So I’m wondering if two things I have are related:
I’ve become very sensitive to salt of late. Eating any significant amount of salt can lead to a “tightening-pressure” sensation in the head or mild headache and I often have to drink an entire bottle of water along with, or after meals, in order to cope with salt. It’s gotten to the point where I sometimes dilute food at restaurants by sloshing it in a bowl of water (gross, I know) in order to rinse off salt, because otherwise I have a hard time standing it. I also have to drink water a lot more than other people do - constantly thirsty.
I’ve mysteriously lost weight. A few weeks ago, I weighed around 138 pounds. Now a household weight scale tells me I’m about 126. If accurate, that would mean I’ve lost twelve pounds in less than a month. I’ve always been a skinny guy anyway. For an entire decade, my weight usually held steady at 135-145 pounds, but if I have lost a dozen pounds I don’t know why. Not much exercise or anything.
I thought this might be diabetes, but my fasting blood sugar is 93 and my A1C is 5.5.