peripheral neuropathy or Diabetic neuropathy

By runthe Latest Reply 2010-08-22 13:05:00 -0500
Started 2010-08-19 10:09:20 -0500

Hello everyone I hope that all is well with you. I have not been at my best for the last few days. I been having some major pain in my legs, ankles and thighs. The pain is so bad that i have been crying. Is there anyone else having these problems if so what are you doing for it. I am currently taking tramadol 50mg 3 times a day and ibuprofn. My blood sugar has been over 200 since saturday. I am a type 2 diabetic with RA and Fibromyglia. thanks all have a great day

8 replies

blueyes59 2010-08-22 11:12:57 -0500 Report

runthe…I'm sorry to hear of your pain. Have you asked your doctor for lyrica or lamictal? They helped me tremedously with my reflex sympathetic dystrophy and diabetic polyneuropathy. I could not walk either and had strong pains in my legs, esp. the right one and pain in the ankle area. While I can appreciate the tramadol, I don't see how increasing that alone would help. I wish u well.

runthe 2010-08-21 09:00:59 -0500 Report

Good morning all. I went to the ER yesterday and they told me that my pain was due to my Fibromyalgia. The dr increased my meds to a stronger dose. Also, she told brought me a cane and stated that I was to use the cane for a while and take the pressure off of my legs. Thanks to all for the concern. and have a great day. runthe

MAYS 2010-08-21 09:09:47 -0500 Report

I's nice to know that you are staying on top of your health situations.
Continue to do so, and follow your doctor's orders\advice.


MAYS 2010-08-19 12:49:18 -0500 Report

Neuropathy (in general) is very, very serious.
Neuropathy, is simply nerve disease, which can affect the entire body.

Your feet, legs, arms, hands, eyes, and the movement of them, all of your internal organs (heart, kidneys, liver, stomach, etc.) and the proper functioning of them are controlled by impulses sent over your nervous system to them, our senses (sight, hearing, taste, touch) are all controlled by our nerves, no communication between our brain and our body can exist without our nerves and nervous system, it's similar to a telephone switching system, routing the proper information, to the proper destination.

Uncontrolled diabetes pulls the plug on this communication system, we feel it in the form of pain, throbbing, burning, itching, numbness, it's our body's way of telling us that something is wrong, seriously wrong and must be corrected, soon!

Medications may ease the pain, but the key is to control your blood glucose level.


By the time neuropathy sets in, there has been many years worth of damage to both your nerves and your organs, if not corrected, you will destroy your organs, and eventually, yourself.

Jeannie Holmes
Jeannie Holmes 2010-08-19 11:18:49 -0500 Report

I fell your pain. I also have pain like that. I do sit down and cry sometimes. My doctor gave me pain pills just for times like that. I take one and usually go to sleep for a while. That is the only thing that helps me. Maybe you should talk to your doctor about some pain pills?? : (

kdroberts 2010-08-19 10:29:25 -0500 Report

Peripheral and diabetic neuropathy are essentially the same. The pain you are having doesn't sound like neuropathy though because it doesn't come on fast as you say and is usually a constant. High blood sugar won't help and may even be caused by the pain. I would get in touch with your doctor, whatever it is doesn't sound good and could lead to very costly problems.

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