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Peripheral neutopathy

Discussion in 'Diabetes Complications' started by gazzab, Jun 16, 2021.

  1. gazzab

    gazzab Type 2 · Active Member

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    Hey everyone I have had t2 20 years on met for in with good control now. Spent a long time in denial 15 years if I am honest I now suffer with background retinopathy and peripheral neuropathy in feet and hands. I have been on amitryptiline as well as duloxetine and gabapentin currently started pregablin although nothing seems to work.

    I was just wondering what are people taking and how is it working out for them and do you take extra painkillers for it such as tramadol
     
  2. Hopeful34

    Hopeful34 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi Gazzab. I've been using Pregablin for a good few years now. I can only take one tablet a day, otherwise come out in a rash. Together with Carbamazepine, it takes the edge off the pain for a few hours, but i'm still in constant pain. Tramadol didn't touch peripheral neuropathy pain for me. Hope the Pregablin helps you.
     
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    How long have you been in good control? Did the pain start before this? As for me, I had no pain in my feet upon diagnosis. After lowering my levels to non-diabetic levels through LCHF diet, my feet started burning and had occasional shooting pains. Others experienced this and said it could be the nerves healing. Anyway, its been two years now. No more shooting pains. The burning is not near as bad, and only seems to happen when I am on my feet for a good period of time.
     
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    gazzab Type 2 · Active Member

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    Had good control for 5 years now been on the neuropathy meds for 3 years best way to explain the pain is someone has tied a pair of shoes 3 times too small then set them on fire.
     
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