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All Blog Posts Tagged 'neuropathy' (13)

You just can't win.

I've been struggling with autonomic neuropothy. Once upon a time last week, I really didn't take care of myself the way I should. Granted it's gotten a lot better since when I was say, 15, when my sugars were in the 400-500 constantly (I had an hba1c of almost 14. Now I dont often go over 300 on my worst of days) I still could do a lot more to take care of myself.

Point is, I'm reaping the benefits of being a lazy adolescent and am having trouble with my heart now. The left ventricle…


Added by Captain on October 7, 2013 at 1:36pm — 7 Comments

Thiamine (vitamin B1) and diatbetes

I am absolutely not pretending that this is "the cure for diabetes", but it appears to pretty definitely point to a way to prevent quite a few of the more serious side effects.  I've been a Type I on insulin for 42 years now.  No neuropathy, heart problems, circulatory problems, etc.  My ophthalmologist is continually amazed; I have eye problems, but not "diabetic eye problems".  For various reasons I've been…


Added by George on June 26, 2013 at 11:52am — 1 Comment

I can't find a pair of shoes that doesn't hurt!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ok, it has been a long running joke that it takes me forever to choose a pair of shoes but it is getting to be a major issue. Whenever I try on shoes and get to a pair that is comfortable and stand up all hell breaks loose. Basically, it feels like there is something under the ball of my big toe on my left foot. I have tried with those pantyhose things, thick socks, thin socks, barefoot, etc. I reach in and there's never anything there. I don't know what to do, I end up limping around most… Continue

Added by Todd Carey on May 18, 2011 at 9:49am — 10 Comments

Autonomic Neuropathy Far Worse Than ‘Pins & Needles’ in the Feet

Years ago, when I complained of frequent trips to the toilet at night and recurring bouts of diarrhea, my doctor told me about Diabetic Autonomic Neuropathy (DAN). While the thought was scary, I forgot about it after my gastro problems disappeared (better BS control?).

However, recently a fellow TuDiabetes member came up with a query on DAN, making me return to my archives for another dekko… Continue

Added by RogerMumbai on March 28, 2011 at 3:09am — No Comments

Pain Pain Go Away

I fall asleep each night in pain, I wake up in pain every morning. Is this any way to live? The pain is the kind that has no name. I t can not be described in a word or even in a feeling or even in an emotion. It's just pain, pain in my feet. I want the pain to go away. I want it to leave this world from the tips of my toes into eternity and to never ever come back. Not after me, nor anyone, not even my ememies. Pain is no ones friend but it is everyone's enemy. For some reason I have…


Added by Autumn Rose on April 20, 2010 at 9:45am — 11 Comments

Neuropathy: an unexpected start...

My blood sugar averages have been ranging from 130-140 for quite a while now. Ever since I started on the CGM, I've seen an increase in the number of BG readings in the "normal" range.

Still, in the past few months I started feeling a discomfort in the sole of my feet. Since I have had relatively acceptable blood sugar control, I assumed that it couldn't be neuropathy. Well, I was wrong. Today I… Continue

Added by Manny Hernandez on November 20, 2009 at 12:03pm — 32 Comments

Searching for a needle in a haystack

I've not been feeling 100% the past month - and today - I decided that enough was enough. I called up Info Sante (a government run help line here in the province I live in) - and spoke with a nurse to explain my situation. In the end, she told me to either go to a walk in clinic or ER - she didn't want me to take a chance and wait until I saw my endo in September.

This… Continue

Added by FatCatAnna on July 31, 2009 at 8:39pm — 5 Comments

Finally approval to see an Endocrinologist

I applied through the Utah Diabetes Center"s Treasure Chest Application. I was approved today that I am able to make an appointment with an endocrinologist, especially with the fact that I was also just started on Symlin and will be starting a combination of Cymbalta and depakote when the financial assistance start with that. That should be in a few weeks. Something needs to be done for the neuropathy. The pain is getting increasingly worse. Hopefully they will be able to help.

Next… Continue

Added by Cherise on July 27, 2009 at 3:24pm — No Comments

Diabetic neuropathy

i am 34 and have autonomic neuropathy. not much is known about this awful condition.... i started a blog when i was diagnosed..

please take a look


Added by lee nevitt on June 25, 2009 at 1:39am — 1 Comment

Taking care of my pearly whites (aka George Hamilton)

Well, it was my regular 8 month clean up for my teeth yesterday and as usual I was told to floss my teeth more often and massage my gums (Oh Calgon take me away). Of course, I did the flossing the night before - but that's a lame excuse - it should be done daily. I think sometimes with having diabetes, having to take this med and that med that I let things drop. Luckily for me, I only have a… Continue

Added by FatCatAnna on May 21, 2009 at 8:00am — 2 Comments

My life on meds with pain..oh, and DIABETES

I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia in early 2008. I did not believe this diagnosis at first and I sought out several "second opinions" before I believed it to be true. I am still dealing with this conclusion.

In 2005 I was diagnosed with LADA, a form of Type 1 diabetes, from which I have developed neuropathy in the backs of my calves. I have recently started having burning and stiffness in my hands, which is causing me a lot of anxiety and concern. I hate being in pain.

I… Continue

Added by Rebecca on April 15, 2009 at 6:05am — 7 Comments

Life Is Tough and Then ......

My name is Lois. I've been a diabetic for over 20 years. So long, that I can't even remember when I was DXd (as an adult).

I'm not only finding it tough enough to plan meals and exercise, but I am battling physical problems. From neuropathy in the feet, swelling, fevers, massive weight gain, possible skin cancer, depression, lymphedema, drug interactions and now anemia. I'm a walking basket case and, if I didn't know myself better, I'd say I was a hypochondriac!! My DR hasn't even… Continue

Added by Lois on March 22, 2009 at 4:33pm — 11 Comments

Peripheral Neuropathy

On Thursday July 31st, I was diagnosed with peripheral neuropathy after having an MRI done to rule out a compressed nerve. I am now on Neurotin to help with the nerve pain and damage. Some days are better than others. If I have to do a lot of walking I have learned that its worse at night. I've been taking Lortab for the pain with the Neurotin plus all my other medications at night and then just Motrin 800mg or 400mg of naproxen to help during the day which does help to a point but have talked… Continue

Added by Cherise on August 18, 2008 at 1:10pm — 1 Comment

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