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worriedgirl
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   Posted 12/24/2017 8:25 AM (GMT -6)   
So we thought we knew the issue but guess what? Wrong! The meds Dr gave no longer working and now the pain is going up and down my spine as well as feeling as if someone is squeezing it and twisting it and so much pressure. Went to chiropractor and he took xrays and he says he will look closer but he thinks arthritis and disc degeneration from what he saw. My hips also sore. I feel like getting hit by a bus would be less painful. Barely stand to cook, my sugars started going up slightly and im taking pain meds. Well when it rains it pours. On top of that ill find out Wednesday if i have neuropathy in my toes. I dont think i can take much more. Maybe i will quit diabetes and pain and give it back to the doctor.
"No one really dies because they have loved. Because they love they stay in the hearts of the people they have touched so in that their memory lives on." Ghost whisperer-i know corny but this touched me deep down and i see so much truth in it.
ADD-diagnosed 2010
Diabetes- diagnosed 3-29-2012. only using low fat and low carb diet and victoza .6 mg at night

Lanie G
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   Posted 12/24/2017 9:35 AM (GMT -6)   
Oh for heaven sake! I hope you can get some relief to get through Christmas! Heating pad? Cold packs? One of those snug body wraps to stabilize movements? I would also be careful about letting a chiro do any manipulations of your spine, back, neck area. Whatever the x-rays show, please seek another opinion as to how to take care of what's going on.

I understand what it's like to get a wrench thrown into the works. Along the years I've also had that happen and the best I can say is to not be sidetracked, to keep on the course of your normalized blood sugar because you don't want to add more misery to your health woes. I think you already know this. I can attest to what uncontrolled blood sugar will do to a body as it's now severely affected both my brother and sister. You're young and have a family so you want to be as healthy as you can be.

Pain, stress, distress can cause blood sugar to rise so make sure you continue to eat right, take your meds and keep on track. Sometimes some people just feel 'oh what the heck' and give in to going so far off with their eating that it sends their blood sugar sky high but [as you already know!] this will worsen your health. And if you're dealing with possible neuropathy, you absolutely must make sure your blood sugar is as close to normal as it can be - and, again, I mean really 'normal' normal, not what you see on charts from the doctor's office.

I'm sorry for this setback. Take care of yourself and you can come here and rant all you want!

Despite all this, I hope you and the family can have a good Christmas!
Lanie

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worriedgirl
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   Posted 12/24/2017 3:47 PM (GMT -6)   
I will. Last time they put me on this roller bed with electrodes and it felt so good. Provided a couple of hours of relief. The chiro was the first person i seen to even run a test to see what was wrong! I am going to keep eating good. Its hard to cook rigbt when can barely stand without pain though.
"No one really dies because they have loved. Because they love they stay in the hearts of the people they have touched so in that their memory lives on." Ghost whisperer-i know corny but this touched me deep down and i see so much truth in it.
ADD-diagnosed 2010
Diabetes- diagnosed 3-29-2012. only using low fat and low carb diet and victoza .6 mg at night

Lanie G
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   Posted 12/24/2017 5:55 PM (GMT -6)   
Just a guess here that it's nerve-related? Disks, pinched nerves can all give you pain like that. I hope you find some relief. When I was struck with a sciatic nerve problem a few years ago, I searched online for exercises. Of course, I knew that it was sciatica because I'd been to my doctor. Anyway, what I found was stretching very gently over one of those large exercise balls (I think they're also called stability balls.) and resting there on my stomach with my hands stretched out in front on the floor and my feet out at the back on the floor keeping me steady really eased the pain. I'd read that movements like this helped separate the disks and the pinched nerves. In my case, it did the trick. I did it as often as I could, slowly and stayed draped over the ball, keeping my head down.

I hope you have a better day tomorrow!
Lanie

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diabetes type 2 controlled by diet and exercise and
metformin
very low carb way of eating

Check out the following site for more info on blood sugar:
www.phlaunt.com/diabetes/

worriedgirl
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   Posted 12/28/2017 4:11 AM (GMT -6)   
Well foot Dr saus no neuropathy yay!! But the joints are swollen so got a shot of laticain and dr says should get better. I have no idea why the joints are swollen so will ask chiropractor if it is related to my back
"No one really dies because they have loved. Because they love they stay in the hearts of the people they have touched so in that their memory lives on." Ghost whisperer-i know corny but this touched me deep down and i see so much truth in it.
ADD-diagnosed 2010
Diabetes- diagnosed 3-29-2012. only using low fat and low carb diet and victoza .6 mg at night

Lanie G
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   Posted 12/28/2017 8:29 AM (GMT -6)   
That's all the doctor said? That he didn't know? But he gave you a shot? Maybe you need another doctor! (Not a chiro.)
Lanie

diabetes moderator
diabetes type 2 controlled by diet and exercise and
metformin
very low carb way of eating

Check out the following site for more info on blood sugar:
www.phlaunt.com/diabetes/

worriedgirl
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   Posted 12/28/2017 6:06 PM (GMT -6)   
Im using the chiropractor because he is at least running the tests. Been to er and my regular dr and no results . My back hurt so bad today that i couldnt even sleep. It feels like someone is taking my spine and squeezing it and twisting it and so much pressure. I cant take this pain. Dont want to take pain meds but i need relief. Idk how my husband deals with his back issues.
"No one really dies because they have loved. Because they love they stay in the hearts of the people they have touched so in that their memory lives on." Ghost whisperer-i know corny but this touched me deep down and i see so much truth in it.
ADD-diagnosed 2010
Diabetes- diagnosed 3-29-2012. only using low fat and low carb diet and victoza .6 mg at night

Lanie G
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Date Joined Nov 2006
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   Posted 12/28/2017 9:13 PM (GMT -6)   
I know it's painful. I had back strain from lifting bags of mulch and carrying them many years ago and then also dealt with the sciatic nerve problem. It's very important to be diagnosed and then treated correctly and that's where I think your problem is. I think you haven't been diagnosed correctly. Maybe you need to find a better GP.
Lanie

diabetes moderator
diabetes type 2 controlled by diet and exercise and
metformin
very low carb way of eating

Check out the following site for more info on blood sugar:
www.phlaunt.com/diabetes/

worriedgirl
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   Posted 12/29/2017 5:09 AM (GMT -6)   
I think my GP thought he knew what was wrong and where the pain started it made sense at the time. it didn't move to my spine until after I saw him. so I am going to take the chiro's findings to my dr and go from there. see if I can get an mri. If I have to I will go to the er and insist on one. something is wrong and it has to get better

im trying to eat right but it is hard to cook when in this much pain and the pain is making my sugars slightly higher. not much but still not where I want it. I mean without food today I was at 122. now granted that is not high but 3 weeks ago I was in the 90s with no food
"No one really dies because they have loved. Because they love they stay in the hearts of the people they have touched so in that their memory lives on." Ghost whisperer-i know corny but this touched me deep down and i see so much truth in it.
ADD-diagnosed 2010
Diabetes- diagnosed 3-29-2012. only using low fat and low carb diet and victoza 1.2 mg in morning and 100 mg Januvia at night

Lanie G
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   Posted 12/29/2017 9:18 AM (GMT -6)   
Yes, the point right now is to get diagnosed correctly with the proper tests. X-rays and an MRI and a professional interpretation. Then, treatment.

I know it's painful so the sooner this can be taken care of, the better.

I think you had mentioned that you changed your job? You went from standing a lot in your old job to sitting? If that's so, then you know that sitting for long periods causing its own problems and it might have contributed to this. Make sure that your doctor knows what you do most of the day (sitting, standing, etc.)
Lanie

diabetes moderator
diabetes type 2 controlled by diet and exercise and
metformin
very low carb way of eating

Check out the following site for more info on blood sugar:
www.phlaunt.com/diabetes/

worriedgirl
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   Posted 12/29/2017 3:42 PM (GMT -6)   
Yes he is aware. I have a special stand up stand coming soon so i can stand while i work some to. I also found a chair with more support so I am trying to combat the sitting all day
"No one really dies because they have loved. Because they love they stay in the hearts of the people they have touched so in that their memory lives on." Ghost whisperer-i know corny but this touched me deep down and i see so much truth in it.
ADD-diagnosed 2010
Diabetes- diagnosed 3-29-2012. only using low fat and low carb diet and victoza 1.2 mg in morning and 100 mg Januvia at night

Lanie G
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   Posted 12/29/2017 6:47 PM (GMT -6)   
That's good. There are lots of exercises that anyone can do to strengthen the back and that might help. Having stronger back muscles will help support the spine.

When I'm out I wear specific walking shoes. You can google for good examples of these. I found that Propet makes really good shoes that are comfortable, have great support and look good, too.
Lanie

diabetes moderator
diabetes type 2 controlled by diet and exercise and
metformin
very low carb way of eating

Check out the following site for more info on blood sugar:
www.phlaunt.com/diabetes/

worriedgirl
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   Posted 1/3/2018 10:34 AM (GMT -6)   
Bulging disc. Disc degeneration of l5 One hip goes to a angle. My spine is at a angle by the hips which is pinching my spinal cord. He said im toward the last stages and if i don't get treatment i could need surgery. It will eventually make my legs go numb and potentially kill my nerves. At most with treatment ill get 75% better.
"No one really dies because they have loved. Because they love they stay in the hearts of the people they have touched so in that their memory lives on." Ghost whisperer-i know corny but this touched me deep down and i see so much truth in it.
ADD-diagnosed 2010
Diabetes- diagnosed 3-29-2012. only using low fat and low carb diet and victoza 1.2 mg in morning and 100 mg Januvia at night

Lanie G
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Date Joined Nov 2006
Total Posts : 6368
   Posted 1/3/2018 12:15 PM (GMT -6)   
Oh, so that's it! I think an orthopedist or neurologist would be good doctors to consider. From what I know, they don't want to jump into operating quickly but have you go through therapy and some lifestyle changes and anti-inflammatories with pain meds.

On a different note though, exercises that strengthen the back and stomach muscles help support the spine in the long term and when you get over this, please ask your doctor about this.

Good luck and I hope you can get some relief.
Lanie

diabetes moderator
diabetes type 2 controlled by diet and exercise and
metformin
very low carb way of eating

Check out the following site for more info on blood sugar:
www.phlaunt.com/diabetes/
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