Been gone a while...

By 2catty Latest Reply 2010-05-28 20:00:23 -0500
Started 2010-05-28 01:27:24 -0500

Sorry everybody that I have been gone for quite a while. I have been dealing with severe neuropathy and and severe depression. I am coping a little better with the depression. They put me on wellbutrin and abilify. So it is starting to work. I still have those days to where I don't want to get out of bed. Especially with all the pain in my feet. It is not pins and needles anymore in my feet. It is just pure pressure and pain as soon as my feet touches the floor. And when I sit it feels like my feet are going to explode. So they put my on neurontin 600mg. 3 times a day and hydrocodone 2 times a day. My life is so painful and difficult that I dissapeared in my own little world. I gained weight because of the neurontin and my insulin in my pump. But my a1c is 6.1 so that is good. I hate that I became diabetic at 19 and weighed 115 and became T2 but it is the hand I was dealt and I am trying hard. Thank you everybody for letting me take off some steam. I feels a little better. (hugs)

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Nova69 2010-05-28 20:00:23 -0500 Report

Sorry to hear about your problems. From what I've heard, neurontin can take several weeks to reach its full effect, so things may still get better. Also, watch for side effects, it can cause edema in some patients.

Above all, try not to let the diabetes control your life. It's a disease and you're better than any disease so try to take the control of your life back from your disease. Fight back - You can do it. We're all pulling for you.

petals 2010-05-28 06:45:45 -0500 Report

I understand about being depressed. I was in a major depression for about 2 years, after a bout of cancer and not being able to have kids. The depression did go away. And you are getting help, that is the right thing to do. Stay strong. And being a diabetic over time does get better. At first there is so much to learn that you can get overwhelmed easily. How long have you been a diabetic? I am here if you need me.

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