Diabetic Neuropathy

Mercerville, NJ
By Mercerville, NJ Latest Reply 2012-07-19 21:27:59 -0500
Started 2012-07-19 09:40:08 -0500

Since August 2011 I've been recieving infusion treatments of Carimune. Soon I will begin infusion treatments with Octagam. I haven't had treatment in three months and my symptoms are increasingly painful & spreading. I often times awake from a deep sleep with pain in my leg(s).
I've seen that there are anti-depressant medications availble to help with the pain but I'm afraid to try any of them. At times I feel depressed & overwhelmed with my condition and I'm scared of being in a wheelchair. I know that regulating my sugar is key to having relief however; Is there any testimony of the anti-depressant that can be given? I'm searching for long term relief and don't want to just treat the symptoms, I need to get to the root of the problem, which is what the infusions are for. My fear is that the infusions will be for the rest of my life. So be it, if it keeps the wheelchair out of my future but I'm curious to know what others have done.

3 replies

samiks82 2012-07-19 21:27:59 -0500 Report

I have been on cymbalta and it worked for both my nerves and deppression. Another great med is nerotin witch i am currently taking. I love it!! Any pill with dual benifits are a must try! Keep me posted!

MAYS 2012-07-19 10:31:53 -0500 Report

Welcome to the family!
I can only imagine (somewhat) what you are experiencing.
After my foot surgery (bone fusion) my left leg was immobilized for 12 weeks and my nerves were driving me crazy!

The hyperactivity was much more than I could take, and my thoughts were that if this is bothering me now (due to surgery and elevated blood glucose) how would I feel if neuropathy really set in!
Then just the thought of dying nerves, or dead nerves caused me to look further into the effects of neuropathy on the entire body, and it is very, very scary!

So I share this concern about neuropathy with you dearly.
By the way, Lidocaine patches work very, very well.
(Have you ever received electrical nerve stimulation therapy (?) Painful, but it also works)

These links may interest you:






There are many methods of dealing with neuropathy, discuss this with a specialist to find out which method will serve you best, as I stated earlier, I can only imagine (somewhat) what you are experiencing.