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Avatar n tn first time user! Diabetic for 30 years and unfortunately whenever problems are not diagnosed..diabetic neuropathy always seems to get the blame! I am throwing this out under this heading ..hoping anyone with symptoms and hopefully solutions can make a suggestion. Recently had intense pain in upper left back, coming front side to below rib cage..running down left side over front of hip and over pubic bone. Intense painfor about a week..has subsided some..
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.
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 n tn I suggested she inquire about it, but when she came back from more EMGs at the neuro today, she said that the doc had confirmed that she has diabetic neuropathy in her feet but that it's unrelated to what's happened to her hand, and that she'd ruled out something cervical "because there is no blockage. The entire nerve tests the same. If there was something cervical, one area would test much lower than the other. It tests the same all the way up the arm.
Avatar m tn Once it is determine that a neuropathy is the problem, the cause can be determine with also the history and the exam, the EMG-NCV, and blood work. Diabetic neuropathy is a very common cause, however there are multiple causes of neuropathy, such as inflammatory conditions, vascular conditions, infectious disorders, kidney disease, exposure to drugs or toxins, or other metabolic conditions. Finding the cause is important, in order to treat the problem, but many times the cause is not determined.
Avatar f tn I also have had type 2 diabets diagnosed for 5 years. They did not do an EMG Study. How can I be sure it is diabetic neuropathy, and not pain from my spine? Would the treatment be different if the pain is from Spinal problems, then diabetic neuropaty? I am on 200mg of Lyrica, and Tramadol for pain. I need to increase the Lyrica, but side effects hinder me from doing so. I am a 61 year old female. I find it increasinly hard to work a full week, but am a widow and my sole support. Catch 22...
6639481 tn?1383270182 I am awaiting a consult to my previous neurosurgeon, but have been unable to get questions answered or effective medication for the Non-Diabetic sores or bruising that has developed. There is no history of Sensory Neuropathy in my family, as far back as we have been able to gather information. I have tried Hibiclense, anti-bacterial soaps, and even wound care gels, nothing works to heal up the sores...and what can be done to stop the bruising.
Avatar n tn I am looking for answers too and reading some of these threads helps answer some of my questions. I can help you with some of your questions tho. I am a diabetic T2. I discovered it when I went to my doctor with really bad foot pains. They were so bad that going to work on a Monday felt like I was just leaving on a Friday after 40 hours of pounding pavement all week, They even felt some days like the bottoms had been hit with a two by four and then stuffed in shoes that are too small..
Avatar n tn take long to develop - and be elusive with blood work? I'm not diabetic, potass and electro levels good. My meds do not have neuropathy as side effects either. Thanks! Pam.
Avatar n tn Help me out guys. Has anyone felt this much of an extreme case of Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy? If so, am I in serious danger? Should I write a will? I'm 21.
Avatar n tn Initial symptoms can occur anywhere in the body and be sensory (how it feels) or motor (how you move). Diabetic neuropathy is a secondary disease seen in people with diabetes. It damages nerves OUTSIDE the CNS in the peripheral nervous system. It is thought to develop when high blood sugar levels damage blood vessels, including the tiny microvascular system that supplies and nourishes nerves. Symptoms appear in the same general area as the damaged, poorly functional nerves.
Avatar m tn Hi I am a type 2 diabetic for about 8 years,the last couple of months my feet feel very tired,I wake up in the morning after 7-8 hrs. sleep and my legs feel tired like I walked 20 miles. Does anybody have the same problem as me,or can tell me what to do?
308074 tn?1289690946 He doesnt eat healthy, and sometimes he doesnt have money for insulin so he has to go without. Could he possibley get a pancreas transplant so that he isnt diabetic anymore? Any answers would be greatly appreciated. We are young, and we have two young children, both under the age of 2, and I want my husband to be here with us for a very long time. Thanks so very much.
Avatar f tn I have had this diagnosis for over a year but I have not been able to find a doctor that will help me find the reason I have it. I am not Diabetic. I cannot take Reaglan and my doctor indicates that I don't have any other options. He has talked about putting a tube in my neck and feeding me that way. I don't want that. I have been throwing up and bad (almost daily) diareaha for over 2 years now. I am at my wits end. I have become very depressed.
Avatar n tn Is there a way that Stem Cell therapy could cure Autonomic Neuropathy? Is there a person on this board to suffers from Autonomic Neuropathy to give me some advice? Is there a drug or medication that can lower my body tempreature back to what it was before I got these symptoms? I am so hot and to add insult to injury, I cant sweat to cool down and I am desperate to lower my body tempreature and be allowed to sweat again. I am a very misserable person who is going mad because of this.
Avatar f tn Your peripheral neuropathy should be explored further for possible causes. Do you have diabetes? Diabetic neuropathy can present in a similar fashion. Did you have any infection prior to this neuropathy came up? Do you have weakness of the lower limb muscles? Are there any symptoms in the upper limb as well? We can try to zero in on a few diagnoses.
Avatar n tn To the extent that you can improve your diabetes management, strive to do so. Some neuropathy symptoms can be significantly eased when BGs are close to non-diabetic levels. Be patient, because I've also read that in the very short term some neuropathy symptoms initially feel worse (as circulation/sensation begins to return to feet, for example) before it eases up. I found an overview type of article at the JDRF website (http://www.jdrf.org -- click on RESEARCH ... type in nerve disease).
Avatar f tn Are those tingling and stinging symptoms of diabetic neuropathy? Will the neuropathy progress much in these 4 days untill i can get properly diagnosed? How long does the neuropathy take to progress usually? Like i said, the tingling sensation only started today. Thank you for your attention and help.
Avatar n tn Patients on amlodipine on the other hand, sometimes report abnormal sensation in the legs but mostly associated with “swelling”, and not associated with neuropathy. ACE inhibitors are widely used, specially in diabetic patients who usually have a higher prevalence of peripheral neuropathy, and worsening of neuropathy on patients caused by these medications is not common. The fact that the side effect is not common does not mean that what you feel is not related to the medication.
Avatar m tn _______________________________________________________ David, I do know that 600 mg daily of Alpha Lipoic Acid (thiotic acid) is prescribed both for prevention and reversal of diabetic neuropathy. thebody.com may still have a good ALA data posted--it's been a while since I looked. I hope this contributes in some way to your speedy recovery from these effects. All best!
Avatar f tn My great great grand mother, and my mom all have had or have peripheral neuropathy but it is due to diabeties. I am not diabetic. I do not get the tingling feeling or the burning sensation. It simply hurts and is stiff. I am also having urinary retention. Does this sound like peripheral neuropathy or do you have any other suggestions as to what it may be?Thank you so much for your time!
Avatar n tn You can have one and not the other. Generally diabetic neuropathy does not appear until the disease has progressed and not during the early stages, or in your case "showing signs." Peripheral neuropathy is the general term that refers to disorders of peripheral nerves. It is a relatively common neurological disorder that results from damage to the peripheral nerves.
1097091 tn?1266797063 Neuropathy usually refers to peripheral neuropathy, which shares some symptoms with MS, but is different because PN means a problem with the peripheral nervous system (outside the brain and spinal cord) and MS is a problem of the central nervous system (brain and spinal cord). Sometime neuropathic pain, which is just a general neurological symptom caused by many things, is called neuropathy so that may be the source of your confusion.
Avatar n tn Recently, skin biopsy looking at epidermal nerve fiber density and morphology is providing new insights into the early detection of for example diabetic neuropathy (even before diabetes is clinically evident) The Cleveland Clinic has an international center which coordinates the visit of international patients, so our neuromuscular department could help.
Avatar n tn bulge between (L4/L5) verterbrae can definitely cause sciatica, and if it is severe enough, peripheral neuropathy can develop. I was diagnosed with Diabetic Polyneuropathy in 2001. Problem is the initial disc herniation was in 1983, with several repeated injuries leading to a sciatic nerve spasm in 1989 that last 8 days. My doctors at the time and my chiro agreed that something serious had happened but didn't really know what it was.