Hi. I’m new here and to the disease. I have problem and the biggest part of that problem is not knowing what to do about it. Its making me feel alone and helpless. And I hate that feeling. I don’t want this to be too long but to digress for a moment before I ask my question, let me explain who I am. I have been a runner since 2009. I run marathons and other races. I’m not too serious about it but I enjoy it. I eat well. I do eat candy (not a whole bag!) and Quarter Pounders (like once or month or two). I do drink but only occasionally and socially. On the whole I’ve been super healthy and conscious of being healthy. For the past year I’ve had bizarre skin infections (in grown hair, cut, pimple and once a clothing abrasion). I’ve had eye sight issues but I thought since I turned 40 and use a computer 9-5 40 days a week; I just needed glasses. I thought the gallons of water I drank each day meant I was dehydrated and well, no one drinks enough water & now I was. Leg pains, unexplained nausea in the morning when I got to work. I even had surgery 2 years ago and the incision got infected and we went through all these antibiotics to finally heal it. My point is, I’ve probably had diabetes for 2 + years but was only diagnosed March 2012. Bloodsugars are way down from the 600 I was at when I almost slipped into a coma (got an infection on my head!). I’m at about 100-200 (mostly lower with a few spikes and a few drops below 70). My last A1C was like 9 so Im in the right direction. Problem is leg pain. I had occaisional pain right before the diagnosis, so may since January 2012. Now my life is in shambles. Can’t sleep at all the pain is unbearable. Its starting to continue hurting really bad in the morning. I cant run (heck I can’t sleep!). I can’t do anything! I work at a University that is part of a major hospital. I see an Endocrinologist’s nurse and my primary care is a PA. Not that I have anything against these position (just sayin). Both have been pushing Cymbalta and the other Neurontin (?). NO luck at all. Primary told me to take melatonin and a benedryl to sleep. NO luck. Pain is getting worse. I hate going to work mostly because I have to get up and work through the pain. I do work through it, but I don’t like it. I’m not my normally bubbly self. I’m getting depressed and I feel frantic. I just need some relief. Endo nurse said I need to start with my primary care dr (which there isn’t). My primary PA actually thought he could treat my diabetes himself! He started me out on 10 units of Lantus a night and prescribed a meter. Didn’t tell me how to use or when or ANYthing! This guy is a joke! I mean I trust him to treat the flu or a sprained ankle but not my disease. No one’s tested me for neuropathy I just asked my endo nurse to give me a referral to a neuromuscular doctor right here at our university. She said no – you should start with your primary to find out what is causing the pain. And my primary is out of town again!!! The last time I called he was out of town and his nurse said to go to the ER if it was that bad. I make a lot of money. I have great insurance. But I feel I’m getting the worse care. I don’t know what to do or who to talk to. Please…yall seem to know whats going on. Please, please tell me what to do. Yall are my last hope!
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