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Old 01-31-2017, 04:49   #1
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Hi all, it's been a while since I posted. Things have been pretty ok lately except for the last 3 weeks.

I noticed a mild burning sensation on the palms of my hands and the sole of my feet as well (both of them at the same time). I had no idea what was going on but it didn't last long, it went away 3 days later and got replaced by pain in my cervical spine. I previously had cervical pain and after an MRI, i was told that I had loss of normal lordosis and that my intervertebral disc were mildly dessicated. This was diagnosed in march 2016. The doctor told me that it was nothing serious and all I need to do was lose my pillow.

Now it's been 3 weeks since the cervical pain started but it didn't stay there, I have pain in my lumber spine as well. The thing is, the pain is not that bad but the other symptoms like my feeling my hands shaking or weak and my legs are weak is the worse feeling.

The pain is dull, feels more like a pressure and the lumbar pain has shifted to only 1 leg, which now feels weird. It's not paining just feels wrong and it's driving me crazy!

I had an x-ray last week, they didn't find anything and put me on physiotherapy which is not really helping. I have an MRI scheduled for next week but until then, I just wanted to know if any of you might have an idea of what's wrong with me?

Searches on the internet are driving me insane and super anxious which only makes it worse! Could this be neuropathy?? at 26 years old!!!!

short history: I am 26, T2, was diagnosed in october 2015, on LCHF diet since, i've lost 20 pounds and my hba1c levels are in the range of 6.0 - 6.5 %. I was on glucophage 850mg x2 but my doctor moved me to 500mg x2 since last year.

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Hi Dixy, are you testing your BG regularly? What type of numbers are you seeing? The A1c only indicates an average of what your BG has been for the last 3 months or so. That average can be the make up of somewhat steady numbers, i.e. 90-120 mg/dL (5.0-6.7 mmol/L) or some really swinging numbers i.e. 70-140 mg/dL (3.9-7.8 mmol/L) A 6.0% A1c indicates an average of 136 (7.6) and a 6.5% indicates and average BG of 154 (8.6).

Studies say that nerve damage can occur whenever your BG levels are above 140 mg/dL (7.8 mmol/L). Many people here have said that getting and keeping their BG below 120 at all times has helped relieve or eliminated their neuropathy.

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There's no way someone on the internet can even guess at a diagnosis for you. Its good, though, that you're going to have an MRI - and I hope it can pinpoint the cause of your symptoms.

Fleeting pain that goes from location to location does not sound like diabetic neuropathy. I have had episodes of this kind of thing in the past and now and then in the present, so I can empathize with you. It can be very puzzling and frightening until one finds out the cause.

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hi, my bg levels are mostly within the 5.8 to 7.2 range. But it can happen to rise to 8 but that's pretty rare. I do keep tight control over my numbers.

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