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I have been in the St. Louis area for a while but have not had much luck finding a doctor. I went to one regular doctor and he tried to discredit my entire diagnosis. I had my medical records from the Mayo Clinic and Birmingham from Dr. Watkins

My weight has also dropped down to the lowest it has ever been. I don't know why because I don't feel that bad for someone with dysautonomia. My weight is so low it scares me. I had not weighed myself in a long time. I have a limited diet but I do eat. Does anybody know how we figure out how much salt we can have per day. I am looking back in my medical records and can't find it. Thank you to anyone who can help me.

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Dr Kinsella at Forest Park Hospital is a neuroligst who also specializes in autonomic dysfunction. I live in St Louis and didn't discover this doctor until my son was already being treated by doctors in Cleveland. After our appt in Cleveland in August, I plan on making an appt for my son to see him. It would be great to have a local doctor rather than the 9 hour drive to Cleveland. I have heard very good things about him too.

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I was wondering if you had checked Wash U....it seems like awhile back there was an autonomic doc there. As far as the salt goes, I don't know you're exact symptoms, but I've been told anywhere from 6-13 grams daily, depending on which doc you speak to. Good luck in your search, let me know how it turns out, I'd much rather drive to Stl as well.

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Dr Kinsella at Forest Park Hospital is a neuroligst who also specializes in autonomic dysfunction. I live in St Louis and didn't discover this doctor until my son was already being treated by doctors in Cleveland. After our appt in Cleveland in August, I plan on making an appt for my son to see him. It would be great to have a local doctor rather than the 9 hour drive to Cleveland. I have heard very good things about him too.

I have also seen Dr. Kinsella and I really respect him. He spent more time with me and asked more probing critical questions than any one else I've seen about this problem. Also, his advice was generally good.

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  • 2 weeks later...

Thank you to everyone for the information on Dr Kinsella. I don't know if I really have a reason to go see a specialist other than being worried about my low weight. I don't think there is much i can do about it.

I did find my records from Mayo Clinic and Dr Fealey recommended I take 10-15 grams of salt a day. I thought that was kind of high but he also recommended 2 liters of fluid a day. '

thanks again,

bluesman

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