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What causes excessive thirst, weakness and dizziness?

I have been non stop thirsty weak and dizzy lost weight but been hungry and have a metallic taste in my mouth. I do have shogrens and mixed connective tissue disease. I ve never ever been this thirsty. Does it sound like anything you have ever heard of.
Wed, 31 Jan 2018
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Hello!
Your symptoms are suggestive of a diabetic state. Symptoms like excessive thirst, increased hunger, weight loss are signs of abnormal glucose metabolism.
If other symptoms like abnormal (metallic/ fruity) taste and rapid shallow breathing are present and persistent, I highly recommend you to go for blood glucose levels, glucose tolerance test, glucose level in urine to know if there is any abnormality in the glucose metabolism.

Best Regards,
Dr. Gunjan Jain
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