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Doctors cant diagnose!

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  • Posted By: SAlmanza
  • March 3, 2013
  • 08:02 PM


My uncle was taken to the ER after my grandpa's funeral. He is a type 2 diabetic, and right after the service started violently shaking. He tested his blood sugar which was 333. He took some insulin, but the shaking and now extreme cold feeling would not go away. At first we thought it could have been stress or something emotional due to the circumstances. When we got to the ER he had a temp of 104, his BP was 232/101. He was tachycardic. They did blood work and an EKG but everything seemed 'normal'. He was having extreme leg pain now too. They sent him home, saying it was the flu.

The next morning (yesterday) he went back to the ER, this time with a dangerously low BP of 60 something. There were very concerned but couldn't figure out what was causing it. They did an MRI, CAT scan of his chest, ultrasounds of his kidneys (which had started to show signs of failure) and ran more blood tests. He legs have gotten worse, now its in the lower back. They thought they'd know more today, but they are stumped.

If anyone has any ideas, or has been through something similar, I would greatly appreciate any ideas, or thoughts.

Thank you,


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