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How can I tell if I have diabetic nerve pain or gout? What are the symptoms?

How can I tell if I have diabetic nerve pain or gout? What are the symptoms?

Gout: Gout is easy to determine by blood tests for uris acid and esr, if negative then it could be from diabetes. Are you diabetic? You never said so. ...Read more

Nerve (Definition)

The brain and spinal cord communicates with what is occurring in the internal organs and limbs by nerve fibers where are like electrical wires with insulation (myelin) and the "copper" (axon). Within brain and spinal cord these nerves connect to other nerves via synapses on both axons and dendrites. A nerve can carry information regarding sensations, and ...Read more


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What can help with the pain from diabetic nerve pain?

What can help with the pain from diabetic nerve pain?

Control your diabetes: If your diabetes is under control, I would recommend seeing a neurologist. There're certain medications that may help, Lyrica (pregabalin) neurontin. These medications may help you. ...Read more

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Could borderline diabetes cause nerve pain in my upper back?

Could borderline diabetes cause nerve pain in my upper back?

Mononeuropathy: Possibly but unlikely. Neuropathy particularly affecting isolated nerves usually is associated with more severe long standing diabetes and may not be all that painful. ...Read more

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Is there anyways to make nerve pain less painful, I had a bilateral release almost 2 yrs ago and still getting it, im not a diabetic, ?

Is there anyways to make nerve pain less painful, I had a bilateral release almost 2 yrs ago and still getting it, im not a diabetic, ?

Pain specialist: For any type of nerve pain, you may consider consultation with a pain specialist. They are particularly good at working with medications for chronic pain. There are medications like Lyrica (pregabalin) or Neurontin which may help with nerve pain from nerve irritation. ...Read more

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Need refill on gabapentin for diabetic nerve pain?

Need refill on gabapentin for diabetic nerve pain?

Options: Could contact your local doctor or we could address your issues online via a Concierge visit. ...Read more

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Can drinking one or two beers a day relive diabetic nerve pain?

Negatory: No - it will have no specific effect on nerve pain. Alcohol has analgesic properties and was used for anesthesia for centuries in pre-modern times but aside from the overall sedative and intoxication effects, there's no specific effect on diabetic nerve pain. ...Read more

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Why do I get nerve pain and rage when I eat sugar? I don't have diabetes.

Why do I get nerve pain and rage when I eat sugar? I don't have diabetes.

Possible insulin res: You will better avoiding carbs and high glycemic index carbonhydrate. It may be possible that you develop hypoglycemia after glucose explaining the range. ...Read more

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What are the differences between diabetic nerve pain and fibromyalgia pain?

What are the differences between diabetic nerve pain and fibromyalgia pain?

Where its at: Diabetic nerve pain is primarily a progressive damage to sensory nerves to the limbs. Fibromyalgia as yet has no known mechanism and doesn't cause nerve damage or arthritis. Current research suggests a sorce within the central nervous system. It appears that fibromyalgia hurts but it won't hurt your body. ...Read more

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Can there be any kind of herbal or natural pain medicine for diabetic nerve pain?

Another one: Metanx is a Folic Acid derivative that has shown good response in patients with diabetic neuropathic pain. Overall, the goal is to get you as much relief as possible from your symptoms. Do not concentrate so much on what is herbal or natural but what has been shown to provide the best relief of your symptoms. Being in pain simply for the sake of saying you use "natural" things is not reasonable. ...Read more

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What other diseases can give you diabetic nerve pain throughout your body, besides diabetes? That and MS are ruled out so far.

Let's assess: Let's assume your total body pain is not due to fibromyalgia. It maybe that one explanation is a peripheral nerve problem, such as a small fibre neuropathy. Diabetes is but one cause, there are 8 others. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if turmeric can help people with diabetics nerve pain?

Not proven: Turmeric has many effects that can be beneficial for health. It can aid in digestion and serve as an antiinflammatory agent. It is not known to be useful for neuropathic pain. Such as that from diabetic neuropathy. Acetyl L-carnitine has been proven to help with symptoms of diabetic neuropathy. ...Read more

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Why is levaquin (levofloxacin) so bad for people with diabetes, warfarin and nerve pain? I'm all 3.

Why is levaquin (levofloxacin) so bad for people with diabetes, warfarin and nerve pain? I'm all 3.

Not absolute: I do not believe that there is absolute contraindication of Levaquin (levofloxacin) in your condition. However discuss with your prescriber if there is any relative contraindication in your case. ...Read more

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Having nerve pain that echoes in other locations, including vaginal pain that echoes in my leg. Not diabetic. Any thoughts?

Nerve pain.: Nerve pain that originates from a pinched nerve in the low back or the lumbosacral plexus can cause pain in the groin, (vagina or testicles) and radiate into the legs. An electromyogram and nerve conduction study may localize the source of the nerve pain. See a neurologist or neurosurgeon to evaluate the nerve pain. ...Read more

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What is best for peripheral nerve pain in feet, I'm diabetic?

Complex care: Management of diabetic polyneuroparhy is multifaceted: tight glucose control, counterstimulation (massage, contrast bath, whirlpool therapy) and medications (gabapentin, pregabalin, sometimes opioids). ...Read more

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New nerve pain in feet, like needle sticks or burning, no diabetes, could it be autonomic?

New nerve pain in feet, like needle sticks or burning, no diabetes, could it be autonomic?

See a neurologist: Needle sticks or burning is somatic sensory. The autonomic nervous system, also called the visceral system, serves as the functional division of the peripheral nervous system and controls cardiac and smooth muscle, blood vessels and most glands. Examples: local autonomic effects such as lacrimation, edema and skin flushing. See your neurologist for evaluation and diagnosis. ...Read more

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What is the difference between diabetic nerve pain and arterial disease in the lower legs?

What is the difference between diabetic nerve pain and arterial disease in the lower legs?

SEE BELOW: Diabetic nerve pain called neuropathy is actually damage to the nerves and can cause a numbness/tingling type feeling in arms or the legs.

Arterial disease pain-peripheral arterial disease or pad can cause pain in the legs with walking initially and can progress to the point where you have pain at rest and is usually a different type of pain-a dull achy pain. ...Read more

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How does a doctor know the difference between diabetic nerve pain and peripheral arterial disease?

How does a doctor know the difference between diabetic nerve pain and peripheral arterial disease?

Diabetic neuropathy: Diabetic neuropathy usually causes pain in the lower extremities at rest. Peripheral artery disease is usually cramping in the calves when walking. Ultimately your doctor can decide with good physical exam. ...Read more

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Patient misdiagnosed with diabetic nerve pain instead of leg artery. What could happen if wrong treatment was given?

Patient misdiagnosed with diabetic nerve pain instead of leg artery. What could happen if wrong treatment was given?

Missed chance for DX: In claudication, while the pain is nerve based, and related to nerve ischemia (microcirculation vs. Macrocircualtion), the need to distinguish is a difference of limb salvage via nonoperative means for early occlusive disease, and blood viscosity agents. In the diabetic pain, the use of pregabalin, or similar agents is key, as well as proper foot care during hygien procedures. ...Read more

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Hello, I have type 1 diabtese, clinical depression, small visual hlusnations, diabetic nerve pain, lower back pain. Is any of this connected?

Hello, I have type 1 diabtese, clinical depression, small visual hlusnations, diabetic nerve pain, lower back pain. Is any of this connected?

Yes: First and foremost it is all occurring in one person (you) at the same time. The diabetic nerve pain is definitely related to your diabetes. Make sure that you are keeping your HgbA1c ...Read more

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Is it possible for a doctor to distinguish between diabetic nerve pain and arterial disease in the lower legs?

Is it possible for a doctor to distinguish between diabetic nerve pain and arterial disease in the lower legs?

Clarification: Usually description of symptoms should suffice to distinguish. But if you want tests...Arterial disease can be detected based on either ankle bracial index (blood pressure difference between arm and leg) or conventional angiogram. Diabetic nerve damage can be detected using emg. (test using needles and stimulating the nerves). ...Read more

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I have 2 children and I am type 1 diabetic for 21 yrs and I have severe nerve pain in my arms n hands for past 5 yrs isit neuropathy or carpal tunnel?

I have 2 children and I am type 1 diabetic for 21 yrs and I have severe nerve pain in my arms n hands for past 5 yrs isit neuropathy or carpal tunnel?

Could be either: Diabetic neuropathy usually affects the feet before it affects the hands and arms. However, your symptoms could be coming either from carpal tunnel or from peripheral neuropathy.

Symptoms from carpal tunnel are usually most intense in the thumb, index and middle fingers and are worsened by repetitive motion. Clumsiness, and weakness in the hands also occurs commonly in cts. An EMG is needed. ...Read more

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If u have diabetes is it dangerous to also have poor circulation in feet whilst also having mild nerve pain in legs and arm. Is amputation likely?

Not good combination: Think of too much sugar in your blood like maple syrup. Your blood wouldn't flow through veins and arteries as well as it should. The sugar in your blood can cause smaller blood vessels to get clogged and reduce oxygen and nutrient supply to affected areas especially small nerve endings in hands and feet. Poor circulation would only compound this problem. Tissue without oxygen will die off. ...Read more

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Other causes of severe nerve pain in both legs, feet, pelvis and groin with tingling, numbness. Mri shows no compression in spine, no diabetes. Help?

Other causes of severe nerve pain in both legs, feet, pelvis and groin with tingling, numbness. Mri shows no compression in spine, no diabetes. Help?

Abnormal nerve: Neuropathy is a condition resulting from abnormal nerve function. Neuropathy can be due to certain vitamin deficiencies, nerve damage due to trauma, alcohol consumption, radiation, side effects of certain medications, or due to certain medical conditions such as diabetes. Treatment varies depending on the cause of the problem. Have it evaluated and appropriately treated. ...Read more

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There is acute diabectic nerve pain in my feet and it starts anytime and remains till 12 to 18 hours. Any tips?

Medications: There are specialized medications for pain that is related to sensory neuropathy, which is what you are describing. These medications are generally the same medications that are used to treat epilepsy. One common example medication is gabapentin. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
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Neuralgia (Definition)

Can also be described as neuropathic pain or "nerve pain" which can occur anywhere in the body. It can also be due to many disorders such as direct nerve damage, diabetes, ...Read more


Dr. Austina Cho
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Nerve Pain (Definition)

Neuralgia is a sharp, shocking pain that follows the path of a nerve and is due to irritation or ...Read more