High blood sugar and jumping out of your skin.

Scott ITM33
By Scott ITM33 Latest Reply 2012-12-10 11:49:59 -0600
Started 2012-11-21 07:05:07 -0600

It's a difficult feeling to describe, but does anyone ever feel like "jumping out of their skin" when their blood sugar is high? I get that feeling at times, especially in my arms and legs, and all I can do to calm them is shake them like crazy. It usually happens when I'm trying to sleep and never happened until my diabetes started.


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Scott ITM33
Scott ITM33 2012-11-22 03:58:02 -0600 Report

Thanks for the info Shelly. Mine was uncomfortable in the lead-up to my diagnosis, but went away afterwards as I got things under control. But it seems to be coning back again along with some very minor cramping now that I'm a bit too busy to eat the way I should and would like to.

ShellyLargent
ShellyLargent 2012-11-21 09:44:31 -0600 Report

I know exactly what you mean… Mine seems to be worse right after some kind of exercise or activity and I'm sitting or laying down. All I can do is bounce my legs to make it go away and even then, that doesn't always work. I used to take carbamazepine for my neuropathy pain in my feet and that worked pretty well to take care of the creepy crawlies in my legs too. I've been off the carbamazepine for a while since my feet haven't been too bad, but I'm starting to notice the pain is worse and so are my legs. I've been told that it could be restless leg syndrome, although I've not been officially diagnosed with it yet.

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