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Avatar f tn Help! My mom is in a coma and the doctors cannot understand why. She had a stroke (left cerebellum) the end of Jan or first part of Feb. She was doing great but I noticed around the 11th, she was declining. After many doctors denying her condition was worsening and countless tests, she is now in a coma like state. Her latest MRI shows white spots. They were not present on her MRI from 2/24. All blood work comes back normal. No signs of infection. She had 16 white blood cells in her spinal fluid.
Avatar f tn And if anyone has been brought back from diabetic coma did they feel any pain while out? At what point would it have been to late to revive him without permant damage? thank you for any insite you can provide.
Avatar n tn The complications are caused by long periods of elevated glucose readings that damage small blood vessels and/or nerves, and it IS possible for a person who is developing diabetes to live with elevated glucose levels that are not high enough to be critical (i.e., to put them in a diabetic coma), but that ARE elevated enough to cause damage to the body. If I were you, I would definitely have glucose levels checked out.
Avatar f tn Let me tell you I was freezing all of the time, sleeping with blankets year round, going to a DRY HEAT sauna at over 140+ degrees for 30 minutes several times weekly...not one drop of sweat! I would go outdoors and living in the south we have some warm summers. My skin would be very hot, yet no sweat. At the most, a slight clammy feel, but this was rare. Your body must sweat to release toxins, but mainly to cool itself down when overheated.
1469903 tn?1286650297 A hyperosmolar coma usually occurs in elderly patients with type 2 diabetes. Like diabetic ketoacidosis, a hyperosmolar coma is a medical emergency. Immediate treatment with intravenous fluid and insulin is important in reversing the hyperosmolar state. Unlike patients with type 1 diabetes, patients with type 2 diabetes do not generally develop ketoacidosis solely on the basis of their diabetes.
1391441 tn?1333851561 Grade 4 is indicated by coma. In the coma stage, respiratory or cardiovascular failure may occur. Best of luck.
Avatar n tn When my blood sugar was checked it read 30, and the nurses all looked at me and asked if I was okay, and they told me that patients here go into diabetic coma. They told me to eat something, so had a box of girl scout cookes that I had enten then after about 30 minutes or so I rechecked it and it was I think around 80. This happend all the time and after telling my doctor they did a fasting blood sugar, but it all was okay.
7131752 tn?1388375439 Recently I have been experiencing intense dizzy spells (to the point where I’m unsure if I’ll lose consciousness) and noticed strange horizontal ridges on my fingernails (I have never seen these before). My Mom is diabetic and told me she also has experienced similar dizzy spells, and that this was due to hypoglycemia. Out of curiosity, I tested my blood sugar on two occasions; once when I felt fine, and once when I began feeling disoriented.
Avatar f tn On the surface, my gut feeling is that the situation may be due to abnormally high or low blood sugar levels. Certainly diabetic coma is one reasonable possibility to acount for the "blackouts". Dr.nee was providing good advice in suggesting you get a "second opinion", however I suspect your brother wants to maintain complete control over his medical evaluations. I also suspect there is a big "missing piece" to this story.
Avatar m tn With time, hepatic encephalopathy can progress to unresponsiveness or coma. Jaundice. Jaundice occurs when the diseased liver doesn't remove enough bilirubin, a blood waste product, from your blood. Jaundice causes yellowing of the skin and whites of the eyes, and darkening of urine." Best of luck!
Avatar n tn Hi my name is Rosamarie on January 20, 2010 my father who is 64 years old and a diabetic suffered a massive stroke. At this moment he is in a deep coma. He moves his hands, legs back and forth. His eyes tear. He opens his eyes once in a while but does not focus. He also has moved his head when he hears, voices not much though. His Nuero-doctor states he has a poor prognosis. But he doesn't gives us detailed information.
5611452 tn?1370974704 Impaired brain function occurs when the liver cannot detoxify harmful substances, and can lead to coma. Jaundice. This yellowish cast to the skin and eyes occurs because the liver cannot process bilirubin for elimination from the body. Liver cancer is a serious long-term risk with cirrhosis.
544292 tn?1268886268 Hi and welcome to Part 50! Wow part 50. Please make yourself at home. Snuggle down. It'll be a bumpy ride but I know you Tramadol Warrirors can do it!
529981 tn?1212853666 My hair has also started to fall out and at the end of my hair, a white little grain is at the end. Hair will not stop falling out. I have gotten blood tests at a dermatology office and everything was normal. I also have tried about very type of zinc pyrithione shampoo, at the highest concentrations. Also I have tried, salycylic shampoos, tar shampoos, jojoba oil, AND nothing seems to help. Please help me and my hair.
233616 tn?1312790796 The upregulation of beta-amyloid generation by metformin in animal models of AD occurred at steady-state plasma levels at and even below those reported in diabetic patients. Metformin is an insulin-sensitizing drug, and the researchers found that giving it together with insulin added to insulin's known ability to reduce beta-amyloid generation.
544292 tn?1268886268 LOL Welcome and I hope you will make yourself at home. Snuggle down, get comfy. There's a lot of information and experience here with getting off Tramadol. It's not impossible, lots of peeps here now living Tram Free Lives! Love & Healing!
Avatar f tn but, i think it's 85% of heart attacks occurs without warning....or at least the warnings people have traditionally looked for. My guess is your friend's back pain was a warning, but because it wasn't classic chest pain the docto's didn't get suspicious. The same happened with my dad back in september. He was fit and healthy, he would have passed an exercise test.....but he had indigestion for two days and died on the third.
Avatar n tn I am insulin resistant and have started taking 500 mg Metformin about 5-10 minutes before meals.This affects my appetite tremendously and makes me feel full. I have lost 12 pounds in about 3 weeks. I drive a truck at night and am very inactive.As I got very bored driving,my companion was "food".You know where that lead...lol. Learn to take your Metformin with food and I think you will see some weight loss.I experienced some stomach distress at first, but decided to stick it out.
Avatar n tn Oh, she didn't use the bathroom ALL day (THIS IS A BIG SIGN but I've heard most people are in a coma state at this point, but not her). At this point, I was afraid something was wrong (another complication perhaps) but not death, not her, not yet. 4) Last Day: Not eating, drinking, no bathroom, and constantly sleeping made me SCARED. I remember waking her and saying, "Your scaring me". She replied, "Oh, I'm just tired. I'll be all right. I'm going to get better, don't worry.
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Avatar f tn I kept asking if I was going to die they wouldn't answer me for two weeks. They wanted to induce coma the pain was more than they could manage, i refused. Took me a week to convince them that I don't drink. Eventually they copped out and said maybe it was the lisinapril I was on for my BP. Tests tests tests could not find any stones I'n gallbladder couldn't eat or drink got a 6 x 8 inch psyuedo cyst on what was left of my pancreas.
604197 tn?1292308636 It is very difficult at times. The not knowing and continuing to have no sense of smell or taste is very depressing at times. But, when I find myself getting down I try to remember that things could have been much worse or even fatal. Keep you chin up.
Avatar n tn Hi Ken! You r a wonderful person! I once had a primary care doctor, who ws facinated by my medical history, & he thought i should donate my body to science, cas they would have a field trip on me! Unfortunately, i lost him, cas it ws on a Sat. afternoon, & he ws closed, so i went to my pharmacist, & showed them my skin. It ws blacl n blue, itchy, & the skin ws peeling off-like. They told me to go to the ER, & I DID?
429155 tn?1205676864 00, ARMS AND LEGS DRIVING ME CRAZY,REAL BAD,got up at 23:00 went on computer, then went for a drive, home at 01:30, back to bed, and after a lot of thrashing about, holy of holies I sleep for 3 hrs, wake up and dressing gown is drenched in sweat, back to bed get another 1hrs sleep, then up at 07:30. It's now Monday. Monday 0945.Am feeling a bit better now, go see boss at work to explain ( goes ok ).
Avatar n tn I had my large intestine removed in 1998 and am now 41 - I had ulcerative colitis. I now have to move my bowels at least six times/day. Eating late at night is not a good idea, because the small intestine will keep you awake. when I eat by 7:00p, I wake up once per night. Ensuring that you know where a bathroom is essential.
Avatar n tn I was wondering, the other night about a week and a half ago, I was smoking weed and it was a sunday. I have been smoking weed for awhile now I have not responded weird to it at all. so the next day i was in the bathroom and i had just got done washing and drying my hands. After that i fell to the floor and began going into a seizure. I was wondering if me smoking weed was the reason for me going into the seizure.
Avatar m tn If there are no complications, I cannot imagine that you would be worse off than you are now at any distance, even assuming that you are in the group that has the worst vision at multiple distances after a successful cataract surgery. Medicine can't promise you no glasses, but they can promise much better vision than you have now. Given your history, I would recommend using regular monofocals, and not going to multifocals or anything else new fangled.
Avatar n tn To be on the safe side, have another person look at your eyes closely and also check under your tongue. If there is any distinct orange color in the whites of the eyes, under the tongue, or the color of your skin, you could be one of the people who doesn't tolerate an ingredient in the Vicodin (Tylenol). If you do see a distinct orange color, go see the doc. Melanie, R.N.