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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
"Lots, I've been thinking of you today. I hope your days are going better for you. Take care and keep the faith. My prayers are with you. Cathy"
Thursday
lotsofshots left a comment for Cathy
"Hi Cathy, Thank you for your concern. You are so sweet. I am having a rough time today. It is hard to wait for the morphine. In between it wears out. I am finally getting a bit of an appetite and it is time for dinner. I really don't want you…"
Aug 25
Cathy left a comment for lotsofshots
"Lots, I hope things have gotten better for you. I just read through your last email again. It's no fun being in the Hospital. Keep the faith Ellen. There are allot of people out here pulling for you. I was beside myself before I heard from you.…"
Aug 24
Cathy and wendy are now friends
Aug 23
Cathy left a comment for lotsofshots
"Dear Ellen, How awful for you. Morphine is bad but glad to hear it helps the pain. My prayers have been with you and I think about you everyday. Between allot of the other members and myself I figured you weren't very well. I hope you…"
Aug 23
lotsofshots left a comment for Cathy
"Hi Cathy, I have been very sick. I was in the hospital for two days for pain management and now on morphine at home. I am having trouble with the gall bladder and they found a new tumor in my liver that is getting bigger. I was in a lot of pain and…"
Aug 22
catlover left a comment for Cathy
"Cathy-I am worried about Ellen too. I checked Reed's page (seagator) and other people have tried to contact her too. Apparently, she is not well and doesn't feel like coming to everyone's page. Check Reed's page from time to…"
Aug 21
Cathy left a comment for lotsofshots
"Lots, I asked around and SEAGATOR said he had had a message from you. So sorry to hear about the tumor. I hope it is not malignant. Nice to know however that you are not dead or something. Please keep me posted when you can. Cathy"
Aug 19
Cathy left a comment for Kathy
"Kathy, SeaGator emailed me and I was very pleased to read Lots letter saying at least that she is not dead or something. Just sick still. Cathy"
Aug 19
Kathy left a comment for Cathy
"Cathy look on Reeds page on Aug 17 for message from Lots. I was very worried too!"
Aug 19
Cathy left a comment for Kathy
"Kathy, I came to your page from Ellen's page. I haven't heard from her in about two months and I'm worried something is wrong. What can we do? Have you heard from her? I've tried calling her, private email and her page. I…"
Aug 19
Cathy left a comment for Marie B
"Marie, I haven't heard from Lots of Shots in about two months. Have you heard from her. I am worried about her. I've tried calling writing on her page and her private email. Do you think she's alright? What can we do if she…"
Aug 19
Cathy left a comment for lotsofshots
"Dear Ellen, I got worried and so came to your page. From what I can gather you are not well. I don't live far so if you need help just let me know. I will pray for you. Cathy"
Aug 17
rick the "Blogabetic" left a comment for Cathy
"Cathy, Happy Birthday!! I hope your day and coming year are overflowing with happiness and goodwill."
Aug 12
Cathy left a comment for lotsofshots
"Lots, It's been awhile since I've heard from you. I do hope you are alright. These crazy bodies of ours really have us going don't they? So far every things been OK with me. A little indigestion but not much. Blood sugars still go up…"
Aug 5
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…"
Jul 27

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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 2:38pm on August 25, 2014, lotsofshots said…

Hi Cathy, Thank you for your concern. You are so sweet. I am having a rough time today. It is hard to wait for the morphine. In between it wears out. I am finally getting a bit of an appetite and it is time for dinner. I really don't want you to worry. It is up in the air how it goes with my health. I feel happy when I have a few good hours like I am having right now. Enough energy to write my friends. Thanks again.

At 5:35pm on August 22, 2014, lotsofshots said…

Hi Cathy, I have been very sick. I was in the hospital for two days for pain management and now on morphine at home. I am having trouble with the gall bladder and they found a new tumor in my liver that is getting bigger. I was in a lot of pain and about ready to throw in the towel. I could not eat or get out of bed. My BGs were really high and making me even sicker. I could not write anyone or answer the phone and mostly just laid in bed with an ice pack. The medication was called in yesterday and is helping. It is scary to think that it is covering up pain that is telling me that something is very wrong. Of course this has generated a ton of appointments, about five and I missed two being so sick. I feel better today though. I have really not eaten much and my BGS are good now. Ugh, what can I say. Not the life I was looking forward to. I noticed that a lot of people are having surgery on this site. I hope you are okay. Thanks for your concern. Ellen

At 8:02am on August 21, 2014, catlover said…

Cathy-I am worried about Ellen too. I checked Reed's page (seagator) and other people have tried to contact her too. Apparently, she is not well and doesn't feel like coming to everyone's page. Check Reed's page from time to time, maybe she will post there. That is all I know.
Susan

At 6:31pm on August 19, 2014, Kathy said…

Cathy look on Reeds page on Aug 17 for message from Lots. I was very worried too!

At 5:27pm on August 19, 2014, SEAGATOR said…

This is Reed,the Seagator. Go to MY PAGE long message from LOTS>

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At 3:12am on August 12, 2014, rick the "Blogabetic" said…

Cathy, Happy Birthday!! I hope your day and coming year are overflowing with happiness and goodwill.

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!

 
 
 

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