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cervical stenosis and autonomic issues??

cluelesscclueless Posts: 4
edited 06/11/2012 - 9:00 AM in Spinal Stenosis
I have been having autonomic issues for about 7 years, where I get lightheaded standing up, and then the adrenaline kicks in to help the blood pressure and heart rate. Overall, I just sit most of my day to prevent all this. So far, doctors have not been able to understand WHY and how to help.

Over these few years with a gazillion tests, I have found out I have cervical stenosis at the 3rd, 4th and 5th area. The neuro said he didn't know if it contributed to my autonomic issues, but he didn't think I needed surgery as I have no pain.

What I do have:

20 years of left ear ringing
tachycardia when standing
increase blood pressure when standing
don't sweat appropriately anymore, which makes me
HOT--cannot tolerate heat
see stars if I turn my neck and look behind me
hands and feet turn white, then red

Does this sound like anything anyone here can relate to? I'm just wondering IF c/s might be an issue with all of my life-limiting symptoms. Thanks!


  • I guess this is not typical symptoms of cervical stenosis, with 28 looks so far and no responses! Maybe I just have two separate things going on.
  • Some of it sounds like Raynauds. I've had autonomic symptoms in the past but it went away. I'm not sure what was causing it...I have Lupus and have had on-going issues with that. I also had herniated cervical disks at the time and my neurologist was unable to tell me which was causing the passing out and blood pressure drops.
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