Burning Feet !

Squirley
By Squirley Latest Reply 2011-06-29 20:26:40 -0500
Started 2011-06-23 09:42:47 -0500

Your search — Does anyone else have a problem with burning feet & not being abel to sleep at night because of this ? Also what can I do about it ?


9 replies

LadyDi007
LadyDi007 2011-06-29 13:04:11 -0500 Report

I have had hot feet for years, long before my diabetes diagnosis. Neuropathy in both feet, restless leg syndrome. I take no medications for it. What helps me is I have a little mini personal fan that clips onto my lightstand. I have it pointed at me feet and lower legs at night and get the best sleep. I've never liked any kind of blanket on my feet, not even a sheet.

Squirley
Squirley 2011-06-29 20:26:40 -0500 Report

I have had the same problem for years ,I was diagnosed with diadetes 1&1/2 years ago ! Just like you I have never liked any kind of blanket on my feet, not even a sheet.winter or summer Thank you

Squirley
Squirley 2011-06-29 20:26:34 -0500 Report

I have had the same problem for years ,I was diagnosed with diadetes 1&1/2 years ago ! Just like you I have never liked any kind of blanket on my feet, not even a sheet.winter or summer . I would like to Thank you all of you for your helpful replys

SheliaDell
SheliaDell 2011-06-24 13:59:18 -0500 Report

Oh, I'm sorry you're having this problem! When my sugar levels are high, my feet burn and tingle, and are really sensitive…I can't hardly stand the sheet touching them, and have to sleep with my feet out from under the covers. In winter, that's tough! The burning, tingling, and sensitivity go away when my sugar is under control. Have you talked to your doctor about your problem?

NurseEmma
NurseEmma 2011-06-23 23:05:15 -0500 Report

Not yet but once again my Mother had that problem? she often would say, Her feet felt like they were dead. Like when she went up some stairs she woldn't feel her feet. I believe that was the reason she would fall. She was started on Mellaril at night. She took took this for years but another doctor took her off of it. That's when he put her on neurontin . He told her that being a diabetic had done a number on Her nerves and actual distorted them. Just having too high sugar in her blood caused nerve damage.It's was suppose to stimulate action and energy for the organs, muscles and nerves to work well. Unfortunately too much of a good thing can destroys. Same principle when some diabetic runs their bath water And it is way too hot and they get scald. They just can't feel their feet. It's a circulation problem. It burns and tingled especially at night. Neuropathy is rough.

jayabee52
jayabee52 2011-06-23 22:15:42 -0500 Report

I have burning feet from Diabetic Neuropathy and they burn 24/7/365. But I haven't had problems sleeping because of that particular problem. (My problem mostly stems from my ADHD that when I lay down my mind goes hyperactive and I cannot sleep.)

There are medications to take to try to combat the Neuropathy. The first one Drs usually use is Gabepentin/Neurontin. There are others used if that one doesn't work. Dr has me on an antidepressant Nortryptelene to dull the pain. I don't think it is all that helpful. I also try to control my Blood Glucose numbers. It takes a long time, but it is supposed to allow your nerves to heal after a lot of good control. I also take Alpha Lipolic Acid (ALA) which is supposed to help also. I have noted that it seems like my neuro pain has diminished here lately. Perhaps the combination of what I'm doing is finally having some effect

EDIT: I just read about a drug called Metanix which is used for Diabetic Neuropathy among other things. If you want to read about it search the discussions here in DC for Metanix.

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