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Miruki

212d

How did you guys go about telling your Dr about foot nerve damage. I have extreme pain/burning just after 10-15mins of walking and I feel my feel tingly with pins n needles. I'm pretty young and I'm afraid my Dr won't take me seriously because I am out of shape as well. Does anyone else have this problem, what helps you?

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    • dolphinblues

      210d

      @Miruki I don't know why Drs are so hesitant to look at a patients medical history. I have had Drs do that to me, too. It is beyond frustrating. I hope your appointment goes well and you can find some answers and begin to get relief. I'm here for you if you need someone to talk to (or vent to). Feel free to message me anytime.

    • dolphinblues

      212d

      I used comparisons when I talked to my Dr about it. For example: the sharp stinging pain is like fire ants biting me. I told her about every little detail about it, too, just to make sure I got my point across. Some were that when I first lay down at night, my legs and feet could not stay still, and it is worse on the days that I'm busiest/on my feet more. Try to keep a log of symptoms and activities. It may help reveal a pattern and link certain activities to the more painful times. Things that have helped ease symptoms: Voltaren gel, elevating feet, cold packs (I use a bag of frozen peas because it molds to the foot), and compression sleeves/socks. I would like to add that I was 22 when my chronic pain journey started. I often heard "you're too young to have these problems" and "you can't be in that much pain." Keep telling your Drs the truth about your pain levels, etc. Don't give up like I did. Hugs

      • Miruki

        210d

        @dolphinblues thank you so much for the encouragement, I've had diabetes since I was 12 and now I'm 24 I went 6 years without treatment (was being abused) and I am starting again so the journey is very intimidating because I feel like the doctors don't believe me when I tell them my medical history even though I have documentation they are hesitant to even look at it. I'm going in today hopefully I can get some help.

        • dolphinblues

          210d

          @Miruki I don't know why Drs are so hesitant to look at a patients medical history. I have had Drs do that to me, too. It is beyond frustrating. I hope your appointment goes well and you can find some answers and begin to get relief. I'm here for you if you need someone to talk to (or vent to). Feel free to message me anytime.

    • dolphinblues

      212d

      I understand the fear of your Dr not taking you seriously. Honestly, I went through way too many years of needless pain because I wasn't telling my Drs about my pain. It doesn't matter how old you are. No one has the right to tell you that you are "too young" to be in that much pain. If you are experiencing nerve pain, I encourage you to talk with your Dr about it. My feet felt like fire ants were biting them when I would lay down. If I stood still (like at the sink washing dishes) for longer than 5 minutes, they would get tingly and sharp stinging pains. I would also get a wet sensation, like I'm standing in water or water dripping on them. My nerve pain is also caused by neck and low back problems. I also get numbness, tingling, and stinging sensations in my hands. I'm on 200 mg of Lyrica (pregabalin), and it works well for me.

    • procrastinator

      212d

      I started by feeling different sensations in my feet. like heat/numbness/pins and needles and sharp pains... I was in hospital at the time and the doctor examined and basically poked at my feet in different areas and then prescribed pregabalin (lyrica)... honestly I haven't felt much of a difference. they recently increased my dosage so I'm hoping I feel some relief but even laying down they hurt so much sometimes

      • Miruki

        210d

        @procrastinator I hope so too, nobody deserves to feel this kind of pain and often I feel useless as I can't do activities for long before my feet start to hurt badly. As you said sometimes even if I'm just laying down my feet gets needle/sharp pains and they cramp up a lot too. I hope my doctor will hear me out and help me find relief as I hope you find some as well ❤️‍🩹 🙏

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Based on the provided context, some people have reported similar symptoms and they suggest seeing a doctor or a neurologist for a nerve test. Others have mentioned that conditions like peripheral neuropathy started with similar symptoms. Some found relief from medications like gabapentin, while others noted improvement with regular visits to a chiropractor. However, it's important to consult with a healthcare professional for an accurate diagnosis and treatment plan.

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