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01-18-2006, 08:59 PM
I've noticed in the past few days that my urine has a sweet, almost fruity smell to it. From what i can recall, it seems to start happening midmorning. I've never had this happen before and am on my 2nd week of being 100% raw.
Also something else that's new for me is that no matter HOW much water I drink, I don't get the heavy-pressing-feeling-on-your-bladder-need-to-go-pee-NOW urge. In fact, I almost have to tell myself "It's been a good 4 hours, you should go pee", whereas before, I needed to pee at least every couple of hours. And it's not that there's nothing to come out, there IS, I just don't seem to register that fact anymore. Today, I drank almost 2 liters (8 glasses of water) and didn't have to go pee until I made myself go, 4 hour later.
I looked up the sweet smell online, and it says that it is an indication of diabetes mellitus :eek:
Has ANYONE else experienced this? I'm kind of freaking out here!
01-18-2006, 09:17 PM
I recommend looking up "coconut oil" on google and reading all of the benefits. It is supposed to help prevent the onset of diabetes.
okay-I don't know about the smell-but FREQUENT urination is a symptom of diabetes-so my guess is you are okay. You might want to check it out with a dr, or take a couple of blood sugars if you have access to a machine. I had gestational diabetes with my last 2 pg and my mom has lived with type 1 for 45 years-so I know a little bit about it. ;)
But I do want to add that since the birth of my 3rd child, 5 years ago I have had AWFUL problems with incontenince. At 28 I started wearing incontinence pads (probably TMI, right? :o ) Over the last year or so it got so bad that I could barely go out without running the risk of an accident. Since I have started fasting and eating raw it has improved abotu 75%. I have slept thru the night TWO NIGHTS IN A ROW-something I haven't been able to do in almost 6 years!!!! I don't know the scientific explanation, but just wanted you to know that I am having the same exp-and PRAISE GOD:D 'cause it was really really bad before...
01-19-2006, 03:05 AM
i swear I smelt a hint of orangey/citrus scent in mine yesterday too :p
01-19-2006, 05:21 AM
Yes not so odd...I have had this happen a few times. If you think about it, if Asparagus can give urine such a distinct smell, then other foods can too !
01-19-2006, 07:32 AM
The water along with the sweet urine sounds, to my totally untrained eye, like a form of diabetes. I would for sure go to the doc to get some blood drawn. You can still be RAW and diabetic but you want to get that in check, just in case!!
01-19-2006, 10:01 AM
Thanks guys :)
I guess a trip to the doctor is in order - I need to go anyway to get authorization for some shots I need for my externship in April. At least, that way, I can rule out the whole diabetes thing. I'm just nervous as to how my doctor will react when I tell her I am raw.
Will let you know what happens
01-19-2006, 10:21 PM
But I do want to add that since the birth of my 3rd child, 5 years ago I have had AWFUL problems with incontenince. At 28 I started wearing incontinence pads (probably TMI, right? :o ) Over the last year or so it got so bad that I could barely go out without running the risk of an accident. Since I have started fasting and eating raw it has improved abotu 75%. I have slept thru the night TWO NIGHTS IN A ROW-something I haven't been able to do in almost 6 years!!!! I don't know the scientific explanation, but just wanted you to know that I am having the same exp-and PRAISE GOD:D 'cause it was really really bad before...[/QUOTE]
I have found that dairy can cause incontinence, so it makes sense that if you are no longer taking dairy in your diet, you would notice an improvement.(Just a thought) :)
01-19-2006, 10:41 PM
you know, i don't think the fruity smell has anything to do with diabetes. I first experienced this in college when i was losing tons of weight and I think what i called "the fruit loop smell" has something to do with losing weight. I would talk to a doc about it...i'm pretty sure i did and this is what i was told. I am experiencing it again now i'm eating raw.
You should talk to a doc, don't listen to me.... But from experience, i don't think you ought to be alarmed about diabetes just from that. And if a doc tells you this is what it is, send me a message so i know to get checked too!
01-19-2006, 10:48 PM
You know..... you might just let your Doc know you are vegan. Leave it at that. It's NOT a lie ;)
When she askes about your diet you can tell her you have smoothies for breakfast, fruit & veggies or maybe a big salad for lunch, and then similar for dinner. Mention that you eat nuts too! RAW might freak her but, vegan might be more understood. Also, let your doc know, if they ask, that it's for ethical reasons. It's hard for someone to talk against someones beliefs... harder than doc talking down a *diet*.
I hope this makes some sense. I'm really tired and feel my point may have been lost!
Good luck to you :)
01-20-2006, 07:47 AM
nobody panic! the fruity smell is, as someone said, an indication of ketones, the breakdown of proteins, in the urine. Typically this is due to weightloss. Sometimes it is an indication of muscle tissue wasting. (Be careful not to lose too much too quickly.)
For rawbies, this is an indicator that the body is recycling protein structures - catabolism. To put in another way (the way that the Nature's First Law guys would say it,) you are getting rid of the false body, while you are feeding the true body on your living food diet.
As long as you are not ematiated and starving yourself, and you are eating a balanced living foods diet (fruit, greens, small amounts of nuts & seeds, sprouts, occassional juices, etc.) you are right on track.
No need to panic.
01-20-2006, 07:48 AM
I know that whenever I ate cheerios it smelled of them when I went to the bathroom. lol.
01-20-2006, 11:23 AM
I ate a grapefruit last night and it smelled like a grapefruit when I went to the bathroom.
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