Before starting paleo, I had fairly frequent urination, but it wasn't too problematic. Since starting paleo, I feel better in every single way except now I urinate even more frequently than before -- at worst, it's several times an hour. This has also been affecting my sleep as I almost always need to wake up in the middle of the night to urinate and often can't fall back asleep. I understand that frequent urination might be a symptom of pre-diabetes, and it's very possible that I'm in that state because I'm obese and ate a lot of sugars, grains, etc. before starting paleo. What I don't understand is why paleo would intensify the symptoms if it combats diabetes. Also, how long do you think it would take for my symptoms to normalize if it is indeed pre-diabetes/diabetes?
ABSOLUTELY get yourself to a doctor! Every so often, stress can make frequent urination happen, but it doesn't last more than 1 day. However, please do not hesitate in getting into see a physician. Today.
I have a water retention problem and when I lowered my carbs it got better, but that means I did urinate more often. It's possibly that paleo is making you go more often because you are eating less carbs. Even on my diuretic pills, I usually on go once an hour, though sometimes it is more often.
if you are obese, and have only been eating low carb / paleo for a short time, is it possible your body is just shedding water? I can tell after i carb up for an afternoon/evening my urination is insane that night and half the next day until i dump the water weight i picked up.
Do you take any allery meds? I know claritin D did something very similar to me. I stopped taking it and it went away.
Definitely see a doc, and make note of how any meds you take, as well as how much liquids you drink as well. Paleo is a high water diet, so if you are drinking a lot of water with it, you will definitely pee more. Lots of water in fruit and veggies.
I would think that this could just be the end of some water retention, especially since switching to paleo usually results in a much lower salt intake. Do you drink a specific amount of water per day or just when you're thirsty? If you, for example, made yourself drink a gallon a day pre- and post-paleo switch, you'd be urinating far more afterward, one would think.