walking or riding , what is the future?

By highlandcitygirl Latest Reply 2009-03-28 20:57:46 -0500
Started 2008-12-03 14:03:15 -0600

i would like to know,is the neuropathy going to worsen to where i can't walk anymore? it seems to be getting worse.

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highlandcitygirl 2008-12-13 20:07:18 -0600 Report

is there anyone on this site whose neuropathy has worsen to the point of no longer being able to take walks? and if you can't get the excerise anymore, don't it keep getting worse?

highlandcitygirl 2008-12-03 15:42:04 -0600 Report

my bottom line question is, i do ty to take a daily walk and things keep getting worse. is there going to be a time when i can no longer walk? or just how far does this progress?

Goddess 2008-12-03 16:16:39 -0600 Report

go to my discussion Neurothapy there is a link that will take you to the neurothapy site.

John Crowley
John CrowleyCA 2008-12-03 16:19:00 -0600 Report

I am certainly not an expert, but I'll offer what I understand. Neuropathy can be debilitating, meaning that some people with neuropathy do reach the point where they can no longer walk.

However, it's not like it's progressive simply because you have it. Neuropathy is a result of nerve damage from high blood sugars. When blood sugars are in better control, the progress of the neuropathy is slowed down or even stopped. So the better your blood sugar control, the better chance you have of staying active and free.

Again, I'm by no means an expert on this topic. But that is my understanding.

2catty 2008-12-03 18:02:45 -0600 Report

Thank you John. You just gave me even more motivation to get everything where it needs to be. Thank you for your input.

maxcats 2009-03-28 20:57:46 -0500 Report

My neuropathy pain has reached a point where I need to use a walker for both support and balance. I also used to take neurontin but found it to drug me too much. I'm hoping that taking walks in the long hallways where I live with my walker will keep me from needing any more aggressive help.

GabbyPA 2008-12-03 14:55:24 -0600 Report

Stay active, keep walking. I know that my neuropathy is like a roller coaster. Right now it is bugging the crap out of me at night, can't sleep. But soon, and almost suddenly, it will subside or I just get used to it. Then it isn't so bad.

When I walk for exercise, I know that it always feels better. I also know that my high numbers continue to do damage to my nerves and until I get my numbers where they need to be, I am not helping in that way.

So get you numbers in a good range, below 140 and keep active. Circulation is your friend.

highlandcitygirl 2008-12-03 14:58:15 -0600 Report

thank you! and my dog thanks you too!!

2catty 2008-12-03 15:15:00 -0600 Report

Ok now I'm scared. I just recently went on Lyrica for neuropathy. I did not know it progressed to the point to where you can't walk. I love hiking riding bikes jumping on a trampoline and just jumping around and being active. After all I have a 3 year old. I want to keep on walking.

Goddess 2008-12-03 14:14:02 -0600 Report

I have a powerchair because when I walked even in my apt. I would fall. I don't know what or how it happened but I am no longer in my powerchair.

highlandcitygirl 2008-12-03 14:27:09 -0600 Report

that is good to hear! i use a cane to take walks,but what is happening is that my legs and feet are hurting so bad,that it is very discouraging to even go for a walk. before the cane i fell down several times.

Goddess 2008-12-03 14:38:43 -0600 Report

Do you take any kind of meds.?

highlandcitygirl 2008-12-03 14:45:48 -0600 Report

not anything for diabetes as of yet. doctor says i have metobolic syndrome. sugar goes up to about 150 at times ,then down to 35 at times. i take meds. for blood pressure,cholesterol,depression,stomach problems,aspirin for a heart mumur,and neurontin for polyneuropaty. all things that go with having metobolic syndrome.

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