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Neuropathy is such a common and painful complication of diabetes that I watch out for all research reports about it, no matter now preliminary. Half of all of us who have diabetes have some form of neuropathy .
Phase 1 research that points the way to reversing diabetic neuropathy is worth paying attention to, even though it is years from becoming available to most of us ( Learn about clinical trials here ). Two posters presented at last month’s American Diabetes Association’s 66th Scientific Sessions in Washington, D.C., which HealthCentral.com sent me to cover, couldn’t fail to grab my attention.
The posters, 1989-PO and 7-LB ( You can find them by searching here ), reported that 18 people with diabetic neuropathy had less pain and numbness after their treatment. All side effects were mild. The treatment was a drug that Sangamo BioSciences Inc. in Richmond, California, is developing.
A press release that the company sent me after the ADA meeting says that it has the “potential for ...
pain shootin in top right side of head, pain in right ear sharp pain day 4 whole right side of head face sore feel numb pain in back of head right side this is day 7 right side still feel funny and pain right ear feel clogged. went to doctor thursday given pain pills not helping. does this seem like a migraine thank you. mimi.
Although your symptoms could be Migraine, they could also be something else entirely. The only person who can safely answer your question is a doctor who can review your and your family's medical history, discuss your symptoms with you, and conduct a complete examination. Unexplained head pain should always be explored and explained. Please call your doctor and let him or her know you're still having problems and that the medication isn't working.
It's important not to continue taking pain medication very long, but to find out what's causing the pai...
You’ve developed a strange little numbness and tingling in the fingers of your left hand. It doesn’t really hurt, but it’s just.... odd. Maybe the tingling goes away on its own and you don’t think about it again. Or maybe it sticks around and even starts to slowly grow so that now your forearm is numb, too. Do you call the doctor? For some tingling fingers.... There are many possible causes of numb fingers. Let’s assume that you didn’t just break your fingers; because if you had, you’d be in the emergency room seeking medical attention. The numbness could be caused by (but less frequently) frostbite, leprosy, or rare genetic disorders, such as Haim-Munk syndrome or hereditary neuropathy with liability to pressure palsies . Do you have diabetes? Pernicious anemia? Hypothyroidism? Peripheral vascular disease? Lupus? Raynaud’s syndrome? Guillaine-Barre syndrome? Cervi...
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