bad day of nuropathy pain

Two painful feet
By Two painful feet Latest Reply 2009-02-03 13:11:47 -0600
Started 2009-01-19 19:46:05 -0600

If you have nuropathy maybe you can answer this question for me. Do you have bad pain on the days your blood sugars are high? Do you have worse nuropathy systems when BS are not in control

25 replies

roger 2009-01-28 18:04:48 -0600 Report

hav you had your patassium checked ? could be low ! this may make you have pain or make legs jump banana is a good start it mite help ? but ask doc

roger 2009-01-25 16:13:21 -0600 Report

ito have nuropathy but not only in my feet . my testicle hurt so bad i could not walk they uped my dose of gabapentin now i have very few days of bad pain just slite pain from time to time

maggie56g 2009-01-24 13:04:47 -0600 Report

On your pain question, I have found recently that I have pain in the legs and feet almost every day. My sugar levels are ok so I don't think that is what is causing it. I have gotten a new pair of diabetic shoes this week and they seem to help. your footwear and the way you walk on your feet does make a difference. Try excerising your feet before getting up in the morning keep them up sometime during the day about half hour at a time and excerise them just in slow movements back and forward before getting up. See if this helps you it did me.

highlandcitygirl 2009-01-23 19:48:06 -0600 Report

now i'm having a bad night with it! started this afternoon and has steadily worsen! its going to be a long night!

maggie56g 2009-01-24 13:08:17 -0600 Report

One thing that I have found to help with the leg pain from neuropathy besides my pain medicine is to rest with my legs up on a footstool part of the day. Just resting with them up will help. I told my neighbor the same thing and to rub or get a spouse to message them with some lotion then rest with them up helps a lot. Special support hose will also help. Believe me after several years of this I have tried a lot of different things.

highlandcitygirl 2009-01-24 13:10:25 -0600 Report

thank you once again. the doctor had me on the generic neurontin and it hasn't helped at all!

Leigh Marsden
Leigh Marsden 2009-02-03 12:18:04 -0600 Report

Gabepentin doesn't work for me either. I am now on cyclobenzaprine for muscle cramping. It has been my life saver. When I forget to take it on time I can feel the neurapathy coming on strong. I pray that this is stabalized for you. Neuropathy is soooo painful.
Your Friend, Leigh

butterfly_8 2009-01-21 15:46:34 -0600 Report

I was just cosidering the answers here about pain, neuropathy and bs. I have always had concerns with my feet. But it is true about the rise in bs causing my pain to be worse then I realize I am in double jeopardy since;
Pain=rise in bs and
rise in bs =more pain

Two painful feet
Two painful feet 2009-01-21 18:33:27 -0600 Report

Thank You all for taking the time to write to me about your neuropathy. It helped to to not feel so alone with this battle. I have had neuropathy for about 7 years caused from having polio at 18mths. But since becoming a diabetic it is worse.

Your Friend

Rosevinen 2009-01-20 18:23:03 -0600 Report

Ask your Doctor about Metanx it's a Supplement that will really help with neuropathy but I hope you have good insurance because it's quite expensive. My medicare won't pay for it anymore and I can really feel the difference now that I'm off it. My neuropathy has gotten much worse.

Anonymous 2009-01-20 10:24:09 -0600 Report

My blood sugars are pretty much in control but my bad pain is mostly at night. I take Lyrica for the pain and it does help alot. I have pain throught out the day but if I take my pain meds for my back it helps some.

2catty 2009-01-20 13:32:06 -0600 Report

That is when mine tends to act up most too. Night time, I take Lyrica but can only take it at night because it makes me very dizzy.

Two painful feet
Two painful feet 2009-01-19 22:05:13 -0600 Report

My nueropathy hurts everyday, but today worse than most. My blood sugars a.m. 122 / noon 151 / dinner 128. Not high for me except at noon. Thank you all for your resonses.

Your Friend
JoAnna Gaumond

just4us3 2009-01-19 22:00:16 -0600 Report

One thing is for sure, any time i am not feeling well , from being in pain or sickness my bs will always be higher.

Leigh Marsden
Leigh Marsden 2009-01-19 21:04:30 -0600 Report

My neuropathy acts up when my sugars are out of control. Also, when I am under stress or when I am upset… try getting you vitals under control and drink water and relax… Good Luck Your Friend, Leigh

dj7110 2009-01-19 20:11:32 -0600 Report

I too find having worse pain when BS are higher. In fact this morning was a day I thought I was going to be stuck in bed all day due to pain and my fasting morning B/S was 230 but after daily insulins it is 172. currently taking my lantis for the night. I'm unsure if this is because higher sugars raise pain levels or the pain levels effect the sugars. could be a little of both I supose. David

shirleycc 2009-01-20 17:46:41 -0600 Report

Pain levels can cause a rise in BS according to my doctor. I don't have neuropathy, but fairly recently had my
gall bladder removed. Before the severe
pain started, my BS started climbing and
when the pain got really severe my BS
went higher than it ever does (I usually keep A1C's below 6). The doctor blamed
the rise in BS on the pain primarily. Since surgery my BS is back to my usual
levels. Lately, I've had a few lows that
were frightening. I'm seeing my endo by the end of the week and we'll be discussing that.

highlandcitygirl 2009-01-19 20:01:16 -0600 Report

yes, i've discovered that when my sugar is high my pain worsens, when i behave and have better control, i don't hurt near as bad. i have just recently found this out, through reading discussions and applying them to myself.

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