By Goddess Latest Reply 2015-05-02 17:16:21 -0500
Started 2008-11-25 08:22:15 -0600

There are several different kinds of neurothapy. 1 effects the legs and feet the other one effects all your inside organs.

103 replies

Goddess 2009-05-08 08:33:18 -0500 Report

Here is one that deals with a part of diabetes and yet it gets buried!!!! Why is that ?? Jealously!!!!!

rbergman 2009-02-12 09:29:11 -0600 Report

I just got this in an email today thought I'd share it.

Diagnosing and Treating Nerve Damage

Your doctor can usually diagnose diabetic neuropathy at an office visit. During the exam, he or she will test your reflexes and sensory perception. Although tests to confirm the diagnosis aren’t usually necessary, some doctors perform nerve conduction tests to see if individual arm or leg nerves are affected. Other specialized tests can be used to diagnose slow stomach emptying, bladder sluggishness, or erectile dysfunction.

Neuropathy, like retinopathy, can be prevented with tight glucose control. Gaining better control over your blood glucose can also ease discomfort. Your doctor may prescribe oral medications or topical creams to reduce pain and ensure a good night’s rest. Occasionally, painkillers may be necessary as well.

Bowel disturbances. Eating more fiber may correct bowel disturbances. If your stomach empties too slowly, your doctor may recommend a medication such as metoclopramide (Reglan). If you’re bothered by diarrhea, taking an antidiarrheal drug such as loperamide (Imodium) may help.

Erectile dysfunction. For men who suffer erectile dysfunction due to diabetes, about half can be helped by drugs that are phosphodiesterase inhibitors such as sildenafil (Viagra), tadalafil (Cialis), and vardenafil (Levitra); the use of vacuum devices before intercourse; or surgical implants.

Bladder problems. One way to prevent or handle bladder problems or incontinence is by training yourself to go to the bathroom every hour or two rather than waiting until you feel the urge. If this isn’t helpful, your doctor may recommend oral drugs or surgery.

Dizziness. Dizziness or lightheadedness may also require some simple lifestyle changes. If standing up quickly brings on lightheadedness, try taking more time to change positions. Cutting out alcohol and increasing your dietary salt intake may also help.

The many forms of nerve damage are not easy to treat. The best way to avoid them is by keeping your blood glucose levels as close to normal as possible.

highlandcitygirl 2009-02-05 10:06:17 -0600 Report

is it possible to have neuropathy pain all over your body?

roger 2009-02-05 10:11:12 -0600 Report

yes i have it in my feet and my testicls any place you have nerve damsge can have this pain

Goddess 2009-02-05 10:11:47 -0600 Report

I don't know. maybe some else does

highlandcitygirl 2009-02-05 10:13:09 -0600 Report

anyone have tingling and funny feelings in their back and face?

roger 2009-02-05 10:25:05 -0600 Report

i get a lot af twitching in my face for time to time. my feet have a lot fo pain and feel fat like i have two or three pair of socks on and they are all down by my toes. i take GABAPENTIN 3 times a day to keep it under control but if i forget or is a long time between dose it goes in to high gear .night time is so bad! if i forget my legs jump and cramp i cant stay still . as for my back the only thing is if i take a day off and sit around the house my back and ribs hurt like i was jumped and left for dead . this helpedhope

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Starfire - 23364 2009-02-12 08:53:44 -0600 Report

Lately I have had alot of tingaling in my arms and hands it's like when they go to sleep. I try and move them to keep up circulation as best I can does any-one else have this condition? If so what do you do for it ? Also lately My neurothapy in my legs has been getting bad in pain alot mostly all the time I am on gabapintin mornings (1) and (2) pills at night, 300mgs so I guess that I'll start taking them 4 times a day as it says on the bottle. It might help.

roger 2009-02-12 15:30:29 -0600 Report

i tak gab 3 times a day but 600mg each time i still from tim to time have the same in my arms and hands but it is most offten when i let to long go between doses. i to find that the lower my bg the less this happens

Goddess 2009-01-16 01:09:17 -0600 Report

I went to my neuro wed..All he did was up my neurotin by 300mg a day. I don't see him again for 6 months.

highlandcitygirl 2009-01-16 09:11:05 -0600 Report

i stopped taking mine, it didn't help.

Karmul 2009-01-16 09:20:01 -0600 Report

I was given neurotin for mine too and it didn't help at all…I find more relief in just moving my feet a bit than I ever did with the neurotin…so I quit taking it, it was way too expensive when it was doint nothing except harming some other part of my body probably.

highlandcitygirl 2008-12-30 16:41:59 -0600 Report

i feel like i need to let people with pre-diabetes know, that you can have neuropathy caused by elevated sugars, even before the doctors tell you that you have diabetes!

highlandcitygirl 2008-12-19 09:39:36 -0600 Report

well, i am glad i have this computer as i no longer can hold up to do much! this site gives me a lot of information along with people to express to.

Goddess 2008-12-16 09:27:58 -0600 Report

there are three kinds of neurothapy. periphial, autonomic, and poly.

Marie78218 2015-05-02 16:51:05 -0500 Report

I have poly-neuropathy. Basically, neuropathy all over my body. But I have Fibromyalgia too. It really sucks. Nerve and muscle damage. Not to mention that I have osteo-arthritis to boot. I'm so sick and tired of being sick and tired and in pain.

jayabee52 2015-05-02 17:16:21 -0500 Report

Howdy Marie
I have neuro, fibro and osteo too.
I agree that it does really suck!
Don't know what else to say.

God's best to you

highlandcitygirl 2008-12-10 20:43:04 -0600 Report

i am so messed up, that i don't know what to do! i am in miserable pain all the time,just want to give up!

Debe Pendice
Debe Pendice 2008-12-10 20:47:20 -0600 Report

What are you doing at this time for your neuropathy? Are you taking medication? Are you keeping your BS in good control? What are our MD's telling you? I wish there was something I could tell you to do to help…Debe

highlandcitygirl 2008-12-10 20:58:08 -0600 Report

i am taking generic neurontin,walk 30 min. a day so that i can still walk. but its becoming more painful everyday, i am discouraged. my blood sugar does not stay high enough to be put on medication,but i have already had two cateract surgeries,and my left eye is blurry now. they tested the nerves on my legs and feet and said i had polyneuropathy. but it is in my hands and arms also. the doctor said it's just my bad luck!

Debe Pendice
Debe Pendice 2008-12-10 21:12:36 -0600 Report

What does your MD mean when he say its bad luck? Did they tell you what type of diabetic you are? Are your BS in good control or scattered all over the place. I want to understand whats going on since your pain is really great, I really feel bad that you have to go thru that…Debe

highlandcitygirl 2008-12-10 21:28:30 -0600 Report

fours years ago he said i had diabetes,put me on metforin, until i lost enough weight. they went down and stayed down two years ,only problem was, i was in pain the whole time. went through a terrible stressful time,gained weight,blood sugar went to 127 and he tells me i'm pre-diabetic. when i had lost a lot of weight my sugar went down into the 30's day after day, called the doctor,he told me to eat more snacks,thus the weight gain. i insisted last month for my legs to be tested, that is when the neuropathy was discovered, then he said i had metobolic syndrome and it was just my bad luck!

Debe Pendice
Debe Pendice 2008-12-10 21:33:54 -0600 Report

So as of now does your MD still consider you a pre- diabetic? Does he still have you on diabetic medicines with your BS that low? Is this your PCP? Do you have an endocrinologist…I feel bad your in so much pain. I don't wish anyone to have to have so much pain…Debe

Brenda Kruse
Brenda Kruse 2008-12-10 21:32:52 -0600 Report

I have severe neuropathy, as well. I am up to 900 mg. of neurontin 3x a day and that is finally helping somewhat. I also take 1 mg. of clonazepam 3x a day. I am at the point where walking is very difficult and impossible some days. I, however, have been on insulin for 47 of my 58 years. I don't believe in "bad luck" and would highly suggest a different doctor. There has to be something that will ease your pain. I'm so sorry for you—I feel your pain and your tears. I also know that feeling of wanting to give up. But, don't!! God has a purpose for your life and you just need to find the right endrocrinologist to help you. I will so be praying for you, and thinking of you as I'm up in tears myself at night. Also, have you tried heat, or cold, or Biofreeze, which is a topical roll (or rub) on for arthritis, etc.? It works fantastic for me! Keep the faith—there is a solution! Blessings to you! Brenda Kruse

highlandcitygirl 2008-12-10 21:44:24 -0600 Report

yes, i have been pondering that very thing, he actually told this last time that there was no such thing as pre-diabetic. thank you both for caring and for the advice. i need to hear others imput, so that i can reach a decision.

highlandcitygirl 2008-12-11 14:12:55 -0600 Report

i had metforin for diabetes, i don't remember the dosage, i was no longer taking it at the time of the incidents. i took my blood pressure medicine and still do at this time.

highlandcitygirl 2008-12-11 14:25:49 -0600 Report

it has been a year,since then i have gained a lot of weight back. i longer experirnce those kind of lows. i saw my doctor the first part of november.

highlandcitygirl 2008-12-11 14:41:37 -0600 Report

i told him i wanted test done on my legs and feet to find out what was wrong with them, so he got me an appointment with a neurologist and thats when i found out i had polyneuropathy.

highlandcitygirl 2008-12-11 15:01:52 -0600 Report

300 mg of generic neurontin, at first,then when i said it wasn,t helping he upped it to 600mg and this is at bedtime. i hurt all during the day. he said he had to go slowly to see the amounts i could tolerate.

Goddess 2008-12-11 15:09:31 -0600 Report

That is true with some meds. they have to increase them slowly. I would call him and ask for a regular pain med to go along with what you are taking now.

lois hutchins
lois hutchins 2009-04-22 23:15:26 -0500 Report

YES, YES Goddess
and for goodness sake find another doctor that will have your BEST interest at heart, plus a diabetic doctor(I can't spell correct word)
Please take care,listen to your body ,then fix it!
That"bad luck" Dr. can suck an egg!
Hugs and much love

Debe Pendice
Debe Pendice 2008-12-02 03:50:35 -0600 Report

There is this good Web site at: The association keeps its members up-to-date on current treatments and developements. You can contact The Neuropathy Association at 800-247-6968…Debe