Anyone else here with symptoms of autonomic and/or peripheral neuropathy?

Hi all,

Just wondering if others have these symptoms that match autonomic and peripheral neuropathy.


Signs and symptoms of autonomic neuropathy depend on the nerves affected. They might include:

*Dizziness and fainting when standing, caused by a sudden drop in blood pressure.

*Urinary problems, such as difficulty starting urination, incontinence, difficulty sensing a full bladder and inability to completely empty the bladder, which can lead to urinary tract infections.

*Sexual difficulties, including problems achieving or maintaining an erection (erectile dysfunction) or ejaculation problems in men. In women, problems include vaginal dryness, low libido and difficulty reaching orgasm.

*Difficulty digesting food, such as feeling full after a few bites of food, loss of appetite, diarrhea, constipation, abdominal bloating, nausea, vomiting, difficulty swallowing and heartburn, all due to changes in digestive function.

*Inability to recognize low blood sugar (hypoglycemia), because the warning signals, such as getting shaky, aren’t there.

*Sweating abnormalities, such as sweating too much or too little, which affect the ability to regulate body temperature.

*Sluggish pupil reaction, making it difficult to adjust from light to dark and seeing well when driving at night.

*Exercise intolerance, which can occur if your heart rate stays the same instead of adjusting to your activity level

And peripheral:

*Gradual onset of numbness, prickling or tingling in your feet or hands, which can spread upward into your legs and arms

*Sharp, jabbing, throbbing or burning pain

*Extreme sensitivity to touch

*Pain during activities that shouldn’t cause pain, such as pain in your feet when putting weight on them or when they’re under a blanket

*Lack of coordination and falling

*Muscle weakness

*Feeling as if you’re wearing gloves or socks when you’re not

*Paralysis if motor nerves are affected

I have quite many of these.

I have full body numbness and burning muscle pain throughout the day especially in the morning upon waking up from my already poor sleep and constant body twitching throughout the day. And breathing is becoming more difficult for me now, I don’t have low blood pressure but it is high all the time along with rapid heart beating. And coordination for me is bad I trip a lot if I don’t look at the ground below me while walking which is scary considering how I never did that prior to developing this condition. Also the sexual symptoms are the worst along with urinary retention and loss of ability to feel my bladder.


Out of the 16 symptoms noted, I have half of them, mainly in the peripheral list. Jim

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Hello Gavia. I’ve had symptoms described by you (not all fortunately), some have resolved, others not.
Solved : dizziness, loss of appetite, weakness
Unresolved : vaginal dryness, constipation, low libido
I’m sorry you’re sick.

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Thank you all for answering.

Today my muscle pain has been absolutely horrendous, I can barely get up from my bed.