Diabetic neuropathy in feet symptoms

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Avatar n tn If one is diabetic and has an accident causing trauma, like blunt force, to the foot damaging nerves, is this considered diabetic neuropathy, or can it lead to diabetic neuropathy? A comprehensive foot exam to assess the skin, muscles, bones, circulation, and sensation of the feet is in order. People who cannot sense pressure from a pinprick may have lost protective sensation and are at risk for developing foot sores that may not heal properly. There are other tests the doctor can run.
Avatar n tn Years before I was diagnosed I complained about numbness in my legs and feet, I was told I had neuritis and there was nothing that could be done to help me. My neuropathy has progressed up my legs and is now in my fingers. The pain is getting to be unberable, last night I set up in a recliner with heat and vibration untill 4:00 A.M. I had taken 2 Clonazepam and 2 Aleve trying to releave the pain. I did finally get to sleep but the pain is still there this morning.
541431 tn?1225897960 I am in so much pain! On July 5th my legs fell asleep, and later that night it felt like they caught on fire. I thought I was hallucinating. I went to the ER and they looked at me like I was crazy or drunk( I don't drink). I finally got home and took some ativan, Darvocet and the Neurontin they gave me, and then layed in the tub crying for 17 hours. I finally fell asleep from exhaustion.
Avatar n tn What are suggestions for relieving non diabet neuropathy in the feet. This came in both feet immediately following double knee replacements--in fact, within three days. This was more than eight years ago. I have taken amitripyline until a few months ago when I got tired of blasting my body with anti-depressants. What is the non chemical/nutritional or other help?
Avatar m tn I'm having serious problems obtaining any diagnosis, and have clashing diagnosis from different doctors (ranging from 'cannot be diabetic neuropathy', 'is atypical diab neuropathy', 'psychosomatic', 'chronic pain syndrome'). This is having a devastating effect on my life and I welcome any further information, suggestions, possible diagnosis, or similar stories.
Avatar f tn 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. The carpal tunnel is the area in the wrist that the median nerve passes through.
612876 tn?1355518095 While I am not diabetic, I seem to have a familial combined hyperlipidemia and very high triglycerides. I am developing neuropathy in my feet and am seeing someone about this in a few weeks. I just think so much is intertwined. Especially since I recently found out my free T3 is low. Low thyroid also promotes high cholesterol... so getting as much in order as I can will go a long ways I think. Anyway thanks for posting!
Avatar n tn 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.
Avatar m tn Judging from your symptoms I have to ask you one question: Have you been diagnosed with either Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes? Your symptoms sound very much like what I am going through with my feet: feeling like I'm walking on hot stones and my feet are constantly feeling hot and burning. The condition is called Diabetic Neuropathy where the nerve endings at the bottom of your feet fire off at a much higher rate of speed than normal which causes this burning sensation on the soles of your feet.
Avatar m tn Sometimes, trauma to the femoral NERVE is caused while trying to insert the catheter in the femoral artery...and that can result in neuropathy pain and/or numbness. Perhaps that's what happened to you since your symptoms started right after you had the angioplaty done. A neurologist would be able to advice you as to the proper treatment. Besides medications like Neurontin, there are other options (like nerve blocks). Best of luck to you.
1283391 tn?1271521588 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....
Avatar m tn 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.
Avatar f tn My mother has severe diabetic neuropathy in her legs and feet, and I am wondering if this may be the beginning of that affliction in my arm since I am also diabetic (NIDDM). I haven't noticed any decline in my ability to grip or lift, but it is painful to do so if I have to lift something over chest height or reach for something higher than that.
Avatar f tn I have sever neuropathy in my feet, legs and hands. I started going to pain management for it about 4 years ago. I was already taking 3200mg of Neurotin, 120 mg of Cymbalta a day on top of 3 mg of klondipin, zofran as needed, requip for RLS s needed, but the Neurotin wasn't cutting it. I was put on 10/325 hydros, 3 a day. That was increased over the year up to 6 a day. Then they added Exalgo ER, which is a mix of morphine.
Avatar n tn My entire body has the bubbling sensation 24 hours a day, i also have numbness and swelling in the feet, and also my lip has started to twitch. I have had a thoracic spinal mri, an emg, tons of neuropathy blood tests, and a spinal tap. Everything has come back normal except my doc said that the emg showed nueropathy but could not narrow it down. My neurologist is stumped and suggested i go to the mayo clinic or a major chicago university for further testing.
Avatar n tn I am at the loss and the nerve pain seems to mostly been in the legs today, with the numbness in the feet. Still have it in the arms and neck but not as bad. Things are different everyday! I called my neurosurgeon's office and told them I think I need to be seen soon and mentioned the foot going numb today. I do not go back to the Neurologist until 9/27 and I told the surgeons office that I could not wait until then, as the symptoms have been changing and getting worse, quickly.
Avatar n tn Since there are many causes of neuropathy, hence treatment involves seeking these conditions out and correcting any underlying problem such as poor sugar control in diabetes in order to get a relief in your symptoms. Unfortunately, there is no permanent cure of neuropathy but symptomatic relief can be provided. Hope this helps.
1529167 tn?1291856303 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.
Avatar m tn 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.
Avatar m tn You symptoms suggest your neuropathy is advanced, and may of the medical treatments available today are geared towards painful neuropathy instead of sensory loss. My best recommendation is to locate a neurologist who specializes in diabetic neuropathy as they should have good information about therapies for your condition. They will also be able to do testing to ensure there are no other conditions contributing to your symptoms(e.g nutritional deficiencies).
Avatar f tn Am I the only one who has been fighting peripheral Neuropathy in my feet and no can seem to find the cause, I have had I think every test there is to have to try to figure out whats going on, I am a 39 year old mother of 2 who seem to have to many medical thing going on for my age, I'v been fighting peripheral neuropathy in my feet now for 10+ yrs, I get burning, tingling, acking, in my feet, and the heat is crazy when iver I put any shoes on my feet it feels like the oxigen is being cut off in
Avatar n tn Hello :-) Is it possible to have a "compression" neuropathy in the feet due to severe OA ? I have been diagnosed with Charcot Joint by a rheumatologist but have NO symptoms other than collapsing bone structures. Long ago the podiatrist said the severe destruction from the OA resulted in nerve compression and hence the neuropathy. The neurologist said the neuropathy (of unknown origin) caused the collapse of the bones/Charcot Joints.
450122 tn?1205518926 It is possible that there is nerve irritation in the back or buttocks causing these symptoms. The first symptom of Diabetic Neuropathy is often numbness, tingling, or pain in the feet. Symptoms are often minor at first, and because most nerve damage occurs over several years, mild cases may go unnoticed for a long time. Please schedule an appointment with your doctor and get checked for DN.
640719 tn?1277143630 I'm not a diabetic. I was surprised when I discovered a article connecting this Neuropathy to the thyroid. Just wondering if anyone else can relate to this and add any info to the condition? I'm not sure why I experience this sometimes for many many weeks then it goes away. Anyone?
Avatar f tn Hello and hope you are doing well. Neurontin will help for neuropathy, as it helps in nerve regeneration. To confirm a diagnosis of neuropathy, nerve conduction studies may be helpful. Besides taking neurontin, avoid consumption of alcohol, take a balanced diet to avoid vitamin deficiencies and check to see if any medications you are taking are causing neuropathy. Take care. Hope this helped and do keep us posted.
Avatar m tn THis would account for the neuropathy symptoms. Many people with GBS and myelitis are later found to have had B!2 deficiency.People who have had a general anaesthetic containing nitrous oxide also get sudden onset (within weeks) B12 deficiency neuropahty, because nitrous oxide destroys the body reserves of B12) You can take oral B12 to counteract this, it has been found that this is as good as taking a B12 intramuscular injection for most people.
Avatar f tn I got chemotherapy-induced neuropathy in my hands AND feet... it did subsequently and gradually go away for the most part. So, I'm referring to your group of symptoms as some sort of peripheral neuropathy, since I had it and see it in you, which can encompass a number of differing symptoms depending on the person.
Avatar n tn I fell and damaged my breacheal plexus (sp) and have some neuropathy in my right arm so I can understand the pain she is having in her feet and legs. I have suggested accupuncture to her but she is so down from her pain that she feels nothing will help her. It's just so sad to watch loved ones suffer and it was so sudden.
Avatar n tn I have had numbness that started in my feet progressed to lower legs, lower abdomen, lower back, part of my upper back, and in my hands. I have had more frequently heavy pins and needled in my finger tips and they seem to have lost more sensation. My neurologist mentioned small fiber neuropathy as a possiblilty, but my emg was ok. This started a few years ago and seems to keep spreading all over my body and it is permanent.
Avatar m tn If she tries to lower my Synthroid to bring my TSH close to 1, I think I will be sick again. I go for a TSH test in 2 weeks. On my neuropathy in my feet and legs, which became apparent when I started Cytomel, it is not so bad now since being off Cytomel for 3 weeks. My neurologist tests included an EMG (very painful electric shocks) which tested for large fiber nerve damage, it was normal.