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Vertigo

Started this discussion. Last reply by Howie767 Dec 20, 2012. 14 Replies

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Neuropathy - Vertigo

Started this discussion. Last reply by Lilli D Jun 16. 24 Replies

I understand my present Vertigo could be a cause of Diabetic Neuropathy. Has anyone else had an experience with Vertigo? Is there the possibility that this is somehow related to Diabetes? CathyContinue

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DEXCOMS

Started this discussion. Last reply by Cathy Mar 19, 2012. 31 Replies

Hi, I'm new and am looking for some support. I've been bottoming out my BG levels at 45. . . and reaching a top of 300. I have developed Neuropathy which isn't surprising and my RN Nutritionist,…Continue

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Hi, I'm a newcommer

Started this discussion. Last reply by Brian (bsc) Jan 22, 2012. 13 Replies

Hi , I hope to learn alot about my type 2 Diabetes here and hopefully help others. CathyContinue

 

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Cathy left a comment for lotsofshots
"Ellen, I just been looking through my calendar to find some dates we can meet. This coming week is pretty well taken up but on 8/4 from 2:30 on I could meet or 8/5 all day. The fifth may be better because I will clean on the forth. I know what you…"
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lotsofshots left a comment for Cathy
"Hi Cathy, I am pretty much in the same position. I don't know when I am going to feel sick or well. It seems like every day is different and sometimes I feel really good and the next day I feel awful and can't do anything. I have to go to…"
Sunday
Cathy left a comment for lotsofshots
"Ellen, I was reading through your comment page and found my note from when I got out of the hospital. I really do have high thoughts of getting together with you. It's only become more apparent to me that I have to look out for myself. I never…"
Sunday
Cathy left a comment for lotsofshots
"Ellen, I am still getting my feet on the ground from the hospital stay last. July 19- July 23. The high Blood pressure was the worst of the stay although it was all bad. 320 blood pressure. I went out to eat tonight and got real sick so consequently…"
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"Dear Cathy, Hi. I am sorry to hear that you were sick again. I hope this is not something that is going to be bothering you continuously. I was sick for a week but I worked my way through. I have some doctors appointments next week I think on Monday…"
Saturday
Cathy left a comment for catlover
"Susan, I am so very sorry to hear about your time with the ER. I certainly hope you are doing well now. Again, I am very sorry to hear about your cat. I bet she was stressed out over the move. Cats don't like their environments changed. I…"
Saturday
catlover left a comment for Cathy
"Cathy-I was sorry to see on Ellen's page that you were in the hospital. I spent Wed. afternoon and evening in the ER. I was Dx with PAC (premature atrial contractions.) Fortunately, it is not serious and needs no meds. Our move is August 5 and…"
Saturday
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"Hi Cathy, I have gotten sick again as well. I will write here as soon as I get better."
Friday
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"Dear Ellen, I have been hospitalized since July 19 till 4:30 today July 23rd. I had low sodium again and severe diarrhea. While there I developed blood pressure of 230 and became very Nauseated. I'm really worn out so I 'm taking email…"
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"Hi Cathy, It has been a long time since I have talked to you because I have not checked my email. I have a lot of doctor appointments this week. I hope you are feeling okay. It has been nice outside so I have been swimming a lot. I would like to see…"
Jul 20
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"Ellen, Ellen, Sorry to hear about your stomach. I wish there were something I could do to help. I'm still learning new things with my ceramics. I had fun today except my left leg seems to be longer than the right and I'm in pain in my…"
Jul 10
lotsofshots left a comment for Cathy
"Hi Cathy, I have been feeling awful lately. I am having such troubles with my stomach. Nothing much the doctors are doing to help. I have pretty much given up and am trying to get through the pain myself. I have been in bed but I am going to try to…"
Jul 10
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"Susan, You must be nearly all packed by now. When do you leave again? Happy Belated 4th of July. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_LpMB1OZ53g&feature=player_embedded#t=3 Cathy"
Jul 9
Cathy left a comment for lotsofshots
"Ellen, Hope you had a great 4th of July. I didn't see the fireworks but these work just as well as any I've seen before. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_LpMB1OZ53g&feature=player_embedded#t=3 Cathy"
Jul 9
Cathy left a comment for lotsofshots
"Ellen, It's been awhile since I've heard from you. What's happening? . . .Your Art?. . . Significant Others and animals? Health? . . . Doctors? . Do write and let me know all that is up for you. I'll read through your site here…"
Jul 9
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"Susan, I find eating a good delicious or satisfying dinner helps me stay asleep at night. I'm sure your getting quite excited about moving. Will you be buying anything new for the place? Everything is coming along fine here. I have been trying…"
Jun 29

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I was diagnosed with peripheral Neuropathy 2011. The Neuropathy is spreading fast. I have legg cramps and hip pain. I can't feel my toes and calves. My A1C's are in the 7's and I have Hypo-Hypoglycemia. My BG readings swing between 60 - 300. I wake every night at 3:00 and 12:00 with a BG Swing and measure 4-5 times daily. Mostly because I am scared.
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How awfull, I have back pain terribly. I can tell you what I've done

Posted on March 11, 2012 at 5:36pm 0 Comments

Pam, I suffered three tragic accidents and developed chronic back pain. In muscle! It might sound simple but moist heat helped. I couldn't sleep like you have described. I went online to Thermal-On and ordered two moist heat pads which cover all my back at night. I put them in the Microwave and beep them 3 min. then sleep on warm moist heat all night. In the morning, pain is gone or subsided by half the amount I began with. I know this may not seem like much but I hope it helps. Later…

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At 6:41am on July 27, 2014, lotsofshots said…

Hi Cathy, I am pretty much in the same position. I don't know when I am going to feel sick or well. It seems like every day is different and sometimes I feel really good and the next day I feel awful and can't do anything. I have to go to doctor's appointments on Monday and Wednesday this coming week. I can stop over your house any of the other days if you are feeling up to it. We don't have to go anywhere because you are not feeling well. I would like to visit you and I think we would both feel better if we talk about what is going on. It is very stressful to feel sick a lot. We don't have to go anywhere or I don't have to stay long. Then maybe when you feel better we can meet each other. I am sorry that you are not feeling well and that you got sick when you went out to eat. I know how miserable it is to feel sick to your stomach after eating.
Last night I was up all night. I ate to late at night and then I felt awful all night even though I had a good day. We can go swimming later. I have the pool anytime and all I do is swish around. The pool is great for relieving pain.
Are you taking any medication to raise your blood pressure? I don't really know that much about this condition. I hope you feel better. I am really worried about you. Is there anything that you would like me to bring if I visit?
If you don't feel well this week maybe I can plan on coming next week and you might be feeling better by then. Take care. Ellen

At 1:03pm on July 26, 2014, lotsofshots said…

Dear Cathy, Hi. I am sorry to hear that you were sick again. I hope this is not something that is going to be bothering you continuously. I was sick for a week but I worked my way through. I have some doctors appointments next week I think on Monday and Wednesday is there some time other than those days when you are free and I can come in and visit you. I have been to Ft. Belvoir a few times in Alexandria. Chris can drive me and then can pick me up. He will probably go visit his friend Lester who is located right there.
I am cleaning and organizing things today, something that I hate to do and am not too good at but I try. I have been working on art a little and mostly doing pen and ink cats that I color with colored pencil. I went and bought a few art books, one of Mandalas and I got a book on how to draw fairies and angels from Michaels that is interesting. I do not like where my art table it at in the bedroom. It is too crowded.
It is a pretty nice day today after being cloudy this morning it cleared up and I went to the pool to swim. Do you like to go swimming? If you do you can come with me and go swimming for free. We have pool passes to the neighborhood pool. I hope you are feeling better now. I feel a lot better this week. I think after two years I am finally totally healing from the surgery. I hope to hear from you. Ellen

At 7:38am on July 26, 2014, Linda G said…

Cathy!! Good gosh!! While on Ellen's page I was reading about your hospital stay and what you're going through. I'm so sorry. Hope you recover quickly. I know that elevated sodium can cause hypertension, but did not know that low sodium can cause that too. 230!! Holy Moly. Keeping you in prayer my dear.....that you may recover quickly, and with no adverse effect.
Baskets of hugs....linda!

At 6:59am on July 26, 2014, catlover said…
Cathy-I was sorry to see on Ellen's page that you were in the hospital. I spent Wed. afternoon and evening in the ER. I was Dx with PAC (premature atrial contractions.) Fortunately, it is not serious and needs no meds. Our move is August 5 and we are still packing some things. It is a very stressful time. We had to give up one of our cats. She attacked the other cat, who is very timid and shy. For no reason at all she went after him 2 times. We separated them for the night, and she went after him again in the morning. We took her back to the shelter where we got them. They say if you can't keep a cat from their shelter, they will take the cat back. We would have no place to separate them in our apt. We think she would do best as the only cat in a home. We felt bad, but didn't have any other choice.
Hopefully, you will stay out of the hospital. They are not good places, especially for diabetics. Take care. Susan
At 8:32am on July 25, 2014, lotsofshots said…

Hi Cathy, I have gotten sick again as well. I will write here as soon as I get better.

At 7:25am on July 20, 2014, lotsofshots said…

Hi Cathy, It has been a long time since I have talked to you because I have not checked my email. I have a lot of doctor appointments this week. I hope you are feeling okay. It has been nice outside so I have been swimming a lot. I would like to see you if possible. I feel okay. Near the end of the week I am open. Ellen

At 5:07am on July 10, 2014, lotsofshots said…

Hi Cathy, I have been feeling awful lately. I am having such troubles with my stomach. Nothing much the doctors are doing to help. I have pretty much given up and am trying to get through the pain myself. I have been in bed but I am going to try to walk this morning because it used to help.
Sorry that we have not gotten together over the Fourth of July but I didn't feel well. How are you doing? Did things with your health clear up for you. I hope you are feeling well. I have not done much art. How about you? Have you gotten out of the apartment or just staying in? Ellen

At 8:29am on June 29, 2014, catlover said…

Hi Cathy-Sorry for neglecting you for a few weeks. I am preoccupied with my move to the apt. We are still packing and will be able to take some of our things over to the new place before the official move in day, which is Aug. 5. I hope you have been feeling better. I have OK days and days that I don't feel too good. I don't sleep too well and usually wake up around 5 AM. My BG have been pretty good for the most part. My other medical maladies give me more problems than diabetes, I find that the easiest to handle. Hope you have a great 4 th of July. Purrs to your kitties. Susan

At 5:22am on June 29, 2014, lotsofshots said…

Hi Cathy! I am sorry to hear that you are having so much trouble with your electricity. We never get storms in Centreville because of the mountains and the ocean breeze. All storms go right over us. It can be terrible in Annandale and nice by the time I would get home from work. I hope that by the time you get this comment that things are back to normal for you.
I was spending a lot of time in the pool lately which is good but I got a sunburn. I am going to pass on going today even though the weather is perfect. Well, we may go for a long walk instead.
I have been having some flare up now with my gall bladder. It is very painful and I am out of pain medication. I hope that in a few days that it clears up, which is normally what happens. I hope that you are feeling better. I am surprised that you are off the medication for your stomach. Doesn't that make the pain worse. I know though that medication for the stomach can cause problems in the other parts of the digestion lower down. I hope that is not what happened to you.
I can't believe that tomorrow is my birthday. Yikes. I don't want them anymore! My garden is going very well, surprisingly so. I think that I am going out to eat or to visit a farm tomorrow. I am free if you want me to come over the first of July or after. Let me know. I hope you feel good enough for a visit or to meet at a restaurant. I will probably not eat but I can have some coffee or tea.
I do hope you are well. Ellen

At 4:54am on June 26, 2014, lotsofshots said…

Hi Cathy! I heard your message yesterday and tried to call you but I could not get my speakers on my phone right so I hung up because I couldn't hear anything. I was happy you called. How are you feeling? I am doing well. I feel better. Maybe we can get together. Do you have any plans for the holiday? I can't believe it is time for the 4th of July soon. It will be autumn before we know it. It is my favorite time of year.
I am cleaning today hopefully and may swim if we get out passes. Let me know if you want to meet somewhere. We could have lunch or something. We should try to get to the Diabetes group sometime at Inova. Maybe we could go to the one close to both of us. I think every Inova has one. Ellen

 
 
 

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