Clonidine and diabetes

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BTW - the person has a history of heart failure (30% squeeze of the heart today), renal cancer is in remission and had a few areas on the lung, of which most have been targeted via laser (today, only one is supposed to exist), diabetes, weakness of muscles and experiencing extreme fatigue (sleeping most of the day), issues with trying to get food down them on a consistent basis. Any help you can give is appreciated! Thanks everyone.
It has been discovered he has diabetes and is believed to have autonomic neuropathy. He has pressure in his head, a overall sick feeling after he eats with a flushed face, forgetfulness, numbness in his left food, tingling in his hands and feet, light headed when he stands up. He has not driven since. When he had surgery it was not known he was diabetic. He had general anesthetic with a breathing tube. He never had this problem prior to surgery and now his health is falling apart.
However, I do take other medications such as Clonidine that can cause weight gain and diabetes runs in my family (my mother has pre diabetes, my aunt has diabetes that is already insulin resistant) so I am cautious as to my diet just to prevent this regardless. If a person has the inherited traits for it they are more likely to be susceptible to acquire it as well.
I have been researching the clonidine and heard that it helps with the withdrawals. If anybody has any experience with clonidine for withdrawals please let me know. Too better help you give me advice I do not have high blood pressure (actually my blood pressure is great). I am 38 y.o. I am 5'6 and 180 lbs. I currently take metformin 500 mg 2x a day for diabetes. My blood sugar is under control.
off said U are on it for your diabetes, and I said NO I was peut on it because I had a reaction of a rash that covered my body and had to be taken off Lisinoparalhct. I was put on BP meds' because I had to get One Adrenal gland taken out. The HCT is a diretic, I don't know how much u are on but it does cause u to urinate alot. The higher the number the more u will urinate. U need to drink lots to keep hydrated and just because u urinate alot decreasing the fluid might get u into trouble.
Its essential that that be treated so it doesn't turn into insulin dependent diabetes as of course that is dangerous. The metabolitic changes and the potential of diabetes that occur in the current antipsychotics will not happen in the future generation of them. I was just explaining it in case it was something you personal experience.
It has been discovered he has diabetes and is believed to have autonomic neuropathy. He has pressure in his head, a overall sick feeling after he eats with a flushed face, forgetfulness, numbness in his left food, tingling in his hands and feet, light headed when he stands up. He has not driven since. When he had surgery it was not known he was diabetic. He had general anesthetic with a breathing tube. He never had this problem prior to surgery and now his health is falling apart.
sometimes people make comments that I have lost or gained weight but I have trouble noticing I know that recently I have gained Also another reason I can't be sure that it is the bipolar alone because I have diabetes and sometimes the sympoms overlap each other..... is this common or no?????
From the current findings they appear not to cause tardive dyskinesia, diabetes or weight gain and have a fuller recovery rate but on the other hand they are not FDA approved so they are still an unknown quantity. I was allowed to start glycine because I could not tolerate Clozaril (which is the only antipsychotic that won't cause tardive) and I had advanced tardive dyskinesia. Best to ask about approved medications first.
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A friend of mine had pre-diabetes from Abilify and he went on a healthy diet and lost 40 pounds and that passed. If someone needs general weight loss or diet advice their doctor can usually advise them. If it becomes severe and a medication change doesn't help it then its best to see a nutritionist. First find out what medication your psychiatrist will prescribe and what the risk of weight gain is and see from there.
I am so sorry to hear about your neuropathy....I am a nurse for an endocrinologist (diabetes doc) and I know how you must be suffering, but I am concerned that you are so hard on yourself, as if you deserve to suffer and feel this horrible pain because you drank? NOT TRUE...you stopped drinking, and that is a huge HUGE step...and you know there are lots of people who have neuropathy that have never drank.
as I said, ignore that post, I made a mistake, mixed up klonipin with Clonidine. And yes, benzo withdrawal is very dangerous. Sadly, they should give you pheno but tend not to. Usually they just taper you. And you can die from any withdrawal. Just because a heroin addict has a stroke or heart attack while going through withdrawal doesn't mean it isn't caused by the withdrawal.
With the marked recovery from schizoaffective disorder from the glycine, it became clear to the research psychiatrists it was of a neurological etiology and with the fact that the dissociation and loss of cognition came on during the wide variety of spasms during the advanced tardive dyskinesia I have, the "controversial" criteria became factual in one person, which is myself and that will be documented and I will be among the authors of the case study so that it can be further studie
I was wearing jeans, t-shirt, hoodie, shoes and socks and it was 60 outside. My hands and feet are always ice cold and that is no exaggeration. The get so cold and my feet always look like they are flexing and my hands sometimes feel very stiff. I know that my temp is not normal. The next time I go to the doctor I will bring this up, but what should I have the doctor look for?
I have been using a lot lately, maybe 400mg of oxycontin and then add in the heroin and it just is killing me. I am so miserable lately. I didnt really notice it til a few weeks ago, but i know i am not hte person i once was. I am so depressed all day, i dont want to do anything, i isolate from all the people who care about me, my thoughts are so impulsive, i am literally self destructing and bringing everything down around me.
(who had delivered my 16 and 20 yr old children) so I was loocked in and he gave me Clonidine which helps to lower blood pressure and helps with several symptoms. Then I got some other great advice from people on this forum. Look at the Health pages at top right of home page. You have to have Immodium (not just for the implied reason) it also acts as an opiate without getting to your neuro receptors. I wanted to respond tonight because it is late and Labor Day so it is a little slow.
As soon as I get into a place I get so dizzy and my vision is all messed up. I get so hot and sweaty and my heart races. I want my life back. I still dont believe that its just anxiety causing all of this. I feel like I have something else wrong that the doctors cant find even though i have had bloodwork, mri, ekg, and they were all normal. I started taking .25mg of xanax once a day. still dont feel any better yet. So if anybody has any help please give it to me.
5 in the morning and at noon and a whole .5mg at night, Zoloft 25mg once a day, focalin 5mg in am, and clonidine 1/2 tab x 2/day and 1 full .1mg at night. He was started on the Zoloft in April of 2006 with the hopes of getting him off of the Klonopin and treating the anxiety however what happened is he became more hyper but with the smaller dose seemed to be more at ease and so was left on half the original does 25mg. We moved to another city and I have a new doctor for him.
I am 66, and have many health problems and therefor many different doctors. I have just been taken off Soma and dilaudid after several years. Taking one of each every night, and then as needed. I have never abused them. He kept me on the trazadon and added tamazapam. We both knew I was addicted, and now I am going thru what I presume is withdrawl. I have not taken any soma or dilaudid since wed night.
The far more important thing is my recovery from schizoaffective disorder from the glycine which is a class of antipsychotics, the glutamate antagonists that won't cause tardive dyskinesia (in any form) or diabetes and promote a fuller recovery. As I was adjusting the Clonidine, I was walking through the neighborhood to get the newspapers. I could feel the dissociation emerging (along with the akathestic spasms, had to keep in motion) as I stared at the store windows "lost in the cold..
I have HBP, Type 2 diabetes and high cholesterol - all controlled with medication, diet and a little exercise. This happens always at night. My doctor, also, told me it was "probably" stress and/or anxiety attacks, but whatever, it scares me to death. Fortunately my symptoms have never been accompanied by arm or chest pain, just light headiness and massive pounding in my chest.
I was erratic, hyper, all over the place. Then my cousin who has diabetes, checked my blood sugar and it was 52 which she said was near coma range and made me drink a juice and now i do not skip meals. i do not know if i am really hypoglycemic or if the combo of the drugs did this as i do not have health insurance now. As for the pills, i weened down the lortab to 6, then 3, then 1. now none. i take lomotil for the diarrhea that is not too bad.
For the past 5-6 weeks, I've been having numbness/tingling in my arms, hands and legs and feet. I've also had tingling in the face area.........mouth and tongue. My eyes sometimes feel itchy as sometimes my skin. I've had headaches and felt light-headed. Sometimes my face gets flushed and so do my arms, like I'm burning under my skin. My finger joints feel sore. I can't hold a book or magazine and turn the pages, my hands and fingers feel sore.
hi i am new to the forum and I have a huge problem.. I have diabetes and severe back pain. getting vics does not only help my back but helps me function. I have tried twice to get off them. both times with in 8 hours of the withdrawls i fall into a diabetic coma and i wake up in Intensive care unit where they drug me up again. I only realized now that I have a problem pain or death. I can't go cold turkey cause I end up in a coma from the vomiting not eating and dirreah.
I take 3 meds to treat my blood pressure, clonidine, atacand and atenolol. Lately after taking the clonidine I find myself so tired and I've been taking this medication for 8 years. Just a week ago, I had flushing of my face and itching especially on my chin and cheeks. I felt it was an allergic reaction to makeup so I've tried not to use any if I don't have to leave the house. I am getting so tired by evening that I fall asleep watching TV. I am 58 and feel like 90. This is NOT living.
You can not go to an addict doc or a internist? Just to check your diabetes and BP as you withdrawal?
I am on .2 mg of Clonidine every day and it is a MIRACLE. I want everyone who suffers from this to know!!! It is twice the dosage of the person who recommended it to me, but works so very well on hands, feet, face and underarms I absolutely cannot live without it again. The medicine relaxes blood vessels and capillaries and although I don't understand (nor does anyone so far as I can tell) how this helps with the sweating, it DOES and also helps with the freezing cold hand/feet syndrome.
I decided to take myself off the tricor and kept taking Zetia and 900 mg of Pantethine a day, kept taking the clonidine and changed the hyzaar for cozaar. This was over a nine month period. The pantethine was presumably for the lipid issues, my HDL went from 55 in Feb. to 59 in Dec. My LDL wemt from 94 in Feb to 141 in Dec. Worst of all my ALT went from 22 to 103 from the time I began taking the pantethine in Sept.
Just discovered my daughter is additcted to hydrocodone , take 6 daily as an average 10 mg. along with Bontril,Ambien, And zanaz. She is 27, not in good health with juvinile diabetes since her teen years. What are the dangers she facing if she decides to go "cold turkey" with this withdrawal. Thank You s much in advance for any info I may recieve.
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