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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. 21 People

    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 11 Responses Mar 7, 2011

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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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    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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    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 66-70 2 Responses Jan 18, 2009

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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 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 a fear of wetting myself sleeping over at places or on long car trips. The sleeping over one is a worse fear.
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    hospitalrooms hospitalrooms 31-35, F 6 hrs ago

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    Alone in a crowded place Ignoring the voices of people I don't mind them, Suddenly, I feel your hands concealing my eyes I wear a smile on my scowling face I turn around to hug...
    lemongrass09 lemongrass09 46-50, F 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    Hell no indeed, I'm very ashamed. I have stolen a lot of **** money, stuff, bt mostly stuff from the stores. I've stop recently but I wanna steal again. but no I can not! pls do...
    MoonPrincessLuna MoonPrincessLuna 18-21, F 2 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    Not your typical trust issues though. I trust people too much, and I trust until I have a reason to not trust them. It's an issue because people easily lie to me, and I constantly...
    jellolia jellolia 16-17, F 5 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    I found out yesterday that the guy I was dating had hsv 2, didn't tell me, and now I have it... I'm not even sure how to process it all.
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    i have been shared at pubs and clubs and holidays and home snd enjoyed it all xx
    domrep2 domrep2 31-35, F 2 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    I have a fear of oblivion, heights, talking to girls that i like cuz i might say something stupid, and i am also afraid of flys...
    screeminganvil8 screeminganvil8 16-17, M 2 hrs ago

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    No joking. But its not so funny and amazing as you think. I have horrible pains in my shoulder blades and its difficult to fly up. Somebody told me that he sees my wings in my aura...
    KatyCat008 KatyCat008 13-15 2 hrs ago

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    and still am.....I have 2 weeks to leave my parents home with my 3 daughters all because of my heartless dad. crunch time!
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    I was diagnosed with Kienbock's last month. I will be seeing my hand/wrist specialist on the 9th of June to find out what stage I am in. My kd pain started when I was about 5 or 6...
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