Cold Feet!

By MEGriff1950 Latest Reply 2011-11-13 08:51:15 -0600
Started 2011-11-12 13:03:05 -0600

Today my feet feel cold. I am loving this. For the last 4 years the only way I knew my feet were cold was to touch them. It has been years since I could sense this feeling. Many of the other neuropathy problems in my feet are lessened or gone.
I gained control over my diabetes in July. I use Lyrica, and many supplements. I just wanted to post this to let others know there is hope to fight neuropathy symptoms.

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Mickey/CCHT 2011-11-13 08:51:15 -0600 Report

I have been taking Alpha Lipoic Acid and have noticed that the pain i would have has lessened and on the days i don't work, i no longer need to take any pain meds, because my legs don't hurt! It's great! I'm hoping get to the point with control over my D and a more holistic approach, that i will no longer have to take any pain meds.
Happy that you are doing better as well! I hope that is keeps getting better for you!
Blessings, Mickey

Kirla 2011-11-12 18:24:01 -0600 Report

When diagnosed I didn’t think I had a problem with my feet. I thought they felt fine. Then after several weeks when my blood sugar dropped a lot I had a problem with my feet feeling cold. The cold feet lasted for several weeks then I had a problem with sore feet. Even put 2 pairs of the soft cushions you buy for the bottom of your shoes and they still hurt all the time. Then the stabbing shooting pains that felt like someone was sticking needles in my feet started. After several months the pain went away and I was left with just the numb tingling feelings. I read an article a couple of years ago by David Mendosa. He figured it was going to take over 5 years for his feet to heal. It’s been about 2½ years now and I still have the numb tingling feeling. I take a B Complex and recently started taking B 12. Don’t know for sure if they’re getting better or not but I like to think they are. I kind of got use to the numb tingling feeling so even if it doesn’t go away I think I can live with it. I heard of other people who waited to long to get their blood sugar under control and have constant pain all the time. I figure I’m lucky I only have the numb tingling feelings.

MEGriff1950 2011-11-12 19:07:11 -0600 Report

Wow Kirla that is not good at all. If you have insuance ask your dr if you can try Lyrica. It is very expensive about $100 a month, my medicare pays for all but $35. It is great for the neuropathy pain you are describbing. My dr also suggested Alpha Lipoic Acid to help with it. I take 400 mgs twice a day, it is getting pricey at Walmart so I now order it online from Puritan's Pride.
I very seldom get that white hot lightening bolts any more from my neuropathy or sciatica since starting Lyrica.

Kirla 2011-11-12 19:37:50 -0600 Report

I never took any meds for my feet. I tried Alpha Lipoic Acid but didn’t see any results with it so stopped using it. Anyway the pain went away and I only have a slight numb tingling feelings mostly at night which don’t really bother me. I believe that keeping my blood sugar under control will do the most good. If the pain returns or if I someday decide I need something I will look into the Lyrica. I no longer see my doctor. Didn’t like him. Need to find a new one soon.

MEGriff1950 2011-11-12 19:45:03 -0600 Report

Finding a good doctor is so very hard. I am fortunate to have one that I can communicate well with. If he does not know something he admits it and will do the research to find answers. He will also listen to my suggestions. When he first prescribed insulin for me it was very expensive and had to be thrown out after 30 days even though I had only used 1/4 of a vial. I found one at Walmart that was very affordable and he let me try it. It worked while I needed it. I am no longer on insulin :). Good luck finding a dr that you are able to work with.