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Symptoms Of Dysautonomia
Many possible: 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 psychological causes. These symptoms are not disease specific. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are the most common symptoms of dysautonomia? Do I need to have all of them to really have it?
Many: Dysautonomia refers to breakdown in the functioning of the autonomic nervous system. Symptoms can include vague but disturbing aches and pains, faintness (or actual fainting spells), fatigue, anxiety attacks, tachycardia, hypotension, poor exercise tolerance, gastrointestinal symptoms such as irritable bowel syndrome, sweating, dizziness, blurred vision, numbness and headaches. ...Read more
What are symptoms of dysautonomia and how is it diagnosed? Most drs seem to not consider when 1st panic happens @40 for no reason
Dysautonomia: A prominent symptom that triggers a physicians visit is usually an unexpected fainting episode. Other symptoms include sensititvity to sound and intolerance to light. Dizziness that does not respond to Meclizine but middle ear disease needs to be ruled out. A tilt table test is an evaluation which can confirm one type of dysautonomia. However there many diseases that can cause dysautonomia. ...Read more
I got a Lyme WB and IGG p39 and p41 present. Other IGG and all IGM negative. Some symptoms present (neuro, dysautonomia, cardio). Do I have Lyme?
Not likely : a positive test would be 6 or more out of 10 markers. p41 is commonly positive in those without Lymes ...Read more
I have ehlers danlos syndrome, III & have developed some symptoms similar to dysautonomia. I've been unable to find a md familiar with it. What's next?
Academic Center: Your condition is rare and there are experts on this condition. The best clinicians for this would be those at an academic medical center associated with an university. You could do a search and check to see if there is an ehler-danlos foundation that could direct you to the appropriate specialist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can many of the dysautonomia symptoms be stopped by drinking a lot of water (10 liters/day)? I get palpitations and dizzy if I don't drink that much
I stopped taking Guanfacine 3 days ago. Is my Autonomic dysfunction (dysautonomia) including impotence reversable and if yes then how? I am suffering with many of the side effects associated with Guaunfacine in addition to my many dysautonomia symptoms.
Might methotrexate help w/dysautonomia symptoms caused by autoimmune disorder like lupus when standard tx (floninef & salt)don't' work but prednisone does?
May not be best: Dysautonomia due to lupus could be due to neurological involvement such as autonomic neuropathy, or due to adrenal suppression as a consequence of prolonged steroid treatment. In the first case Methotrexate might not be a strong enough immunosuppressor; its role in lupus is mainly limited to treating arthritis. In the second case, the treatment would be supplemental steroids such as florinef (fludrocortisone). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Dx'd w/ic as child. 20yrs later, have pelvic cramps, shooting vaginal& rectal pain, nerve shocks in abdomen.Ic symptoms too?Also have lupus & dysautonomia.
IC: Ic could refer to many conditions. Please spell it out so that a rheumatologist, urologist, gastroenterologist, etc. Can help answer the question. ...Read more
Autonomic NS: Dysautonomia is term used when parts of the autonomic nervous system are not working correctly. This could effect many things like blood pressure, heart rate, sweating, salivation, GI motility, ability to focus vision, problems with erection, etc. These problems can be chronic and progressive or sometimes reversible. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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