Diabetic retinopathy and hormones

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Avatar n tn Doctor, would you recommned that a diabetic patient who has existing retinopathy to have a baby? What could I be risking? I know pregnancy hormones can progress retinopathy but at what stage do things settle.
Avatar f tn He insisted I wasn't a diabetic.... I wen off my diabetic diet... ( 6 months ago) NOW he's telling me I AM a diabetic and My blood Glucose is all out of whack. I am so angry with him. While off the diabetic diet I didn't eat like crazy but didn't monitor my BG, the way I used to. So now it's out of control. He wanted to put me on medication, I said NO I will handle this my self. I am exercising, and on a strict diet. What Else can I do? Find a New Doctor, one who will listen to me.
Avatar n tn he is now 10-1/2. I honestly do not know much about diabetic retinopathy, but I did some searching. Please copy & paste the link below into your browser. http://www.hmc.psu.edu/healthinfo/d/retinopathy.
Avatar n tn Multiple possibilities including central serous chorioretinopathy, macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy. See a retinal specialist ophthalmologist for proper evaluation and treatment. Yes, central serous can be affected by stress hormones if that is what he has.
Avatar f tn As I am not going to join that web site I can only see some of the symptoms and not all. But will comment on what I have seen. What I can see is that you are a diabetic on metformin and have nerve pain and vision problems. This is very typical of uncontrolled sugar levels. You need to have regular check ups with regard your HBA1C blood tests and also see an ophthalmologist that does diabetic eye screening.
Avatar m tn As a result of a 'swollen optic nerve' examination which was spotted in my annual 'retinopathy scans'(I'm type 2 diabetic), I then had an MRI scan. This revealed a meningioma bt followed by an invite to see a consultant for 'a chat'. Apparently it is very small and a-symptomatic, but as the surgeon said: it's there and it should'nt be, and nothing to do with the swollen nerve in one eye problem.
3199860 tn?1345314767 My body is already badly weakened from the months of 500+ blood sugar levels I endured and the consequential neuropathy and retinopathy suffered as a result. I am writing down all I'm learning here from you great people so I can begin diagnostics once again in a few weeks. This time I'll know what I need and be certain to get it. My thyroid was damaged many years ago after 3 years on Lithium for another misdiagnosed malady.
Avatar n tn I am one of the volunteers for the Online Diabetes Support Team, and your complaint is one that many type 1 diabetic people have. The daily tightrope walk is exhausting and most people who write to us state that they feel all alone. Somehow, knowing that others understand fully seems to help us cope. I strongly urge you to contact us!!! You will be paired with the volunteer who is best suited to your needs, and hopefully you will be encouraged by this.
233488 tn?1310696703 There are many tests for OSD, some of them quite expensive, but the diagnosis can usually be made by a careful symptom review and examination of the eye and eyelids. For persistent problems a complete medical eye examination by an Eye MD ophthalmologist is needed plus telling the Eye MD about your symptoms and how troublesome you find them. Self education on OSD is extremely important.
456995 tn?1206593107 After cleaning up my diet (eating more organic fruits and vegetables and avoiding processed foods with preservatives, msg, hormones....) and cleaning up my environment (stopped using chemicals in my yard and home) plus making sure I got the proper rest and exercise, I was able to get rid of almost all of my ailments. I truly believe that cleansing all the toxins out of your body is the key to health and wellness. And I don't feel like I have been able to totally do that.
217229 tn?1192766004 Grandmother, Great Grandmother both were Diabetic and RA - but again not until AFTER 60. I've been taking Glucosamine Chond. Sam-e, CoQ10, fish oils. Moderate Exercise - Moderately overweight. 175 to 170 on 5'6 large boned frame (hands the size of most basketball players - large hips - large ribcage and shoulders) I've been living on 800 mg Advil 3 - 4x daily for the last 3 months. It works - but isn't quite cutting it.
Avatar m tn My understanding is that you have a pigment layer in your retina that carries light through the retina and to the optic nerve. When I get my Central serous retinopathy, the centre section develops something similar to a blister. It disrupts the flow of this pigment, and makes it visible, especially when I blink or move my eyes from a dark area or a light area. Basically, the blistered area can;t keep up with the non-blistered area and so the dark or light lingers in the area of disruption.
Avatar n tn I am 25 years old and very healthy. I am not overweight, I work out regularly, eat healthy, don't smoke. For the past 3 months I have been having severe swelling in my left foot and ankle. At times the swelling continues into my calf and causes a discomfort. I first noticed the swelling after I got home from the gym one evening. I took my shoe off and my foot was huge for no reason. I have not had any injuries, insect bites or infections.
Avatar m tn A number of markers associated with diabetic wellness and liver health also showed signs of improvement (plasma enzymes ALT, AST & GGT). http://www.healthyfellow.
363682 tn?1299492962 I'm 48 and have had migraines for 18 years. Hormones, weather, stress...usual causes. I rarely have periods anymore, and am retired - so the stress is almost non-existent. Have been a social drinker since my 20s and only recently have had a problem with just 2 drinks with dinner causing a migraine. I've recently had Botox injections in my neck and the base of my skull and was doing well until the last few days.
Avatar n tn I had an ultrasound to discover it was an interuterine pregnancy and I was about 9 weeks. I am now 17 weeks and for the past month trying to decide to terminate or continue. I am having a very hard time finding any info on any one with this happening to them and the risks to me or my unborn child. I have seen several doctors and none of them have ever heard of this happening and 2 have suggested termination. I have an appointment with a high risk specialist on Thursday (02/27/03).