohn
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   Posted 1/17/2006 8:51 PM (GMT -7)   
sad  Recent arrival on diabetic scene, still trying to regulate need for for the forbidden substances (chocolate) and was this very evening naughty!!
Wentto bed 4 hours ago and been in toilet every 10 minutes since with the urge to pass a few drops.
I am not going down this road again, honest.
Any suggestions to help me get some much needed sleep (desperate)

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Warren
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   Posted 1/17/2006 9:43 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Diabetichron,
 
Well, if your diabetes was raging out of control that urge to pee would be accompanied by and unbridaled thrirst.  The fact that you have to go every 10 mins and don't really pass anything and don't have the accompaning thirst means there is probably something else going on besides diabetes here!!
 
Suggestions anyone?? (other than of course; see your doctor)
 
scool  Warren
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Claire-Bear
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   Posted 1/18/2006 3:07 AM (GMT -7)   
Well, if it's not high blood sugar could be an infection?

Claire-Bear
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   Posted 1/18/2006 3:08 AM (GMT -7)   
Oh, forgot to add - caffeine makes you want to go to the loo more and there's caffeine in chocolate....just a thought!

Jeannie143
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   Posted 1/18/2006 11:29 AM (GMT -7)   
kidney stones.. bladder infection... bladder spasms... YOu need a urnialysis.
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Pin Cushion
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   Posted 1/19/2006 1:09 AM (GMT -7)   
Sounds like my wife when she has a bladder infection.
You should call your doctor.
Sigmoid Colostomy / Crohns / Type 1 Diabetic / Ostioarthritus / Fibromyalgia / Asthma / High Blood Pressure / High Colesterol / Migraines. Ain't life a joy?



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diabeticcrohn
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   Posted 1/19/2006 7:58 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks to all for your kind interest, been to see Doctor who thinks I am having anxiety attacks and will treat accordinglly.

Jeannie143
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   Posted 1/19/2006 12:08 PM (GMT -7)   
anxiety attacks are often caused by adrenaline surges and quite common in fibros... hope your doctor knows this and doesn't treat you like a nutcase.... If that happens I have some websites to refer your doc to...
~ Jeannie

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Please have exact change."


diabeticcrohn
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   Posted 1/21/2006 6:49 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks Jeannie143,
I have a pretty good relationship with my doctor who unlike some I have heard off always makes time for me.
He has offered me anti depressants , a few months ago I tried some but they did'nt agree with me.
I don't really want to take anymore pills although he says that there will be one that I can tolerate but unfortunately this can only be found by trying each one in turn.
I am like very many people on this site on a bit of an emotional rollercoaster just now but although I am unsure of taking further meds, contact with others who understand the situation is in its own way helpful.
My other problems relate to prostate and bone cancer along with osteoathritis, hence the relutance for further pills.
I will bear your kind offer in mind. Thanks

msbetts
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   Posted 1/28/2006 8:16 AM (GMT -7)   
I was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes 20 years ago during a routine corporate physical and have been insulin dependant for about 12 years now.
I have to agree with those who say you may have a urinary tract infection. I am prone to them myself.

Usually the urgency in diabetes results in large volumes of urine as your kidneys try to get rid of sugar buildup. What you described sounds like my symptoms with UTIs. (Urinary Tract Infections).

Question: Does your medical plan require primary physician authorization to see a specialist? If it does I think I'd ask him/her for a referral to a good urologist. I see one every six months. I've been treated and given medication. I even have a standby prescription for Levaquin to use in case I get a UTI when I'm traveling and find myself in a strange city, getting up several times a night, with burning and frequency.

In my opinion, considering kidney function is one of the things a diabetic needs to watch a urologist is as important to your care as the other special areas areas, like your yearly eye exam.
msbetts

diabeticcrohn
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   Posted 1/31/2006 7:38 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi msbetts, sorry it's taken so long to get back to you, I live in the UK so I am fortunate to have our national health service.
Sample away for analysis, hope to get answer tommorow although the symptoms have abated.
Still can't sleep though.

Thanks for your interest much appreciated
Diabeticcrohn

Jeannie143
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   Posted 1/31/2006 9:04 PM (GMT -7)   
Diabeticcrohn,
One of the members of the fibro forum suggested melatonin for help with sleep. It is very safe and offers many people the relief they need. You might want to look into it.
~ Jeannie

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diabeticcrohn
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   Posted 2/1/2006 9:43 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks Jeannie,
I'll have a look.

ancientstar
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   Posted 2/13/2006 8:53 PM (GMT -7)   
I'm new here but not to your problem. I have type 2 diabetes as well as other problems. I have trouble sleeping and find I have stomach problems (gas) as well. The only solution I can think of is your Doctor. Oh, I also have an enlarged prostate which doesn't help. good luck and I'll watch this thread and maybe learn something new.

diabeticcrohn
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   Posted 2/14/2006 12:43 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi ancientstar (brilliant name by the way)
I have prostate cancer but with the hormone therapy it is not affecting me at present.
I have been sleeping more easily the last few nights but it is down to the dreaded sleeping pills, which although I don't want to become dependant, I am finding to be a great relief.

Got the results for urine test back, all okay.
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