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My urine is always clear and I read that if you drink too much it flushed electrolytes out of your system causing your urine to be clear and that is what seem to be happening with me. I take magnesium and zinc supplements to help with my arthritis and restless legs. I dread to think how much water I drink a day but it is at least 3 litres a day.
 

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Yes, this "diabetes insipidus" refers to a deficiency in the hormone vasopressin (AKA anti-diuretic hormone AKA ADH). But it has nothing whatsoever to do with what people commonly refer to "diabetes".

Basically, a disturbance in the hypothalamus (HPA axis) reduces the amount of vasopressin, which results in poor retention of water in the body.

This hypothalamic dysfunction is discussed here:
https://forums.phoenixrising.me/threads/is-your-hypothalamus-up-the-creek.81181/



Excellent quote!

Simply put:
"Dysautonomia" is a general term for any dysfunction of the autonomic nervous system.

The autonomic nervous system is any part of the nervous system that controls unconscious activity in the body.

Therefore, the failure of the hypothalamus in the brain to release enough vasopressin is a form of dysautonomia.
Correct, nothing to do with diabetes mellitus.
 

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My urine is always clear and I read that if you drink too much it flushed electrolytes out of your system causing your urine to be clear and that is what seem to be happening with me. I take magnesium and zinc supplements to help with my arthritis and restless legs. I dread to think how much water I drink a day but it is at least 3 litres a day.
People with diabetes insipidus require lots of extra salt. Potassium id be guided by blood work as over supplementing potassium can be dangerous. They are the 2 most important electrolytes.