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Symptoms Of Generalized 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
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
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
Does dysautonomia typically present with all symptoms? For example, can it be normal at one moment, but not at another?
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
Can inflammation from autoimmune disorder cause dysautonomia? If so, if you treat the inflammation, the dysautonoma symptoms settle down?
Probably: When dysautonomia exists, the system no longer functions in a balanced or sufficiently rapid manner. Studies show acute inflammation is associated with a temporary deterioration in cardiac autonomic nervous system function in healthy subjects. Abnormal autonomic function is often found in as and RA patients. Moreover, most inflammatory peptides if released in the cerebral vascular cause dilation. ...Read more
I had a constellation of symptoms for 2 months, whilst on hol in australia. I think it's dysautonomia, my gp anxiety. I feel so poorly. What can I do?
Info, Please.: We can't put this off as purely psychological. I would suggest you get a comprehensive history and physical exam with some lab testing. It is possible you picked up an infectious disease while on holiday. It is also possible you have a glandular disorder such as hypothyroidism or also possibly anemia. Only after ruling out physical causes should one consider anxiety as the root cause. ...Read more
What kind of dr to try now? "you have chiari 6.2mm, but it's not causing all these symptoms" (neruosurg) random sensory sx's, dizzy, , dysautonomia
Neurology: A neurologist is the next step after your primary care physician. ...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
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