Muscle Aches

By grandmadude Latest Reply 2011-01-15 13:56:41 -0600
Started 2010-07-20 19:35:58 -0500

My husband has been recently diagnosed with Type 2 dibetis. He is having a lot of problems with body aches. Is this a normal thing to happen?

18 replies

MewElla 2011-01-15 13:56:41 -0600 Report

I have t2 diabetes and, at times, my shoulders ache so much hard to turn over in bed or else one of my legs will ache. Then pain disappears, heaven only knows what it is, but is is very painful when it does start. I am not on any meds so it couldn't be that. Good Luck to your husband…

ONeil 2010-07-26 04:53:06 -0500 Report

I realy don't know but I do understand do to I also hve pain in my arms, knees, and legs all the time . I am also on insulin, & type 2. some times I think it is old age to me I don't know. or I just pulled my muscles.
hugs & best wish, good luck,

Mama Dee
Mama Dee 2010-07-22 10:47:42 -0500 Report

Happy day to you,
My husband is a diabetic also been since 2002 I never remember him speaking about unusaul pain. But then he is one that will not share that unless real bad because of me being sickly also. Now I will ask him about this for it probally depends on the person you know each of our bodies react differently.

Working 4 Jesus, & Loving it,
Mama Dee

grandmadude 2010-07-21 20:21:26 -0500 Report

Thanks for you help. I hope that Tim is feeling better soon. He has had a rough couple of weeks and to top off the pain he is in, he was run over by a cow the other day and has now added this to the pain he is already in. Luckily he didn't break anything, he is just bruised.

GabbyPA 2010-07-22 10:05:54 -0500 Report

Run over by a cow? I hope at least he was on the farm when that happened.

grandmadude 2010-07-22 13:04:52 -0500 Report

yes… we have a dairy and he was feeding them and something spooked them and they went a running right toward him. They all missed him except that one. He is doing better though. Thanks

GabbyPA 2010-07-23 08:28:53 -0500 Report

Cows are rather skittish critters. I know my uncle would not let me in the barn while he was milking because the cows didn't know me and it might scare them. I am glad he's doing better.

grandmadude 2010-07-24 21:30:33 -0500 Report

thanks… I know how cows can be moody.. used to milk them myself. Glad that I don't anymore though. I leave this up to my boys and daughter in law now. Got kicked too many times and don't miss it! lol

GabbyPA 2010-07-25 08:06:08 -0500 Report

LOL I bet! I have never been kicked by a cow, but I have been stepped on by a horse once. That was not fun either, but not as bad as falling off. Ooops!

GabbyPA 2010-07-21 19:26:47 -0500 Report

There are so many factors that could be contributing to that.
Was he given a statin drug for cholesterol?
Are his sugar levels high?
Has he been exercising more to help with his control?
He could be suffering from a low grade fever or cold.
It could just be age...
The thing to do is keep an eye on what he is doing and write things down. That way you can start to find patterns and maybe the causes of his pain.

Mama Dee
Mama Dee 2010-07-22 10:43:31 -0500 Report

Pray all is better than well w/you. I read some folks are taking neurontin for the pain & I am taking (thinking about stopping) gabapentin for pain (which is gernetic of it). So to whomever can help me w/this question is it ok to take neurontin are not ???? Thanks in advance for an answer. Have a fantastic rest of the day.

Working 4 Jesus, & Loving it,

Danni-the-diabetic 2010-07-21 03:15:44 -0500 Report

Hey, I can tell you what I know but still be sure to let his dr know about this.
How are his blood sugars doing? If they are higher than that could be the reason; when your glucose is high and it can damage your muscle because you can lose your muscle mass. When I was younger and mine stayed high for awhile my legs would ache and that's what the dr told me. Like I said, still ask about it and get it checked out. Good luck with your husband.

nw7272000 2010-07-20 19:49:07 -0500 Report

I have had type 2 diabetis for 10 years now and it was the body aches and pains that got me my diagnosis of type 2 diabetes. When I finally got my blood sugar under controll it really helped a lot but by that time my diabetic neuropathy had progressed to the point I needed to take neurontin for the pains it was causing me still. That finally did the trick and now I am almost pain free…so I would have your dr check for diabetic neuropathy which is basically nerve endings flaring up and causing you to have this pain if that is the case.

Mama Dee
Mama Dee 2010-07-22 10:41:19 -0500 Report

Hello nw7272000,
Pray all is better than well w/you. I read you are taking neurontin for the pain & I am taking (thinking about stopping) gabapentin for pain (which is gernetic of it). So to whomever can help me w/this question is it ok to take neurontin are not ???? Thanks in advance for an answer. Have a fantastic rest of the day.

Working 4 Jesus, & Loving it,
Mama Dee

Corynthus 2010-07-25 12:52:12 -0500 Report

I want to know where your pain is please. My BS is always high even after taking my meds. ( Please do not tell me to take more insulin or watch what i eat and bla bla. Coz I already have been doing this for a few years now ). My pain is always in my legs and arms. I do walks 3 times a day ( walk the dog around the park ) I can not excercise the way that i want to because I get tired in ten minutes or less or my toes start to curt up on me and I am sometimes in more pain than I started with. How ever the walk DOES help smooth down the pain that I constantly have in my legs. I wake up each night in pain also ( this also now inscludes my arms !! ) it is hectic and for tem years since I have had diabetis I have had test after test on my muscles and blood and so on. I have went to many doctors for this for the past few years that I gave up complaining about it and just do what I think I can to relax the pain that I have. But since it has gotten hot ( the weather changed ) now it is like the pain never goes away no matter what I try to do. I think it is time to go back and bug a few of my doctors again to try to see what is wrong.. So please any one tell me what can I do about this pain I have constantly in the legs ( and arms ) and why I am always so tired if I try to work out and things.

nw7272000: I have also been diagnosed with Diabetis type 2 for ten years now. Some one here said to ask my doctor if i am type 1 and not type 2 *sigh*

MAYS 2010-07-25 13:04:56 -0500 Report

Your soreness can come from the muscles being resistant to the insulin.
This can happen due to being insulin resistant for quite some time (if you where).
Test can determine if this is so, it's not something that you cn determine yourself, when it comes to diabetes and the care of such,let your doctor and medical team determine what's best for you.

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