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What is the general long term prognosis for pure autonomc failure (dysautonomia)?

What is the general long term prognosis for pure autonomc failure (dysautonomia)?

Slow progression: Paf carries a relatively good prognosis for function and survival. It has a better prognosis than multiple system atrophy and patients generally do not show diminished capacity to perform activities of daily living up to a late stage. ...Read more

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Dr. Laurence Badgley
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Dysautonomia (Definition)

Dysautonomia is a condition where there is malfunction of the autonomic nervous system, which controls things like blood pressure, heart ...Read more


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I have pots syndrome and frequent pvcs (all day long), could they be related? Does dysautonomia cause pvcs?

I have pots syndrome and frequent pvcs (all day long), could they be related? Does dysautonomia cause pvcs?

Yes: Palpitations are very common symptoms with pots. Please report these complaints to your doctor for possible medication adjustment. ...Read more

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My dr did an echo f/u as my last one showed "low-normal"EF, I have dysautonomia & lupus, should I be worried? what are the symptoms of failing heart

My dr did an echo f/u as my last one showed "low-normal"EF, I have dysautonomia & lupus, should I be worried? what are the symptoms of failing heart

Ask your doctor: Your doctor is your best source of information regarding your recent echo. In general, heart failure can cause fatigue, swelling in the legs (edema), shortness of breath. ...Read more

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On prednisone 20mg for ctd &dysautonomia flare. Why might prednisone resolve lightheadedness.When not on it, i wake up lightheaded&fast hr lasts days?

On prednisone 20mg for ctd &dysautonomia flare. Why might prednisone resolve  lightheadedness.When not on it, i wake up lightheaded&fast hr lasts days?

You may be hypo-BP!: Sounds like hypotension, light headed with rapid heart rate. Prednisone does cause fluid retention and can raise bp, thus eliminating your symptoms. I don't like the high dose of Prednisone you are on. You my do well with flurinef and a lower Prednisone dose! ...Read more

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Starting florinef (fludrocortisone) 0.5mg 3x/week for lightheaded spells related to dysautonomia .How long before I should feel difference if it works? Side effects?

Starting florinef (fludrocortisone) 0.5mg 3x/week for lightheaded spells related to dysautonomia .How long before I should feel difference if it works? Side effects?

Florinef (fludrocortisone): This drug should work the first time you take it if the dose is correct. It does not work immediately in the morning but causes your body to retain more fluid over the course of the day. That is intended to help regulate your blood pressure, especially when upright. ...Read more

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What could nonvisable(but felt)twitching in my legs be from?happens after I work out or a long walk, I have dysautonomia & lupus could it be from that

What could nonvisable(but felt)twitching in my legs be from?happens after I work out or a long walk, I have dysautonomia & lupus could it be from that

Not certain it is : This internal sensation could be related to neurologic, vascular or muscle systems. This can be evaluated with vascular testing , muscular testing and neurologic testing. We need to know blood levels of a variety of substances that can be related to this such as calcium , magnesium, electrolytes etc. while you have lupus not everything that happens is related to lupus. You are a normal person. ...Read more

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Is dysautonomia lethal?

Is dysautonomia lethal?

Yes: There are many forms. The name is just descriptive and does not describe the various causes or outcomes. Here is some advanced information: http://1.Usa.Gov/mdroel and http://bit.Ly/mnybwz. ...Read more

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What exactly is dysautonomia?

What exactly is dysautonomia?

Nervous system: It is a malfunctioning of the autonomic nervous syste. Dysautonomia is such a broad term that there many possible symptoms depending on which parts of the autonomic nervous system are affected. The most common symptoms are excessive thirst, excessive fatigue, dizziness or lightheadedness, rapid or slow heart rate, fainting (due to low blood pressure), and extreme anxiety that is not due to psychol. ...Read more

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How can i cope with dysautonomia?

Dysautonomia: This is not an easy medical issue to overcome. It is a condition most often related to neurological disorders. The nerve system affecting your lower extremity is most common. I presume you have seen your doctor and/or neurologist. You must let them know that you are not responding as much as you like and alternative actions are likely to be discussed before a decision is made. ...Read more