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Old 10-22-2016, 21:01   #1
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I went on Januvia and began having pain in my legs wake me up and then it would go away. Sometimes it was my entire body. It would always be 3 hours after falling asleep. I stopped the neuropathy and I take Metformin and 4 mg of glymepride breakfast and supper. When this happens which is a lot, my blood sugar is around 130's. The doctors PA upped my glymepride by 2mg in the morning. Yesterday was my first day with the extra 2mg with breakfast. We had dinner and I took my blood sugar at 10pm. It was 134. I took 1/4 cup of nuts, pumpkin seeds. 1/4th cup of cottage cheese. Went to bed and felt fine. At 3am, pain his my thighs which woke me up. After around ten minutes I checked my blood sugar. It was 110. It took me an hour to get back to sleep. Can anyone make any suggestions to help me out. Thanks Sam

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If your neuropathy is BG related, it happened over a period of time. Depending on the damage done it may take a while for it to go away. Keeping your BG below 120 at all times will speed up any recovery that can be done. An instantaneous BG reading (high or low) may not correlate with any symptoms of neuropathy. I've never suffered from anything related yet, so I cannot speak from experience.

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If your neuropathy is BG related, it happened over a period of time. Depending on the damage done it may take a while for it to go away. Keeping your BG below 120 at all times will speed up any recovery that can be done. An instantaneous BG reading (high or low) may not correlate with any symptoms of neuropathy. I've never suffered from anything related yet, so I cannot speak from experience.
My niece told me to take a snack at 10pm. I did, but same thing happened that does most night. It was happening every night while on Januvia. I only have it at night and it comes out of the blue. VeeJay or maybe it was you that thought it might take awhile for the pancreas to get used to being off of the Januvia. I just hope it goes away. Thank mbuster. (didn't you tell me you had a triple bypass?)

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If your neuropathy is BG related, it happened over a period of time. Depending on the damage done it may take a while for it to go away. Keeping your BG below 120 at all times will speed up any recovery that can be done. An instantaneous BG reading (high or low) may not correlate with any symptoms of neuropathy. I've never suffered from anything related yet, so I cannot speak from experience.
Question:mbuster, I had always been told to much protein would damage ones Kidneys. Is this incorrect?

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Quad bypass last year.

I had always heard that too much protein could damage kidneys. I've read a couple of articles that say that is not true unless someone already has some kidney damage. I don"t remember the source right now. Since the body can utilize some excess amino acids for other things, too much might be hard to determine.

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Quad bypass last year.

I had always heard that too much protein could damage kidneys. I've read a couple of articles that say that is not true unless someone already has some kidney damage. I don"t remember the source right now. Since the body can utilize some excess amino acids for other things, too much might be hard to determine.
Woke up last night at 3am. Same old thing. I had eaten a handful of pumpkins seeds and some cottage cheese at 11pm. Three months I was sleeping all through the night until he put me on the Januvia. I am now off, but he raised my glymepride from 6mg with morning breakfast and 4 with dinner.

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Have you checked to see if the glimepiride can cause similar symptoms? Maybe the start of Januvia with the glimepiride just set it off. I've read it can cause cause joint or muscle pain and muscle twitching. I know Jenny Ruhl of Bloodsugar 101 doesn't see it as beneficial for other reasons.

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Have you checked to see if the glimepiride can cause similar symptoms? Maybe the start of Januvia with the glimepiride just set it off. I've read it can cause cause joint or muscle pain and muscle twitching. I know Jenny Ruhl of Bloodsugar 101 doesn't see it as beneficial for other reasons.
I have been on metformin and glyepride for several years. I haven't looked up what you stated about glyemepride. I will now. I do know my blood sugar is dropping lower at night since I began the extra half in the morning. My blood sugar at before breakfast was 167. I did a lot of activity before lunch and my blood sugar read over 200. At night is when it seems to take me lower. I have only been on the extra 2mg at breakfast for two days. When I quit Januvia and stayed with 4mg of glyemepride at breakfast and supper I slept all the night through. Add the extra half in the morning and I began waking up at 3am. I really am a mess aren't VeeJay. I am going to call the PA tomorrow and telling what is happening. Sam

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I just read in Blood Sugar 101 that I think I am having false hypos. Now I can't find out on the site where I was reading about them. But, this sounds reasonable. The scary thing is they will keep happening at night, waking me up, and I can't go back to sleep. I want to read more about this and see if there is anything I can do.

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Was it in this section of bloodsugar101, about 3/4ths of the way down the page?

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