Do your feet tingle, burn or itch? If so, then you might have some nerves going haywire in your feet. Millions of people are affected by neuropathy which causes the nerves in the feet and eventually the hands to start acting weird. The feet are usually affected first because those nerves are the longest and therefore the most difficult to keep healthy. Sometimes neuropathy does not hurt; it just causes a strange or numb sensation. But when neuropathy does hurt, it can feel like the limbs are being attacked by thousands of sharp needles, ice buckets or hot pokers.
You might feel like you are under attack if you have painful diabetic neuropathy. Treatment of painful diabetic neuropathy should first start with supplements and gaining control of blood sugar levels. Next, the treatment usually involves medications that are ingested by mouth. These oral medications treat nerve pain . Unfortunately, these same treatments can lead to other problems like drowsiness, dizziness and difficu...
I am so tired of being tired.
I keel over into sleep whenever I get horizontal for my nap or going to bed at night, out like a light within a minute or two. When I wake up, I feel like I could sleep for days. My mandatory rest period (i.e., daily nap) is more necessary than ever before.
It’s been ages since I’ve woken up feeling rested. Ages since I wasn’t carrying around a mantle of bone-crushing fatigue. And I have no idea why.
I am very lucky that I’m on a medication that works for my RA. It works for the inflammation and pain, as well as for the fatigue. Well, up to a point. I have enough energy if I did nothing but twiddle my thumbs all day. I do, but I do more than that. In fact, I probably do too much. Which may have something to do with the fatigue.
Ya think, Lene?? , my inner voice says sarcastically. She often uses that tone of voice with me.
Biweekly B12 injections help — without them, I would not be ab...
The advice we get from our doctors usually makes medical sense. But following it is not easy.
You know: Eat less. Exercise more. Stick yourself with needles. Hey, that's no fun.
On the other hand, the advice we get from Quack Gretchen, MD (no relation, of course) usually makes no sense whatsoever. But at least it's painless. Here are some her recent responses to questions you all wanted to ask but were to shy to ask your doctor.
Q. My CDE keeps tell me to lose Wade. At least I think that's what she said. Wade is my favorite grandson, and I really don't want to lose him, but yesterday I misplaced him. Will that work just as well?
A. Diabetes can be precipitated by too much Wade. You know. You're married to Wade. Your father-in-law is named Wade. His father is named Wade. Your son and six cousins are named Wade. That's simply too much Wade, and trying to keep track of who the conversation is about is stressful, which can lead to diabetes.
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