Peripheral Neuropathy - Anyone else?

Posted by maallen1943 @maallen1943, Aug 1, 2011

I am 68, have type 2 diabetes, and have developed bad neuropthy in my hands an feet. Doctors give me no help.

Does anyone know anything about this probem?

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several of our patients have diabetic neuropathy. One of the first things to help and keep it from worsening is to make sure blood sugars are under control. Some of them are on neurontin which helps with pain. Daily foot checks are of utmost importance.

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@hgs797

several of our patients have diabetic neuropathy. One of the first things to help and keep it from worsening is to make sure blood sugars are under control. Some of them are on neurontin which helps with pain. Daily foot checks are of utmost importance.

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Hope this helps some.

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@hgs797

several of our patients have diabetic neuropathy. One of the first things to help and keep it from worsening is to make sure blood sugars are under control. Some of them are on neurontin which helps with pain. Daily foot checks are of utmost importance.

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I keep my blood sugers under conbtrol. I want a cure for this, as it is very hard to live with! I do not suffer from much pain,

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I had breast cancer and had chemothrerapy and the drug Taxol caused me to have peripheral neuropathy. I think the high temperatures and high humidity is making it feel worse.

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@hgs797

several of our patients have diabetic neuropathy. One of the first things to help and keep it from worsening is to make sure blood sugars are under control. Some of them are on neurontin which helps with pain. Daily foot checks are of utmost importance.

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I am taking lyrica and cymbalta for my neuropathy. My balance is bad and I am now having to use a walker as I have fallen too many times becauise of it.

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Hi there, I am 43,and was heathy as a horse, when all of a sudden I have had a broken back, had surgery year later have full blown peripheral neuropathy for apparently no reason! Know Dr. wants to do surgery on my leg remove nerve and do biopsy.Hope they find the reason. I’m on 6 neurontin plus up to 6 oxycodone, and some days it’s like I did’nt take a thing.I’s so flusterating!!

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Has there been any more research toward finding a cure? I sure hope so

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With diabetes you need to be very concerned about the increasing symptoms of peripheral neuropathy. This is a first sign that your blood isn’t circulating properly. The earlier you get help the better. One of the first steps is keeping your blood sugars within normal range, and eating a proper diet. I know how frustrating that, because I also am diabetic. With some work you can get your sugars stable, and then the neuropathy symptoms might stabilize. In any case you need to follow up with your doc, and be honest about the numbness and how widespread it is.

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@tnip

Hi there, I am 43,and was heathy as a horse, when all of a sudden I have had a broken back, had surgery year later have full blown peripheral neuropathy for apparently no reason! Know Dr. wants to do surgery on my leg remove nerve and do biopsy.Hope they find the reason. I’m on 6 neurontin plus up to 6 oxycodone, and some days it’s like I did’nt take a thing.I’s so flusterating!!

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Where do you feel the pain? What makes it better? Worse? I was in an accident a year ago and have had nerve pain in my right leg eversince. I take lyrica 3/day but am also in the process of trying homeopathy.

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@77goingon35

I had breast cancer and had chemothrerapy and the drug Taxol caused me to have peripheral neuropathy. I think the high temperatures and high humidity is making it feel worse.

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I have peripheral neuropathy of an unkown cause. The cold dry air during winter my pain is real bad. I can’t even wear a sock.

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exercise at least a little bit every day. also do not go barefoot. slippers or shoes with some elevation. this worked for me. for hands finger exercises, stretch bend, pretend you’re playing the piano

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I’m 75 and have had peripheral neuropathy for more than 40 years. It began with pain in the feet and kept moving slowly upwards over the years. I have tried so many things over the years, but what I finally settled on some years back to combat the pain and tingling was gabapentin and tramadol. Mine was idiopathic, meaning they don’t know why I have it. About 10 or so years ago I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, which can make it worse if you don’t control your weight and your blood sugars. And exercise. I may no longer be able to exercise, as I have had so many other physical ailments, not related to neuropathy. My neuropathy has now moved up to my thighs and is beginning to affect my hip bone areas. What I need to know is what to expect beyone this. No doctor has told me or can tell me. So if anyone has had it for this long and has experience regarding what to expect, please add some comments. Thanks.

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