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My large toe has been semi numb since 12.17.2015. i have

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my large toe has been semi numb since 12.17.2015. i have been to 5 doctors; the last is a podiarist. he prebcribed lyrica. i have had a ultra sound to rule out blood clots. the last doct prescribed a directic and a vitamins. i am diabetic. i think the numbness has been too long.
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Anil replied 1 year ago.

Hello,

Diabetic peripheral neuropathy is diabetes-related nerve damage most commonly felt in the feet and hands, which may or may not be painful. Some people experience this damage as pain, tingling or numbness, while others have no symptoms at all.

Yes,it may be possible that you have diabetic neuropathy for few months without associated symptoms and now you developed.

LYRICA can provide significant diabetic nerve pain or other symptoms relief.

Patients with diabetic neuropathy are often deficient in B-complex vitamins. So your doctor may advise you vitamins which help prevent diabetes-related damage to the nerves, blood vessels, kidneys and eyes.

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