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This could all be related to poorly contolled diabetes.
however, there are other things that need to be checked if they have not been checked already.
the first is your thyroid.
your thyroid can be normal or be overactive or underactive.
Thyroid is normal
HERE IS A GOOD LINK FOR YOU ON LOW THYROID.
I am going to see the endocrinologist soon, but when they raise my isnulin I get more exhausted and feel like I'm going to nod off
have they checked you for Addison's disease?
TAKE A LOOK AT THIS LINK AND SEE IF THIS RINGS A BELL
I've actually gained weight, but most of the rest sounds like it. But what about the pallor and sweating? I don't get increased pigmentation either. I have lost most of the hair on my legs, tho, I never get low blood glucose. So some is right the rest not so much.
I think it is great that you are going to see an endocrinologist as this is a very complicated case and some endocrine disorders come with others.
I will ask the Endo if they think it is a possibility. at first the doctors said I had Menieres, now they say Vestibular migraines. I don't know what to think
even though your initial thyroid test was normal it is still on my list as it is possible to have a problem with the thyroid and have a normal screening lab
I'm sure you don't know what to think
and it sounds like your doctor is calling in help as you do not fit neatly into any one diagnosis
there may be two or three
but endocrine is a good next step for you
If the lab is normal how do I find out if I have low thyroid?
as far as dysautonomia
that is a diagnosis that is arrived at after ruling out other problems first
and as to the thyroid there are more specific tests the endocrinologist can order that will nail that diagnosis
ok just this whole thing has been going on for years. I am so tired now.
the primary care tests are good at picking up most thyroid disease, but not all
I'm sure you are
i would be very hopeful, if i were you, that the endocrinologist can make some headway here
ok so the best thing is to follow up with endocrine, not ask for neuro to eval?
i think endocrine needs to come before neuro... your symptoms are consistent with an endocrine problem. we know you have diabetes, but we do not know if you have addisons or any number of other endocrine conditions that may be playing in to your whole problem
ok. Thank you for talking this over with me. It was hard to get answers talking with my doctor face to face.
these days we don't have very much time to spend face to face with patients
it's why i like this service
yes, thank you very much. how do I sign off?
Or do you have more info?
if this has been helpful look for the 'rating' button, positive feedback is appreciated.....
as to more
i would list from one to ten your most prominent symptoms and what seems to bring them on
i would have your top five questions written down and ready to ask
as you may not have much time with the endocrinologist either
and it's good to come prepared
ok. I will do that. I get flustered when I see them. do you want me to list my symptoms here or for when I see my Endo?
when you see the doctor... concise list... most bothersome symptoms and what precipitates them
and top five questions
the PLAN for diagnosis going forward
ok. only the younger doctors seem to share a plan with me! Thanks very much. I'm going to do the rating now.
thank you and be well