By runthe Latest Reply 2011-09-26 00:54:09 -0500
Started 2011-09-19 20:45:49 -0500

Hi all, heres hoping that all is doing great. I have a question. About thursday of last week I notice that my fingers on my left hand is tingling and feeling numb. Today I notice that the tingling is more intense. Is this neuropathy or is this something else that I have to worry about. It seems that everything is happening to me all at once.. I don't know what is going on with me. I am scare because I see the same pattern that happen to my mom is happening to me. Monm passed away at 65 years old. I just don't know anymore. I don't think that I can stand another thing going wrong with me. Thanks for letting me vent. Lots of internet hugs and love to all.

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twoww1976 2011-09-26 00:54:09 -0500 Report

i have it too i went to the dr's last week and had shock treatment in my legs and feet because i have been fighting this disease for 6 years at least i can not walk now and i have no feeling in my feet at all i can not be on my feet for more than 10 minutes or i am in a lot of pain through out my whole body. neourapathy is NO JOKE get to the dr asap and ask to be tested trust me don't put it off… i don't mean to scare you i am just being honest with you. God Bless you

angthangl 2011-09-24 12:53:44 -0500 Report

I've had neourapathy for 15 yrs now and I'm starting to get some feeling back n my feet, but its because I have a 3 and 4 year old who constantly have me on my feet and moving around all the time. All the drs I saw for it told me I would never have any feeling in them again , but obviously they were wrong. They put me on a variety of meds for the first few years but it did nothing. I have my 2 kids to thank for the feeling coming back.

Kim Parker
Kim Parker 2011-09-24 12:35:33 -0500 Report

Ahh welcome to the world of neuropathy. Try to go to your doctor now to do something about it, because it gets A LOT worse. You are just in the early stages, which is good. Ask your doctor about Lyrica. It is a wonderful way to help control neuropathy. Now…it doesn't make it go away. You have to do that with tight sugar control, foods, etc. I'm sure you know that. But..the Lyrica does help mitigate the tingling, numbness and pain of neuropathy.

cbelyea 2011-09-23 22:32:25 -0500 Report

Hi Rhonda, I recently went to my endocrinologist with the same question after experiencing the same thing in my left thumb. I'm encouraged because it has largely dissipated, and also because I was told this could occur as a result of a vitamin B deficiency. You might want to bring it up when you see yours next time. Good luck!

jayabee52 2011-09-20 17:23:25 -0500 Report

Howdy again Rhonda!

I have diabetic neuropathy. I have it all over my body. From my knees down to toes I feel like I am burning, From my elbows to fingers I have the tingling sensation, almost like when one lays on their arm and it "goes to sleep" My groin area tingles too. (don't want to give you TMI here - LoL) I think I may be developing gastroparesis due to the neuropathy too. I have a lot that is wrong with me. But I keep on keeping on as I am not ready to stop living my life. I just have to take it as it comes.

The good Lord will take me to Himself when He decides it is my time. I am ready to go. Until then, I have things to do.

Blessings to you and yours


elaine1155 2011-09-20 08:26:17 -0500 Report

Hi Ronda read your post this morning I see you was up last night writing it. I know you are scared because I fell the same way I also have tingle in my fingers and toes so I know it not carpal tunnel syndrome in my feet. I happens mostly when I waky up in the mornings. Like I'm sleeping on my hand all night, but I know thats not true because I'm to busy getting up going to the Bathroom. I lost my mom she was 68 years of age, and I think what if this going to happen to me. Well Rhonda think about it our parent did not have the support system that we have like DIABETES CONNECT with the friend and family support they offer because we are family. The internet information system And the improvement of the treatment for Diabetes these days there is no shame in our illness. Just a lot of hope and love for all and if you feel like venting I reach my hand and heart out to you. Just keep the faith and don't let this disease defeat you and remember you are not alone. Huges. Elaine

Papa's Girl
Papa's Girl 2011-09-20 00:07:02 -0500 Report

Hi Rhonda, it possibly carpal tunnel syndrome, I just had surgery in October 2010 for carpal tunnel and I had the same problems, since my surgery I'm doing just fine. Now my husband may have to have surgery for the same problem.

MEGriff1950 2011-09-20 00:13:26 -0500 Report

Papa's Girl please read my post below. I would not recommend Borage Oil if it did not truly help. Keep in mind 6 diagnosed with it still do not need the surgery 20+ years later.

Papa's Girl
Papa's Girl 2011-09-20 00:24:11 -0500 Report

I have read your post. I have never heard or Borage Oil and being that you take it for PMS I really dont think I will tell my husband if I get it for him. LOL he might not take it other wise.

MEGriff1950 2011-09-20 00:28:57 -0500 Report

LOL ok let him know it is an OMEGA 9 and helps with soft tissue problems such as carpel tunnel. I am long past the pms now but continue to take it for the carpel tunnel and Omega 9 benefit. If you do research on it there is a lot of crontroversy over it being more then an omega 9.

Papa's Girl
Papa's Girl 2011-09-21 06:19:45 -0500 Report

Hi: just what does the omega 9 do for your body? I am clueless when it comes to things like this. But I will get some for him and have him try it and see how well it works. Take care and be safe.

MEGriff1950 2011-09-19 21:14:10 -0500 Report

Hello Rhonda, only your doctor can tell you for sure. Are you on a computer a lot? If so it could be carpel tunnel syndrome. You can develope this if you do anything repetitively with your hands I developed it from doing janitor work, bakers often get it from decorating cakes and dipping cookies, the salad makers in university dinning halls got it from continual cutting and chopping. Here is the good news if that is it. I had the surgery on one wrist while that one was healing the symptoms of carpel tunnel went away on my other wrist which I also needed surgery on. I was taking a supplement called Borage Oil, it is high in GLA and helps with PMS symptoms. Well it took the pain away in the wrist plus I found out a couple of years ago it is also high in Omega 9, which helps fight bad cholesterol. I take 1000 mgs of Borage Oil every day, I get it at Walmart for under $4.00 a month. Five of my co-workers who started taking it in the 90's along with me had been diagnosed with CTS and all needed surgery. They are still working and taking their Borage Oil faithfully and none had the surgery.
From my neuropathy I found that for most people it is equal on both sides first symptoms usually start in the feet. Please note that I said most and usually. Nothing with us diabetics is the same for everyone.
God bless Rhonda, hope this helps

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