Autonomic neuropathy

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What is autonomic neuropathy?

Autonomic neuropathy is damage to the nerves that regulate the autonomic nervous system which controls involuntary functions of the body such as blood pressure, heart rate, bowel and bladder emptying, and digestion.

Common symptoms reported by people with autonomic neuropathy

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, insomnia, fatigue, and pain) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with autonomic neuropathy

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Type
Lifestyle Modification
How many have tried
3
Tried for
Fatigue (3) autonomic neuropathy (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Norco)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
Pain (2) autonomic neuropathy (1)
Treatment name(s)

(BuTrans Transdermal Patch)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
Pain (2) autonomic neuropathy (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
Anxious mood (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Hysingla ER)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
Pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Myofascial release)
Type
Physical Therapy
How many have tried
2
Tried for
Pain (2) Insomnia (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Remeron)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
Insomnia (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Effexor XR)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
Depressed mood (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Ambien)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
Insomnia (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Tylenol)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
Pain (1)

Data from patients with autonomic neuropathy, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with autonomic neuropathy

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Perceived effectiveness
for Fatigue (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
Fatigue (3) autonomic neuropathy (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Norco)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
Pain (2) autonomic neuropathy (1)
Treatment name(s)

(BuTrans Transdermal Patch)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Nausea Rash from patch
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
Pain (2) autonomic neuropathy (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
Anxious mood (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Hysingla ER)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
Pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Myofascial release)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
Pain (2) Insomnia (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Remeron)
Perceived effectiveness
for Insomnia (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
Insomnia (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Effexor XR)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
Depressed mood (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Ambien)
Perceived effectiveness
for Insomnia (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
Insomnia (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Tylenol)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
Pain (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with autonomic neuropathy, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has autonomic neuropathy on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 2
20s 8
30s 25
40s 44
50s 50
60s 40
70+ 11
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 10
20-29 years 15
30-39 years 22
40-49 years 36
50-59 years 21
60-69 years 10
70+ years 1

Sex

Distribution of sex

81% Female
19% Male

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 122
Not Diagnosed 17

These charts show data from autonomic neuropathy patients who have completed their condition history
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