Diabetic neuropathy pain

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Avatar n tn Skihouse, There is a book, "Pain Free 1-2-3" by Jacob Teitelbaum, M.D., that has many suggestions for treating pain from neuropathy. Alot of the information is also on his website, endfatigue (dotcom). Click on sitemap, then on "booknotes" to find chapter by chapter information for the book. http://www.endfatigue.com/book_notes/Pf123_book_notes_overview.
Avatar n tn I have diabetic neuropathy and have lost a lot of feeling in my right hand. Now I have great pain round my thumb area and up my arm to my shoulder. I cannot use my hand because the pain is so severe For years I have had tendinitis in that shoulder and down that arm but never into the hand causing disability and pain like this What can be done to relieve it.
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.
Avatar n tn Hi, I am afraid that the pain from diabetic neuropathy can be very severe, although varying in descriptors--some people have sharp pain, while others have a creepy-crawly feeling, and others have all burning pain like what you described. It wil often improve with good control over your blood sugars, especially if you have not had the neuropathy for very long. but if not, there are a number of medications that can help. Most can be fairly expensive however, including Lyrica and neurontin.
Avatar f tn This is possibly diabetic neuropathy. This is caused by chronic high blood sugars causing damage to the his nerves. There are medications that may help. However, the best way to reverse this is by having very tight blood sugar control (ie. keeping blood sugars in the 70 - 120/140 range all the time). To do this it is necessary to control his diet (low carb is best in terms of reducing blood sugars) and take medications appropriately.
Avatar m tn I have pain associated in Diabetic Neuropathy in my feet. I have started taken Gabapentin for the pain. Will Gabapentin effect my blood sugars?
Avatar f tn I am diabetic and have neuropathy in my feet and have been perscribed pain meds. I recently found out I am 6 weeks pregnant. My first call was to my endocrinologist/internal medicine doctor to ask what medications i need to stop. First thing out of his mouth was to stop my pain medication and to take just tylenol for the pain in my feet. I have been on different types of pain medications trying to find what works best for my pain.
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 You asked for suggestions for relief of neuropathy. Effective Treatment for Neuropathic (Nerve) Pain by Jacob Teitelbaum MD http://www.****.*** If the url doesn't work, you can google for the title and author.
1770925 tn?1365622122 Nor the diagnosis reached by the physician whoi helped you. That being said pain results from nerve compression secondary to inflammation. Since the pain develops after you are lying down after a while the etiology must have something to do with a problem causing developing compression on inflammed nerves. The compression probably comes from lymphatic fluid. The could be due to lack of muscle tone, venous preload, or kidney malfunction.
Avatar n tn HI, The pain in your hands is more likely related to your working on the computer. The tingling in your foot may be from pre-diabetes/early diabetes as this is known to happen even at this stage. It may also be somewhat weight/back related if you also have some lower back pain. If you have not yet seen a neurologist I think this may be beneficial. Take care.
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.
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1664023 tn?1302964766 I have recently started taking Lyrica for Diabetic Neuropathy, I am on 300mg/day. I am wondering if anyone else that takes this experiences stiff joints or achy muscles??
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.
Avatar n tn Hi, my name is Brenda and I have had neuropathy for about 10 years and it's very painful. Can anyone suggest something to relieve the pain because I have had many sleepless nights and it's getting harder and harder to put up with this pain. I am diabetic and I'm getting an MRI done asap to see if I have gout or osteomylitis. I've had a lump on the bottom of my right foot and it just keeps getting bigger it's very painful too!
Avatar n tn She has been taking the drug a month so far. Sometiems the pain is better than others. She is really depressed about this. Does anyone have any more suggestions or drug suggestions that she could ask for when she goes back to the dr. Or is there any exercise she could do to help this. Also she is very underweight 5'5 and weighs 92 pounds. She is going to a Diabetes Center and working with a nutritionist to gain weight. Would more weight help this problem.
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 Statistics in the Alternative Medicine Review, supplementing essential acids called ALA (alpha-Lipoic acid) and GLA (gamma linolenic acid) and omega-3 fatty acids may all have a beneficial effect on diabetic peripheral neuropathy. Kathleen Head studied nerve blood flow and physical symptoms such as numbness and coldness. Over the course of long-term treatment that spanned several months, some trial participants experienced a reduction in symptoms and better blood flow.
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 m tn The diagnosis was that it must be my Diabetes so I have Diabetic Neuropathy. I have been given Neurotin 800mg 3X a day but this only relieves some of the numbness not the burning. Any thoughts? Thanks!!!
Avatar m tn 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.
1283391 tn?1271521588 so I am very confused about what is going on with me.. 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....