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Amaristo
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   Posted 12/29/2009 10:08 AM (GMT -7)   
Sometimes I just want to take my body out back and kick it's butt.

I have a sore and infection in my toe, which is problematic with my diabetes. So Ive been treating it with some antibiotic cream and wrapping it in gauze as well as taking 500mg of cephalexin 3x a day. I'm not suppose to walk on it with shoes because off the pressure that puts on it. Ok, so I'm staying in socks and off my feet as much as possible.

Now I have this burning sensation in my leg. The upper part of my left leg in the front. It initially feels like liquid going down my leg then it feels burning. It's strange. The first time I felt it I pulled down my pants to look for blood, because I thought it was hot blood running down my leg, but there was nothing there. It's a very strange sensation. The other day while just waking up and still laying in bed, I felt it and it was a searing and burning pain in my leg.

I don't know what this is and I don't need it. So I'm going to wave my magic wand and make it go away! Or, I'm going to have to bring it up to my doctor at my next visit. Boooo.
Diabetes: 25 units of Lantus insulin, 1500mg of metformin
Neuropathy: 300mg of Lyrica, 100mg of Tramadol 3x a day, Norco 30mg 3x a day, or as needed for the pain.
Supraventricular Tachycardia (SVT) and Arrhythmia: 50mg of Metoprolol 2x a day.
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS): Lomotil and Promethazine as needed.
High Blood pressure: Metoprolol and 100mg of Cozaar
High Cholesterol: 40mg of Pravachol


Chartreux
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   Posted 12/29/2009 10:27 AM (GMT -7)   
Go back and look over all your medicines and see if this could possibly be a reaction and if so then get into your doctor as soon as possible, please look after yourself and maybe put a call into your doctor's office...
Hope your feeling better soon..
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Screaming Eagle
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   Posted 12/29/2009 10:28 AM (GMT -7)   
Amar, do not delay and call your Dr asap! With your medical problems, I would not wait for the next Dr visit at all. So get on the horn, and get in there. Its only my opinion, but I'm sure others here will agree with me on this.

Michael

straydog
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   Posted 12/29/2009 12:57 PM (GMT -7)   
Amaristo that does not sound too good, perhaps you should call your dr and try to get in sooner. My husband has diabetes and its not under control yet. He is on insulin shots and that seems to be working the best over oral meds. He just finished up doing wound care for a spot on his leg. The pain you describe does not sound good at all. Being diabetic you know all the risks involved. Take care of yourself.
 

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Blessedx8
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   Posted 12/29/2009 12:58 PM (GMT -7)   
Amaristo...

Welcome to our group here... sorry you have all the issues that you do, but glad that you found your way here. In the few posts that I've read of yours, you seem to have a great sense of humor...even despite all you have going on. Anyway, glad you are here!

I'd have to agree... w/ your medical issues... I think you should probably give a call to your doctor. When do you next see him? If it's more than a couple of days out...I'd probably call if I were in your situation. What do you think??

Keep us posted on what's going on! Take good care... Tina
Pain Issues: Cervical/Thoracic back pain; migraines; carpal tunnel syndrome; widespread joint/muscle pain, nerve pain in hands/arms/feet; I also have Dysautonomia/POTS; CFS/Fibromyalgia; Severe Hypertension; Hypothyroidism; Hypoadrenalism; Mixed (Obstructive/Central) Sleep Apnea - on Auto BiPap; Depression/Anxiety; etc etc

Meds: MS Contin; Dilaudid; Actiq; Soma ; Neurontin; Atenolol; Midodrine; Phenergan/Zofran/Reglan; Effexor; Synthroid; Prednisone; and on the list goes...

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merrygirl
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   Posted 12/29/2009 2:39 PM (GMT -7)   
sounds like a neuropathy


do you take anything for that?
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Amaristo
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   Posted 12/29/2009 5:56 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for the concerned replies. I'm hoping it's nothing. But hoping doesn't always work. I once hoped for a puppy as a kid and all I got for christmas was a motorized tank! Tanks don't save me from being trapped in wells. Silly parents. It's alright though, I got them back and terrorized them as a teen.

But back to me, I made an appointment to see my doctor tomorrow, so he can tell me it's nothing and charge me money. At least I can say hi to my cousin who works in his office. Seriously though, I hope it's nothing. I don't need more funtimes.

I take 300mg of lyrica for neuropathy in my feet. I also take some pain meds for the pain that comes along with the neuropathy in my feet. Thus far I have had no problems in my legs or anywhere else from neuropathy. And it doesn't feel like that type of pain in my feet. I don't know though.
Diabetes: 25 units of Lantus insulin, 1500mg of metformin
Neuropathy: 300mg of Lyrica, 100mg of Tramadol 3x a day, Norco 30mg 3x a day, or as needed for the pain.
Supraventricular Tachycardia (SVT) and Arrhythmia: 50mg of Metoprolol 2x a day.
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS): Lomotil and Promethazine as needed.
High Blood pressure: Metoprolol and 100mg of Cozaar
High Cholesterol: 40mg of Pravachol


White Beard
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   Posted 12/29/2009 6:09 PM (GMT -7)   
Amaristo

Do you have any lower back problems? Bad disks or anything? Just a thought that maybe that might be causing it, Have you strained your back lately? I am glad you are going to get it checked out better safe than sorry, even if it cost you!

Good Luck to You!

White Beard

Amaristo
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   Posted 12/29/2009 6:15 PM (GMT -7)   
Nope, no lower back issues. I've never (cross my fingers) had any back issues. And my amazing self diagnosis research did pull up mostly back issues related to this style of pain. Particularly an inflamed or pinched nerve. Dr Google can be wise. On the other hand, I feel nothing wrong in my back and haven't done anything particularly strenuous with it. So I don't know,

I know back issues may be hard to diagnose so I'm hopeful that my doctor has some other ideas. I need to put some research into side effects of some of these drugs I'm on. I'm already unhappy with this tramadol and need to stop taking it. It seems after it gets in my system enough, it makes it more and more difficult to urinate. Not a good feeling. So who knows what is going on elsewhere.
Diabetes: 25 units of Lantus insulin, 1500mg of metformin
Neuropathy: 300mg of Lyrica, 100mg of Tramadol 3x a day, Norco 30mg 3x a day, or as needed for the pain.
Supraventricular Tachycardia (SVT) and Arrhythmia: 50mg of Metoprolol 2x a day.
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS): Lomotil and Promethazine as needed.
High Blood pressure: Metoprolol and 100mg of Cozaar
High Cholesterol: 40mg of Pravachol


White Beard
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   Posted 12/29/2009 7:14 PM (GMT -7)   
Amaristo

I hope your right but I would not be surprised if you Doctor doesn't at least checks that avenue out. With nerve impingement you never really know how it is going to appear. You might never have a single back pain but instead just pain in a lower part of a limb, fore arm or hand or lower leg, or foot! Never thinking about the problem actually being in the back. and some of the things you described are classic, especially the feeling of something warm running down your leg, and the burning sensation.

I do wish you well!

White Beard
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