Diabetic neuropathy feet and hands

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However, the generalized neuropathy (involving most nerves in the body) related to diabetes and several other metabolic and nutritional disorders most often starts in the feet, not the hands. In a diabetic with thyroid disease, numbness in the hands would raise concern for another type of neuropathy: carpal tunnel syndrome. The median nerve can be injured anywhere along its course. If your symptoms are confined to just your hand, it may be the nerve was injured somewhere at the wrist.
I do know that stress has more effect on my diabetes than anything right now. I have neuropathy in my feet very bad and I try not to complain about it because I am so affraid of amputation. During my pregnancy I had carpuls tunnel in both hand and arms very bad and after my daughter was born I have to have surgery on both hands. Because I could not hold my baby with out dropping her. That surgery was very successful and I have been able to use both hands very well.
I am 2 chemos away from finishing my round of six and have developed peripheral neuropathy in my hands and feet. I am on 300mg Neurontin 3 x a day and it still seems to be getting worse. The pain keeps me from walking long distances and I cannot hang my hands down; I have to keep my elbows bent. I have also tried acupuncture. I use warmth to alleviate the pain but it is only a temporary relief. Any ideas or experiences?
Hello, I've been a type I diabetic for over 20 years and was diagnosed with neuropathy about 5 years ago. It was mostly in my legs and feet, eventually spreading to my hands. Lately however, I've been unable to afford my Lyrica and I'm waiting for the company to respond back to my application for assistance. I've been off the medication since last August/September. I've had a severe increase in anxiety and a bad allergic reaction to gabapentin when they tried to put me on it.
does anyone here have experience with treatment causing neuropathy or numbness in feet/legs or hands? just lately i seem to be having this most noticeably in the later part of the day. im in week 22 of treatment. is this reversable after the meds are stopped or can it be permanent? im not sure if this is from just being more inactive, sitting too much or if i should be concerned. i seem to get every other side effect.
What causes a sensation of heat and swelling in my feet and hands even though they are not swollen or feel hot to the touch?
2 days after surgery I started having tingling in my hands. everyday it gets worse. my feet have turned numb. I am a diabetic and have asthma. I have had this condition for 2 months now.
Several months ago I started experiencing numbness and tingling sensations all over my body but mainly in my hands and feet. The worst being in the hands and the last three fingers. It is really bad at night and wakes me up numerous time.s It has progressively been getting worse. After the numbness goes away I have pain while moving my fingers and/or toes. I also feel weakness in the muscles of my legs and arms.
If you had no past tests - you could have had HCV any time for any length of time. YES - HCV does cause Neuropathy in some people. I have incredible pains in my legs, hands and feet - lower back and neck - plus connective tissue pains. Whether it was caused by HCV or the TX for HCV - it's really no different. But it is common in patients with HCV. I have been diagnosed with Neuropathy.
The pins and needles and numbness suggest diabetic neuropathy, and an evaluation by an endochronologist is in order. You require a test known as an Hba1c. The calf pain suggests a condition known as intermittitant claudication, which is also common in late stage diabetes and is caused by circulatory deficiency. So square two is an evaluation by a vascular specialist, to evaluate the dorsilis pedis pulses, and perhaps have a color doppler of the legs.
The doctor I am seeing now says it's all Diabetic Neuropathy but why would it be all over me neuropathy is usually in the hands and feet not your head...I am hoping and praying that a doctor will respond to this or maybe someone who is suffering like I am..I need some answers....
How common or uncommon is diabetic neuropathy in a persons side? How long does diabetic neuropathy on average last? Any other insights you may have would be greatly appreciated. I want to go into the appointments with as much information as I can.
THE LAST COUPLE OF MONTHS I HAVE BEEN HAVING TINGLEING AND THAT PINS AND NEEDLES FEELING IN MY HANDS AND FEET . GETTING WORSE . IT COMES AND GOES AND DOESNT MATTER IF I HAPEN TO BE SITTING DURING THE DAY OR IF IT WHEN I AM LAYING DOWN AT NIGHT WATCHING TV OR IT WAKES ME UP AT NIGHT OR WHEN I WAKE UP IN THE MORNING. I WAKE UP WITH MY ARMS NUMB AND FEET SOMETIMES IT IS VERY PAINFUL AS THEY BEIGIN TO COME BACK INTO I GUESS CIRULATION OR WHATEVER. I DO NOT HAVE ANY IDEA WHAT IS IS CAUSED FROM.
Could you please give us a brief history regarding your symptoms and anything that helps or hurts your hands and feet? And, one more request please, a great many of our members have vision difficulties so if you could break your post into smaller paragraphs with lines in between,as I have done, it would help greatly. Thanks!
I am a type 1 diabetic (28) who was diagnosed when I was five years old. For the past three days, I have noticed that my ankles and feet, wrists and top of hands swelling considerably. On my feet and ankles the swelling is the worst. I can feel the skin tightening, and my ankles dissappear--they're still there...just buried under puffiness. I am a large but not terribly overweight person, just tall and Nordic (lol).
Don’t know if any of you have these symptoms but I get tingling in both hands and feet when I sleep, sit or use the PC….it comes and goes and my lower back hurts. I had test by my neurologist and it came back as I have two disk with arthritis. Would that cause the tingling?????? Help!
I am not a physician, but a mom of a type 1 diabetic. I would suggest that you call your doctor and get checked. Usually the tingly feeling called neuropathy happens after having been diagnosed for a while it is a complication of diabetes after a while usually, but I would recommend you make an appointment with your doctor.
Frank, I'm no doctor but,,, Sounds like what you are describing is a type of peripheral neuropathy... with burning feet and hands feeling tight etc. Maybe advisable to see a neurologist.
Almost every night around the same time, my feet and hands begin to burn up. It is not necessarily painful, however, they feel very warm, and the condition is very unpleasant. This seems to occur like clockwork, and the condition lasts for approximately 30 minutes to an hour. I appreciate any thoughts I can get on my condition. Thanks.
My legs and thighs still tingle, but there is almost complete numbness and aches and pains in my feet. The past few weeks my feet and ankles (mostly the right one) are swelling with some kind of fluid also a slight purplish discoloration. It takes about 2 days before they completley go down. So my over all question is, does this sound like MS or Diabetes, or just plain old Neuropathy? I have no insurance at this time, but i am getting very concerned.
diabetic neuropathy in lower limbs which are numb. now spreading to palms and hands. good glyceamic control. associated kidney involvement two yrs ,cr-2.4 mgms%,HTN-controlled.
I am 35 years old and right after my husband sprayed ant poison in the house last week, I have had occasional tingling in my feet and legs, and also some sporadic tingling in my hands. Could this be something that affected me nerologically? I went to the dr., and he gave me an antihistimine, and said for me to watch it. What do you think?
Can you help, I suffer from what the doctors call some kind of disfunction on my right side of face and throat-- feels as if my nose has got something stuck in it abehind th bottom of my right nostril and can sometimes suck it into my mouth although this does not clear it my right ear pops too then I fell as if it then move to my throat and then I feel really sick and dizzy. and vomit.
I have been having numbness and tingling in both arms, both feet and legs (left leg more than right) I was diagnosed with Periphial Neuropathy. I feel really didn't do much to acheive this diagnosis, in my opinion. They did a couple of simple tests, a full on blood test and that's it. Now I accepted it at first but now I notice that when I bend my neck I can feel it in my thighs so I'm wondering if it's a pinched nerve. The Dr.s also thought it was strange that it was all over like this.
Check with a rheumatologist and get tested for scleroderma. It's rare but hard to diagnose and tingling in your hands and feet sounds suspicious. It might.be lupus, ms, or another autoimmune disorder.
For the past 5-6 weeks, I've been having numbness/tingling in my arms, hands and legs and feet. I've also had tingling in the face area.........mouth and tongue. My eyes sometimes feel itchy as sometimes my skin. I've had headaches and felt light-headed. Sometimes my face gets flushed and so do my arms, like I'm burning under my skin. My finger joints feel sore. I can't hold a book or magazine and turn the pages, my hands and fingers feel sore.
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