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3damesxoxo 03-10-2016 01:07

Can Neuropathy begin as itching?
 
Hello,

I am starting to get some numbness and strange feelings in my feet. For the past few months I would get these places on my feet that itched and I could not seem to scratch it enough. Now the itching is gone, and I experience times when the feet are numb feeling and the skin feels tight. Could this be neuropathy related, early signs? Thanks!

Bounty 03-10-2016 01:50

The itching you felt was the damage trying to repair itself. It's usually the earliest sign.

div2live 03-10-2016 02:16

Not sure, but my feet started getting hot on the bottoms at night. But got my BS under control using LCHF and it has helped a lot. My doctor had them do a test for neuropathy a couple of years ago in the hospital. So that base line has been established I will go and have it redone if things change.

The big question is are you diabetic, and have you kept your blood sugar under control, I the answers are Yes I am diabetic and no I have not kept my blood sugars under control....then I can tell you what you are experiencing is related to diabetes....and various symptoms and conditions will continue until you get it under control....

Good Luck

Good Luck

cdncatlover 03-10-2016 13:16

I was just at my GP yesterday and mentioned about the itchiness in my hands and feet. It gets really intensive quickly and it's all I can do to not rip my skin off. It's really hard because I don't want to cause any sores that won't heal that will give me even more problems.

Too late to make a long story short but he told me it was diabetic neuropathy and tried to convince me to go back on Lyrica or Gabapentin. I refused because when I took them in the past, they made my itchiness even more severe.

I'm hoping better control on my diet will help to settle things down instead.

Good luck, I know how bad and irritating it can be. Keep us posted on whatever solution you come up with. :smile2:

BTW, I take Benadryl for the itchiness. I also experience the skin on my feet feeling extremely tight but I thought that was because my feet are very dry. Now after reading your post I'm beginning to think it is diabetes related too. :(

3damesxoxo 03-10-2016 22:05

Thanks
 
Thank you for your responses. I do notice that the tingling, numbness, and tight skin feeling come when my blood glucose levels are high.

Would it be that this could cause the reaction so quickly?

I wonder . . . .

3damesxoxo 03-10-2016 22:06

Thanks, I figured it was the earliest sign and it seems to appear when I have higher than normal bgl's. Appreciate it.

Lawrence D 03-10-2016 22:45

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Originally Posted by 3damesxoxo (Post 1092298)
Thanks, I figured it was the earliest sign and it seems to appear when I have higher than normal bgl's. Appreciate it.

Something to check is your B12 levels. This can have the same indications and is easily taken care of. :)

3damesxoxo 03-11-2016 01:31

Thank you for that information I will check into the B12. I happen to have some in my vitamin regimen. Wonder if I take some it will either help or not before I have time to have the doctor take blood to check?

3damesxoxo 03-12-2016 16:55

I didn't know if I should start a new thread or add on to this one. I'm wondering if the numbness in my toes which started as itching on my feet and has progressed is reversible? Is it damage now that will always be this way? I'm hoping not if I get my bgl's down and also do some good healthy foot care like socks, massages, warm baths etc.

moon 03-12-2016 17:58

Quote:

Originally Posted by 3damesxoxo (Post 1093362)
I didn't know if I should start a new thread or add on to this one. I'm wondering if the numbness in my toes which started as itching on my feet and has progressed is reversible? Is it damage now that will always be this way? I'm hoping not if I get my bgl's down and also do some good healthy foot care like socks, massages, warm baths etc.

Always best to continue in related thread vs starting a new one.

Neuropathy can be reversible in whole or part, or not, and there's no way to predict. The best thing to do is what you already know: control one's blood sugar to prevent onset or progression.


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