bad mood barbara ?

By highlandcitygirl Latest Reply 2009-05-11 22:26:54 -0500
Started 2009-05-08 21:39:19 -0500

i have been awaken many a night here lately screaming in pain from leg cramps, i am not a happy camper and i thought i would just tell you guys about it. poly neuropathy, diabetes, all stink ! if i really felt good i would probably die from surprise !

20 replies

cakeybakes 2009-05-11 22:26:54 -0500 Report

I have different pains that wake me up several times a night, too. Just adds a challenge to the day in thinking of different ways to stay awake! Gotta have a sense of humor with this much fun in your life!

lois hutchins
lois hutchins 2009-05-11 19:45:23 -0500 Report

diabetes, bad mood, no sleep. pain of all sorts!!!
what's not to like???,rotfl
I HATE DIABETES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The good thing is meeting all of you!! Together we can kick a mood in the waszoo!!
big ol hug

2009-05-11 16:52:15 -0500 Report

So sorry Barbara. I'm lucky to not have that problem (yet.) I hope you find some relief. You're in my thoughts and prayers friend. Take care and feel better! Hugs, Angie

mamaoak 2009-05-09 17:11:58 -0500 Report

i9 do streches for craamps in the legs. and take potasium and zinc. it helps a lot. some times the cranps hurt so much. hope you get a good nights sleep soon.

highlandcitygirl 2009-05-09 15:01:55 -0500 Report

i see that the rating has been changed from 100 % to 92 % lets see if we can bring it on down ! i wrote the d—- thing, it wasn't meant to help anyone , other than allow an outlet for me to complain and anybody else that needed to. i rate it a 0 % see i told you i was in a bad mood !

LadyDi - 26259Miller
LadyDi - 26259Miller 2009-05-09 15:14:14 -0500 Report

You're a hoot, Barb! Feel better.

Pauline B
Pauline B 2009-05-09 11:15:07 -0500 Report

For leg cramps, which to me are different from neuropathic pain, I would suggest taking a potassium supplement, even if your serum levels appear to be OK. When I've been active (such as doing a lot of walking or gardening), and I unconsciously flex my muscles in my sleep, I wake up with leg cramps. I've learned the hard way to pre-treat, especially when the potassium levels are getting at the bottom of the normal scale.

dj7110 2009-05-09 10:34:51 -0500 Report

I hate them leg cramps too. toes curl uncontrolable in pain. I know where your comming from. best thing i find for relief to get back to sleep is warm compresses over cramp area. Just wet a towel in as hot as water you can get and put in a plastic bag. place it over area cramped area. this helps the best for me anyways. David

2009-05-09 08:58:54 -0500 Report

Waking up with severe leg cramps doesn't put me in a very good mood either. The pain is horrendous!!!

SteveMellen10 2009-05-08 21:54:07 -0500 Report

I had leg cramps for a couple years b4 I knew I had diabetes. The numbing in the feet is what finally got me to a Dr to find out I had diabetes. Sad thing is that I should have known since both my parents were diabetic…

Anyway, I feel your pain ;) (I know, bad pun) Here's to a good night sleep, with no cramps!


highlandcitygirl 2009-05-08 21:56:35 -0500 Report

oh ! the blessings of true friends, those who have the pain and those who know the ones with the pain. only the brethren understand the disease !

LadyDi - 26259Miller
LadyDi - 26259Miller 2009-05-08 22:02:13 -0500 Report

I'm constantly hearing of folks who learned that they were diabetic through other issues, such as surgery, an injury or a situation such as you experienced. With all the statistics we read and hear, I can't even imagine how many that are out there who will die without ever knowing they had it. Unless they experience the signs and recognize them for what they are, or they're forced to have blood work for some other reason, they will go through life oblivious to it.

LadyDi - 26259Miller
LadyDi - 26259Miller 2009-05-08 21:52:07 -0500 Report

I've been so blessed not to have experienced that, but from the way people describe it, it must just be awful. I have several friends who deal with it here locally, and my heart breaks for them. Neuropathy is certainly one of the more awful parts of dealing with diabetes. My heart goes out to all of you who live with it day and night. I know you must all take meds for it, and I presume that helps - some. Apparently it doesn't totally relieve it. It's enough to make you "not a happy camper", I am sure.

cyncyn 2009-05-08 21:45:50 -0500 Report

Oh girl, I know what you mean. About the pain, and waking up without. My body would not know what to do!
My pain is different from yours, but I know about pain, and no sleep!

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