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, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with autonomic neuropathy

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Norco)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
5
Tried for
Pain (4) autonomic neuropathy (1)
Type
Lifestyle Modification
How many have tried
3
Tried for
fatigue (3) autonomic neuropathy (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Xanax)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
anxious mood (2) Pain (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)

(Wellbutrin XL)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
depressed mood (2) fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Plus CBD Oil)
Type
Other
How many have tried
2
Tried for
Pain (2) anxious mood (1)
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)
Treatment name(s)

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

(Norco)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (5 evaluations)
Side effects
constipation
Total evaluations
5
Tried for
Pain (4) autonomic neuropathy (1)
Perceived effectiveness
for fatigue (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
fatigue (3) autonomic neuropathy (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Xanax)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (3 evaluations)
Side effects
grogginess
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
anxious mood (2) Pain (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)

(Wellbutrin XL)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (3 evaluations)
Side effects
shakiness
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
depressed mood (2) fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Plus CBD Oil)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
Pain (2) anxious mood (1)
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)
Treatment name(s)

(Effexor XR)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
depressed mood (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 23
40s 50
50s 53
60s 40
70+ 13
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 22
60-69 years 11
70+ years 1

Sex

Distribution of sex

81% Female
19% Male

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 126
Not Diagnosed 16

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