Tingling in arms and legs and feet.

Tamra Hodge
By Tamra Hodge Latest Reply 2011-06-19 21:00:07 -0500
Started 2011-06-12 16:50:45 -0500

Is this a part of diabetes? I didnt have this problem until I became diabetic. Sometimes it makes me feel like I'm going crazy. Could it be that I also sit at my computer for hours without getting up and moving around. I also have rheumatoid arthirits,so maybe it's a combination of the two.

10 replies

MrsCDogg 2011-06-19 21:00:07 -0500 Report

I have the same tingling and numbness in mostly hands and arms, but sometimes feet and legs as well. At times it wakes me at night and keeps me from going back to sleep.

Dixiemom 2011-06-13 19:35:35 -0500 Report

Sounds like diabetic neuropathy. I was diagnosed with neuropathy way befor I became a diabetic. The symptoms are the same . There is medication you can take for it. Tell your Dr. about it and he can prescribe something to make your life much more comfortable.

TrueBeliever 2011-06-13 02:26:17 -0500 Report

Hi Tamra! I have both Diabetes and OsteoArthritis and I also have tingling in my arms/hands and leg/feet. I was told by my doctor that it was the beginning of Neuropathy. I'm not thrilled with this answer as I've been told that the pain in my upper back is partially caused by Neurpathy and it hurts like heck! The other part is caused by a tumor, but I can tell the difference between them. The Neuropathy feels like fire when it gets worse. I'll take the tingly feeling as long as I can keep it!

Tamra Hodge
Tamra Hodge 2011-06-13 15:14:10 -0500 Report

I have pain in my upper back now,and neck. I thought a heating pad would help, but it only eases the pain a little, then when morning comes, it starts all over again.

TrueBeliever 2011-06-14 17:35:22 -0500 Report

Has your doctor prescribed anything for this problem? Have you had a chance to talk to him/her about this problem?

jayabee52 2011-06-13 01:20:03 -0500 Report

Howdy Tamra!
I cannot diagnose your condition, however I can say that I have many of the same symptoms that you describe. For me it feels like my legs are on fire from my knees down to my toes. My arms tingle from elbows to tips of my fingers, and I won't mention what's going on with my lower trunk below my waist. TMI!

My bride Jem had RA for the last year of her life, and she had RA "flares" from time to time. They were extremely painful for her. She said that on a pain scale of 1 to 10 her pain was a "20". And she seemed to have a high tolerance for pain, IMO. I cried when she went through that because I wanted to take the pain away but felt powerless to do anything about it beyond taking her to the Rhumetologist and getting her a cortisone shot. And I knew quite well what that shot would do to her Blood Glucose numbers as she was type 2 as well!

Tamra Hodge
Tamra Hodge 2011-06-13 15:12:46 -0500 Report

I know that feeling. I also take a shot of Embrel, I have to give it myself in my thighs. I hate it, because it stings. I do notice that if I sit at the computer for hours it starts, then if I go lay down for awhile it goes away. RA is taking it toll on me,because my left hand fingers are are turning toward the right. Dont know how much longer they will look half way normal, before I start to have problems typing.

tina hogner
tina hogner 2011-06-14 18:47:04 -0500 Report

my ra is different than yours, it will not cripple, it just hurts, I have not been told I was a dibetic but I have been told I have neopthy, I take nerontin, and it really helps the stinging burning firey pain, I feel like my legs have been in a fire, when the weather gets bad I still have sharp shooting pains in my legs, I am takeing anti inflammatory drug and sulfasalazine too, i am much better, but it took about 6 months of mucho drugs to get me up and going again

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