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lilc10290 posted:
Hi, my name is Christopher and I have diabetes type 1. I have been diabetic for 10 years now and I have just now started to get pain in my legs and not just any kind of pain this is severe pain. And i have gone to the ER 4 times already in this past month and to numerous doctor visits and all they have to say is its neuropathy. But I find it funny that they can say its neuropathy when I e-mailed the ADA and the ADA says that neuropathy pain is usually minimal to none and usually it is numbness and tingling sensations in your legs,feet,arms and hands when mine is just in my legs and feet (no numbness or tingling whatsoever). And they also said the pain usually doesn't last all day everyday. When I have been in severe pain for the past month. If anyone out there has ever heard about this kind of stuff before please let me know what you know. i need help
amanda2581 responded:
Welcome and what kind of pain is it you are having is it cramping or stabbing or tingling,There are all kinds of pain I have cramping from my potassium being too low and numbness and tingling from nuropathy.I am not a dr. I am just telling what I have going on .I also have nuropathy from bowel to brain and it is horrific.slipper
misipimom responded:
I agree with Amanda. I usually drink GatorAide for quick relief, and I get it.
phototaker responded:
Christopher, do you have any lower back problems, have a fall where you landed on your bottom, or have a history of fractures in your family? There can be "other" things other than neuropathy that can cause pain, too. Is it possible to go to a specialist?
Didn't they give you anything for the pain, if they think it's neuropathy? During the 10 years of diabetes, were your bs numbers out of control for any period of time? Did you feel tingling sensations then?

My friend has sciatic pain that runs down her legs, and it's very painful. Check out other possibilities, too. Ask for an xray of your lower back, if you feel you may have injured it or have osteoporosis or arthritis in your family.
krhudson replied to phototaker's response:
Also Fibromyalsia if it feels more like muscle pains because that it a tough one for pain. Check on any prescriptions and see if side effects can happen with leg pains and cramping. I know Lipitor for Cholesteral has that side effect and it is painful. Also if your blood sugars are not in control, everything seems to hurt. Hopefully you have those in line.

krhudson replied to krhudson's response:
Hi Photo, the prior post to you was also for Christopher.


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