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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

    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 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 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 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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    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 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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I've been type 1 diabetic since I was 9. I was the only child diabetic on both sides of my family. We thought I'd just gotten the flu or maybe some other virus. I dropped 10 lbs in...
    SheSaidx SheSaidx 22-25, F Jan 9

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    Hi I am a 26 year old male just got diagnosed with GP, don't actually know what level I am on at the moment so as u have assumed my pain is severe and shows its head anytime it...
    AoKBawal AoKBawal 36-40, M Jan 6

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    i have 2 stepsisters ages 21 and 19, i have a older full brother(17). then, i have 2 half siblings from my moms ex boyfriend, ages 13 and 7. i have a half sister from my dad and...
    andylovesyou23 andylovesyou23 13-15, M 6 hrs ago

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    I love my family but sometimes I think they would be better off without me. It's like I'm there crutch or something. My mom sees me as her therapist. She tells me everything. I...
    TiffanyRaven TiffanyRaven 18-21 3 hrs ago

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    iLove Too It seems I'm in sync with my iPhone, when I link to sync the updates, we are symbiotically in the same biome, and there's more, just wait… I take photos to try and...
    AaronLA AaronLA 31-35, M 8 hrs ago

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    Ok I am looking for people online right now who have PTSD. I have never spoke to my doctor about this but I just now jumped up out of sleep scared out of my mind and my heart is...
    sailorwinters sailorwinters 41-45, F 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    I am 16 years old and I have poland syndrome. I was diagnosed when I was old enough to sit up by myself, I have coped with this for a long time, I was promised my reconstructive...
    Blondiee137 Blondiee137 16-17, F 4 hrs ago

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    Did you know, that women are generally a lot more anxious on dating websites than men are? Studies have shown that the number one fear women have while on dating websites, is that...
    BananaSmoothiee BananaSmoothiee 18-21, F 1 hr ago

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    -Understand where people are coming from -Learn from your mistakes -Don't beat yourself up all the time or be too hard on yourself -Be yourself -Don't live in the past -don't...
    torr62 torr62 13-15, F 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    I'm almost 33 and have never had a "real" girlfriend. I say "real" because I had a girlfriend in high school, but you're so young and it's such a learning experience can that be...
    dirtydan3 dirtydan3 26-30 7 hrs ago

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    My 12 year old daughter has Adhd (without the Hyperactivity) Add. She is now going through those pre teen years and soon to be a teenager. I believe I had Adhd as a child but...
    Josh1971uk Josh1971uk 41-45, M 3 hrs ago

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    He is so strange. I call him the strange little man and strange he is. I think he actually likes me. He is a yankee and a trouble maker and he's always grounded but I can see his...
    bmsartwell bmsartwell 16-17, F 1 hr ago

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    bnaesf(Sean) is a cool guy that is fun to talk to. He'll keep you up all night because he must have the last word...and so do I. He is very interesting and is from Connecticut. He...
    roseangel5747 roseangel5747 26-30, F 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    But still hang with my ex (who I was friends with LONG before we dated) ...and I miss him. Hanging with him brings back so many memories and it doesn't help that I'm close to his...
    CBlaze22 CBlaze22 18-21 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    I remember as i was a small baby my brothers whom at that time was studied in high school has reposing on the ground during his homework and played whit his feet as his knee was...
    godfathersun godfathersun 41-45, M 7 hrs ago

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    Worst pain tonight. Came out of nowhere. Starts in my face at my cheeks and wraps around to the back of my head. Anyone else have this problem? Sinus aches too?
    katariffik katariffik 31-35, F 6 hrs ago

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    my eldest sister disappeared out of my life when I was 8, she ran away after I found a boy in her room.she moved back home on and off for years, she tried chocking me to death when...
    xchloeannex xchloeannex 16-17, F 6 hrs ago

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    I can finally say that I am fully natural. Right now its kinda weird waking up in the morning and seeing a big puff ball on my head. i am not sure what hare type i have when wet it...
    ZariaRashay ZariaRashay 18-21, F 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    Like tonight, I have so much on my mind no way can I go to sleep. Then to make matters worse loneliness rears it's ugly head, starts gnawing at my insides,,, just had to vent
    bikeriam bikeriam 51-55, M 4 hrs ago

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    It hurts when you love someone with all you have and in return, all you get is lies, ready to break you..
    kristll kristll 18-21, F 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    It's my matric dance in a few months and I still don't have a partner. In scared nobody will ask me and I CANT GO ALONE
    peffer peffer 16-17, F 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    ive never been diagnosed but i think i have PTSD. i think my child birth brought it out. i had a long scary horribly painful delivery and almost had a c section cause we were...
    brebauer brebauer 18-21, F 1 hr ago

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    I have lost enough to fit into my prom dress :D I guess not eating for days actually helps :) Plus now I actually look hot again :D
    DeterminedToMakeLifeWorthIt DeterminedToMakeLifeWorthIt 16-17, F 1 hr ago

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    We've been on vacations these days...I didn't know that It will take "going to another country" (caribbean) to unleash my wife's se*iness.It seems that not knowing anybody gives...
    Merovingiox Merovingiox 26-30, M 1 Response 42 mins ago

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    I don't know why this is happening right now. I had a best friend for 7 years & we have been through so much together. I have had a really hard life and I don't trust many people...
    Wvgirl20 Wvgirl20 18-21, F Jan 1

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    My birthday is in a few weeks 18 days everyone thinks my birthday is the 15 but that's my cousins birthday none of my friends at school seem to know my birthday and no one has...
    CookieMonsta16 CookieMonsta16 18-21, F 6 Responses Jan 1

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    at a church event. I'm ready to go home. I have no car.
    tinalr tinalr 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 1

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    They hurt so bad :( I have a horrible fear of the dentist too.
    ForeverStarrs ForeverStarrs 18-21, F Jan 1

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    Heres my storey. I was in an abusive relationship for almost 4yrs. He was narcissistic. He was controlling and everything had to go his way all the time. There were expectations of...
    Imnotdillusional Imnotdillusional 36-40, F 1 Response Jan 1

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    Two of the girls here on my trip were freaked about this scar I have. I told them a fake story and they believed it and we joked about it, so they don't know that I actually carved...
    tarara0414 tarara0414 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 1

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    I learned the hard way not to let just anyone who does not understand PTSD into my life. I have been told that it is all in my head and I can control it. I have been told I was...
    Imnotdillusional Imnotdillusional 36-40, F 2 Responses Jan 1

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    I know there just fireworks but they bring me back to that scary day where I used to live alone when I had my first apartment at 19. I lived upstairs so the guy under me had a meth...
    kjonesr kjonesr 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 1

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    I am in my late 20s, i have been to college for 7 years of my life with no degree to show for it. basically if i continued i would graduate as a professional college student. i...
    bomblez bomblez 26-30, M 1 Response Jan 1

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    If I had one wish; I would wish for everyone to have a good life. To not have to worry about paying their next bill, or to go out or stay in, or to deal with any negatively...
    torr62 torr62 13-15, F Jan 1

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    After my aunt died, I challenged god, if you're real send me a sign. I grew up with a very religious non denominational baptist family but I had a hard time believing in god. July...
    tentyhime tentyhime 18-21, F Jan 1

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    If I knew everything I'd have no guessing games, and boy do I love guessing games.
    PanicTheManic PanicTheManic 22-25 2 Responses Jan 1

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    How about the enormous international banks, are they safe and trustworthy? Although they are safer than shell banks, there is two pressing reasons to not undergo a large...
    Darronbanksso0 Darronbanksso0 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 1