no feeling in my thigh

linn - 39691
By linn - 39691 Latest Reply 2009-05-25 08:54:37 -0500
Started 2009-05-19 13:30:25 -0500

I was diagnosed last year. I have a problem with my left thigh it feel numb. It feels this way on the out side part. This has beem going on for about 9 months. Also my feet swell and tingle at night. Is this normal?


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tim 58
tim 58 2009-05-25 08:54:37 -0500 Report

I have same problem but I have no insureance and recently unemployed I just watch my diet and take good care of my feet. I use 2 weigh 265 now 246 my waist use 2 b a 44 now it's size 40 and their r still days when my feet r numb and swell but the days when their not I feel great. I'm learning NO flip flops this can make worse if worn 4 long time

SweeTiePie - 23354
SweeTiePie - 23354 2009-05-23 21:47:05 -0500 Report

It is odd that you should mention the very same thing I have been dealing with for quite awhile now…outer part of thigh and down leg numb and wake up with feet & toes swollen, numb or tingling…my lower back had been hurting when I stood more than a few minutes. It turns out that I have spinal stenosis of lumbar vertebrae. Dr said neuropathy of Diabetes feels more like numbness that is felt when a big sock pulled up over lower leg and calf. Maybe you should see for MRI or XRAYS. Something isnt right in any case and it definitely bears looking into further. Take care of yourself, please.

2009-05-19 14:39:16 -0500 Report

I don't have that problem, but I would suggest that you speak to your doctor about it, especially since it has gone on for so long. People who are diabetic have alot of problems with their feet and legs. But, you should have your dr. check to make sure exactly what is causing the numbness. I could be any number of things.

linn - 39691
linn - 39691 2009-05-19 16:21:49 -0500 Report

I saw the Dr. last week and I never mentioned it. We talked about so many other things. I will call and make an appointment.
Thanks for your answer,
Linn