Diabetic Neuropathy

By Dixiemom Latest Reply 2011-04-09 16:07:09 -0500
Started 2011-04-07 11:57:21 -0500

I was diagnosed with Cronic inflammatory demyelinization polyneuropathy or CIDP for short. This was back in 1999. I've seen several neuroloogists and none could offer help. We can't cure you but we can make you comfortable. Now this was before I even thought I was a diabetic. Now my question is: Did this neuropathy occur because of undetected diabetis or some other weird thing going on in my body? I was just diagnosed with Type 2 in January,2011.I will be seeing my neurologist in a few weeks and plan to ask. In the meantime I would appreciate any input you may have experienced.

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Art Loving
Art Loving 2011-04-07 12:09:15 -0500 Report

I take Lyrica daily. It does not take the pain away. today, not at all. Most days it changes it or lessens it. I heard on the news this morning that meditation can decress pain by 40%. I'm going to give it a try.

Dixiemom 2011-04-09 10:06:01 -0500 Report

I triexd Lyrica a few years ago but it didn't help. I am now on Voltaren and that seems to be working much better.

jayabee52 2011-04-09 16:07:09 -0500 Report

Please be careful Phyllis.

Reading about Voltaren I learned that it can cause GI tract perforations (bleeding ulcers?) So if you note black tarry stools or have "coffee ground" vomitus you will want to go to the ER quickly to have it checked out.

I was on Aggrenox, a blood thinner which contained asprin as one of the components. I noted the coffee ground vomitus in Nov 2010 and went to ER. I was discovered to be low on blood, and they transfused me with 6 U of whole blood. They did an endoscopy where they found a duodonal ulcer. I have been taken off Aggrenox and the problem has not recurred.

Also about the same time a very good lady friend died from much the same causes. But I found out that she had bled out because her pancreatic artery had also been perforated. When I researched my ulcer online, I found a note in a paper on bleeding ulcers which implicated the pain killer Trammedol in GI perforations. My good friend had been taking Trammedol because of pain in her spine due to an auto accident.

So please be aware, Phyllis that the Voltaren may do that to you. I pray that it does not do that to you. Here's a link to Drugs.com website on Voltaren: http://www.drugs.com/voltaren.html and here's a link to the google search which has a lot of links about this drug (where I found out about the topical prep.): http://www.google.com/#hl=en&sugexp=ldyml...

If you are taking it orally, you might want to consider using it as a topical preparation, that way it avoids the GI tract entirely.

Blessings to you and yours!


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