I have read the descriptions of the different problems of neuropathy and have the same.
I was diagnosed with diabetes and year ago. It is type 2 and I am 51. My feet keep me up many nights with burning and tingling. It can be very painful. I also have feet pain and numbness when I walk. When I have shoes and socks on it feels like there are a hundred pebbles of rocks in my shoe. I have gotten to the point where I dread wearing shoes at all. It is in both feet. It got worse even though my blood sugar was totally under control. I take methadone for back pain problems(severe). The methadone helps a little bit with the pain at night but does not help the feeling of walking on "rocks" in my foot. I have been unemployed for 2 years after losing my business in a lawsuit. I have had 10 straight years of chronic back pain which I alluded to above. I have no desire to live like this. I have had 2 suicide attempts, one which got me locked up for 2 weeks involuntarily. The second one I was in a coma for 2 months in the hospital. I was and am very pissed off they spent 200,000 dollars on me to get me out of the coma. I have no family(except a brother) etc.. Please don't tell me to "talk" to someone. I have been down that road and found most depressed patients were sniveling bored housewives. Not a 51 year old who spent 9 years going to college, who is unemployed, has no family, has lost all my friends due to my fall econmically because I had to move in with brother in a situation where I don'tknow anyone and in a city I hate (L.A). I hate my medical insurance (Kaiser). It is very demoralizing to go to the office and in the waiting room I am the only White person there. It is 99% "Hispanic" It is not that I don't like minorities I just feel like I can't relate to these people who don't even speak English. I feel very alientated in my own country (though I can't even say is my country anymore)I used to be a very active world traveler. I just can't take the prospect of not being able to walk anywhere, and having serious health problems down the road (Eyes, heart,kidney, teeth, feet; the usual diabetic list). Can anyone who has diabetes and serious side effects relate? Can others maybe offer me a glimmer of hope (not B.S) about my feet problems not getting worse? Or possibly getting better? Oh and it is also very demoralizing to have many stories in the news that blame diabetics for their own disease. I am not overweight etc and I was very active.The Docs say my feet will stay the same of get worse, not get better. I just can't see having a painful life of house bound hell. Who need it?? We all gotta to go sometimes!!! :)
I am not looking for pyschological advice only people who might have similar symptoms and can give me no nonsense advice. I would very much appreciate any thoughts!