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Old 08-06-2013, 01:21   #1
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Hi .. i have had neuropathy id say for a year in one foot that i can tell, i have not taken the best care of myself as i should have. but now i am on track again.

My question is.. well if anyone can help, when i lay down my foot turns red and toes.. numbness comes on the front pad of my left food. and it feels hot and like a burn.. i am bad a trying to explain symptoms.

to get relief i run my foot under cool water in the tube/shower and it helps and makes it feel better.. some days/nights when it has been cool my foot can seem almost normal and even looks semi normal.. skin color.

but it does not last.. when i go out, my sneakers irritate my foot and the redness comes back.

i take gabapentin and cymbalta, i am not sure how well they work for me.. the cool/cold water seems to work better..


here is a pic i took tonight of my foot.

http://imageshack.us/a/img209/74/4vyv.jpg

so any feed back would be great , thanks


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Sounds like a circulation problem. The valves in the arteries are open up to let bold flow down but your not getting a return flow it seems. You can try Arginine in high doses 10-20 grams a day after lunch.

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Sounds like a circulation problem. The valves in the arteries are open up to let bold flow down but your not getting a return flow it seems. You can try Arginine in high doses 10-20 grams a day after lunch.
Do you think that when i have my blood sugar under control it will go back?

I don't ever really talk about myself and my conditions, so i get pretty overwhelmed .

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There's a chance it can reverse at least some, once you get your blood sugars below 140, which is where organ and vascular damage starts to occur. I have recently been doing LCHF, and my feet feel better after only a few months. The neuropathy I have been accustomed to for years seems to be receding slowly, so I'm hopeful. I'm eating less than 30 grams of carbs per day, and about 70-80% fat in my diet since May, and my blood sugars are now in the 100 range on average.

How are you doing on your eating?
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There's a chance it can reverse at least some, once you get your blood sugars below 140, which is where organ and vascular damage starts to occur. I have recently been doing LCHF, and my feet feel better after only a few months. The neuropathy I have been accustomed to for years seems to be receding slowly, so I'm hopeful. I'm eating less than 30 grams of carbs per day, and about 70-80% fat in my diet since May, and my blood sugars are now in the 100 range on average.

How are you doing on your eating?
My sugars are not so good, averaging around 15 each day.. ive cut back on carbs now and each just the portion size that i need to. just started glucerna for breakfast. it has been only a year.. i really hope i can slow this down and reverse it.

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Glucerna is a bad choice. How about eggs and bacon?




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see www.DietDoctor.com/LCHF for a way of eating many of us here follow. I feel sure it would help you understand what foods you can eat. Testing with your meter will alert you to the foods you should stay away from.

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see LCHF for Beginners | DietDoctor.com for a way of eating many of us here follow. I feel sure it would help you understand what foods you can eat. Testing with your meter will alert you to the foods you should stay away from.
I would love to eat bacon and eggs, that sounds so much better than the drink.. guess always thought they were bad choices

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It's the carbs we overdo that do us in, so cut the carbs and enjoy the bacon!

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As diabetics, it's the carbs that will kill us. Eating fats like bacon, eggs, butter, cream & many others is how we keep blood sugar low & energy levels up. The high-fat way-of-eating is very effective for controlling blood sugar, cholesterol, and even gastric issues like GERD. It's an incredible tool which has been demonized for too many years. The myth about fats being unhealthy was a hoax to begin with and has been discredited over and over. Keep reading our threads & you'll learn some amazing things that the food & pharmaceutical industries would just as soon we didn't know.

So welcome aboard, Dave . . . looking forward to getting better acquainted.




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