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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

    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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    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 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 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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    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 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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    My husband of almost 13 years has been a diabetic for almost 11 years and he got very sick about a year ago and has been diagnosed with Severe Gastroparesis. We have 3 amazing...
    Jewel1201 Jewel1201 31-35, F 1 Response Sep 10

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    I'm recovering from anorexia. I have a heart condition. I have a stomach condition. I have several neurological disorders. I have scoliosis. I'm recovering from bulimia. I have...
    wh0isit wh0isit 16-17, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    My cat is neutered and since that happened, he's been eating a lot and drinking a lot. He's so fat now, I think he might have diabetes, but I'm not sure:(
    anastaciacid anastaciacid 18-21, F 1 Response 10 hrs ago

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    I really need to tell this story without revealing who I am. Thank you for reading if you are and thank you ep for letting me let it all out. It's a long story and I really can't...
    seabird9 seabird9 16-17, F 3 hrs ago

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    How do you find a happy? What is a happy? People say get a hobby it makes you happy.yes I have this disorder I think but I am self diagnosing myself people think I have bipolar and...
    char3249 char3249 18-21, F 3 hrs ago

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    Still in school, feeling stuck. This feeling is old now, its been a part of me for so long. A new feeling has come around though. Lately I've felt disconnected from everyone, like...
    John992 John992 22-25, M 3 hrs ago

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    The most amazing place I have been to after visiting many countries. They have so much culture and such warm people, the beaches are amazing and they just seem so content with life...
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    I'm CJ from Alabama. I'm 15 years old. I was straight with a girlfriend, but I've recently had gay fantasies. I've imagined making love to a cute and sexy bottom boy. I just wasn't...
    cjfrombama cjfrombama 13-15, M 2 hrs ago

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    Sometimes we forget what we do have because were always looking at what we don't have
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    I think I might have three spirit guides so far, but I'm not entirely sure. The first one I met was the toad. It happened when I was 14, a few weeks before Christmas. I had been...
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    I have haphephobia--the fear of being touched. I don't remember how it started, I don't even remember noticing it. I knew I was uncomfortable with having people get too close...
    baconette baconette 18-21 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    I do, he lives down the street. He's seriously the nicest person I've ever met aside from that he looks like a blonde freaking Andy Biersack. I also have absolutely no chance with...
    EmbraceForever EmbraceForever 13-15, F 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    It is 3 AM here and I am so tired I can only use voice to speech to text this message and I mean type but I am so sad like sad is it everything sad because I am sad I don't think I...
    char3249 char3249 18-21, F 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    I have a morbid sense of humor, which tends to scare away people.
    zed2223 zed2223 18-21, M 4 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    .....thinking about it. I may have been here a while!!
    picklebobble picklebobble 46-50, M 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    I just saw a comment towards an 18 year old girl saying "you're 18 and never have given a blow job? How is that possible?" Is it just me or is it good that she hasn't done that...
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    I was in an accident and hurt really bad when i turned 27. It was my birthday and id been drinking and decided itd be a good idea to get on one of those kids razor scooters the...
    shinjorai shinjorai 36-40, M 1 hr ago

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    Well pretty much what it says above...she doesn't care at all that I love her and have showed her for the longest time..
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    I've been a member on this site for quite a while now. I have made numerous friends and helped numerous people. It's also helped me when I was down to pick myself up again... But...
    EmmaLangley99 EmmaLangley99 13-15, F 1 hr ago

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    Not really anymore I used to have lots but things changed. Iv been in a relationship for nearly 2 years and feel so comfortable with him that I don't really make an effort with...
    willowknight willowknight 22-25, F 44 mins ago

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    I have an Instagram, wanna follow? Brown_shoogar
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    my best friend,messaged me from her hotel room,in egypt,were she is on vacation with her family. terrified and just scared. telling me how some pig. grabbed her,groped her,and...
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    I have an idea for a Power Ranger Series: Power Rangers Celebrities. Justin Timberlake would be the red ranger, Chris Rock would be the blue ranger, Ashton Kutcher would be the...
    Erik9393 Erik9393 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 21

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    After arriving at the unit, I've became completely and utterly disgruntled. I don’t care anymore! I really don’t give a ****, and that’s bad, but it’s becoming increasingly...
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    I think my favorite thing about Pac Rim is that it gave us the term drift compatible because in English there is no good way to explain a very deep, often, platonic, love and...
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    Well, I'm 25 years old and I have been picking my skin for 15 years at least. It really bothers me because I feel shame to be in social situations after a skin picking episode... I...
    carolinagarcia carolinagarcia 22-25, F Aug 21

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    i don't like being touch. in pictures, i am very aware of my distance with others. it started with narc mother and continue with abusive boyfriend. we were walking next to each...
    fien fien 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 21

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    Yes I would and have actually done just that. He's so lucky I love him so much...
    roselani2005 roselani2005 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 21

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    The entire of humanity could have been at apocalyptic war with itself, just beyond the confines of her warm living room, for all we cared. Tablets of Zen led the way. A heavy drug...
    s0undgarden s0undgarden 16-17, M Aug 21

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    I keep telling myself that the easier I wake up for work, the more time I have howitzer drink coffee of **********. There can only be one.
    purposebuilt purposebuilt 22-25, M 2 Responses Aug 21

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    Its Lions!!! You see lions in discovery channels and Madagascar but i saw one, and i almost peed in my pants. It was back in highschool,...in my country everyone after finishing...
    suziewuzie suziewuzie 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 21

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    Shall I warn people that I'll be spamming this experience group during all of my waking hours today? I shall. Maybe it would be a good idea to just group my "random thoughts...
    Friability Friability 18-21 1 Response Aug 21

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    I don't have enough blood since I was borned. Both of my hands are always as cold as ice even it's a sunny day e.e When I run during P.E. my friend told me that my face and lips...
    mandy0928 mandy0928 13-15, F Aug 21

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    Does your family trust you? I don't think mine does, I haven't given them a reason to. I'm a very private, maybe even secretive person offline. I think my family has become a bit...
    Friability Friability 18-21 1 Response Aug 21

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    I think doing something stupid is better when you have someone to do it with.
    AgentSickler AgentSickler 18-21, M 5 Responses Aug 21

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    I just got out of a mental hospital for suicdal thoughts and planning hated every second won't go back in my own cops will have to take me
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    I am currently in Atlanta. My boyfriend and I live in Columbus, GA. He's homeless and he'd recently started working at a kiosk in the mall. He was on ninety days unsupervised...
    michelleeads michelleeads 18-21, F Aug 21

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    **** this... Do half you ******* that claim you have BPD even know what the **** it is? It's no ******* joke... all people to people with BPD is kick'em when they're down... You...
    Yu12 Yu12 26-30, M 4 Responses Aug 21

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    I have a girlfriend. I love her. But for some reason, it just doesn't feel right. She's emo as well, and we cut our wrists together. But I'm still sad, even though I love her and...
    endmylife endmylife 13-15, M 2 Responses Aug 21

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