By gregsDAD Latest Reply 2010-08-25 16:39:07 -0500
Started 2009-11-23 21:23:41 -0600

i recently had a test by a neurologist to confirm neuropathy. I have numbness and tingling but i also have sever pain as well when i try to walk much. I talked to my Dr about this and he just says keep walking. I inquired about PAD but he said he doesn't think so. is ti common to have severe leg pain with neuropathy??

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swanslake54 2010-08-25 16:39:07 -0500 Report

I also have leg pain and i do have PAD but I'm not sure if the pain is from that or neuropathy. My vascular dr. says when I feel its really changing my quality of lifestyle we can talk about surgery, not sure I'm ready for that. I am going to have to push myself more as far as walking goes. Right now i just take something from over the counter. At night it wakes me because my left foot feels so heavy, I have to get up and walk around the room to get some relief.

Mystique1977 2010-03-08 10:58:00 -0600 Report

i have the symptoms, but don't have the diagnosis yet..i get tingling and numbness in my fingers and's worse when, i'm using them for too long..i'm a cna, so it makes my job a whole lot harder..we're on our feet alot and it's hard to sit down for long..but i'm starting rn school this fall and hopefully i'll be able to get a job that will accommodate me..wish me luck!!

marci 2010-03-08 02:10:30 -0600 Report

I have had neuropathy for so long I can't remember how long. First the doc gave me seizure meds, no luck. Then
vicoden and it worked for awhile. I did not like that. Then Osycodone 2 eveery 4 hours. I very carefully told him I really didn't like that. He said oh well that is how you are going to have to live. We than did a test for PAD-nope. Now he has me on Lyrica it was heaven sent to begin with, now it works 80 % of the time, the rest of the time I use Vicoden with it and it works. How can it be numb and still hurt so bad. I had 3 babies and the pain was nothing compared tothis.

fulcrum801 2010-03-08 00:57:49 -0600 Report

i have had neuropathy for over ten years now total numbness to theknee and about half way down my fingers at first the pain was unbearable could bearly walk along with burning then tingling and shooting pains that progressed to total nimbness thank God. artheritis has set in to hips and the combination makes it very difficult to goto work (industry) i has alprogressed toautonomic neuropathy that manifest itself in a miread of ways no two people are alike but in general you will progress thru some of these stages, Catarcts have also been renedied thru surgery. both parent died from this desiese at early ages but i know i ambetter off then they at my age (51) at best you will find ways to deal with the pain as it will become the norm more that the exception good luck in finding way to cope.

Monalisa 2009-12-30 11:17:18 -0600 Report

Hi i have it too, but the Dr. gave me cymbalta and gabapentin and the pain has slowly gone away, not completely but I feel much better, he also gave me vitamin b12 in big doses for nerve damage; also when my bg levels are normal the pain is less. I even raised the foot of my matress with pillows and that helps me sleep with my legs a little raised and in the morning i feel so good i can walk and do a little exercise.

tfuller 2009-12-30 00:24:55 -0600 Report

i have it in my legs and feet,my feet swell up like balloons if i walk for more than 10 to 15 minutes and are constantly purple and in pain.i get told the same thing from the doc(walk walk walk)hard to do,but i deal with the pain and pay for it dearly

AngelV 2009-12-30 10:14:23 -0600 Report

That severe swelling might come from the phosphoric acid in carbonated drinks. I knew one fellow that stopped drinking those items and his swelling went away.

tfuller 2009-12-30 10:26:13 -0600 Report

i dont drink anything carbonated,i use to drink beer but havent drank in 2 years.i drink water,coffee,and 1 or 2 glasses of wine at night

AngelV 2009-12-23 16:04:18 -0600 Report

Angel has the nerve damage problem in his legs when walking, we have to stop for him to adjust, but he has to get that activity. We perscribed to Lyrica for a short while but he said it made him dizzy- so got off of that. It's odd because not long ago he also suffered his first stroke - and I took it that his failing heart was playing part in the leg problems too.

rankearl 2009-11-24 09:57:36 -0600 Report

hi all a year ago i was dx with frozen shoulder which then was arhtritis both arms and shoulders feel heavy when i move them the pain starts i can t sleep at night so then im fatigued all the time i take pain meds then im nausated so i cant eat right i keep making comments so i can figure out what all is going on with me i have no insurance so i cnat see a dr i keep researching all the info here thanks everyone hugs julie

sweething 2009-11-24 08:51:47 -0600 Report

Make it a party of three! I've had mine for at least 10 years. It's always odd to me how my numb feet can hurt so darned bad! I also have it in arms and hands. No two cases are alike. I still consider mine handleable with help. There are medications, usually those for seizures, that can help the nerve pain. Most people with neuropathy find it eventually necessary to try one or more. The loss of muscle strength is something to be worked against. Sometimes for me, keeping my feet elevated for part of the day helps with pain and swelling. Good luck, it's a tough trip.

highlandcitygirl 2009-11-24 08:39:32 -0600 Report

yes, yes and yes ! the reason why they want you to walk, is because you really don't want to. if you don't, then your muscle loses its strength and this puts you in a place where you can' t get around at all ! you will have to walk through the pain. i am so sorry about this, for you and for me !

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