I Have Diabetic Neuropathy

A group for people with diabetic neuropathy (nerve damage) 35 People

    I have had foot neuropathy

    for almost one year and type 2 diabetes for two years. I get pain shooting through my feet around 6-7 pm each night and then they swell inside my shoes to the point of discomfort... It hurts to walk on anything except flat surfaces. I'm on lyrica, alpha lipoic acid and my...
    DressyFemme DressyFemme
    46-50, F
    Jan 5, 2014

    Need Advice

    Today I was officially diagnosed with diabetic neuropathy in my left leg/foot. I have only had type 1 diabetes for 11 years. Lately it feels like  m y body is ready to fall apart. Im so scared and no one around me understands. I would love advice from others who have...
    Shellykins Shellykins
    46-50, F
    1 Response Apr 16, 2009

    Advice Please

    So I have been battling this pain a while 16 years, but was able to push through up until about 9 months ago, and it has knocked me down and won't let me up.okay I have diabetic neuropathy, stenosis in lumbar, ddd neck-down. Arthritis 7 protruding disk, etc.. all this means pain...
    mommaceitta mommaceitta
    51-55, F
    2 Responses Jun 13, 2012

    Not Sure

    I got the diagnosis a week ago, but not sure when it first started. I remember being at work as I was standing 8 hours a day. But I would try to stand on one foot to help relieve the other then stand on the other. I would be in tears before my shift ended and come home put my...
    mommaceitta mommaceitta
    51-55, F
    1 Response May 29, 2012

    Diabetic Neuropathy

    I've had type 2 diabetes for about 7 yrs.  My feet started getting numb about a yr. ago, and has progressed now to the point where it's sometimes a combination of being numb, burning, freezing cold and shooting pain.  I have gabapentin and take it when I absolutely need...
    avalonobx avalonobx
    61-65, M
    1 Response Jan 20, 2010

    Seems Like Forever....

    I have had neuropathy for 11 years now. It is how I was first diganosed with diabetes. I have been through different types of therapys and medications over the years, but nothing seems to really help. I am on gabapentin 600mg 6 times a day....yes that equals 3600 mgs. it makes me...
    toesafire toesafire
    56-60, F
    2 Responses Aug 21, 2009

    I Too Have Diabetic Neuropathy

    sorry if it seems like im complaining. iv had diabetes for 6 years now and tried my best to cope and manage it. what people dont seem to realize is diabetes is a really hard disease when your alone with it. i thought everything was going ok until last year when i started getting...
    placiddream placiddream
    3 Responses Aug 19, 2009

    Mandy's Story

    So I have had diabetes for nine years now, been in denial I guess because haven't done much about my high blood sugar which in the last couple of years has been in the 300's, maybe higher. I have the nerve damage in my feet now and the pain has gotten really bad so decided to see...
    sweettx99 sweettx99
    36-40, F
    4 Responses Jul 19, 2012

    Diabetic Neuropathy

    I've had neuropathy for about 3 years. It started in my feet, then lower legs, now hands and arms. I think it's a very misunderstood kind of pain! Disabling and unforgiving it has changed my life! A lot of doctors seem to think it's ok to let their patients suffer and only offer...
    Victorian58 Victorian58
    4 Responses Jun 4, 2011

    My New Journey

    Last November shortly after mbirthday I had such severe burning in my left heel and was told I had plantar fascitis . The pain continued with numbness in my left leg . I had to have work hours cut down . This did not help much but then i went out for a month without any relief...
    brooklyncat54 brooklyncat54
    61-65, F
    2 Responses Sep 27, 2013

    I Have Diabeticneuropathy

    I have had diabetes for almost 15 years and now have neuropathy in my feet and legs. The feet are numb most of the time, and I can't tell if my feet are cold or what. IT is a bad feeling to be like that. But being diabetic, you have to adjust and change some things in life, but...
    swatches swatches
    41-45, F
    1 Response Jan 17, 2009

    I Have Diabetic Nerve Damage

    I have nerve damage in my feet and legs due to my diabetes.
    cherrypotion27 cherrypotion27
    41-45, F
    5 Responses Jan 17, 2009

    Have any of you considered going on disability

    or asking for accommodations (ie doing your job sitting vs standing) due to your neuropathy? I'm seriously thinking about this as my feet hurt so much.
    DressyFemme DressyFemme
    46-50, F
    2 Responses Feb 4, 2014

    Honey May Be Much More Effective

    Up here in Canada we have free of charge nurses to change bandages, at first once a day, and then every other day. I get wound care supplies free of charge and put them in a denim bag i carry with me for my diabetic appointments. I also have a free of charge once-a-month...
    harvard2 harvard2
    61-65, M
    Jun 28, 2013
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