i have been diagnosed with DI after a pitiutary tumor[sugery].i have damage to my hypothalamus.is this something serious.i cant lose weight-straw like hair-very moody-get redhot anger over anything-heart paplations-sweaty hands-gain weight 2-3pnds a week.is this a side affect of D I ?doctor gave me dessom naisel spray.my labs are slowly droping.stay hungery all time.FEB 07 TSH [0.8] T3FT4[1.3]ACTHPROLACTION[6.4] DEC 07 TSH[0.53] T3 FT4[0.8] ACTH PROLACTION[9.7]HGH[0.12] numbers droping is this normal?wasent on dessom when labs was done.could you explaine what is going on with me. do i need any treatment ? thank you doctor for taking your time to answer all our questions
I don't have enough information for a diagnosis. The labs you list look okay. DI is diagnosed based on sodium concentrations in the blood and urine and looking a blood levels of ADH (vasopressin). DI is a lack of ADH release from the back of the pituitary and is treated with desmopressin. Weight gain can be from fluid retention. Would recommend seeing an endocrinologist, but many endos (myself included) do not see DI that often and sometimes going to a university-based pituitary expert is a good idea before you end up on medications you may not need.
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