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Old 11-13-2015, 05:45   #1
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Its been a long time since I have posted. Do any of you have cold feet a lot? My feet are always cold. What do you do about it? Also do any of you take the medication Gabapentin 300 MB Cap AMN? Thanks. All comments welcome.

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I pretty much went through life avoiding all footwear if I could decently avoid it.

Nowadays, if it's less than summery heat, the fluffy slippers go on. Wintry weather comes and goes this month. I've added socks to the mix for those occasions.

I do not take meds for cold feet. If your feet get cold despite footwear ... may I suggest that it's time to consult with a podiatrist.
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I do not take any drugs for cold feet. But I do have problems with cold feet, this only started after my diagnosis of Type 2. I by wool socks, they work well! I look for diabetic socks (no seam in the toes) that have at least 60% wool. I prefer 80% wool content. Wool is the only fabric that keep you warm even if wet. My feet will sweat, if I do not have wool on, the wetness causes my feet to get cold. With high content wool, you can actually get your feet wet stepping in water, and they will warm up! It is hard to find high wool content socks, but they can be found. I do not have a tried and true source or I would share it with you. But you can find them on the Internet. Just be sure to read the content before buying.

Also, do a search for electric socks. They also are available. Most run on a 9 volt battery held in the top of the socks. They are really warm, so if wool does not work, go with the electrics...you will have warm feet!

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My feet are cold all year long because I have PAD and the surgeon tried to open up the arteries and couldn't. I got a second opinion and it was for me to just live with it (he said I had developed ancillary vessels and he said I should be okay). I do wear wool socks a lot and my feet no longer sweat so that's not a problem, but I just hate it. I don't walk around bare foot as I have tile floors and the shoes help a bit with the foot warmth I think.

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Add my vote for wool socks. As Shalynne says, I avoid footwear if at all possible, and chilly feet don't bother me much. But for icy-cold feet, 100% wool socks do the trick, but they work a lot better if you put them on before your feet get quite so cold!

Because I just don't like anything snug on my feet, I buy large-size socks - mens sizes - and they're great.




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I'm rather weird in that I can't stand hot feet. Makes me absolutely miserable and cranky. I stick my feet out from under the covers at night. If they get too hot it wakes me up. Like Shanny I don't mind chilly feet. Painfully cold is another story, but doesn't happen very often.

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I was the same way, Jodi, when I was younger. Always slept with my feet poking out from under the covers!




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Also do any of you take the medication Gabapentin 300 MB Cap AMN? Thanks. All comments welcome.
I presently take one 300 mg capsule shortly after getting up, another 6 hours later and the third before bed time. It does not stop the neuropathy, but it blunts much of the pain.

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I presently take one 300 mg capsule shortly after getting up, another 6 hours later and the third before bed time. It does not stop the neuropathy, but it blunts much of the pain.
i was able to get off the gabapentin by just keeping blood sugars more normal and more steady. No drastic rising and lowering. Took a long time and it's not totally gone away, but it's bearable. After all ths time I thought it was neuropathy but I think it's circulation keeping my toes cold.
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Thanks everyone for the comments.

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