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Re: [IPk] Fw: neuropothy for Julie

Hi Carnel

Just looked in my diary and I am due at the foot clinic tomorrow but they
don't seem to do anything about the neuropathy they just generally check my
feet are ok and when Ive asked about the trouble my feet are giving me they
refer me to my doctor for tablets which I haven't been for just the thought
of taking anti depressants for my feet doesn't seem right.

Take care

----- Original Message -----
From: "Carmel Matthews" <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Saturday, February 25, 2006 2:05 PM
Subject: RE: [IPk] Fw: neuropothy for Julie
> Julie, I too have had DM for a long time since the age of 3. When I was
> 21 I suffered loads of complications all at once one of which was
> autonomic neuropathy. My feet used to feel like they were on fire and I
> remember keeping a bucket of cold water by the bed to relieve the pain, I
> used to plunge my feet into the water as I woke up screaming in pain! It
> improved with more intensive treatment and more attention to my diabetes
> and I was keft with a cotton wool sensation to my feet but they are not
> numb.
> In fact sometimes I get excruciating shooting pains in my feet and like
> you I find walking difficult. the pain has never been as bad as initially
> and sometimes the burning I get is worse than others I take vitamin B 6
> to help and you can get the larger dose prescribed by your gp as you can
> no longer buy it over the counter. I have also been prescribed various
> drugs in the past carbemazepine springs to mind but they did not make any
> difference to me although some people find they help. I had not had my
> feet checked for years and was so worried I went for a private
> consultation where a number of drugs were suggested but I was not keen on
> taking anything else that might have any neurological side effects, as I
> am not that fit anyway and am on enough drugs as it is!
> Have you had your feet checked, I wonder is that part of the diabetic
> examination now as even when I changed consultants  noone looked at my
> feet whereas I can remember years ago it was part of the annual MOT. The
> pump did improve control but that did not have any affect on my feet !
> Hope you get it sorted love carmel
> .
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