Symptoms of Autonomic Dysfunction

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I was diagnosed at Duke Hospital today with Autonomic Disfunction. I have chronic nausea and it never leaves me. What can I do?
what do you mean by Autonomic Disfunction. do you mean Irritable bowel syndrome. it's tricky.
A number of treatments have been found to be effective, including fiber, talk therapy, antispasmodic and antidepressant medication, and peppermint oil.
Medications may consist of stool softeners and laxatives in IBS-C and antidiarrheals (e.g., opiate, opioid, or opioid analogs such as loperamide, codeine, diphenoxylate) if diarrhea is predominant.
John im having same problem. Wateri g of mouth unexpected. Cramping vibration of sto.ach. thought it was tick disease. Took doxy seemed to get better following week it came back i finished pills same day it started again..i dont get this. Sweating of palms up at night weak tired. My headaches havnt returned yet. Stiff neck..ughh
I also had bouts of tingling g hand feet. Lost peripheal rite side for couple days. No tick disease no lepto no hiv no lymes catscrat fever. If anyone has insite it would be great. Could parasites or yeast cause this
Have you tested your sugar level? Do you have diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis or some other autoimmune disease?
What blood work should be done if I have bladder control, swollen feet more my left foot ,unusual heart rate if I do mild exercise, clammy head sweats while sitting or laying with a fan on me ?
Hi Shirley, it's less likely a blood problem, more likely a heart/lung problem. My suggestion is to start from a cardiologist. When you see the cardiologist, he/she will give you blood panel, so you'll know the result of blood tests anyway.
I am too hot most of the time. I do sweat some but not too much...have mvp,left foot swells a bit..what is wrong, Drs can't seem to figure it out.
Your symptoms may be caused by hyperthyroidism. You need to check your thyroid with the help of a thyroid ultrasound and a thyroid function. At the same time, you also need to take an echocardiogram to assess your heart function. If you have hyperthyroidism, you need to take antithyroid drugs or surgery to relieve the symptoms.
I don't know your age and gender, nor what tests your dr had run, but I think you should do tests and rule out hyperthyroidism and pre-menopausal syndrome (if you are a woman) first. These are by far the most common causes of excessive sweats. Any of these conditions could cause the leg to swell. Your MVP in most cases is caused by degeneration and doesn't seem to be related to these conditions.
i have been diagnosed with autonomic failure. what should i expect as far as symptoms  and problems in the future.
Symptoms include:
The initial feature in men is impotence
The symptom that usually brings patients to the physician is orthostatic hypotension, or a fall in blood pressure with standing. The orthostatic hypotension may be described as unsteadiness, dizziness, or faintness upon standing. It is worse in the morning, after meals or exercise, or in hot weather.
Patients also complain of pain in the neck or back of the head, relieved by lying down.
Loss of ability to sweat as much as the body did in the past.
Changes in urination including nocturia (the need to urinate during the night), urinary hesitancy (difficulty starting or maintaining a urinary stream), urgency, dribbling, and occasional incontinence.  This can lead to an increased chance of urinary tract infections.
The orthostatic hypotension is usually accompanied by supine hypertension, or increased blood pressure while lying, even when the patient is on no medications to raise blood pressure.
It is noteworthy that patients with PAF do not usually have fevers as high as healthy subjects; nevertheless, any fever will significantly lower their blood pressure and consequently decrease their functional capacity.
Patients with PAF have a generally good outlook; many live for 20 years or more after the onset of their disease. The most common cause of death in these patients is pulmonary embolus or recurrent infection.
I was diagnosed last month. I had symptoms since I was a child, such as an inability to alter heart rate with exercise. I started getting really sick a few years ago and was unable to stand for longer than about two minutes. Then I went to the hospital. My doctor told me it was hard to cure, and I also don’t know what my future will be. What I can do is to follow my doctor’s advice. BTW now I am taking medications.