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My metabolism is not slowing down

I’m female, 60 (157cm, 50kg). I‘m losing my weight gradually,with excessive urine production, often 1liter at night, from that sleeping problems. Having no fat in my flesh, what disturbs hormones production. Hot flushes at night. I have pain in my right kidney when wake up feeling weak n frail, although I’m fit n energetic person n a runner, but CT scan is ok. I‘d look scrawny if not for my breasts which are staying quite big for my petite frame due to thick glandular fabric. Eating is my favourite thing. I asked endocrinologist for antidiuretic hormone vasopressin prescription for a trial period but he told my results of thyroid n vasopressin are in range, all lays in my anxiety(?) n menopause (I got it 15 years ago at age of 45). Aging n hypochondria? I asked for my lab test results but not received thyroid, blood n urine tests, only my hydration results: urine osmolality 184 n serum osmolality 287, electrolytes n adrenaline, noradrenaline, creatinine, dopamine-ok , homovanilic acid-38 (0-40), EGRF 80 the rate of blood flow through the kidneys. So the kidneys look ok.

for urine osm is: ‘The normal 24-hour urine osmolality is, on average, 500-800 mOsm/kg of water. Random urine osmolality should average 300-900 mOsm/kg of water. After 12-14 hours of fluid intake restriction, the urine osmolality should exceed 850 mOsm/kg of water. May 13, 2014’ And mine is only 184 what means my kidneys can’t concentrate urine, passing it out too fast. Interpretation of that is hard to me cos i can read also that urine osm should be at least 3 times higher than serum, what looks inconsistent... I was discharged after 1-st visit to endo n now nothing changed despite my optimistic feeling at hearing a good news. Serum osm. looks ok. Plase Help !!! Bozena

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Bozena, this is a thyroid forum. Do you have a thyroid problem? Not sure that anyone on here knows anything about kidneys and urine. Maybe this site might be better for you :


You need to chase up those Thyroid results with the ranges and post here again in a NEW post....


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