Join Date: May 2002
Location: The Great White North, Minnesota
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I began noticing massive headaches about, I don't know, maybe 2-3 months ago. Thought I was dehydrated because I was drinking A LOT of coffee. (no signs of thirst yet).
Kicked the coffee habit (which hurts a lot because i love coffee). Headaches are mostly gone, but replaced by excessive thirst and super strong cravings for sweets.
By excessive thirst I mean like 6 liters of water a day, at least. No caffeine either so I'm not really making up for water lost elsewhere. DD is still nursing and she's nursing maybe 2 x a day but I went out of town overnight, pumped in the mornign and got like a tablespoon. So I know I don't have a lot of milk.
I struggled with milk supply basically since, well since 6 weeks, but before that maybe. It might have been due to stress, maybe something else? I have heard a low thyroid activity can do that too (of course I heard this after trying every darn thing to boost my supply and really getting kinda worked up about it and finally starting solids early).
Diabetes runs in my family. But i don't know what the symptoms are. I suppose I should also mention that this kinda kicked into high gear right around the time I began running more frequently (switched from XC skiing to running).
I went to the doc this morning and they did a urine test and drew blood for the full screen (?CBC?). I'm not anemic, though I was very anemic during pregnancy and have struggled with it off and on. I have to wait a week for results. In the meantime any ideas as to what it could be?
Kristin -- mom of Erin (11/5/02) and Leah (9/29/05)