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10/4/11 9:31 P

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Thanks mate! I'll definitely take this up with my doctor.

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10/3/11 6:16 P

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My wife takes Gabapenten which is the generic for neurontin. Her aunt has diabetic neuropathy and thinks it is a miracle! My wife has paraneoplastic syndrome (a product of small cell lung cancer) and it helps with her nerve pain.

Oh Yeah... and welcome to the team!

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10/3/11 8:56 A

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Hi Patty,

I'm still taking the blood sugar medicine, it's the pain medication for the Neuropathy that I've stopped. Thank you for the link to the diabetes group, I'll be sure to head over there!

I've joined up to the virtual walk of Scotland, just the shortest route but it's a start! :)

Ross

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10/3/11 8:42 A

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Hi Ross!
Welcome to the team, glad to have you joining us on the Virtual Walk team!
Do you have a destination in mind already?

You said you quit taking your medication, this is not the same medication that controls your sugar is it?
You don't want to stop taking that, because sugar can cause alot of problems.

Here is a link to a team that is an 8 week challenge, and it has to do with Diabetes.
www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i
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You can get workouts and advice so why not sign up and allow this team to help you as well to make those changes you are looking for.

Look forward to getting to know you better as we take our walks together and keep each other updated!
Have fun, but take it one step at a time, if you feel pain, stop, don't over do or you will stop doing!
Patty

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10/3/11 8:03 A

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Hi, I'm Ross from Glasgow, Scotland. I developed some pretty acute leg pain a few years ago and as a result have become less and less active since then leading up to a complete shut down at the start of the year when the pain had become too severe to walk little over 100m at a time.

It seems that when you don't have a name for your condition people (even family) seem to think you're not being entirely honest about things. During a routine appointment earlier this year the doctor scheduled some blood tests.Long-story-short; it turns out that I'm type 2 diabetic and the leg pain is being caused by Peripheral Neuropathy which is more than likely irreversible as it's went so long unchecked. A particularly brutal way to be vindicated.

It has taken me a couple of months to come to terms with everything, but I have finally which is why I'm here. My pain medication makes me drowsy and bad tempered so I've stopped taking it, I'm hoping that grit and determination will help me work through the pain to reclaim my life.

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