Diabetic neuropathy symptoms adults

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Avatar m tn I'm not much versed on this other than from what I've read and been told by various Doctors in my hospital-hopping tour of the UK due to my own risk (UPSI with an industrial quantity -milk-thistle-abusing-female whose ex-husband is Egyptian and yellow enough to be in the simpsons) Neuropathy can result from HCV infection, also from Diabetes and autoimmune disorders.
Avatar n tn Well, ive been a diabetic for a year, ya i know not long, but ive smoked marijuana threwout the whole year. Not consitntly, but at partys, and whatnot, i smoke cause i cant drink safly. Marijunana isint a bigger risk to diabetics, then non diabetics, i dont think. Because the risk of u going low, is very very low, as you will have the munchies, and most likley go high. I dont munch of junk food, barly at all.
Avatar f tn Hi, I have symptoms which i am worried may be a sign of diabetes as someone i know suggested. - really thirsty - keep urinating lots especially at night - itchy skin - numbness in my left thigh - always hungry - allways tired - want to sleep a lot - dry eyes and mouth I have psoriatic arthritis and PCOS and came off methrotexate three months ago. I take ibuprofen every day and some vitimins. I also have Keratoconus.I am seeing my endocrinologist in two weeks. What should i do?
1469903 tn?1286650297 Ketones turn the blood acidic, a condition called diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA). Symptoms of diabetic ketoacidosis include nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain. Without prompt medical treatment, patients with diabetic ketoacidosis can rapidly go into shock, coma, and even death. • Diabetic ketoacidosis can be caused by infections, stress, or trauma all which may increase insulin requirements.
Avatar f tn REMEMBER that I'm NO Doctor, HOWEVER, I have a feeling that what you are going thru at night may VERY well have to do with you Diabetes as My Husband dealt with this each day and night!! It was caused by his Diabetic Neuropathy. It affected the nerve endings in his body and he felt like he had BUGS crawling all over him at times. Have you checked with you Dr.'s about this at all? I REALLY feel that it would be WELL worth looking into for you.
Avatar n tn As a volunteer for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, I cannot tell you how it breaks my heart when teenagers or young adults in their 20's write to us to tell us of their vision problems or neuropathy or gastroparesis that makes it impossible for them to eat without nausea. No temporary pleasure is worth risking this. None. As for alcohol, what the person who wrote the answer to your question wrote is true.
Avatar n tn ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease) could be inherited in 5%, and there is a juvenile for for ALS as well. Regarding the acquired forms, usually present in adults. ALS is the most common one, and in this condition there is degeneration of the motor neurons in the spinal cord, as well as the pathways between the brain and these neurons. As I wrote, about 5% could be an inherited form. The cause is not clear at this moment. The clinical presentation could fall into difference categories.
217229 tn?1192766004 It is also known as Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy, or DPN. DPN is often found in people with diabetes who have high blood sugar levels over time. Your doctor may be able to help you get better control of your blood sugar level. This may help prevent more nerve damage. If you still feel some pain, LYRICA may be able to help you. What Does Diabetic Nerve Pain Feel Like? If you have nerve pain, it may be hard to do simple things like dressing, walking, or even just lying down.
1341894 tn?1276129380 I'm hoping I can get them. I suffer from severe diabetic neuropathy in my legs and feet. I wear braces from my foot bed almost to my knees. I have diabetic retinopathy, thyroid problems and I'm on an insulin pump. Let me know if you did get any benefits. I will do the same for you.
Avatar n tn I hate to sound ignorant, but I honestly could not tell you the life expectancy for type 1 or type 2, except as I am sure you know, we cannot force anyone to take care of themselves, especially adults and taking care of diabetes by doing things that are good for them and not doing things that are unhealthy for them is the key issue. Is this your dad??? It is obviously a loved one or you would not be posting here.
Avatar m tn In time, taking in too much sugar can lead to diabetes, which will lead to heart disease, renal disease, peripheral vascular disease, diabetic retinitis (blindness), diabetic peripheral neuropathy, and the list goes on and on. But again, let's look at the big picture. What we're talking about here is a "lesser of evils." The best possible thing you could do for your body would be to eliminate any and all sugar from your diet.
Avatar n tn The changes mentioned above may go unnoticed by a casual observer, however, the person experiencing low blood sugar can usually recognize and treat the symptoms without outside help. Because symptoms of low blood sugar can rapidly progress from moderate to severe if untreated, a person experiencing these symptoms should not be left alone until action is taken and his blood sugar levels are raised.
404138 tn?1308945256 and combination-type which may include symptoms of both types 1 and 2. Parkinsonian symptoms and symptoms of autonomic dysfunction such as constipation early in the course of the disease. Constipation may be unrelenting and hard to manage in some patients. Shy-Drager may be difficult to diagnose in the early stages.
Avatar n tn The 'Wrong Diagnosis' website seems to point to diabetic neuropathy. I also suffer from Irritable bowel syndrome, which can be bothersome. I have to avoid salads and fruit etc. I take vitamin supplements, Omega3, 6, Oregano oil and imodium. I get very tired. When the pain is bad I feel depressed and pessimistic about my future. My neurologist now thinks it is a problem with my central nervous system. When my feet hurt, I have to feel my feet. I can not distinguise between hot and cold.
Avatar m tn I am a thin guy who was diagnosed as Type II diabetic 6 years ago, and I've done ok, and am ok, BUT I have found it truly difficult to get info out of my docs as well as to find ANY information about thin/not overweight folks who have Type II on the Web, other than decades old actuary (insurance) tables that state that I should already be headed downward... but I'm not...
Avatar f tn They can be hereditary, metabolic/genetic, or due to vitamin deficiencies or toxins. One disease that comes to mind in a patient with asthma and symptoms of a neuropathy is called Churg-Strauss syndrome, which is an inflammatory syndrome called a vasculitis. The cardinal feature is asthma along with involvement of other organs including the nerves. Often, patients will have a high eosinophil count on the CBC (eosinophils are a type of cell in the immune system).
1094370 tn?1317138425 I have twitching in my face a lot, I have neuropathy in my feet and legs. I am NOT diabetic. My feet tingle and get hot if I'm on them a long time. I have joint pain that comes and goes...it flairs badly and then I'll be fine the next day.... I don't know if I should pursue another opiniion on this if she tells me she won't treat it or not. I'd appreciate any opinions. Thank you!!!
1359524 tn?1282695510 7755 POTS, NCS, PAF/Secondary Autonomic Failure, MSA, Familial Dysautonomia, Diabetic Autonomic Neuropathy Autonomic Laboratory Will treat children Lindsey Lee Lair, MD 35 East 35 St. Suite 202 New York, NY 10016 917-991-1992 Louis H. Weimer Neurological Institute of New York 710 W.
Avatar n tn None of us here are physicians, so please verify any information received on this forum with your son's healthcare team. Have you looked into gastroparesis? This is a condition brought on by diabetic neuropathy. I have checked the jdrf.org website and if you check out this link you can read up on it: http://www.jdrf.org/index.cfm?page_id=102394 Is your son on the pump? Has his endocrinologist addressed the cause of the high blood sugars?
251222 tn?1270939717 You have too many sensory symptoms happening for it to be just peripheral, like diabetic neuropathy in my opinion. The nystagmus (words jumping on the menu) , the strange sensations (feelings of 'wetness'), the running into walls, these are not part of neuropathy. This would be more indicative of MS as apparently your MRI has shown. I don't know much about strokes, but I doubt these are symptoms of stroke. Yea, judge!
Avatar f tn I have peripheral neuropathy. I had bad reactions to Neurontin when I took the higher doses of it. So, the doctor prescribed it at 100 mg doses that can be taken up to four times a day for the peripheral neuropathy. A friend of mine warned me that Neurontin can be dangerous. And, if you're changing meds, you should not abruptly stop taking Neurontin. It needs to be tapered down and through directions from the prescribing doctor.
Avatar f tn I have also been tested for Diabetic Neuropathy and that test also came back perfectly fine. My doctor thinks I may have a susceptibility to mold which could be the leading cause of all my issues; however, many of my issues have been going on for many years and I have lived in many different places since then and have never known to have a mold issue in any home I've lived in. She is going to have Integrative Medicine doctor to an HLA-DR genetic test on me to rule that out.
Avatar n tn Now after 3 weeks my neuropathy symptoms are noticeably less. I am sleeping much better. There may be no gastric symptoms associated with gluten intolerence and there is currently no test available to diagnose it. A gluten-free diet is easy enough to try. Basically (very basically) no grains--100 percent or you're doing no good. Be sure to then supplement the lost nutrients with a super nutrition super blend vitamin that has it all.
Avatar n tn pains of tabes dorsalis+, pain and control of paroxysmal symptoms of multiple sclerosis+, paroxysmal kinesigenic choreoathetosis+, Kluver-Bucy syndrome+, post-hypoxic action myoclonus+, acute idiopathic polyneuritis+ (Landry-Guillain-Barre syndrome), pain of posttraumatic paresthesia+, pain of diabetic neuropathy+, and, in children, hemifacial spasm+ and dystonia+.
Avatar n tn I am a Type 1 diabetic and am 19 years old. My dream as a kid was allways to be in sometype of military service. With my disease the U.S. for some reason does not give a damn about my service. Now from reading what the military has said about diabetics I see where they are going with it. But what if they could set up a Unit or Division that was strictly for diabetics. I am damn, in the civil war all the way to WW2 they split the races up like spanish and black units.
1760652 tn?1313065993 My Aunt had MS so they eliminated that one first. For the last 6 years I have been experiencing symptoms that I have just ignored and put down to being tired all the time from work! As time has gone on symptoms have got worse. Here is just a few!
Avatar n tn Weight loss even though he is eating, significant pain in a spot just below the left side of his rib cage, extreme fatigue - normally active, he cannot get off the couch, extreme bouts of sweating, low blood pressure at times as well as very high blood pressure at others, dizziness and a horrific anxiety - that feels as though it is originating from his body vs. from worry from his head. The finally did a gastric dumping study and it was found his stomach is emptying in 90 minutes vs.
Avatar m tn Use this drug for a condition that is listed in this section only if it has been so prescribed by your health care professional. Gabapentin may also be used to treat other nerve pain conditions (such as diabetic neuropathy, peripheral neuropathy, trigeminal neuralgia) and restless legs syndrome." http://www.drugs.com/gabapentin.html http://www.webmd.com/drugs/mono-8217-GABAPENTIN+-+ORAL.aspx?drugid=14208&drugname=Gabapentin+Oral&source=0 You can complete treatment.
233616 tn?1312790796 Unfrtunately my GP did not listen to any of my symptoms and assured me nothing was wrong with my liver, so I went looking on my own and found this deficiancy fit the profile of my symptoms to a T. Of course some symptoms overlap with those of HCV as I later learned. Hwever, I do think this has improved my chances of fighting this and perhaps generating some newer, healthier liver tissue.
Avatar n tn This could be due to under-activity of sympathetic nervous system. What medications are you on? Are you diabetic? Some neurologic disorders like Guillain-Barre syndrome can cause this. There is treatment available for anhidrosis like if any medications are implicated, taking that medication off would help. If any fungal sepsis of sweat gland is suspected, giving anti-fungal will help. You should consider a visit to physician for evaluation and further line of management.