I have been having painful, swollen and tingly feet, hands and legs for months and I'm thinking I might have diabetic neuropathy. I showed my doctor a few weeks ago and she just wanted me to take anti-inflamatories. Now, when I try to take a bath my feet hurt sooo bad that I have to get out. I'm not taking hot baths, actually been testing different temps and still even luke-warm baths make my feet sting. I have not been diagnosed with neuropathy, just been doing some investigating. Anyone have the same problems or suggestions on what it might be. So far I have just eliminated baths and stuck to showers. Thank you

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It sounds like neuropathy to me, and a very good reason to do everything you can to get your blood sugars down to a healthy level. The neuropathy should improve at that point.
also get an appointment with a foot doctor. he will make the dx. i see mine when ever i have more then normal pain but for the regular meds he has my G.P. write out the script. not only for the dx but for future medial problems should you no longer be able to work because of the problem. you will need excellent documentation from all of your doctors to help with something like this. i'm not saying you need this now, but you never know what the future holds and i have had friends who didn't do this.
the lower my bs goes the better my feet feel, but i have damaged so much that i will never get rid of all of the tingly, swollen feeling. my left foot feels like i am walking on a rock. i was prescribed with lyrica, but i couldn't afford even the co-pay through my insurance company so now i am on gabapentin. there are other excellent meds out there if one of these don't work well.
Thank you guys for the input, I never even thought about going to a foot doctor. I have problems with my spine and hips so I always dismiss my symptoms as related to that and think I just have to live with it. My husband takes neurontin for his nerve pain in his leg and foot, and has been telling me for months that I should be on it. I guess after reading that you feel like you are walking on a rock I should'nt feel so bad that my right foot feels like I'm walking on thick padding. It just feels wierd.
I hope that you can get your sugars under better control. I remember about 10 years ago, I had Neuropathy in my left foot. I was concerned about the middle toe and a patch on my sole being numb. Then I started getting pains in my foot when I went to sleep. I got scared.

I turned that around and got ny sugars under better control again. Now both of my feet are Fine. I wish you Much Luck Kristy. It's Well worth it. Feel better.
Thank you for the encouragement. I really thought that It wouldn't get better, but now I have hope that I can do something about it. Did the numbness go away when your sugars got better?
Firstly, as Debb suggested, you have to get diagnosed to make sure it isn't some other condition. Some diseases mimic others. You want to make sure that you are on the right track. Of course, getting your sugars under control can only help you in the long run with any disease.

Some Diabetics whose Neuropathy was worse than mine said they had more pain for a while, as it is healing. But then it starts to lessen. Also some were too far gone, so they only had minimal Neuropathy reversal. But they were Happy with some anyways.

Yes, my Neuropathy is totally gone and I will not lose control of my sugars again. You're Welcome!

When my Dr. put me on Lyrica, it did about what gabapentin did for me. But, let me tell you, I took Lyrica for about 3 months and in that 3 months I gained around 30lbs. It took me quite a while to get that weight off.

I took Lyrica as part of a neuropathy research study. My neuropathy was marginal at the time and I ended up in the treatment group. Of course, I wasn't supposed to know this but I started having side effects that were very difficult to chalk up to a placebo effect. I'll tell you, for future reference, my neuropathy will have to be pretty bad before I consider going on it as treatment.

I hear that. I could not wait for my Dr. to get me off of Lyrica. Im glad you are doing well. I am like you, it would have to be the last resort before I would ever get back on it.

About a year ago I started having a lot of pain in my feet and thought it was neuropathy. I finally went to a podiatrist and found out I actually have Morton's neuromas - pinched nerves. I got orthotics and a couple of steroid injections, which were very painful at the time but did a lot in relieving the pain and swelling. (Yes, they did affect my blood sugar even though everyone from the nurse to the doctor himself said I would only see a slight rise in bg.) He assures me this condition is separate from D, but I can tell when my bg is elevated through my feet. They ache and feel heavy.

The other thing that has helped quite a bit is the work of a wonderful shiatzu therapist. She gets into all the nooks and crannies between the bones and works out the tension and improves the circulation. Personally, I think she has saved my feet. The neuromas seem to be improving.

Good luck in a good doctor who will help you find the solution that works for you.
what i get is arm pain, upper arm pain, my mother suffered from it too, my feet are fine
I have foot pain caused from neuropathy (just got diagnosed in January, and no idea how long I was diabetic up to that point so I'm sure it did some damage to the nerves) and I also have collapsed arches in my feet. My foot specialist is also a diabetic so he's really good at helping people like me out with these problems. I'm getting molded inserts for my shoes and I'm taking gabapentin 3 times a day. I just started that about two weeks ago - so far it's helping. I also hear that the more you get your sugar under control the better off you'll be regarding the pain. I'm also taking alpha lipoic acid (health food store) which is supposed to be excellent for these issues. Be well, peace.




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