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Old 12-21-2013, 09:28   #1
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This may have nothing to do with diabetes...but I've had a few weird things happening lately. I had pins and needles in my legs one night (which I said in a previous post). That went away. Then I had a weird headache on one side of my head for a couple of hours. Went away. The day before I woke up with shocking earache which I had to use powerful pain medicine to knock me out, as it was so bad. Went to the docs and he said it could be impacted ear wax, and gave me the name of some ear drops to help. I've never had anything like this before :S

My bsls have been very good and stable since LCHF compared to the rollercoaster they were before (sitting around 5-7 mmol/L the past five days). But why does my body seem to hate me right now, is it just a coincidence or is there a reason why these minor things may be happening? Is my body getting worse before it gets better or something?

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Sometimes, other stuff happens ... even to diabetics.

Personally, I get earwax problems every time I get an infection, or if I successfully fight one off before it goes full gonzo.

If I had your symptoms right now, I'd be thinking about sinus infection. Diabetes can make it harder to kick infections, but 'tis that most wondrous time of the year when bugs abound for all.

A visit to the doc might be a Good Thing.

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Sometimes, other stuff happens ... even to diabetics.

Personally, I get earwax problems every time I get an infection, or if I successfully fight one off before it goes full gonzo.

If I had your symptoms right now, I'd be thinking about sinus infection. Diabetes can make it harder to kick infections, but 'tis that most wondrous time of the year when bugs abound for all.

A visit to the doc might be a Good Thing.
Lol. Yeah it could just be the time of year...
I have no doubt LCHF is good though...Can't say how happy and motivated I feel to see normal numbers for a change. Much better than 6 then 14 then 9 then 12 then etc etc.

Now when I think of it, I did go to the docs the other day before this...and I've been going out more recently due to not being as scared of going hypo and feeling better etc. Probably picked up something nice when I was out lol.

Hmm when you get sinus infection, does it usually make your bsls rise? My bsls have been stable, I also took my temperature and it was 36.7 celcius. So everything seems to be normal. Could just be badly impacted buildup in the ear ugh.

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Personally, I get earwax problems every time I get an infection, or if I successfully fight one off before it goes full gonzo.

Oh sorry, just read this properly. So in that case it may actually be somewhat of a "good" sign that my immune system may be getting better in general? Usually I don't get ear issues (except for the odd dry peeling in one ear occasionally). But I do tend to get sick very easily.

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If your doc thought it could be impacted ear wax, I wonder why he didn't pick up his trusty little otoscope and look? And if he found impacted ear wax, why not instruct his trusty little nurse to irrigate? You were sitting right there - if it was a gob of harded ear wax, it could've been over & done with in ten minutes or less.




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Or it could just be wax buildup. (Although I'm surprised the doctor didn't irrigate your ear in the office if that's what he thought it was.)

Shanny - I was writing as you were posting. Great minds.....

As was said, not every health issue is diabetes related. You've (and us all) have been focusing so much on just the diabetes that it's hard to look at other aches and pains objectively.

I've had several other health issues, and illnesses since being dx'd diabetic that turned out not at all to be related.

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If your doc thought it could be impacted ear wax, I wonder why he didn't pick up his trusty little otoscope and look? And if he found impacted ear wax, why not instruct his trusty little nurse to irrigate? You were sitting right there - if it was a gob of harded ear wax, it could've been over & done with in ten minutes or less.
I don't know if he actually said it was impacted (sorry my own prediction there)...but he said there was a fair bit of wax buildup...However...he looked with an otoscope...And yeah....well I wondered the same thing to myself to be honest. I thought maybe he felt the wax buildup was not severe enough to warrant irrigation.
Being a Saturday, and close to closing time, I wonder if that is why he didn't bother... and he seemed nice

He said to use these ear drops, and if the pain didn't go away "come back and see me". The ear drops are called "cerumol". He also said to just use paracetamol for the pain...which tbh, did not help when I took it yesterday. I had to take paracetomol plus codeine-15 and even THAT did not work very well the first time I took it.


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To be honest though...I used the ear drops twice...for half an hour at a time, left it in the ear canal...And it hasn't seemed to improve from when I last woke up. I'm wondering though if I do it before sleep, take some paracetamol/codeine and sleep it off, whether it will be better in morning...But yeah...I thought the ear drops would improve things instantly if it was wax buildup.

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Also, he said there was no redness (even got my mum to inspect it before and she said the same thing) and by his reaction it seemed like it was only minor. But if so, why did it turn from dull pain to sharp pains last night and then improve again after sleeping after taking codeine?

(Is there a difference between "build up" and impaction? I have no idea ) Sorry if I'm confusing anyone here lol.

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No earwax problems however I have had strange bs and fbs levels (higher) for the last couple of days and I don't know why. I'm staying on LC/HF but my numbers appear to be going up. This morning fasting was 120 yesterday was 122. 1 and 2 hrs after breakfast this morning (bacon & eggs) it was 128. Can meds like pain pills or Tylenol raise blood sugar? I know these after meal numbers are under 140 however weeks prior to this week the numbers were down to between 90-114 between mills.

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