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I AM A 61 YR. OLD RN, BUT CANNOT FIGURE OUT WHAT MY PROBLEM IS AND I AM REALLY STARTING TO WORRY. I HAVE BEEN DIAGNOSED WITH NEUROPATHYS IN MY FEET, HYPERTENSION WHICH IS UNDER CONTROLAND DELAYED GLUCOSE TOLERANCE. I STARTED SEVERAL YEARS AGO WITH BURNING, NUMBNESS AND PAIN IN MY TOES AND ABOUT A FOURTH OF MY FOOT. I HAVE BEEN TO MY PRIVATE... Read full answer
I AM A 61 YR. OLD RN, BUT CANNOT FIGURE OUT WHAT MY PROBLEM IS AND I AM REALLY STARTING TO WORRY. I HAVE BEEN DIAGNOSED WITH NEUROPATHYS IN MY FEET, HYPERTENSION WHICH IS UNDER CONTROLAND DELAYED GLUCOSE TOLERANCE. I STARTED SEVERAL YEARS AGO WITH BURNING, NUMBNESS AND PAIN IN MY TOES AND ABOUT A FOURTH OF MY FOOT. I HAVE BEEN TO MY PRIVATE PHYSICIAN, A PODIATRIST, A CHIROPRACTOR AND FINALLY A NEUROLOGIST. I HAVE BEEN PRESCRIBED SEVERAL ANTISEIZURE MEDS. WHICH ARE PRESCIBED FOR NEUROPATHY. NONE HAVE HELPED. NOW I HAVE TO TAKE ULTRAM AND PERCOCET BECAUSE THE PAIN GETS SO SEVERE I CAN'T TOLERATE IT I TIMES. MOST OF TEH TIME I CAN DESCIBE THE AS ELECTRIC SHOCK TO PORTIONS OF MY FEET AND SOMETIMES INTO MY LEGS. I HAVE HAD MANY LABS DRAWN AND A NERVE STIMUALATION TEST THAT SHOWS I HAVE NO FEELING IN MY TOES BUT LOTS OF FEELING THE REST OF MY FEET AND LEGS. MY PROBLEM NOW IS MY TOENAILS ARE BECOMING PURPLE AND THEN MY TOENAILS COME OFF. AT THIS TIME BOTH OF MY BIG TOENAILS ARE PURPLE.
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THE ONLY TEST I,VE HAD IS THE NERVE STIMULATION TEST ( I'M NOT SURE OF THE EXACT NAME ). I HAVE VERY STRONG PULSES IN BOTH MY FEET AND

EXCEPT FOR MY TOENAILS GOOD COLOR. MY TOES AND FEET ARE NOT COLD TO TOUCH. A COUPLE OF MY FELLOW NURSES THOUGHT I MIGHT HAVE A FUNGUS OF SOME KIND SO I STARTED USING AN ANTIFUNGAL CREAM BUT CAN'T SEE MUCH DIFFERENCE AT THIS POINT. THE ANTISEIZURE MED. HAS NOT HELPING AT ALL SO I WEANED MYSELF OFF AND STOPPED THOSE SINCE I'VE BEEN TAKING THEM FOR ABOUT 3 MONTHS WITHOUT IMPROVEMENT. I'VE ALSO

CUT MY CARBS. AND WHITE FOODS IN HALF. I WAS TOLD THERE MIGHT NOT BE IMPROVEMENT FROM THIS BUT SHOULD NOT GET WORSE. I,M REALLY TIRED OF TAKING NARCOTICS FOR THE PAIN AND BURNING IN MY FEET AND HOPE

THERE IS ANOTHER ALTERNATIVE.

THE ONLY TEST I,VE HAD IS THE NERVE STIMULATION TEST ( I'M NOT SURE OF THE EXACT NAME ). I HAVE VERY STRONG PULSES IN BOTH MY FEET AND

EXCEPT FOR MY TOENAILS GOOD COLOR. MY TOES AND FEET ARE NOT COLD TO TOUCH. A COUPLE OF MY FELLOW NURSES THOUGHT I MIGHT HAVE A FUNGUS OF SOME KIND SO I STARTED USING AN ANTIFUNGAL CREAM BUT CAN'T SEE MUCH DIFFERENCE AT THIS POINT. THE ANTISEIZURE MED. HAS NOT HELPING AT ALL SO I WEANED MYSELF OFF AND STOPPED THOSE SINCE I'VE BEEN TAKING THEM FOR ABOUT 3 MONTHS WITHOUT IMPROVEMENT. I'VE ALSO

CUT MY CARBS. AND WHITE FOODS IN HALF. I WAS TOLD THERE MIGHT NOT BE IMPROVEMENT FROM THIS BUT SHOULD NOT GET WORSE. I,M REALLY TIRED OF TAKING NARCOTICS FOR THE PAIN AND BURNING IN MY FEET AND HOPE

THERE IS ANOTHER ALTERNATIVE. I FORGOT THERE WAS NO INJURY THAT I CAN REMEMBER. THANKS FOR YOUR HELP !!!!

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