I had some tingling and itching in my FACE that was bothering me... I talked to my doctor, and she sent me to a neurologist--who told me it was a rare form of 'trigeminal neuralgia' that was actually an ATYPICAL manifestation of diabetic neuropathy! Yep, any where there is a nerve, it's possible!
The neurologist also told me I had some neuropathy issues in my hands and feet (I was aware of it, but not that it was so severe!... it sneaks up on you!) and said I could take meds that might also help the fibro and I could go to physical therapy to try to improve muscle response and regrow some of the damaged nerves... apparently the latest research is showing that despite former beliefs in the medical field, a certain amount of nerve regeneration IS possible! Since most medications have side effects issues for me, I didn't want to go that route until it's absolutely the only option... and I'm taking physical therapy now, and making some interesting improvements... odd little things I never associated with the neuropathy have just disappeared! LOL
Do as Mary says, stay as healthy as you can. It won't NECESSARILY mean a ride totally free of diabetic complications, but it does improve your chances considerably of having a long and fruitful life!
"The real secret of success is enthusiasm..." Walter P. Chrysler said it, I believe it. That's what I want in my life--to give my imagination a chance, to live with energy and enthusiasm!
Ralph Waldo Emerson said 'Life belongs to the energetic.' But you don't have to be frenetic and hyper--some energy is quiet and steady, like a heartbeat... and that works too! LOL
Life comes in specific increments, which we receive as a gift of one moment at a time. That's why it's called t
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