Wild range of blood glucose levels, Insomnia, out of control nuropathy, and nothing effective to help a recovering Alcoholic. What to do and where to go?????

By Hoppy2403 Latest Reply 2014-03-16 11:04:49 -0500
Started 2014-03-12 19:29:19 -0500

Where do I go what do I do. Is there an answer out there somewhere?

7 replies

Trudie Ann
Trudie Ann 2014-03-13 23:38:26 -0500 Report

I have one of those white noise makers. I have had for about 10 years, it runs on batteries so I use the rechargeable batteries. It helps me sleep better. Mine has 4 different sounds to choose from, I like the crashing waves. They have came a long way from when I got mine, and I think there are even electric ones now. Just a suggestion that works for me on insomnia you might try it. Wishing you the best.

GabbyPA 2014-03-13 18:59:46 -0500 Report

As joyce said, getting control of your glucose can help with your neuropathy. And sleeping can help with your glucose numbers. These three things are wildly connected. Is there one that you can work on first to try to get it where you want?

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2014-03-12 20:03:49 -0500 Report

The best place to start is with your doctor. If you have not done so, talk to a nutritionist who can help you with meals and meal planning. My neuropathy cleared up once I got my blood sugar controlled. There is medication for it. Take a diabetes education class. You learn a lot. As for Insomnia, try relaxation. You can use music or a relaxation CD. That helps a lot without medication. Good luck to you.

Hoppy2403 2014-03-12 19:32:05 -0500 Report

I refuse narcotics and benzos due to my attraction to addiction.

jayabee52 2014-03-13 21:18:43 -0500 Report

Narcotics and benzos merely mask your pain. It would be better instead to work on solving the problem underlying the pain from your Neuropathy. Gabby and Joyce gave you some good suggestions on how you might get a handle on things.

God's best to you

James Baker