By irene11 Latest Reply 2011-05-17 20:33:28 -0500
Started 2011-05-15 09:59:02 -0500

who has this?
will this go-away?

7 replies

Emmacoker 2011-05-17 20:33:28 -0500 Report

I was diagnosed in august 2010, I have type 2 diabetes but my symtoms didn't start until after I was given an injection in my right shoulder 4 hours later my right arm from the elbow down was numb and then started having muscle spasms in my right forearm, this went on for 3 months before I was given a diagnosed.

2011donnaann 2011-05-16 12:56:40 -0500 Report

I ruptured my L-4/L-5 discs in 2001 and suffered from sciatica. In 2007 I had two emergency back surgeries to clean-out the discs (first surgery failed so second one was needed). The surgery fixed the sciatica but I have nerve damage in the right leg. My feet and legs began to hurt so bad that I thought my back problems were the culpert but later found out that my A1Cs began to creep up too.

Fast forward… 1.5 years ago was diagnosed with neuropathy but not diabetes. I take Neurotin to control the stinging and burning and it does help.

Just found out that my A1Cs have toppled over the edge and the stinging, burning and numbness are more intense…how are they related?

Rabbi Steve
Rabbi Steve 2011-05-16 10:37:39 -0500 Report

I was just diagnosed last year and as I got my blood sugar under control the neuropathy started. A friend convinced me to try accupuncture and it worked with about 4 weeks of treatments. I've been neuropathy free for about 6 months now.

Cookie Roma
Cookie Roma 2011-05-15 22:54:20 -0500 Report

I may never know if I have it. Since 2002 I I've had neuoprathy slightly on my left leg and a lot on my right leg. I have a serious DVT emergency on April 1st, 2002. The emergency surgery then and then a somewhat less serious surgery 3 1/2 months later. The result is permanent nerve damage. Concerns me cause I'm not sure I'd recognize that sort of problem related to diabetes.

jayabee52 2011-05-15 18:14:36 -0500 Report

I have diabetic neuropathy("DN"). My legs below my knees feel like they're on fire, my arms below my elbows tingle constantly.

The answer to the question "will this go away", is MAYBE.

I have heard people with diabetes who have claimed it has gone away with very tight BG#s control for quite a while. It doesn't go away easily because nerves take a long time to repair themselves. But the BG#s have to be TIGHTLY controlled within the normal range.

Some people take the suppliment Alpha Lipolic Acid (ALA) and they report lessening of their symptoms. So far, it hasn't seemed to work for me.

I've also tried various lotions and cremes claiming to clear up or lessen the symptoms, but so far have found nothing which works.

There are those who say that after a certain amount of time, DN cannot be reversed.

I pray that I am not at that point yet.

Blessings to you and yours, Irene.


Trudie Ann
Trudie Ann 2011-05-15 15:28:37 -0500 Report

I had this problem but only in my left leg. Burning, tingling and needle sticking, shooting pain. One morning I woke up and couldn't walk at all with my left leg and had to go to the emergency room. Come to find out I also had sciatica. I had to get a shot in my spine for it. This helped considerable. Just remember that everyone is different and what I needed my not be what you need.
I still have some light tingling and burning when my sugar is high but the serious pain is a lot better. I hope you find whats best for you.

Kirla 2011-05-15 10:27:40 -0500 Report

When diagnosed I didn’t think I had a problem with my feet. Then when my blood sugar came down close to normal numbers the problems started. I read that high blood sugar will do lots of damage and when your blood sugar gets to normal numbers the damage surfaces. I have been able to control my blood sugar for 2 years now. I no longer get the needle sticking shooting pains anymore and I no longer have to have 2 pairs of the shoe cushions you put in your shoes but I still have the tingling numb feelings in my feet. I believe there getting better. I’m hoping someday they go back to feeling normal. I read that it could take years for the nerves to heal completely. I read an article by David Mendosa and he thought it was going to take 5 years for his feet to heal. I’m hoping it doesn’t take that long.