Diabetic Neuropathy

By shortysmalls Latest Reply 2012-04-29 20:54:20 -0500
Started 2012-04-20 18:29:02 -0500

Hey have a question found out that have started diabetic Neuropathy in both of my feet and the foot dr but me on a drug called gampenton. Am taking it onece at night ofr a week then twice daily to see how it works. Is there anyone out there dealing with this. And since it can get worse how does all deal with it. I know diabetes is an ongoing cronic disease and everything and anything goes, so to speak and is different for everyone but sort of scared and ok sort of

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tsbprod1 2012-04-27 19:20:09 -0500 Report

Well saw the Dr and he agree that it's neuropathy and sent me for x-rays. They added glipizide to my many pills because my A-1 was 9.5% they said if that doesnt bring it down they are going to put me on insulin. I go back in two weeks for my test results. hopefully good news. To be honest I really don't want any pills for my neuropathy, only beacause of being afraid of possible side affects. I hope that things begin to work out for all of us. I really do enjoy talking with all here. I read what everyone has written and you all give me a lift in spirit and faith. Thanks to all.

Caroltoo 2012-04-27 20:02:58 -0500 Report

If you can handle the pain, you don't have to take a pill for neuropathy. Might be nice to have something available to you though, just in case it gets really bad some night.

shortysmalls 2012-04-27 23:15:44 -0500 Report

pain isnt the issue even though they hurt but its the stabbing pain in my toes and the tingle in soles of feet that is making me crazy. I stand on feet and get the stabbing pains and even at night sometimes get that same sensation so asprin doesnt work. wish it did though but have drs appointment in may so will see how it goes

Caroltoo 2012-04-28 02:47:52 -0500 Report

Sorry you are in such pain, Shortysmalls. My comment was in response to tsbprod1 who stated he didn't want any pills for neuropathy. Sounds like you are in a different situation. Hope you find something that helps you soon. Going without sleep because of pain is a real bummer that can sure set you up for a difficult day!

shortysmalls 2012-04-29 09:12:58 -0500 Report

feet seem to be feeling better still pain once in awhile but didnotice a sore of heel of right foot so will keep a w atch on that.

Caroltoo 2012-04-29 11:19:24 -0500 Report

Glad your feet are feeling somewhat better. Do watch carefully. Seems so many things can happen.

shortysmalls 2012-04-28 10:42:02 -0500 Report

hey sorry but can relate too. didnt want meds but het if stuff u try doesnt work u need to do something. am doing ok thanks talk later

tsbprod1 2012-04-23 09:07:19 -0500 Report

I too have neuropathy in my feet, but take nothing for it other than Advil or Bayer asprin for it. I do a lot of walking daily and it just hurts bad. I told my doctor about it, but hav yet to get any results out of him. For now i just grin and bear it. also told my Dr. about tingling in my arms, hansd and around my mouth and tongue. still waiting to hear somthing possitive from him about that.

shortysmalls 2012-04-27 16:54:15 -0500 Report

havent gotten neuropathy in my arms or hands yet but do get that burning sensation with the itch and stabbing pain on rt part of my back. do take tylonel for pain but just as needed for when arthritis kicks in like when weather changes.

shortysmalls 2012-04-27 16:51:23 -0500 Report

Hey thanks. am seeing the foot dr on May 10 and started taking two gabapentin per day. Still having the burning and stabbing pains which is making me nuts but am dealing with it as much as I can. did write dwn what you listed and will ask my foot dr what he thinks. Or if he can give me something different if this doesnt work. Lipitor and celebrex for me are not an option since my insuance wont cover name brands even if they work better. So will let all know what dr says

Plara31480 2012-04-23 08:00:41 -0500 Report

I also take Gabapentin with limited success. I have it severly in my feet and few other symptoms. I have type II and my Blood Glucose is down to normal levels. The bit of research I have done, I havent seen a whole lot out there on truely reversing the pain and symptoms of nueropathy once it sets in. I take tramadol and advil for the pain but I do get withdrawal symptoms if I dont take the tramodol regularly. I would love to see some solid info on reversing the symptoms of nueropathy but havent really found it yet

shortysmalls 2012-04-29 20:54:20 -0500 Report

t hat would be nice having some info on how to reverse symptoms i mean we have to deal with diabetes on a regular basis weather type 1 or 2 and it isnt our fault but still some of the other stuff like this is or can be a pain literally but we do what we can

jayabee52 2012-04-20 20:31:41 -0500 Report

Howdy Shortysmalls!

I have Burning Neuropathy in both feet (actually starts in my knees and is all the way to my toes). I also have tingling neuropathy from my elbows to fingertips.

I have been on Gabapentin (AKA "Nerontin") before and I didn't see that it helped me at all. (I pray that you will respond to it.) I have been on a antidepressant med called Nortryptelene, again without success.

Currently I maintain "normal" Blood Glucose (BG) levels and take rAlpha Lipolic Acid (rALA) and 5000 mcg of Biotin to support it (as ALA is said to consume a lot of Biotin - a B vitamin also)

I also take Benfotamine (sp?) a synthetic vitamin B1 to try to cut down on the pain. I have noted that use of these supplimints have reduced the pain but have not yet eliminated it.

I have heard of folks on this board who have used celebrex or other anti depressants with success.

I pray your Gabapentin works for you. More than that I pray that you find relief from your Neuropathic pain somehow!

James Baker

shortysmalls 2012-04-22 11:45:35 -0500 Report

hey thanks my bc is under control and am due in a week or two for my annual blood work ( feel like a lab rat) so will c what dr says about the meds and all. will also write dwn these and see thanks for the info and hope your feet feel better as well.

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