It has been a month now since I got the dreaded news. I had suspected it but now I KNEW! I have hated and feared this my whole life. My mom was a diabetic (what the called a brittle diabetic) I grew up having to look out for her and take care of her. To this day I cannot stomach orange juice with sugar. She died in 1984. her Dr had told her she wouldn't see her 50th birthday, she would have been 50 on her next birthday.
So I have these meds to take and I have cut way down on sugar (Pepsi) and am generally trying to eat better. I get the sugar free sweets and whole grain pasta and I'm eating more veggies. I do have real sweets and Pepsi sometimes. I feel that is very good for me to achieve that much. Sometimes I feel so bad, that I just don't care. I feel worse now than I did before I knew. I am typing this with hands that feel like they are asleep. Sometimes it hurts so much, burning and shooting pains. I do type alot in my work and text. But this is almost constant now since I found out for sure. And my left ear is ringing all the time too. Occasionally I would have episodes of my hands going to sleep or ears ringing, but not like this. In fact, I never even thought of them as syptoms.
I did go to my VA dr and she gave a Rx for amitriptyline for neuropathy and I am to be scheduled for a EMG. I am also taking metformin, glipizide, smvastatin and lisinooril.
I am scared
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