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A 28-year-old female asked:

can autonomic defiency come &go in flares &can it slow down respiratory rate to the point of stopping breaths during sleep? i get this & awake dizzy.

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Dr. Thomas Riney
Pediatrics 37 years experience
Could be: Autonomic dysfunction is very hard to diagnose, and can have multiple presentations with different symptoms each time. Make an appt with an internal medicine.

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