Diabetes type 2 and unexplained weight loss

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Avatar f tn The possibility of cancer with unexplained weight loss is always there. However if there is a weight loss and thyroid and diabetes status is fine and the weight loss due to metformin has been attained, then this should be looked into. Also if you have not noticed a further weight loss it may not be there. Keep a record and see. Hope this helps. Take care!
Avatar n tn Maybe you should ask for a referral to someone who specializes in diabetes. My brother lost weight at that rate and it was because he got Type I diabetes as a 38 year old adult. Just a thought. Keep pushing for answers.
Avatar f tn Not to make your life more complicated, but you also want to get checked to make certain you are in fact Type II. Unexplained weight loss is more a symptom of Type 1 and LADA/1.5. 20% of people diagnosed Type 2 are in fact Type 1.5. I was 58 when diagnosed, not a lot younger than you and they just assumed Type 2 by my age; the treatments are quite different.
Avatar n tn Symptoms of both type 1 and type 2 diabetes are the same -- excessive thirst, hunger, fatigue and unexplained weight loss after the blood sugar levels have been high for a period of time. These symptoms are caused by malfunctions of the pancreas, the organ that makes insulin available for your body in order to convert the carbohydrates you eat into energy.
Avatar n tn I've been taking 500mg metformin myself and I have not experienced any weight loss. I am actually taking it for diabetes treatment. But it has not helped with my weight loss.
Avatar n tn 5 weeks ago. I was on it for about 1 1/2 years and had to get off after 25 lb. weight gain, effexor worked great for my mind, but not my body, felt very fat. Does anyone know how long it takes to lose the effexor weight after stopping. I work out every day and eat pretty well. Just tired of not losing. HELP!
Avatar f tn Some types of sensory neuropathies occur and progress very slowly, others sort of wax and wane (with flare-ups) and some are progressive. One of the most common causes of neuropathy is diabetes, and sometimes only glucose intolerances, or abnormal rises in blood sugar after a glucose load can be the only indication (this is called a oral glucose tolerance test.
1226091 tn?1269428007 The symptoms of type-2 diabetes include frequent thirst and urination, nausea, unexplained weight loss, frequent infections, wounds and sores heal slowly, and fatigue. This type of diabetes can often be prevented or controlled with certain lifestyle changes, including a healthy diet and regular exercise.
Avatar f tn Hi Welcome to the MedHelp forum! Unintentional and unexplained weight loss is definitely not good. There are many causes like worms in stool, depression, anorexia nervosa, AIDS, cancers especially colon cancers, drug abuse, infections and loss of appetite. Loss of appetite can again be due to certain medications, drug abuse, depression, AIDS, acute and chronic infections, cancers and hypothyroidism.
Avatar m tn Malabsorption syndromes can cause all your symptoms along with weight loss and are seen in intestinal tuberculosis, HIV, tropical sprue, parasites in stool and Whipple’s Disease. Diabetes too can be the cause. Schistosomiasis and Leishmaniasis (by sand flies and if you do not have a skin lesion/sore, this is almost ruled out) are other parasitic tropical diseases that should be investigated for.
1135664 tn?1260559025 Than when I woke up the next morning, on the other thigh, I had this bruise that was about six inches long and 2 - 2 1/2 inches wide on my left thigh. They we're risen bruises, not hot to the touch, but they hurt, but they took about 2 weeks to heal. Well in Nov of 2009, I got the bruise that was on my left thigh, on my right thigh. Its reoccuring, and totally unexplained. Since Sept of 2009, I have gained 2 lbs. But everyone is convienced something is seriously wrong with me.
Avatar m tn Just worked on portion control, proper nutrition, and increasing activity level (cardio + weights). I began focusing on weight loss in August and reached my goal in early January. Since January I have been in “maintenance” mode, eating and exercising to maintain my current weight. Started experiencing symptoms around February 25. I take a daily multivitamin and oral contraceptive. I work full-time at a (mostly) desk job. Married, no kids.
Avatar f tn Nausea after eating, increased thirst, unexplained weight loss, and frequent headaches are potential warning signs of type 1 diabetes [more so than type 2 diabetes]. They also raise a red flag to a number of potential gastrointestinal issues. Bottom line is he needs to be evaluated by a doctor asap.
Avatar m tn Severe fatigue, dizziness and loss of vision upon standing, strange headaches, absolute inability to concentrate most of the time, erratic sleep pattern, strange headaches, deplorable mood, anxious and panicked a lot, personality change, change in hair and skin texture (brittle and super curly hair, and dry and rough skin; both of which are not characteristic of me,) minor weight loss, constipation, inability to stand up after eating due to fatigue, inability to stand cold temperatures (to the
Avatar n tn I went years with periods of weight gain, then weight loss and back and forth, until I could stop losing weight, which is what brought me to the doctors and diagnosed with Hyperthyroid/Graves' disease. Good Luck.
Avatar n tn Are you taking additional folic acid, say totalling about 2 mg a day as well as a high potency Bcomplex and multi, maybe 2 grams of C and 400 iu of E and zinc? There are multiple other limiting cofactors, the next in line often being folic acid. If you are not taking enough of the cofactors, the b12 can exhaust the ability of body to continue responding. Are you in the 40+ crowd?
Avatar f tn The symptoms are quickly relieved once the diabetes is treated and under control. In Type 2 diabetes the signs and symptoms may not be so obvious, as the condition develops slowly over a period of years and may only be picked up in a routine medical check up. Symptoms are quickly relieved once diabetes is treated and under control.
369994 tn?1225737399 My main concerns is the weight loss, and blood in stool... its a brighter red. Blood is on toilet paper and in stool. As well the nauesa... it interfers with life sometimes. Last week I had this episode that lasted 45 minutes. Out of nowhere i started getting dizzy, and my body started getting cold, like the feeling of an IV running through your arm... and was heavily nauseas. Anyone have any ideas or have been going through the same symptoms i have???
Avatar n tn Common symptoms are the unquenchable thirst, with the accompanying trips to the bathoom or seemingly constantly wet diapers. Unexplained weight loss, that might be hard to notice in a 2 year old since they typically don't weight much to begin with. Weakness and fatigue, in that they are always tired, sleep hard and don't like to get up. There are other symptoms that would be hard to diagnose in someone who can't talk and explain them back to you, but the ones I noted are the main symptoms.
Avatar n tn My son, now 10, was diagnosed with type 1 at age 3. My sister is also a type 1 diabetic and was diagnosed 2 yrs. before my son. She was 24 at the time of her diagnosis. WHen searching for PCOS, I found a list of symptoms that you are probably already familiar with.
Avatar f tn Until 1990's I was in perfect health ( aside from ankle injures due to unusually shaped bones therein) In 1990's was exposed repeatedly to high doses of insecticides through work and home. 2 other people, several tanks of fish and our cat were negatively effected by this. I was treated for fatigue, blood pressure issues as well as multiple bouts of bronchitis, 4 bouts of pneumonia, stress, migraines and contact dermatitis in this time. I also gained over 100 lbs.
Avatar n tn Id like to suggest the HCG weight loss program. I have been on this program twice and have kept the weight off. Besides losing weight, the program also teaches you to change eating habits and your lifestyle. A lot of people get the product off the internet , and that isnt safe. I would like to suggest Body Solutions RX, a reputable clinic located in Colorado Springs , CO. They serve clients in the US 50 states regardless of distance. Body Solutions RX offers more than just weight loss solutions.
Avatar n tn I started to notice weight gain in my waistline so i joined weight watchers.I was a member of weight watchers before and was able to loose weight in the first weeks I would loose up to 10 pounds.This time I lost about 3 then the next week i would gain 5.I got frustrated and quit. Now I have gained 11 lbs. and i don't even have the energy to walk on my treadmill for 10 minutes and have no desire to do anything .Why is there no special diet to follow or help for women going through this?
Avatar f tn Sure enough she lost 3lbs her first week and continued to drop the weight. I started the products about 2and1/2 months ago and weighed myself today. My total weightloss is 25lbs. I went from 251 to 226 within this tiime and I did not diet or exercise. Neither of us did. We eat whatever we want. Don't get me wrong, I'm sure if we had gone to the gym and changed our diets, we could have lost more. We don't have that kind of dedication. lol I'm glad to hear that you do though.
Avatar f tn He has had problems with his prostate, digestion, weight gain, and severe anxiety/depression. He has been tested and examined by 2 or 3 general practitioners and 2 neurologists, but to no avail. No one has any explanation or suggestions. I cannot move him during these "spells" since he's unconscious, and he doesn't want me to call an ambulance. I think he's given up on doctors. It does interfere with his life, and has missed a lot of work because of it. Any suggestions?
Avatar m tn org/ Most common symptoms are frequent urination, extreme and constant thirst, unexplained weight loss, increased appetite, and being very tired. You can do a simple blood sugar test on your own, but you'd have to purchase the meter yourself, so you're likely better off just to go to your doctor. Good luck.
Avatar n tn , age 34, vegetarian (15 years), active, dance instructor, current (last 2 months) weight 130 and gaining (usuall weight 112-115). Went from sz 0 to sz 4. Just did full blood panel-- I am perfect..., nothing wrong... but still: during the day fatigue would hit me so hard that I colapse on the floor and could not move for good 5-10 minutes. At nights I sweat so bad that usually need to change pillows and all sheets in the middle of the night.
Avatar n tn So yes, there is HOPE --- I am now down to 133, and every day is almost another pound. The weight loss process just actually began about 2 weeks ago, seems to have taken a while to get the drug out of my system.. I'm feeling great and hoping to be down to my original weight hopefully in about a month or so. Good luck to all of you!!
Avatar m tn Even with any type of infection, the blood sugar levels will be difficult to control, but it is still Type 2 diabetes. At the moment, you have NOT been diagnosed as having diabetes and the sugar levels your last HbA1C showed were that classed as pre-diabetes. There is no point in speculation and worrying and stressing yourself out unduly. Like I mentioned previously, keep a written record of everything that you eat and drink and the exercise that you do and keep a note of how you feel.
Avatar f tn I've gotten flabby in my neck, pudgy in my thighs and legs, and gained absolutely no weight in my arms (which constantly go numb). I've tried atkins, more exercise, physical therapy, cutting out sweets, sodas etc, and sitting in my closet crying for hours, and nothing has done anything other than add a couple pounds here or there. Walking is difficult and my balance is off. I feel like I'm falling forward when I try to walk. Stairs have made me lose consciousness.