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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...
As I’m sitting here thinking about what to write, it occurred to me that it’s cold outside and I have two fires going in my home. I’m parked in the dining room chair gazing at the crackling fire for thought of what to write and cold weather thoughts enter my mind. As a kid growing up in a suburb of Philadelphia, winter was fun, sledding down mountain roads, riding horseback in fresh snow, sleigh rides, cross-country skiing. They are some of my most vivid memories. But do I remember being cold and in particular my hands and feet? I worked at the barn in the freezing temperatures, but I don’t remember being cold… How could raw temperatures in the teens escape my memory? The reason, of course, is energy output!! My basal temperature is lower than average. My husband laughs at me because I run in long sleeves and tights until it hits 75 degrees! I’m never in the cold standing… well, maybe once, helping sell Christmas trees at my step son’s HS cross country fundraiser. And ye...
Some women become afflicted with pelvic pain accompanied by itching, burning, cannot sit without suffering , can't think about sex pain in the vulvar area. The opening of your vagina, or the vulva can become afflicted with vulvodynia spontaneously and though you clearly feel all the symptoms - the physical exam may not be that impressive. So what typically happens? You don't get help - the condition persists and you suffer.
Alot of women don't report it because they will examine themselves - see nothing - and feel actually stupid going to the doctor. So be clear - this condition does exist and you can get help.
Symptoms of vulvodynia include:
Painful intercourse (dyspareunia)
The pain can be constant or intermittent and it can last for months, even years. It can also vanish spontaneously. A rule out diagnosis is vulvar vestibulitis which may cause pain when there is pressure app...
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