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Neuropathic pain

Discussion in 'Type 2 Diabetes' started by jagmansilver, Oct 3, 2013.

  1. jagmansilver

    jagmansilver · Newbie

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    Hello

    I am an insulin user with type 2 diabetes.
    My doctor has diagnosed Neuropathic pain
    I experience pain in my joints. mainly at night.
    This pain will keep me awake
    Is anybody else experiencing this and if so,
    how do you manage the pain?
    Regards
     
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    Hobs Type 2 · Master

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    Pilgrim22 LADA · Well-Known Member

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    I take gabapentin and tramadol for arthritic and neuropathic pain.
    Also have been told ivabradine that I take for my arrhythmia works as well.

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    logindetails Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I'm prescribed Duloxetine for the treatment of neuropathy by the Diabetes Clinic but it has no effect on the pain so I get cocodamol 30/500 (the strong stuff) from my GP which works wonders.
     
  5. Hopeful Alfie

    Hopeful Alfie · Active Member

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    I have had neuropathic pain for many years now and unfortunately find that it does get worse. However, I researched the matter on the internet some time ago and the general consensus appears to be that there is no cure for it but there are treatments to allay the pain, although some have unwanted side effects. Many advisors recommended plenty of exercise and to break through the pain barrier. This is decidedly not easy but I have taken their advice and positively GO FOR IT ! It hurts like hell at times when I am walking :( but I am still mobile and enjoying life, having accepted that pain is part of it. I know a lady who gave up on it and just sat at home. She now has very great difficulty in walking, even with a frame. So I will continue to grin and bear it, pausing from time to time to let the pain fade a little. Just don't let the b-----s get you down ! :D
     
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    afc79 Type 1 · Member

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    I have been type 1 for 24 years now and I have been diagnosed with neuropathy in my hands and feet, as I already take every pain killer going my consultant gave me capsicin cream it makes it feel weird to start with but it does work you could try that : )

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  7. jagmansilver

    jagmansilver · Newbie

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    thank you all for your comments and advice
     
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    Carbdodger · Well-Known Member

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    On diagnosis I had bad neuropathy in legs feet and arms. Switched to a low carb diet and within days in started to fade and then disappeared. So why not try a low carb diet?
    Cd
     
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