Pain in the veins?

By dagger1234 Latest Reply 2013-12-29 13:49:22 -0600
Started 2013-12-24 16:29:56 -0600

Happening to anyone? It used to happen on my legs and now. It's on my hands(especially the right hand by my index and middle finger and palm. It feels like a lightning pain that lasts a few seconds but it is so painful, I want to cry! Please help!!

8 replies

locarb 2013-12-25 02:29:07 -0600 Report

Unfortunately, neuropathy can precede a diagnosis of diabetes. I have been "controlled" for over three years. Diet and exercise have worked, although there are times my motivation is challenged. My A1C are 5.5 or less for three years. I do suffer from neuropathy and take several medications to cope with the pain. I have found that walking helps a lot ( I also practice yoga). Please see your health care provider. While maintaining BG is excellent advice, I can tell you first-hand that one may be forced to live with neuropathy excellent control notwithstanding.

steph86 2013-12-24 21:15:14 -0600 Report

I recently been diagnosed with neuropathy burning sensation in my legs esp when walking to much or climbling stairs is the worst but i get numbness and sharp quick jabs of pain in my toes have your endocrinologist check your feet to determine if it is…also quick lighting pains happen when bs is uncontrolled

SkooterSnowy 2013-12-29 13:49:22 -0600 Report

I get those lightening strike pains also, when mentioned to my doctor all she said was :hmmmm" Now I know its neuropathy and I need to address this with my doctor, I am already on a pain management régime for my arthritis, so I doubt there is much more they can do

dagger1234 2013-12-24 21:45:34 -0600 Report

My blood sugars are good! Really good! I will be getting off of insulin if isn't #'s continue to stay normal. Or does being low still get neuropathy?

jayabee52 2013-12-26 02:40:23 -0600 Report

being low ("hypo") (below 70 mg/dl) will cause confusion and other problems, however neuropathy isn't one of those problems. Generally speaking neuropathy for People with Diabetes results from having high Blood Glucose (BG) levels generally over 140 mg/dl for an extended period of time. Since nerves are slow to regenerate or repair themselves, sometimes it takes quite some time to see improvement when one's BG levels are at normal levels for a longer period of time.

Rereading your original posting perhaps your lightning strikes are not due to diabetes complications. One can get neuropathy from many sources or reasons. You may read about the many caused of Neuropathy by going here ~

Generally Neuropathy from diabetes is "bilateral" that is: both sides of the body are involved. As you descibed your newer symptoms: "especially the right hand by my index and middle finger and palm." it perhaps could be a nerve being somehow pinched. In any event I recommend you see your Dr about these new symptoms to try to determine the reason you are experiencing them and see if there is anything you can do about them.

jayabee52 2013-12-24 17:56:57 -0600 Report

Howdy Dagger
Sounds to me like the beginnings of neuropathy,

At least that is how mine started (in my legs & feet - burning neuropathy).

Keeping one's Blood glucose (BG) levels under stict conntrol can often help either with stopping these "lightning strikes" or minimizing their intensity

I pray you can minimize or eliminate these painful events


Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2013-12-24 22:14:07 -0600 Report

I agree with you James. Mine disappeared once I was in control. Now it only flares up now and then if I spike.

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