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Peripheral Neuropathy

Discussion in 'Diabetes Discussions' started by Croydonian, Dec 10, 2021.

  1. Croydonian

    Croydonian Type 2 · Newbie

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    Hi People,
    I am new to this site and would introduce myself as a 78 year old widowed male with type 2 Diabetes for around 11 years.
    The Diabetes is under control with Metformin and my sugar levels are only checked once year at the surgery.
    My only issue is the Peripheral Neuropathy in my toes, at times drives me nuts.
    I take 60mg Duloxetine once daily but only helps a little, does anyone have similar a similar condition and how do you cope with it, as soon as the ambient temperature drops below 19 my feet are so cold it takes ages to warm them up.
    I would like to hear any thoughts and suggestions.
    Thanks in advance.
    • Hug Hug x 5
  2. kevinfitzgerald

    kevinfitzgerald Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi there,

    About ten years ago my Neuropathy in my feet was absolutely awful. It was like stepping on hot shards of glass. I was put on Amitriptyline and within a couple of days it was almost miraculous and the pain dissipated totally. Things are still good except I now have really bad Neuropathy in my hands (specifically my left)

    I am also on Duloxetine but it hasn't helped. I will be making an appointment to see GP to discuss. Just for info I am Type 1 and have been for 40 years...
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