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I Have Diabetic Amyotrophy

Diabetic Amyotrophy anonymous support group with information on diagnosis, treatment, symptoms, along with personal stories and experiences with Diabetic Amyotrophy. You're not alone. 20 People

    I Want My Old Life Back ... I Miss It

    I started walking with difficulty in early 2009. I have had a few doses of IgG infusion, but did not help much. I have had steroids, have used the Chi machine, all to no avail. Also havearm and hand weakness with significant muscle wasting throughout my body. I try to climb...
    steeda steeda 46-50, M 1 Response Apr 29, 2010

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    I Want To Walk Again.

    So in May, 2012 I had a stroke during open heart surgery. The day after I went home I was sturk with diabetic amyothrophy. The stroke hit center part of the brain and made my legs very weak and I was using a walker. When the Amyotrophy hit it totally disabled my legs, and also...
    markslighthouse markslighthouse 41-45, M 1 Response Jan 31, 2013

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    I Have Type 1

    I have had type 1 diabetes for 21 years. In April of this year I started noticing weakness in my legs and then it just kept getting worse and worse. I have been going to the dr the whole time, and only found out that I have this Sept 21,2012.
    Jackie99705 Jackie99705 41-45, F Sep 24, 2012

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    It Will Pass (mostly)

    I developed diabetic amyotrophy 3 years ago. I would be walking along and suddenly it was like my whole foot was missing, I'd fall down. In about 2 months, the muscles on the tops of my thighs had weakened considerably. I lost 40 pounds. I couldn't stand up, I couldn't walk. I...
    Cosumne Cosumne 61-65, F 10 Responses Mar 7, 2011

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    I Did Not Know There Was Anything This Painful On Earth!

    I am Angela and am 41 years old.  I started getting weak and had a hard time walking due to feeling so weak but about 5 months ago I became very painful especially in one side of my lower body.  The pain is sever now and on both sides.  Burning and strangulation of...
    lilbabyangie lilbabyangie 41-45 2 Responses May 31, 2010

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    Early Warnings

    I AM NOW 70 AND 1/2 YEArs old.  When I was 68 I had periods of weakness which didn't last moe than a few minutes.  What was the pre-cursor of eveything was a pronounced bleeding of the gums around all of the teeth.   A visit to a dentist who had knowledge of...
    jcn jcn 70+ 2 Responses Jan 18, 2009

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    I Wish I Could Take His Pain Away

    My hubby has been diagnosed with diabetic amyotrophy. He's had type2 diabetes for about 6 years. It all began about 10 months ago with unexplained weight loss. At first he was just eating anything and everything he wanted, but he just kept losing weight! He was okay with it...
    avrille69 avrille69 41-45 2 Responses Jun 16, 2012

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    Scary Diagnosis

    I was recently diagnosed with diabetic Amyotrophy. I am starting to experience very severe pain. At this point it is just my right leg. Have been using a cane for about Six weeks. I am afraid to use narcotics too often. I am afraid of addiction. Pain wakes me up at night I am...
    terijara terijara 51-55, F Sep 5, 2013

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    Related Experiences

    I actually do. I only drink diet coke because I'm diabetic... I started drinking it a bit more because it gives me a steady, modest delivery of caffeine while studying, as opposed...
    Quiche5 Quiche5 18-21, M 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    Its that time of year again, Yes I want to shoot up and EAT the entire Halloween Candy Isle at Walmart ! Confessions of a Type 1 Diabetic !
    davidmuhn davidmuhn 46-50, M 1 Response Oct 22

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    And honestly, I don't take care of myself as much as I should. Almost exactly a year ago, I ended up in the hospital for ketoacidoses, and while I'm looking after myself well...
    infintyandbeyond infintyandbeyond 18-21, F Nov 7

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    Ok. My story goes back a while. I have been diabetic most of my life. But the treatment has changed so much. At first I had injections. Four a day! Even at school! I had to check...
    blodyn blodyn 13-15, F Nov 8

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    Hi everyone! My name is Allie and I have recently been diagnosed with DI (Oct. 5th 2013). My story actually starts 5 years prior though, to May of 2009. The year of 2009 was a...
    elliemay2013 elliemay2013 18-21, F Nov 8

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    Does any other Diabetic also have Spherocytosis ?
    davidmuhn davidmuhn 46-50, M 1 Response Oct 23

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    First and foremost, I do not have diabetes. I am an imposter but, with Halloween coming up tomorrow I have a question: what kind of candies/delicious things are safe for diabetic...
    mlynnikens mlynnikens 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 30

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    The pump is great but where do you put it? Wherever you put it people can see the shape of it through your clothes. I used to have the pump hanging round my neck in front. It was...
    blodyn blodyn 13-15, F Oct 31

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    scriptURE FULFILLED IN MY LIFE Oct.1947: “My substance was not hidden from Thee, when I was made in secret, and intricately wrought in the lowest parts of the earth. Thine eyes...
    jburns1947 jburns1947 61-65, F Nov 3

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    I just spoke with a musician Friend who has worked with Bret Michaels and was concerned with Bret's multiple heath problems over the last 4 years (He is now having Kidney Surgery...
    davidmuhn davidmuhn 46-50, M Nov 11

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    I am engaged to my best friend of 8 years, partner of 3 years who happens to be in the military. We both want kids someday. We are not in the situation currently to have a child...
    Lexx42 Lexx42 18-21, F 1 Response 18 hrs ago

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    A few years ago I was participating in a marathon event and at the half way mark I was super tired and felt just like I was running through treacle. As I am keen on fitness I...
    jjthornton jjthornton 41-45, M 16 hrs ago

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    The Royal Library of Alexandria EXISTS! By Paul Dale Roberts, HPI Esoteric Detective Halo Paranormal Investigations - HPI International https://www.facebook.com/#!/groups...
    PaulDaleRoberts PaulDaleRoberts 51-55, M 6 hrs ago

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    Just found out... I wasn't surprised when the doctor told me the news. I had already been doing my research on it and my symptoms were practically identical to everything I was...
    anomalnonomous anomalnonomous 26-30, F 1 Response 17 hrs ago

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    sorry i need to vent yesterday i found out tmy mom does have lung cancer im probably youn g i went had a few glasses of wine then i was like a kid phoned people its cause im not a...
    hannahabbie hannahabbie 46-50, F 13 hrs ago

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    It is so tough to change or heal. When for my entire adult life, I have been in bad relationships. I have no more relationships( boyfriends) the past 2 years but I still get...
    Howtobeme Howtobeme 51-55, F 11 hrs ago

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    Wonder if anyone can help. Ive been in a relationship with a Romanian man for just over 7 months now. I myself am british and although at first there were language barriers its...
    beckalem beckalem 36-40, F 5 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    I have been this way since I was 12 Yrs old, due to my parents divorcing and me having to live in 2 other towns at different times. I became suicidal at age 15 and that lasted up...
    psychologicallydamaged psychologicallydamaged 41-45, F 9 hrs ago

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    I want Confindence in myself. I have been battling what i now know as rosacea since i was 12. In turn its made me extremely shy and self conscious about myself. I don't have flare...
    ARP90 ARP90 22-25, F 6 hrs ago

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    Am I the only one who hates that we HAVE to rely on people to live. We have to rely on doctors to help when sick, same with surgeons. We have to rely on farmers to get us our food...
    akaShaun akaShaun 16-17, M 5 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    Live And Let Live. (EP Edition)This website has been up since 2007.Millions of people have joined since. From different backgrounds. Different lifestyles. Different views and...
    DoctorSheldonCooper DoctorSheldonCooper 18-21 3 hrs ago

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    Seriously! at my age my friends are always teasing me for being single, their words are "When are you going to sentenced yourself to life imprisonment" and i am just trying to joke...
    ShadesofWhite67 ShadesofWhite67 26-30, F 1 hr ago

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    Dreamt about my old crush approaching me then he said in my ear "I have a gf that I miss so much. Why did you leave without telling me?" Then when things got existing I woke up...
    itsjustme11119 itsjustme11119 16-17, F 1 Response 19 hrs ago

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    Sorry just deleting some people on my circle. I'd rather have few on my circle than have a long list but you never actually spoken to them.
    Lakee112812 Lakee112812 36-40, F 2 Responses 16 hrs ago

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    For most of my adult life I've suffered from alcoholism. For years I lived under the illusion of control, 'I got this, I can handle this, I know what I'm doing' were my standard...
    Allysoninaz Allysoninaz 46-50 2 Responses 12 hrs ago

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    Top 4 questions/requests people have asked me by mail. 1) Hi ZA, why do health experts say light Brown three are the healthiest stools? Anyway we can achieve it too? My A to him...
    ZADoubleMesser ZADoubleMesser 22-25, F 12 hrs ago

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    If at least two of them have a Yes as your answer, you're a great friend to bond with :) 1. Do you enjoy messing yourself? 2. Do you enjoy messing stuff up? 3. Do you plan your...
    ZADoubleMesser ZADoubleMesser 22-25, F 11 hrs ago

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    I want to know, have you ever seen the rain? I want to know, have you ever seen the rain Comin' down on a sunny day?
    jml2000 jml2000 56-60, M 11 hrs ago

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    This certain friend crush thing is weird. I knew I liked him as a friend but but took me half a year to figure out that I had an insanely huge crush on him. He was just walking by...
    fivesaucewhoop fivesaucewhoop 13-15, F 10 hrs ago

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    Here's one that shouldn't have been too big of a deal- but it was.Some of you know the Honesty Box app on Facebook. It's where one can anonymously say what they think about another...
    insidious2014 insidious2014 18-21, M 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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    well.i had to face my fast again through a friend I know who told me to see a specialist who cure ppl throw energy of color and yoga etc..so I went to her and I was so nervous. She...
    denez denez 22-25, F 8 hrs ago

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    I've never trusted anyone in my entire life. not even the people I love the most in my life. I mean you have to have basic trust in people to do simple things but trusting...
    pikapup17 pikapup17 18-21 8 hrs ago

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    Let's talk about sp*rm donors. Okay, so, ever think that popular sp*rm donors ever wonder how many children they have out there? (Imagine like 20+ kids o_o) (now I know this one...
    sugarcakes143 sugarcakes143 18-21, F 2 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    i'm only 15, and i have so many issues and have made so many mistakes that i regret. i also have been heart broken, i swear to god i thought i was f*cking dying. it hurt so bad. it...
    courtneythepizzaqueen courtneythepizzaqueen 13-15, F 1 Response 8 hrs ago

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    I have, yes it isn't something I'm proud of. And I know I shouldn't have. I know I shouldn't. So why do I? I don't know.
    wedgieshurtalot wedgieshurtalot 16-17, F 2 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    I don't have a brother. I have 3 brothers. Their way older then me. Same for sisters way older then me :(
    lorrena19 lorrena19 18-21, F 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    I have self harmed for quite a long time, though it has been around three months since I last did it and I really hope that I can keep it up. Though I try not to be ashamed of my...
    ExPButterfly ExPButterfly 16-17, F 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    I am partially incontinent due to a minor car accident and a childhood psychological block in my unconscious. Most days I have bladder control. But on occasional days, I have no...
    heyimalive heyimalive 18-21, M 3 hrs ago

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