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Hello everyone. My name is Diane. I was recently diagnosed with Autonomic Neuropothy. From what I understand from the internet, common causes may be diabetes, alchohol use. My neurologist said he has no clue what caused it, I am a red herring. I am 53 years old and I have raging fatigue, I often sleep aboug 10-16 hours a day. I have POTS and I am on medication to raise my blood pressure. My lowest ws 85/46. I don't get dizzy as often since I was put on Midodrine.
If you have Autonomic Neuropothy / dysfunction, do you know what the cause is in your case?
One of the things that the test report from the hospital mentioned was that many patients with Autonomic Neuropothy benefit from tanking Alpha Lipoic Acid, 600 mg a day. My doctor told me to take 200 mg three times a day. The supplement gave me a bad taste in my mouth and I also read on the internet that if you take medication for hypothyroidism (which I have), don't take Alpha Lipoic Acid - it inteferes with the medication.
I also have a new symptom, my hands tremor every day. If I am holding a fork, a drink or a piece of paper, it is very visible.
From what I understand, people with Autonomic Neuropothy normally are seniors. I am only 53.
I would appreciate your sharing your experience and input.
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