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Old 11-23-2012, 09:02   #1
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Hello everyone, I truly hope that a Happy Thanksgiving was had by all, indeed! ! !

I'm starting to experience neuropathy more so than I anticipated and really care for, is there anyway to stop this or make this minimal as far as in how it impacts your day to day movement?

If someone can please offer me some advice, tips, or something to do I'd greatly and humbly appreciate it!

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I took 1800mg of Alpha Lipoic Acid based on my weight of 250 lbs. Also took 10-20g of L-Arginine, helps with circulation. L-Glutamine helpes with tissue repair. Lots of B-12.

I no longer have any pain from neuropathy.

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Welcome aboard! Tell us more about how you manage your diabetes . . . insulin? Oral meds? Diet/exercise? What do your numbers look like . . . fasting? Postprandial?

Pardon our nosiness, but getting the whole picture often helps us recognize trouble spots, and getting blood sugar low and stable is the bedrock of reducing/avoiding nasty symptoms like yours.




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It's like in left leg and left arm it's not so much as pain as the feeling of them both being weightless a lot. It scares me to be honest, cause I didn't anticipate not working or moving around and it's getting worse. I can definitely tell the difference in my hands and arms... My medical doctor gave me some neurotin to take, 300mg, I filled the prescription, but I didn't take it cause I don't want to be taking anything more than my diabetes medicine daily.

I take 500mg of metformin twice a day and 1mg of glimerperide, also.
From what I remember from my blood work my alc was 6.7, my cholesterol was a little high, I really don't take any meds, and I try to watch what I eat as best as I can. I'm leerie of exercising like I want to because of the weightlessness feeling in my arms and left leg mostly.

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I had neuropathy diagnosed about 10 years ago. it was never bad enough that i needed medication. The pain was in my left foot, mostly during the night. I tightened my control and had fewer highs and lows. My A1c improved a lot. Soon after that I had only occasional, mild pain. The neuropathy is still there but it has reversed enough that it is
no longer a problem.

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I have something, but not really pain. I believe it started in '07 because I had a small stroke and I figured out it was one because I lost the ability to tell temperature with my left hand and have to this day a feeling of numbness in that hand and last year my doctor sent me to a specialist because of bad circulation in my legs. He tried to put stents in and failed and my cardiologist advised me I had enough to not worry about it, but both feet feel somewhat numb. Is there any way to call it neuropathy or tell if the numbness is neuropathy?




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Patdart, my neurologist gives me EMG tests to diagnose neuropathy.

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Well, I had one after the stroke and the neurologist told me I did well on it. I'm a bit over reactive, but he said not to worry about it. So, maybe it's the circulation not neuropathy?

Thanks, Richard. Is that how you'd interpret it?




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Patdart, if your EMG was good, then your problem may be due to something else, such as circulation. Maybe you could get a second opinion...another neurologist? Just a suggestion.

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me neurotin to take, 300mg, I filled the prescription, but I didn't take it cause I don't want to be taking anything more than my diabetes medicine daily.
You should take the Neurontin. It is for pain. It keeps my headaches away. It also gets rid of some of my leg pain.

Can I reverse my Neuropathy in my legs and feet? It is getting worse and so is the pain. My doctor gave me tylenol/codeine #3. It helps but when I try to do things around the house, the pain comes back.

Do you have any suggestions on how I can reverse my neuropathy?

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