Jan, one doc thought I had diabetic amyorophy because the pain was so horrible, and I could barely walk. The next doc said, no, my pain wasn't great enough for that. Go figure. ;-)
Right now, we're going with the idea that the DAN is causing the current problems. I was diagnosed with that in about 1999, when the main prob was Irritable Bowel Syndrome. That got better, and I had no other symptoms I connected with the neuropathy, so I assumed the dx was in error and forgot about it. NOW, after researching the topic, I can see that many of my mymptoms ARE possibly connected to DAN. What's confusing is that they are all similar to Fibromyalgia symptoms. Of course, it's possible that nerve damage could cause that syndrome, too.
I'm dealing with the morning dizziness--following a period of BP being out-of-control high, including a blackout. Now that it's near normal, I'm having the orthostatic hypotension. Can't get out of bed in the morning without a period of just sitting, and then I use a walker, in case I pass out. Doctor suggested MECLIZINE. Has anyone tried that for the dizziness? I plan to take some tonight to see if it helps.
Richard, I don't think you have to have more than one symptom to have DAN. For years, I only had the IBS. But congratulations on beating most complications for so long1 I have an appointment with my eye doc this week--first one since 2007, to my amazement. Things have always been normal before, and I pray they still are. My vision is very blurry, but that could be bGs or meds.