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My boyfriend was recently diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes. He's fit, and before the onset of his diabetes symptoms, was very healthy. Once he started on insulin, he immediately started feeling better. However, just a couple of weeks later, muscle pain set in and has gotten increasingly worse. He can't sleep for more than an hour and a half at a time, and he's plainly in agony. It affects his arms and legs and pectoral muscles. It's not the tingling nerve pain I've read about - it's more of a deep, throbbing muscle pain. Has anyone else had symptoms like this or know what could be causing them? His doctor has prescribed muscle relaxants and Vicodin, but even doubling up on doses does not affect the pain or allow him to sleep through it. Thank you!
 

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Well, it turns out that the muscle pains were neuropathy, which now seems to be progressing rather than improving. He is not taking statins and his blood sugars are well controlled - very rarely over 130 and usually between 90-127. Still he is suffering from such excruciating pain, particularly in his feet, that he hardly ever gets more than 2 hours of sleep a night, sometimes none at all. His diabetes doctor has given him Gabapenpen (sp?) and Metanx, but she said it may be 4-6 weeks before he improves. What used to be muscle pain is now a terrible burning sensation. The numbness I have read others complaining of is not an issue for him. Has anyone else had this severe of problems? Did it improve? Massage helps, but only while massaging - then the pain returns. Any suggestions on ways to ease pain would be much appreciated. Thank you to everyone for your comments!
 
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