Have had diabetes for over 20 years. Taking Metformin.
Have recently been experiencing burning pain in both feet. Mostly toes.
It is not a constant pain. Maybe once every few hours there will be a sharp burning shooting pain.
My Primary Doctor referred me to Neurologist for "peripheral neuropathy" who prescribed Gabapentin. 100mg capsules. 2 capsules morning and evening.
Been taking it for a week and pain seems to have come down.
Neurologist wants me to take a nerve test. Something to do with sticking a dry needle injection into leg (thigh I think) and applying electric shock. Also another test for hands.
I am not able to tolerate pain well and too afraid and anxious to take the test.
As long as the Gabapentin continues to work I may hold off on the test…