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Old 06-01-2018, 02:05   #11
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I underwent a partial nail removal at a walk in clinic where they removed half the toenail ( the ingrown side) under a local aneastetic but they didn't use any sort of acid to destroy the root.

My toe felt good for several months as the nail grew back. Eventually, the nail started to ingrow again, I guess a simple nail removal has a very poor long term success rate.

by babying it for a while, I was able to get is to grow out past the skin. This took frequent cleaning. mouth wash as an antifungal wash. I'd pull the skin back from the nail (that could hurt), and I cut a V out of the middle to make the corner more trainable as it grew out.

If it ever got infected, I found cutting it off, and starting from scratch was my best bet. after a while without the toe nail where it is supposed to be, I found that the skin grew in the way of the nail, so it really took some patience on my part to get the nail to grow up and over the skin instead of into it.

Now, I am no expert on any of this. You probably shouldn't take any advice from me. I'm insane. I did my own surgery with needle nose pliers and electronics side cutters.
Definitely sounds like something I would do, and probably did do when I was younger. LOL

Well, after that last one that got away from me, Im keeping a closer eye on them.

Im just tired of the pain I get when having to deal with this. I'd rather just have the damned things cut off altogether, but they wont do that , unless its all infected.

I did drop something on one of my big toes a couple years ago. My foot was numb from moving and I didnt even know I dropped anything on my foot.

About a week later, the toenail got black and I was excited that it could possibly fall off. But alas, it was a partial, and it ended up growing back whole. I was devastated.

Now Im just trying to get the money so the Dr can do it. Dont know where I'm going to find someone to drive me though.

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I know being diabetic and overweight have a lot to do with this, as well as bad circulation........but my toes have been cramped for months now and it doesn't stop. I pop them and pull on them and they still are cramped. And they are so cramped now it just has been hurting all the time. I ask my Dr and he just changes the subject.

*Am I missing something here? Am I going to die soon or loose my feet or something? I don't understand why they change the subject when I ask about my toes cramping all the time.*
My hands cramp, and I think that it is a mineral deficiency or something.

I think that it is from low potassium, but I am not sure. Your doctor is being evasive because he does not have an answer for you. If he had one, he would advise you to take supplements.

I try to eat a load of bananas every once in a while. But, I still get cramps, and it is maddening.

*No, you are not going to die, and you are not the only one who has gotten stupid looks from smart doctors.*

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My hands cramp, and I think that it is a mineral deficiency or something.

I think that it is from low potassium, but I am not sure. Your doctor is being evasive because he does not have an answer for you. If he had one, he would advise you to take supplements.

I try to eat a load of bananas every once in a while. But, I still get cramps, and it is maddening.

*No, you are not going to die, and you are not the only one who has gotten stupid looks from smart doctors.*

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My granny was a vitamin junkie. She had every known vitamin made on a table in her kitchen. I seriously don't think she ate much food, because the vitamins she took added up to about a cup full.

Although I'm not a vitamin junkie, I do take vitamins. I take what the Dr says I need. Vitamins and meds adds up to about 18 pills a day.

I do take potassium and have been for quite a while. Nothing seems to help my toes though.

Someone suggested Tonic water, which I bought two big bottles. Didn't help any.

I have a new Dr. I am switching to soon, so I will see what he says (if anything) about my toes cramping.

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My granny was a vitamin junkie. She had every known vitamin made on a table in her kitchen. I seriously don't think she ate much food, because the vitamins she took added up to about a cup full.

Although I'm not a vitamin junkie, I do take vitamins. I take what the Dr says I need. Vitamins and meds adds up to about 18 pills a day.

I do take potassium and have been for quite a while. Nothing seems to help my toes though.

Someone suggested Tonic water, which I bought two big bottles. Didn't help any.

I have a new Dr. I am switching to soon, so I will see what he says (if anything) about my toes cramping.
I wish you luck, with your new doctor, but he probably won't have an answer for you either. If you can get a referral to a nutritionist, that might be big help.

Here I am advising you, and my hands are giving me problems. This is more of a commiseration than advice though; it helps to hear from a fellow sufferer.

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another thing you could look into is ALA - alpha lipoic acid. its an anti-oxidant so if offers some of the same benefits as vitamin C. ALA is appearantly both fat soluable and water soluable so it supposed to get where ever it is needed.

I've tried it and it seemed to help my feet so I continued to spend the cash on it each month

but now it doesnt seem to work for me so i dont use it and i dont waste my money on it.

good luck. YMMV.

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another thing you could look into is ALA - alpha lipoic acid. its an anti-oxidant so if offers some of the same benefits as vitamin C. ALA is appearantly both fat soluable and water soluable so it supposed to get where ever it is needed.

I've tried it and it seemed to help my feet so I continued to spend the cash on it each month

but now it doesnt seem to work for me so i dont use it and i dont waste my money on it.

good luck. YMMV.

Yeah, I get "immune" to a lot of things like that. I will take it for a while, and it works fine, then all of a sudden it isn't working anymore.
I have to stop for about 6 months and start up again.

I've recently found that Magnesium is supposed to help cramps in bones and muscles, so I asked my Dr. and he said it couldn't hurt to try it. But, he said, you have to take the 400mg of it otherwise you are wasting your money. So I got the 400mg of Magnesium yesterday and took some last night.

My toes are still cramping, but not as painful as they were (could just be the weather). So, we will see if this is what works, the more I take of it.

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I take magnesium, also. I've read that mag. and calcium work together, so you have to also supplement with calcium. I used to read it needed to be 1:mag to 2:cal. Lately I've read 1:1. I need the calcium so I've stayed at 1:2.

(I take the magnesium for headaches which it seems to keep at bay. Nice not to have them since I can't take NSAIDs)

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I've been taking Magnesium for a week now, and it seems to help, as most of the pain has subsided, but the cramps continue.

My Dr told me today (from a blood check last week) that I need MORE vitamin D. I told him I take 5,000iu a day like he told me too. He said my blood showed I was low, so I guess I need to start taking 10,000 a day. We will see what happens with that.

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IMy Dr told me today (from a blood check last week) that I need MORE vitamin D.
Chaidragonfire, there is more than one type of Vitamin D. Perhaps the kind you're taking isn't the most appropriate?

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Chaidragonfire, there is more than one type of Vitamin D. Perhaps the kind you're taking isn't the most appropriate?

I take D3, 5,000iu. Maybe I should switch to D2?

I emailed my Dr. So maybe he will tell me something this week.


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