questions about leg pains and neuropathy and meds for it

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LanieG
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   Posted 11/6/2007 7:31 PM (GMT -7)   
Lynn46 said:
"hi
I need some help I am having some sever pain from the right knee down to the top of the foot.
I been told it could be neuopathy but it should be the whole leg in pain. they gave me some neurotin
100mg and I am to take two in the morning and two at night. It isn't helping. I also was prescribed darvocet 100mg and it sosn't seem to toucj the pain. It is very hard to walk sit or stand let alone sleep with this pain. could the diabeties cause a blood clot in the leg? the pain is sharp like a tooth ace
it feels warm from the inside and is there all the time. I sure need some advice thanks linda"
 
 
Linda, I copied your post under your own topic so you can get some responses.  If you want to respond to a post, use "reply".  If you want to ask a new question on another topic, please click New Topic so others will be able to see it better.


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Post Edited (LanieG) : 11/6/2007 7:36:45 PM (GMT-7)


lynn46
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   Posted 11/7/2007 11:03 AM (GMT -7)   
lanie,
thanks for starting a new topic here for me. I don't understand why only part of my leg hurts so bad
and I don't know anything about neuorhpy. so any help will be greatly appricated. thanks again linda

KREF
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   Posted 11/8/2007 1:34 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Lynn, I have alot of neuropathy, and am on neurontin also, I have found that it takes a much higher dose of it to really help any, I am prescribed 2400mg a day, and I usually end up taking from 4800 to 5600 to get it to help. I would try taking some more once and see if it helps, ( of course I am only suggesting it, docs dont like that sort of thing, lol) and if it still doesnt it prolly isnt nerve related. Just my 2 cents worth, hope you feel better soon.  Mark

Diagnosed with DDD, Tarsal Tunnel, 3 Herniated discs, Arthritis in hands. Asthma, Hypertension, Diabetes.
Currently on 75 mcg Duragesic Patch, Neurontin 4800 mg daily, Relafen 1500mg daily, Lexapro, and have SCS unit for leg pain.
 
             PAIN SUCKS :(


Phishbowl
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   Posted 11/8/2007 8:15 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Lynn, I'm certainly not a doctor but, my first thought about your explanation of the pain (being only from knee to ankle), was that it may be a shin splint. I googled "shin splint" and found the symptoms to be similar to yours. You may want to check it out yourself. Just a thought :-)

Hope you're feeling better soon.
Cheers,
- Phishbowl (Type 1 since Jan'05 - Levemir, NovoRapid)
"What's Not Measured Is Not Managed"

"It is impossible for a man to learn what he thinks he already knows"-Epictetus


LanieG
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   Posted 11/8/2007 8:22 AM (GMT -7)   
Linda, maybe Kris is right about the shin splint.  Have you been doing running, jogging or power walking lately?
Lanie
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following low/no carb diet, no meds


lynn46
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   Posted Today 4:08 PM (GMT -7)   

 Hi Guys,

   thanks for all the help and i have checked out the chin splint and will talk to my doctor about that. you pepel on here all awsome. so thanks again linda


ceebee
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   Posted 12/6/2007 6:36 AM (GMT 0)   
I also have pain in just both lower legs and feet. My doc said it is from the high blood sugars and a A1c of 15.2. It is getting better as I work on getting the two of those down. I also wake up with lower leg cramps that are really painful. I have vicodin and flexeril to help. Your doctor felt your leg was warm? That has to be a warning sign of something, I think. In the hospital they really checked my legs out for blood clots because of the pain. Be sure to show the doctor where your leg is warm. Good luck and take care:)
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