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Re: [IPk] Neuropathy

I suffer from Neuropathy at 34 and have done for the last 2 years or so, 
mainly in my hands and arms.I take Gabapentin for this and it does seem to 
help cool it down a bit, and it also helps the restless leg syndrome at 
nights.I was told by my doctor that it was just one of those thing after 
having Diabetes for 22 years.
My main complication ids Retinopathy with over 6,000 laser burns in each 
eye. But hopefully in time the pump will help to control this, after 12 
months of pump therapy things should hopefully start to get better soon.

Neuropathy does make you feel a lot older I am sure, but hopefully one day 
they may find us a cure.

All The Best
----- Original Message ----- 
From: <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Monday, June 05, 2006 10:54 PM
Subject: [IPk] Neuropathy
> Hi,
> I was just wondering if anyone out there has suffered from painful 
> neuropathy.
> I am the only person under 33 with it? I have no other complications 
> (luckily
> enough) but I do feel like I should be another 20 years older with this
> complaint. I first got it when I was 25 when I was also diagnosed with
> percicious anemia (B12 deficiency) which is also autoimmune, and I think 
> it
> seems to have stemmed from here. Most other people with this complaint 
> seem to
> be a lot older than me. I am very worried that Statins may make it worse 
> too, as
> they were mentioned to me at my annual review. I declined to take them, 
> and
> after reading some of the comments I am glad. I have been T1 since 1985. 
> Pumping
> for 3 years now. And a bubble hater too!!!
> .
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