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Neuropathy Symptoms and Causes

If you have diabetes, your blood glucose, or blood sugar, levels are too high. Over time, this can damage the covering on your nerves or the blood vessels that bring oxygen to your nerves. Damaged nerves may stop sending messages, or may send messages slowly or at the wrong times.

This damage is called diabetic Neuropathy. Over half of people with diabetes get it. Symptoms may include

  • Numbness in your hands, legs, or feet
  • Shooting pains, burning, or tingling
  • Nausea, vomiting, constipation, or diarrhea
  • Problems with sexual function
  • Urinary problems
  • Dizziness when you change positions quickly

Your doctor will diagnose diabetic Neuropathy with a physical exam and nerve tests. Controlling your blood sugar can help prevent nerve problems, or keep them from getting worse. Treatment may include pain relief and other medicines.

NIH: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

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Can i take valium with neutrotin?

I also have neuropathy which started in my legs but now it's all over my body. I takegabytan but can only take up to 300mg and it's no longer working. I also take vicadin but had to stop because it was making my blood pressure very low. Any

I am decreasing Neurontin. I am experiencing feeling of bugs crawling on me and itching all over. Could this be from Neurontin?

I began this drug for a muscle strain in my back 2 years ago. I am a healty 56 year old with no health problems whatsoever. At about that time I began using this drug I rapidly and unexpectedly lost my libido and suffered impotence problems.

I have recently started having terrible knee pain on both knees. What can I do to stop the pain?

I started Neurontin 4 nights ago...I've taken 4 - 300 mg.pills. One 300 mg. each night. I can't sleep and my tongue is swollen this morning. Called pharmacist and he said insomnia is a side effect of neurontin.... :'( I have terribel pheriphial n

I was put on neurontin and bextra. I had severe auditory hallucinations for a very long time. My children were taken from me for a year! I would hear people in the basement and I would chase them - I used a nail gun once, I would try to video them

Med worked for 5days then began feeling tingling on other parts of my body. My doc uped the med. We will see!

My side effects of Gabapentin are weekness, pain in extremetis, fatigue, memory loss, sometimes confusion., constipation, more pain in shoulders, knees, arms, some shaking, and cramping.

Neurontin is for my vascular surgery to make my leg feel..better..but the drug make he dizzy and i have a high..i was given 600 mg..i cut in half ..60 is too much and makes me sick to my stomach

<span style='text-decoration: underline;'>My girlfriend experieces SEVERE neuropathy NOT slight!

Also, (my mom is 77 post). She is taking the neuropathy drug Neurontin. She is on so many meds, not sure which one is helping the pain.

Any report of anterior ischemic optic neuropathy with dasatinib?

Get off that stuff and get off of it fast!I took macrobid and macrodantin for 2 years for UTI's and now several years later I have peripheral neuropathy so bad in my feet I am in a wheelchair. Also since it is progressive in my hands now. Stay away

Have been on Spiriva for 7 years. Have always dry eyes, mild urinary issues etc. Three years ago developed neuropathy, Dr. said it could not be from Spiriiva but drug at least AFFECTS it. Cut down from 2 puffs on one dose to 1 puff and pain diminish

Hi - all sufferers: I was given Lyrica to replace Morphine Sulfate (timed release) for Diabetic Neuropathy - foot pain, now present for 2 years. I am at 225mg Lyrica - and I am losing my mind ! I agree with everything Ted said, but the physical la

I also have neuropathy which started in my legs but now it's all over my body. I takegabytan but can only take up to 300mg and it's no longer working. I also take vicadin but had to stop because it was making my blood pressure very low. Any

I am 29 F and have been on Lyrica for 2 years. I have DDD 3 disc herniations and neuropathy in my leg,nerve root in back and in my neck. Had one surgery in 09 but have permanent nerve damage in sciatic nerve. Ok So Lyrica really helped my leg pain wh

I am 62 years oldfemale and I have peripheral neuropathy. I took Mucinex-D last night and I could not go to sleep. After sleeping for anhour I wakeupand was verynervous, dizzy andhypertensiv

I am a methycobal taker ( 1 tablet/day - 500mg) for almost 6 years due to neuropathy on my feet. So far, it has helped me a lot. Thanks and more power. :&gt;)

Neuropathy Clinical Trials and Studies

Treatments might be new drugs or new combinations of drugs, new surgical procedures or devices, or new ways to use existing treatments. The goal of clinical trials is to determine if a new test or treatment works and is safe. Clinical trials can also look at other aspects of care, such as improving the quality of life for people with chronic illnesses. People participate in clinical trials for a variety of reasons. Healthy volunteers say they participate to help others and to contribute to moving science forward. Participants with an illness or disease also participate to help others, but also to possibly receive the newest treatment and to have the additional care and attention from the clinical trial staff.