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Old 01-19-2011, 08:21   #21
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My husband used lyrica for an entrapped nerve for almost a year with very little success. When we moved his new pain doc put him on topamax. The topamax worked pretty well along with a tens unit. Eventually he had to have a spinal cord stimulator implanted. He is still on the topamax until he's healed completely. I found thand article about insulin neuritis and it talks about topiramate(topamax). So you might check into that.

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Old 01-19-2011, 08:26   #22
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Quick update...another doctor's visit, but still no answers. After doing more research, I think insulin neuritis really may be what we're dealing with, but this podiatrist had never even heard of it. A neurologist is next on the list. The problem is, and I can't understand it, that his situation is still deteriorating. It's moved into his hands and is starting to go up his forearms now. His blood sugars are consistently right around 100, so I don't understand why it's still getting worse after four months. He's feeling so low and hopeless, I can't stand it. And I can't blame him for despair, because I know the body just doesn't have the reserves to function rationally when it is fighting constant pain and getting no sleep.
The podiatrist did give him Ambien and Lyrica instead of the gabapentin. The switch to Lyrica has left him with no relief from the pain at all while he waits for the Lyrica to build up in his system. And the Ambien gives him 2-3 hours of sleep, versus 0-1, so that's some progress. I really, really hope this neurologist has some answers or at least is willing to take enough of an interest to find some.
Thanks again to everyone for their support. As soon as anything works, I'll let you know in case it can help someone else.
Hi Baggage,
Sorry I didn't get back to you. I did post this situation on another board but didn't really come up with any answers. By the way, what insulins is your boyfriend using. I am beginning to think we also need to look at allergies as well. Not all allergies show up with what one would think of as the common allergy symptoms. For example I posted on another board about having neuropathy symptoms including the severe type of pain your boyfriend is having whenever I eat anything with High Fructose Corn Syrup, Corn Syrup, Corn Syrup Solids, or Maltodextrin. Last night we had some mixed vegetables and I had a bite of corn and the same problems surfaced so I now know I can't have anything with corn. I am glad I am finding out but it has been a long road of several months. I so get what your boyfriend is going through as do others here. He is not alone.
Since the symptoms seem to be getting worse I am beginning to think he is allergic to one or both of the insulins or one of the ingredients in the insulins he is using. Let me know and I will see what I can find out. Hopefully I can find out what the ingredients are and then we can go from there.

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Old 02-07-2011, 00:16   #23
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I'm not sure if this is the right forum in which to post this or not. Some of you have made helpful posts relating to my boyfriend's newly-diagnosed Type I diabetes and the severe pain he has been suffering relating to his neuropathy. We still have not found any relief, although he has been back to his doctor and is taking gabapentin and Metanx. The pain is unrelenting and he is still not getting more than perhaps three hours of sleep on a good night. He considers his situation hopeless and believes that the pain will never end. He will not go back to the doctor because as he puts it, they just take his money and do nothing to help. He wants to die. He's been dealing with this level of pain for at least a couple of months now. We've tried massage, a neuropathy oil, and several aromatherapy options, but nothing helps. He needs some relief from the pain because he has lost all hope. I know that depression is common after a diagnosis but I don't know how to handle this. Any recommendations? Thank you for your help.
I know exactly what you are going through, because you just shared my words in your post. We could be "twins."

I wrote a book for folks like us, and it can be bought at any on-line books store. Here is a link where you can get the very best price: pleasant word, Books - Search - Buy.com

The name of the book is Thorn Daze. I will be praying that you get someone to help you gain control of the unrelenting 24/7/365 pain of the neuropathy. My regimen includes gabapentin and morphine. When those two drugs become overwhelmed by the pain, I rub Zostrix on both feet. The Zostrix is my last resort, ace-in-the-hole pain stopper.

By the way, the pain does not go away, but there are ways to reduce it and make living tolerable again.

For the depression and suicide thoughts, I go to therapy and counseling sessions, and take some good mood adjusting meds. It is not uncommon, or a sign of weakness to have depression along with chronic, severe pain. The physical pain eats away at ones emotional well being, so don't be apologetic, just get good help, and follow through with the counseling sessions.

May I also suggest finding a pain group. Most hospitals and medical clinics have some form of pain management group therapy. Those groups have helped me to realize I'm not the only person going through this kind of suffering, and that helps to relieve a lot of the mental pressure and depression, too!

God bless, and good luck as you move towards adapting to this terrible hand dealt to you by life! You can overcome, and live a normal life with the right medical and psychiatric help! So don't give up! Better days are ahead, I can almost promise you that, but, you have to wrap you head and heart around the hope that this too shall pass!

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I've just read your message from 2010 and I'm going through the exact same situation with my hubby right now. Just hoping and praying you can tell me there is light at the end of the tunnel as I'm not sure how much longer he can keep going through this much pain.

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Hello missus. I'm so sorry you husband is going through this. Is he getting any help with the pain?

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He has been given co codomol. They've given him a blood test and it came back clear so doctors can aren't looking further into it. He is in absolute agony since starting insulin. He was fine before. But the diabeties nurses just say it's not connected!

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He has been given co codomol. They've given him a blood test and it came back clear so doctors can aren't looking further into it. He is in absolute agony since starting insulin. He was fine before. But the diabeties nurses just say it's not connected!
Im truly sorry for your current situation and I hope the people here can help.

can I ask a few questions please? Is it type 1 or type 2? What medication and dosages is he taking? is he following any structure for his diet? is he overweight?

I truly believe that the food he eats might be a contributing factor in the pain. Is he following the ADA guidelines or eating VLC/HF like many of us?

What is his BG numbers?

Stay positive and try to get him in a positive place. I believe some of the symptoms can be reversed and if he is willing to make some different food choices , he might be able to get some relief.

Please let us know more of his situation. We really care and I don't want to see him lose hope because there is hope and together we might be able to provide some choices to help him.

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He has Levemir morning and night novorapid before he eats. He calculates novorapid by the amount of carbs in that meal. He never felt ill before starting using the insulin, had no awareness he was diabetic and only symptom was pins and needles in his feet. He lost a lot of weight over the past couple of years but is classed as normal weight (size 32-34 waist). He rarely has a drink and never snacks between meals.

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He has Levemir morning and night novorapid before he eats. He calculates novorapid by the amount of carbs in that meal. He never felt ill before starting using the insulin, had no awareness he was diabetic and only symptom was pins and needles in his feet. He lost a lot of weight over the past couple of years but is classed as normal weight (size 32-34 waist). He rarely has a drink and never snacks between meals.
ok, this info can be helpful. do you know what his BG numbers were before he started taking insulin? what are they now?

How much insulin is he taking ?

where is the pain? is it in his legs? feet? place where the injection is?

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