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Foot pain, numbness, nerve pain, does anyone else know what I'm going through? Yes, we do!

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Resources about Diabetic Neuropathy

Diabetic Neuropathy: Symptoms, Causes, Diagnosis, Treatment, and Prevention (Islets of Hope)
Diabetic Neuropathies: The Nerve Damage of Diabetes (National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse)
Diabetic neuropathy (MedlinePlus)
NINDS Diabetic Neuropathy Information Page (National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke)
Diabetic Neuropathy (Mayo Clinic)

Discussions about Neuropathy

Autonomic Neuropathy

Peripheral Neuropathy - Foot Pain

I'm 25 years old with Neuropathy

What Medications Ease Neuropathy Pain?

Neuropathy & Vertigo

Vitamin Supplements for Neuropathy

Benfotiamine, RLA for Neuropathy


Diabetes Forum

Multiple Types of Neuropathy

Started by Tamra. Last reply by Tamra Oct 5, 2014. 7 Replies

Duloxetine and gabapentin

Started by CAMAJohn. Last reply by Terri Jul 9, 2014. 2 Replies


Started by dishers May 22, 2014. 0 Replies

Autonomic Neuropathy

Started by Kristen Marie. Last reply by Tavia V. May 15, 2014. 29 Replies

Leg cramps,foot cramps,body cramps

Started by CALily. Last reply by CALily Dec 6, 2013. 3 Replies

Dealing with Neuropathy

Started by Crystal. Last reply by Crystal Dec 6, 2013. 14 Replies

21 and autonomic neuropathy?

Started by Isabella. Last reply by Isabella Oct 13, 2013. 10 Replies

A Hot Topic for women AND men.

Started by Daisy Mae. Last reply by Ali Sep 28, 2013. 5 Replies

hand neuropathy

Started by Akiva. Last reply by Ali Sep 28, 2013. 11 Replies

Lumbar Sympathetic Nerve Block?

Started by Cherise. Last reply by Yvonne Jul 19, 2013. 9 Replies

Higher blood sugars on Lyrica

Started by KrabbyKelly. Last reply by john Jul 17, 2013. 3 Replies

How to get rid off Diabetic Neuropathy

Started by sivaram. Last reply by Hondee Jul 13, 2013. 4 Replies

Too early for Neuropathy?

Started by MKSSS. Last reply by Yvonne Feb 21, 2013. 3 Replies

Nerve Studies

Started by Snorkeler. Last reply by mistressbinky Dec 14, 2012. 2 Replies

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Comment by dishers on March 6, 2014 at 6:58am

HI all, I am new to this group so guess I should introduce myself. my name is Sarah, I have type 1D since 2000, I also have neuropathy, what kind I do not know. I have gotten 2 EMG tests done by 2 separate doctors, one says I have mild neuropathy the other says bit more serious (if I cross my legs I could loose them)hmmm. I have pain all over my body, back, front, legs, arms. feet, hands, breasts, stomach, everywhere.
I have a fast heart beat but great blood pressure, my blood sugars are for the most part in excellent control, been on a pump since last Aug. live with my hubby and my Tibetan Mastiff, 3 boys all grown up and moved away.
I joined this group because I can't stand being alone anymore with this, my activity level has come to a halt and even daily activities or chores are not completed, as typing this right now I am loosing feeling in my hands except for extreme cold.
also I would love to not take so many drugs that only seem to help if I am not active, which sucks, I have gained 70lbs in the past year because of this and I find I am slipping into a depression. How do you explain to people that you feel like an inside out porcupine? well that about sums it up. LOL

Comment by JaninaWalker on July 31, 2013 at 4:47pm

Yvonne, when you post before your comment is included it creates the blank addition to the ongoing conversation and only you can remove it just by clicking on the "X" in the top left corner...I am only referring to the blank, no words included posts.

Comment by Yvonne on July 31, 2013 at 4:22pm

Wow. No. Neither of them smoked. My mother's family had a history of heart disease. She was not diagnosed with diabetes until after her first one. She was unaware of most of her family's medical history. I suspect her father and brother may have both been undiagnosed diabetics. Both parents died when she was young. My grandmother was diagnosed with diabetes before antibiotics were even thought about. She had neuropathy.

Comment by JaninaWalker on July 31, 2013 at 3:18pm

Did either of them smoke? My mother said she was healthy right up to the point that she died of massive congestive heart failure and we needed to do an autopsy to find out why she died. She was 5'6" and 108 lbs and 78 years old. She would never have guessed that she had a case of massive heart disease, as she hardly ever went to a doctor. She was a light smoker, smoking OPs "other people's" but it had been a lifelong bad habit so it built up.

Comment by Yvonne on July 31, 2013 at 2:14pm

I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes in 1998 and neuropathy showed up as soon as I got my blood sugar down. My A1c was 11 when diagnosed. Too long ago to know if I had taken an antibiotic. I have diabetes on both sides of my family. One side had neuropathy and the other had heart problems. I have never had heart problems. I tend to think neuropathy complication of diabetes is genetic. My sister lost a toe before she died. My paternal grandmother almost lost a foot; later a toe. She never had heart problems.

Comment by JaninaWalker on July 31, 2013 at 10:02am

I know of several people who have gotten neuropathy from that class of antibiotics. Dr Mercola calls it a very dangerous class. There are even support groups, like TuDiabetes of people just afflicted by antibiotics and it can strike at young ages in their twenties and early thirties and people who are not even diabetic.

I now have a policy to not take a drug until I have first looked up the product monograph from the manufacturer which is written for doctors, to tell them all the reported side effects. We can thank God for the Internet and be more in control of our health than ever. The single page a pharmacist gives that may describe how to take a drug is far from enough information and doesn't cover "contraindications" about who will be at higher risk, who might have other diseases that they already know will get worse as a result of the drug.

Comment by Yvonne on July 31, 2013 at 6:07am

We should read the ingredients and side effects of all medications. Don't let doctors put you off by saying they all have side effects. Yes, they do and he probably has not taken the time to read them. I was given an anti-biotic that had soy in it!!!! I spent five years on an estrogen blocker. I had already paid for the med and taken it home, so I was just stuck, but I did ask for another anti-biotic. I've never heard of neuropathy completely going away, but I didn't have terrible pain in my legs for years when I was exercising after every meal. Lately the pain has started back. I have not been careful with my carbs. Numbness in the bottoms of my feet continued. It never let up. Hoping to get the pain down to a dull roar again.

Comment by krystal on July 31, 2013 at 3:53am
I am frequently anemic so sometimes feel it plays role in it
Comment by JaninaWalker on July 30, 2013 at 10:20pm

Have you taken any fluoroquinolone class of antibiotic as it can cause neuropathy even in none diabetics...see some...such as Cipro, Avelox, Levaquin and MANY others. So just remember if you have taken any antibiotics in the months prior to getting the neuropathy. I became neuropathic in just the 8 days I was on it, each day getting worse, in 2002 but it took until 2006 for my endo to believe me, then he did. But I had cured it by April 2003 and have been fine ever since with respect to neuropathy, but the sudden drop in red blood cells that happened at the same time has taken longer to cure, but has succeeded. I did both with supplements.

Comment by krystal on July 30, 2013 at 8:09pm
anyone know how to stop electrical tingling in feet

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