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Vertigo

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

Has anyone had experience with this? C.Continue

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
"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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lotsofshots left a comment for Cathy
"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…"
Sunday
Cathy left a comment for lotsofshots
"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
Cathy left a comment for catlover
"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
Cathy left a comment for catlover
"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
catlover left a comment for Cathy
"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…"
Jun 29
Cathy left a comment for lotsofshots
"Lots, HAPPY,HAPPY,HAPPY,HAPPY BIRTHDAY. I'd write you a picture or image if I knew how. Imagine your best picture here. Cathy"
Jun 29
Cathy left a comment for lotsofshots
"Ellen, Unfortunately I have made plans for the 1st. Can we try another time? The pictures of yourself on your site look great. I especially like your hair lighter and you are thin. More thin then I am at present. Stopping the pill before eating…"
Jun 29
lotsofshots left a comment for Cathy
"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…"
Jun 29
Cathy left a comment for lotsofshots
"Ellen, Let's meet. I'm not doing anything over the Holiday. Let me know what's up with you. I don't think I want to do much with Diabetes though. I am thoroughly sick of it. I'm still Hypo Glycemic. A battle every day to…"
Jun 26
lotsofshots left a comment for Cathy
"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…"
Jun 26
Lilli D replied to Cathy's discussion 'Neuropathy - Vertigo'
"I had bi-lateral positional vertigo (when I turned my head or rolled over on either side) last year. Had to sleep sitting up and not turn my head quickly for a couple weeks and had lingering balance problems for a couple months afterwards.…"
Jun 16
MrSilver replied to Cathy's discussion 'Neuropathy - Vertigo'
"I had dizziness and it was determined it was the beginning of my back pain which the doctors prescribed Neurontin (generic name is: Gabapentin) for. It took over four weeks for me to get used to the dizziness and seeing quadruple and feeling…"
Jun 15

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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.
I am glad I found this site and to find others who have Neuropathy also and can maybe advise me on what to do or where to go for advise. I am an Artist.

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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 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

At 9:02am on June 14, 2014, catlover said…

Cathy-I just looked at the video. It is really amazing to see the owl and kitten together. I have pics of my cats on my page. I am not sure how to send them to you. I am not that computer savvy. Yes, we have a lot of stuff to pack up. My husband started this week. We are packing the things from the china closet and 2 curio cabinets first. I have a giraffe collection that is quite fragile. I love giraffes and have been collecting them for years. I also have jewelry and shirts with giraffes as well as many stuffed soft plush giraffes. My love of cats came later. I hope you are feeling well. I have been trying to exercise everyday and go to PT 2x a week. It looks like it will be a beautiful weekend. Enjoy !!! Susan

At 5:23pm on June 11, 2014, catlover said…
Cathy-I checked out the link you sent, but I didn't understand what it had to do with us. My mother's motorcycle? How are you feeling ? We have started packing for the move. It is a lot of work. My husband is an expert packer. I don't want any of my fragile items to break in moving that is why we are doing it ourselves. It has been raining all week and will until Friday. I try to stay active, it is good for the PD. I hope you are feeling better. Take care.
Susan
At 11:34am on June 7, 2014, catlover said…
Hi Cathy-I hope you are feeling better. You might want to try drinking ginger/lemon tea to help with indigestion and stomach problems. I am getting busier each day with the planned move to our new apt in early August. We hired a mover and a real estate agent. I also arranged to board the cats at a local kennel for 2 days while the move takes place. We will take them from the kennel directly to the new apt. I have lots of packing to do. I still squeeze in my PT sessions at least 2x a week. It is great to take walks in this beautiful weather. Try to get outside. Have a nice weekend. Susan
At 4:38am on June 7, 2014, lotsofshots said…

Hi Cathy, I am glad you got back to me with your news about the hospital. It is quite serious to have sodium levels messed up. Did they say what caused it. I feel bad for you. How were the cats while you were there? I can't believe that you couldn't drink. I take Zofran for nausea. I bet you take something different. I have had bad numbers lately... a couple days ago it just said HI and that is scary. Never had that happen before.
I hope you feel better now for good. I kind of wish that I could try a pump even though I know you decided against it. I need to eat veggies again and drink more water. I am having a hard time with the arthritis in my hip now especially on the stairs. I am having a birthday June 30. Maybe we can see each other around then. How is your hip. Are you going out at all. I try to walk but I am really slowing down. I try to be positive but it is getting hard with the pain. Thankfully you have that medication for your stomach. I hope things go more smoothly for you. Pet Ginger and Peaches for me. Ellen

At 5:24pm on June 6, 2014, lotsofshots said…

Hi Cathy, I hope this note will find you feeling a little better. I heard that you were in the hospital. What happened? How did your tests come out? Did you get the colonoscopy? I had one and I did not do too well with all that stuff you have to take. They wouldn't let me have any insulin or medication either. I have been having trouble with my bones hurting especially in my legs and feet. The medicine I have been taking makes me feel so blah! I can hardly move. I have tried walking a bit but it makes it worse. It seems like I get better and then not. I am sorry you have been feeling poorly. I hope you get to tell me that you feel better. I eat a lot but can not seem to gain any weight. I have been trying to draw but not too happy with what I have done so far. I need to practice. I just can't connect unless I see the thing I am drawing move. I do videos and draw the singer and that works well once I see them moving I can draw them better. Have you been doing any art lately? How is your diabetes? Take care. Ellen

 
 
 

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