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Diabetes health anxiety please help

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Jami3_fletch

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Hello I have been suffering from health anxiety for about 2 years now and I am currently worrying about diabetes Ian constantly drinking water and going to the toilet so I took a urine test which came back as fine and bought a blood test from amazon which came back as fine after three goes both fine but I’m still feeling symptoms like thirst and increased urination so in my head I make up excuses on why the tests must be wrong I was wondering if anything one knew if it is possible to have thirst from anxiety or I should be worried ps the excuses i made for my self is that I left the tests stood exposed to air for about 30 minutes on accident which I think might of changed the results
 
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It’s simple enough book yourself in for a glucose test. The ones you get online aren’t accurate. They need to do one that’s called HBA1c and it gives glucose results over 3 months. Speaking as a diabetic
 
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Yes it is easy enough to rule out diabetics by getting the A1C blood test from your doctor.

But I also have health anxieties related to blood sugars and was diabetic, still pre-diabetic. According to my doctor, your sugars would have to be exceptionally high for it to cause the thirst symptoms. Which I also had for years, but makes me think it was all really anxiety rather than the diabetics doing it to me.

Diabeties and anxiety is hard because many of the symptoms overlap. But most certainly if you are here posting this, your symptoms are probably caused by anxiety, even if there are diabetic symptoms as well. Book the doctor appointment, get the blood test to rule it out since its easy to do but in the meantime treat it as anxiety, because diabetes does not generally cause as many symptoms as we anxiety prone folks experience.
 
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goodgollymiss

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Are you taking your vitamins and eating "no sugar added" products
 
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