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Old 02-26-2012, 02:48   #1
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For the last few days (from what I can recall) I have been having on and off cloudy urine (mostly on) It's hard to say for how long, probably 4-5 days. I just noticed it more today, after peeing at 4pm and now again at 7pm it was very noticeable, but not horrible (as in can't see the toilet bowl, just has a visible cloudy tinge)

I'm trying VERY hard to not think about diabetes but of course I Google it and see it's a red flag and common symptom of diabetes.

It's not just a one day thing, I noticed it yesterday and the days before but never thought much of it until now, seeing as how it hasn't gone away.

I still have a mass amount of diabetes symptoms that very well may be anxiety. They range from tingling feet, blurry vision, noticeable morning hunger, etc. The thirst and frequent urination don't seem to be a major symptom, they come and go (which makes me believe it's anxiety)

I pee about 4-6 times a day, on average I'd say about 5 times a day (I count EVERY time and EVERY day) Today I have urinated 4 times and it's only 7:30pm . So once again it'll probably be 5 times again today. Usually I go 4 hours between bathroom breaks but today it was more like every three hours, and by then I really have to go. Not important information but I use it to gauge how much I go in a day, to see if it's exessive.

Without rambling, I am truly terrified *AGAIN* that I have diabetes. I have not lost weight or done anything to better myself. I've had a very rough past couple months (lost my Grandpa to cancer) I have had NO drive whatsoever. I am just starting to get my drive and energy back.

The only thing I can think of that could be a cause to the cloudy urine is my beer intake. I know, tsk tsk. I am no longer going to continue drinking alcohol, as I have been consuming quite a bit lately. Some Google searching says that alcohol could cause cloudy urine. I am not sure if this is likely?? This is definitely what I want to believe.

I seen my doctor two weeks ago and voiced my concern that I constantly worry about diabetes but foolishly left out that I am experiencing symptoms as well. Of course, he has heard this before... many times. Still, I worry that because I didn't voice my symptoms he just brushed me off. I asked him again if I should be concerned but he stated that because I had tests back in July of 2010 he has less concern for that. I also signed an agreement with him to start losing weight and exercising 5 days a week. Which I start now.

I am freaking out... I don't go back to see him for another 2 weeks. Should I be thinking diabetes here? I am going to cut out the alcohol, increase the water intake, and begin eating better and exercising. I just hope that once again I am not too late... and that finally I will have learned my lesson to start taking care of myself.

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Myth: Cloudy urine and diabetes always go hand in hand.
Fact: Cloudy urine can be a result of a kidney or bladder infection, kidney stones, consuming too many vitamin supplements, or various foods and beverages.

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Myth: Cloudy urine and diabetes always go hand in hand.
Fact: Cloudy urine can be a result of a kidney or bladder infection, kidney stones, consuming too many vitamin supplements, or various foods and beverages.

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Thanks Shanny.

I read that website, and I want to go with the fact I honestly can't think of anything that would cause cloudy urine other than alcohol.

Not sure how worried I should be, as in if I leave this alone are my kidneys dying or getting worse and doing serious damage to my body.

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Well, you said you're backing off all the beer, right? So back off & see what happens. I think you know that the problem isn't damage to your body, but damage to your emotional state-of-mind.

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While I'd be lying if I said I wasn't anxious or panicking about this I honestly feel this time that I have diabetes and these are the symptoms now showing. I've had cloudy urine before but that was usually after a meal like asparagus or whatever. I could easily pin point it. Now it's been like this over a good few days and I am worried it's just getting worse and worse.

I was doing fairly well in dealing with the symptoms I constantly feel and after the doctors re-assurance, but now I have this. And it just starts the cycle all over again for me.

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See if you can get your blood glucose tested. Something could have changed since 2010. You could be getting dihydrogen monoxide from your water.

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I know, shame on me

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OCDP - in case you don't know, dihydrogen monoxide is just another word for water ... Dihydrogen Monoxide (DHMO) Safety Warning - Urban Legends

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I am aware of the hoax. Thanks for steering me in the right direction regardless.

Next time I see my doctor I will definitely state that I am having symptoms versus me just saying I worry about diabetes. But I've told him in the past about my symptoms too.

I checked my urine last night before bed and it wasn't as cloudy as the previous bathroom visit. Checked again this morning and not very cloudy. So I will continue to monitor it. It's been like this for a few days so I do not feel like it's gone away, but at least it's cleared up a bit (for now anyways)

I've also got this pain in my lower back on the left and right sides and I keep worrying it's my kidneys again. Hopefully that's just lower back pain, but it seems kind of coincidental that there's been cloudy urine and now kidney pain.

Really fearful and trying really hard to stay positive. I start to feel better and ALWAYS get hit with new physical symptoms to keep me coming back.

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Yes, shame on you! Y'all know this is all Oprah's fault.

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