Hello, everybody. I'm brand new here but I've had DM for about 5 or so years and neuropathy for as long as I've been diagnosed. In fact it was the burning and numbness that brought me into the doctor's office and we went from there to a diagnosis of DM Type 2.
My main concern right now is that my neuropathy is increasing in severity. I'm not on any medications for it just my regular diabetes meds (metformin and glipizide) and some others for other conditions.
This week I went to see a podiatrist for the first time. He does nerve decompression surgery for diabetic neuropathy/compressive neuropathy. He's all gung-ho to do the surgery on me. I'm rather anti-gung ho. Are there others in this community who have had the surgery done? I'd really appreciate hearing from you.
I'm also going to speak to my physician about changing anti-depressant medication to Cymbalta. How does that work for folks who've taken it?
I know everybody has individual responses to different therapies. I'm just kind of feeling like I'm entering a giant forrest without a guide.
P.S. I rode in the Twin Cities Tour de Cure last Saturday for the first time. It was GREAT!
I cross posted this at the Neuropathy Group site.