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Posted by Cheri
on August 17, 2000 at 20:58:24:
Hi folks! I have an unique problem. I know I have autonomic neuropathy by doing my own research on the web, but can't get a doctor to diagnose me! I am an insulin dependent diabetic who was diagnosed with acute diabetic neuropathy two weeks after my doctor dropped my blood sugar from 440 to 90. I had nine months of incredible pain. Currently, I am experiencing terrible drops in blood pressure whenever I stand for long, or vacuum, shower, or do anything physical. I also am always exhausted. I have slow digestion, nausea, alternating diahrea and constipation. I've had my shoulder completely quit working and my thumb quit bending. Both of the latter have since started working again, thank goodness! Does anyone have any suggestions about what kind of doctor would recognize my symptoms as autonomic neuropathy? Has anyone else had trouble getting diagnosed. My nephrologist also noticed a heart murmur when she examined me. Is this connected? I am now spending most days just sitting because I can't do anything else. I've never passed out, but my vision gets dark and one ear stops up (like when you fly). I live in Austin, Texas, just having moved here from Illinois. Any tips anyone can provide would be most welcome.
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