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I Have Superior Mesenteric Artery Syndrome

A Superior Mesenteric Artery Syndrome anonymous support group with information on diagnosis, treatment, symptoms, along with personal stories and experiences with Superior Mesenteric Artery Syndrome. You're not alone. 30 People

    What's Best To Eat? - I was having awful pain for months and lost alot weight. I am currently 6 stone! I was lucky because I was in a French hospital with the pain and it only took...
    Rachc0125 Rachc0125 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 26, 2013

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    My Sma Story - Well this all started a few years ago. Apparently some of my arteries constricted the duodenum, due to being to thin. All my life I have been made fun of for being...
    GettingStronger1994 GettingStronger1994 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 21, 2012

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    First I Do Not Have SMA - I have a good friend who is a 55 yr old lady who has been having multiple GI problems for several years. was diagnosed with Lupus and it seems every...
    Deidman Deidman 61-65 1 Response Aug 6, 2013

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    My daughter has smas and is being cured by tilting upside down at a 45% angle on her back with arms over her head.She was looking at a surgical feeding tube after two years of...
    racheldunkley racheldunkley 41-45, F Apr 6

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    Finally I Have An Answer - After almost 2 years of pain,weight loss,vomiting, and no answers from my doctors...I finally have been diagnosed with SMAS. It seems the cause was my...
    Lodom38 Lodom38 36-40, F 3 Responses Aug 28, 2012

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    I'M Fighting SMA. - I'm 56, have always been fit. Lived in the gym doing weight competitions, yoga, and felt fantastic. I weighed 125 at 5'5 All muscle. Two years ago, my...
    Sereneme56 Sereneme56 56-60, F 6 Responses Mar 7, 2013

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    SMA - I am a 42 year old female and in january 2011 i was taken to hospital with severe stomach pains, after ct scans doctors realised that part of my bowel had died i think this...
    kelley42 kelley42 41-45, F 1 Response Sep 19, 2013

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    After a decade of unexplained chronic pain, I finally have a diagnosis. It began with the loss of my ability to run, and I have undergone four surgeries, multiple ultrasounds and...
    ISavedMyself ISavedMyself 26-30, F Jan 29

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    Wondering What To Expect Now.... - Hi, I am a 49 year old female , 5'9", I was 120 pounds until recently .I now weigh 96.Have been feeling bad since February, Went through all...
    anginchains anginchains 46-50, F Jul 19, 2013

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    Been Suffering For 4 Years Now... - I am a 30 yr-old female that was diagnosed w/ SMA syndrome in May 2010, after about a yr & 1/2 of extreme abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, and...
    minderella333 minderella333 26-30, F 6 Responses Apr 29, 2012

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    I Have SMA Syndrome - Hello, I'm 13 and was diagnosed with SMA six months ago. I have been battling stomach issues my whole life, but just recently they got really bad. I lost 15...
    L3na L3na 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 15, 2013

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    So I am a 28 year old man, in good shape. I just found out I have SMA. I was released from the hospital after 100's of tests. But I'm glad I finally know what I have. Has anyone...
    Legendary504 Legendary504 26-30, M Jan 26

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    A new resource for those with chronic invisible physical illness, including SMA Syndrome: Reddit.com/r/CROCUS
    ISavedMyself ISavedMyself 26-30, F Feb 28

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    My 9 Year Old Son Has SMA - 1 year ago my 9 year old son was diagnosed with SMA after 6 months of back and forth visits to different doctors. He had severe stomach pain and would...
    Candez10 Candez10 31-35, F 3 Responses Apr 6, 2013

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    I have Postural Tachycardia Syndrome, as I only have issues with my heart rate not my blood pressure when standing. Does anyone else have this? What helps? I'm waiting on a call...
    Konig316 Konig316 26-30, F 3 Responses Mar 30

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    I am new to this as I noticed several posts about pots syndrome I was wondering if someone could help me? I have suffered with this since I was 14 (I am now 19) but was only...
    potsie2222 potsie2222 18-21, F 3 days ago

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    Fortunately I am self-employed and can sleep the hours I "like" to 6AM-1PM. Not that I really want to be this way, but every time I try to reset to normal time, it only lasts a...
    Pozadam Pozadam 46-50, M 1 Response Mar 19

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    I have just been put on 10 sodium tablets per day. This is apparently meant to help my POTS, has this worked for anyone else?
    justplainhollyjayne justplainhollyjayne 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 24

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    Please please respond if you are relatable. My anxiety with POTS has become so extreme and i am constantly worrying about every little thing in my body and always thinking...
    cassidybute cassidybute 18-21, F Mar 26

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    I have been struggling with fatigue with pots for the last 15months. Has anyone found anything to help this?
    Kas25 Kas25 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 6

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    Adding to my previous post - no one around me understands pots, my mum knows I'm ill but gets frustrated at me telling her how I feel and says she is fed up of hearing I'm ill, my...
    potsie2222 potsie2222 18-21, F 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    I'm 15 years old almost 16 getting ready to drive. I always had big dreams. I wanted to go to Stanford, I got straight A's, I always tried to be the best of the best. I know now...
    shybutkindd shybutkindd 13-15, F 3 Responses Mar 18

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    I'm in track this year doctors say it's good to stay active. Especially if you have pots I never thought of myself as a runner but joining track made me realize you don't have to...
    Megan2020 Megan2020 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 7

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    Has anyone else experienced random bruising with POTS? I've had what appears to be a large bruise appear on my thigh and wondered if this was part of POTS.
    justplainhollyjayne justplainhollyjayne 13-15, F Mar 23

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    To anyone interested in a support group/personal experience blog about my experience with POTS, just copy and paste this link and check it out! please comment anything to add or to...
    cassidybute cassidybute 18-21, F Mar 25

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    If I wanted to go to a tanning bed would I still get tan? Or Because of my pots. Or even laying out in the sun for hours or will I stay pale :(?
    Megan2020 Megan2020 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 25

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    Okay this very rare virus I contacted just over 26 years ago. Now I still can't get up from the ground in the sitting position without help. Do more exercise to strengthen your...
    JohnCrighton JohnCrighton 51-55, M 2 Responses Mar 27

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    Psychology says: Narcissists build an inner shrine to themselves where they self-aggrandize to an extraordinary degree so that they can feel intrinsically superior to all others...
    rcp10 rcp10 31-35, F 3 Responses Apr 8

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    Two last night! In the first, I was still in highschool I guess. I was on the bus ride home after a long and exhausting day and the girl sitting next to me asked if I wanted to go...
    PinkMellow PinkMellow 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 18

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    I'm ashamed to even admit that I attempted suicide before. When people see me, I'm that happy girl with not a worry or problem in the world. I'm that person someone turns to for...
    adifferentstory adifferentstory 18-21, F Mar 27

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    I don't think I'd ever tell anyone but I might as well. I have Schizoaffective Disorder which, in a basic definition, it's like Bipolar and Schizophrenia, some people have...
    PitchDaffy PitchDaffy 22-25, F 20 hrs ago

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    I was diagnosed at the age of 17. Up until that point i spent my life with the perallasis and docters not knowing what it was. They thought i had a type od muscular distrophy and i...
    tabitha35 tabitha35 31-35, F Mar 19

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    So I am 21 years old and I suffer from Poly Cystic Ovarian Syndrome, I have done my research and unfortunately it comes with so many issues. But it is common and I would love to...
    o1Nadia1o o1Nadia1o 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 28

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    Was diagnosed back in high school. Felt like it held me back from many things. Yea, I did go 2 dances, junior and senior prom, but people treated me like I was retarded. I'm highly...
    HottRoddTX HottRoddTX 26-30, M 4 Responses Mar 28

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    Hello, I'm a mother of one handsome 9 month old boy. When my husband and I left the hospital June 29, 2013. We were never told that our son was born with Poland Syndrome. After his...
    Bernadzikowski Bernadzikowski 26-30, F 2 Responses Apr 2

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    Intramarine Isolation Syndrome. It is what I have, my disease. Cool. Quiet. Sometimes green, sometimes blue. Dark, or shining in the sun, but it always feels like no one ever...
    WickedScullyOfTheWest WickedScullyOfTheWest 31-35, F Apr 6

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    I have Tourette's syndrome.
    mrhollingswortg1992 mrhollingswortg1992 22-25, M Apr 8

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    I found out I had Poland's Syndrome in my 30s ( I am now 48) when I was referred to a plastic surgeon. Had an operation but had to remove the implant as my chest cavity kept...
    gamordente gamordente 46-50, M 6 days ago

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    I have a question for everyone :) So I was diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome a few years ago and am aware about it for a while now. Lately, however I have been having random...
    EurydiceKallos EurydiceKallos 16-17, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    I swear I hate my sister soooo much. She thinks she is so superior to me. In my last post you all know i said that she is in 6th grade and 6'2 and im in 9th grade and 5'2. When she...
    unclecj4 unclecj4 13-15, M Mar 25

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    There are people in this world that dont have common courtesy. Like saying excuse me, something so simple goes a long way...and to all the people that are like that one day youll...
    asianlove77 asianlove77 26-30, F Mar 28

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    My personal choices whether religious or not are my own. I do not treat others like they are doomed if they do not adhere to the choices I make. I do not treat others like my ways...
    blossomingbeauti blossomingbeauti 36-40, F 1 Response Apr 2

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    People are so fickle,I know this because I'm fickle. Me,human and fickle. I wish I wasn't,I wish I could deem myself superior to all humanity but I'm not. I try to do my best,to...
    RedeemingRose RedeemingRose 18-21, F Apr 4

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    Have you ever thought about how indescribably large the universe is? The galaxies? Stars? Planets? Black holes? And here we are, on one planet, in one solar system, in one galaxy...
    VakreLivet VakreLivet 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 5

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    I remember it well. I was my old Drmusic2 deviantart account and I got a little too carried away with my online RP sessions, at the time I actually did think I was my fursona...
    Monstermaster13 Monstermaster13 22-25, M Apr 7

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    Psychology says: Because of their immense sense and expectation of superior entitlement, narcissists are ungrateful and unthankful for whatever they have been given in life...
    rcp10 rcp10 31-35, F Apr 8

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    GREAT MINDS THINK ALIKE!!!!!! I believe anything is possible if you try and I have tried countless of the times to find someone who thinks like me and imagines like me! I met him...
    Sandyshaw13 Sandyshaw13 36-40, F Apr 9

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    Whenever I walk into a small store, a restaurant, or any place really, I get stared at disgustedly. Why? Because of my skin colour. I'm a light brown colour and Indian. In the...
    solicitude solicitude 13-15, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    It's the superior messenger service, after all.
    Cydramech Cydramech 26-30, M 4 days ago

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    I really need someone who knows what is going on to help me make sense of things. My partner of just over a year.. has spent the year breaking up with me. I am always fighting...
    maveric01 maveric01 41-45, F 1 Response Mar 20

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    I'm at a crossroads now, as I have four young children with my husband of 8 years, who has undiagnosed Autism. I have always just given my husband his way. I thought I was just...