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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 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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    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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    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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    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 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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    Related Experiences

    Correct me if i am wrong as almost out of my mind for over thinking about this. I used to start working at age of like 16 or 17 as that age i had diabetic. I never made the...
    Egyptianguy34 Egyptianguy34 36-40, M 2 Responses Feb 4

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    I am 13 and I was told I am pre diabetic. I am overweight not obese. I eat fairly healthy but I often don't get enough exercise. I am taking steps now to avoid my risk.
    kamchu kamchu 13-15, F Feb 17

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    I’m sitting here having a million thoughts go through my mind and I figure out that a part of me died when I was diagnosed with diabetes. Basically my freedom of living was taken...
    MyCrookedSmile MyCrookedSmile 22-25, F 3 Responses Feb 5

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    I went out to eat with my fat friend. She is a diabetic and looks 70s when she is really just in her 50s. She has severe neuropathy and other problems due to her weight. It is like...
    Sharona6319 Sharona6319 51-55, F Feb 15

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    It just feels awful and I wish I could take this feeling out of me. I hate the cycle, I hate the tenseness, I hate the nerves... but most of all, I hate having to pretend like...
    loresmom loresmom 41-45, F Feb 18

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    I have been a Type 1 Diabetic for 33 years now and on many occasions I have been told about Cures & Causes but yesterday while buying Blood Sugar Test Strips at a Local Chain I was...
    davidmuhn davidmuhn 46-50, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes 5 years ago and I spent a week in hospital because I was taken in at such a late stage (the doctors said I was a few hours from dying) and I...
    robertsmhai robertsmhai 13-15, F 5 days ago

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    Several years ago I was diagnosed as having Type 2 diabetes. I was overweight, didn't exercise, and ate horribly. I'm controlling the diabetes much better today, but it's an...
    pawnee pawnee 41-45, M 5 days ago

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    I have been shooting various weapons for 20 years now. My father is a local law enforcement officer and took us kids out to shoot on weekends at various locations. I have shot...
    brunettewifeandmom brunettewifeandmom 31-35, F 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    Offically giving up on my anixtey and **** trying to work through it. It's already ****** me up so what's the point? Not even my own family ask me to go out with them because im...
    labyrinthandinfinity labyrinthandinfinity 18-21, F 3 hrs ago

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    She's a pregnant 1 year old chihuahua that showed up on my doorstep. I can't keep her because I already have 2 & that's all I'm allowed to have according to my city & I don't know...
    ncon08 ncon08 18-21, F 3 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    Idk wtf. I only have it in my room. Nowhere else in the house. I sneeze so much in my room it ruins my sleep and my "me" time. I also have a sneeze attack in my english room only...
    RainbowPastel RainbowPastel 16-17, F 4 hrs ago

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    Chrohn's is the worst!! These have been the roughest 2 years of my life so far. Words can not explain my frustration with this. All I want to know is what the hell can I eat...
    beYOUtifulxo beYOUtifulxo 26-30, F 2 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    I find it more and more difficult to deal with everyday life. The pain keeps me up, My legs feel as though someone is stabbing them, My back aches so terrilbe, lost feeling in my...
    Alli6372 Alli6372 31-35, F 3 hrs ago

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    An Antartian named Babbette finds herself in dire trouble. Her business has gone bust and she's in serious financial trouble. She's so desperate that she decides to ask God for...
    timothyc31 timothyc31 41-45, M 2 hrs ago

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    I wonder when did the meaning of friendship change. Several years ago, the word "friend"seems to have a relevantly deeper meaning than it has today. These days, people use the word...
    icecoldzt icecoldzt 26-30 2 hrs ago

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    I have a sweet tooth but nowadays I don't enjoy eating too much sweet stuffs like ice cream anymore. I used to adore cheese but now I only 'like' them. I used to love the smell of...
    shioshishio shioshishio 18-21, F 1 hr ago

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    Today i learned that the persons you expect who will most understand will be the persons who will first drag you down and spit on you... I have always always carried my problems...
    dearestL dearestL 18-21 1 Response 47 mins ago

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    Hi I am a 20 year old girl in the uk. I was diagnosed with mosaic turners when I was born but I've never even thought about the condition that I have, it's never really effected me...
    MissLisac MissLisac 18-21, F 1 Response 40 mins ago

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    ...but if you have a giant heart maybe you can cover the gaping wounds.
    4BlackForest 4BlackForest 36-40, F 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    I havent seen him for a couple months now, and even though I know he's working I keep dreaming about him having another woman/ a second life and I worry that he may be cheating on...
    Streptococcus Streptococcus 18-21, F 5 hrs ago

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    On my second pair of earphones in about just over a month which lasted only a few days. It breaks super quick in one ear. One ear is much quieter and it disrupts me sleep. I am...
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 41-45 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    It would be hard to do but I think I could if I really wanted to. I'd still have to get outside sometimes just to escape my own company and to get groceries, including bird feed...
    MollyToni MollyToni 41-45 5 hrs ago

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    So many years of my life I have been so suicidal. Bravest thing I did was take so many pills to kill myself (sort of...) which was a mistake and I suffered the after after effects...
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 41-45 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    I shake in my sleep a lot as if I'm having a fit, my boyfriend always has to wake me up. I have months of the same dream until it ends up becoming true. does anyone else get this?
    livelaughlove0987 livelaughlove0987 18-21, F 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    Yesternight we were on a family night out. I was texting and stuff and my best friend suddenly pissed me off,via text.I'm super sensitive,so I started crying ,thank God there was...
    jollie90 jollie90 22-25, F 2 hrs ago

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    Well big up date, still with him he's been through such alot of heartache. Dont wana or ??? I dont know Love wat is that to be comforted at night while u sleep an to have that...
    karntel karntel 46-50, F 2 hrs ago

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    An Antartian boy and his father were visiting a mall. They were amazed by almost everything they saw, but especially by two shiny, silver walls that could move apart and back...
    timothyc31 timothyc31 41-45, M 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    I was told I had stressing holds in my spine causing my agonizing migraines... she was my first thought... 12 years of memories are hard to forget. I'm in love with this girl but...
    Ikaru Ikaru 18-21 1 hr ago

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    Basic biology - if you make your body alkaline enough to kill cancer cells you will have killed yourself. Alkaline diets to cure cancer are a waste of money and precious time!
    SolitaryElf SolitaryElf 41-45, F 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    I've had a few pregnancy scares and a chemical pregnancy. And it;s just made me want it even more. I want someone that I can love and that would love me back. I want to hold a...
    BruisedLoveSickFool BruisedLoveSickFool 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 27

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    They're not my friends, they're my best friends. I only have two best friends and both of them happen to be gay. They are the peanut butter to my jelly. They mean everything to me...
    Vagabond01 Vagabond01 16-17, F Jan 27

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    I have been seeing this guy for over a year. we have great chemistry. we laugh and we can talk for hours. but he never compliments me. he says that we are just friends even tho we...
    BruisedLoveSickFool BruisedLoveSickFool 22-25, F Jan 27

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    I know that is not true, but emotion can sometimes trump intellect. I have plenty to offer to the "right" people and to society, except for material wealth, business sense, blind...
    MollyToni MollyToni 41-45 Jan 27

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    Today I had to run a mile and I wore knee high socks to school, so instead of asking to go to my locker and being that one stupid person, I just decided to run (and fast) without...
    noaaaaa noaaaaa 13-15, F Jan 27

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    I can't look at myself without wanting to cry anymore... **** this... I'm going to start purging as soon as my lip piercing heals... I need to lose 30 more pounds and I WILL get...
    MrCutBleedSmile MrCutBleedSmile 18-21, M 2 Responses Jan 27

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    Ever since I can remember, I've always had a lot of trouble talking to people. I only had one friend up until my freshman year in high school. I didn't even know what social...
    ElvenQueenKayla ElvenQueenKayla 16-17, F 2 Responses Jan 27

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    I have had trich for some time... I was a young child, and I would pull out my eyelashes and eyebrows. Right now, I mostly pull out my eyelashes and the hair on my head. It's not...
    ElvenQueenKayla ElvenQueenKayla 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 27

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