My Peripheral Neuropathy started about 10 months ago. I have been to a Neurologist and two Chiropractors and no one will write me a prescription for the ReBuilder Model 2407 Electrical Nerve Stimulator. They all have their own prescription or pulsating laser device and feel threatened by a DMD (Durable Medical Device) that can be used by the patient at home. My feet range from being numb, to hot, to cold when I get out of a hot shower. My hands feel tingly, or ache and sometimes hurt outright.
Thursday I have an appointment with a woman who has been my Cardiologist for the past eight years since my heart attack. Besides three other prescriptions she has me on 5 mg Crestor for the past eight years. I am bringing paperwork to her office (copied from on line sites, one of them being the Mayo Clinic)
which state that one of the side effects of Statins can be Peripheral Neuropathy. I already know that she will claim my PN is caused from diabetes. Among the paperwork I am also bringing a lab report drawn by her office on August 15 which states that my Glucose is 101 and my Cholesterol is 129. Several years ago I was told I was pre-diabetic but have never taken any diabetic medication and was since told there was no need for me to keep testing my blood suger. I stopped taking Crestor on October 15 even though it is said to be dangerous without a doctors advice. Well Thursday I will get her 'advice'!