I've had Type II diabetes for about 7 years now. I assume these pinprick sensations I experience fall under the category of neuropathy. I just can't stand them anymore! I get 'pricked' about every 15-30 seconds, day & night. I get them all over my body. They hurt & itch at the same time, and I have to rub/scratch the area to make it stop. Other times they feel more like sudden bee stings, and I literally jump or jerk the affected limb.
How are people supposed to get to sleep at night when they're getting stuck with pins?? Who can doze off under those circumstances??
I experience other neuropathy symptoms, also, which aren't fun, but at least they don't occur a thousand times a day. If anyone has any suggestions on how to find relief from these pinpricks, I would greatly appreciate it. Please, I can't take it much more!
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Hi Donna, I am sorry for your pain. I have these pin pricks all day long, not to much in the night, They do feel just like a bee sting. Mine come without any warning of when & how long it will last. I take pain meds for my neuropathy which includes oxicodents. Not sure ifthe drugs help. I use a long back sratcher & go for it. That helps. ,,,,,,,Sorry I have no idea how to get them to stop. Take care. June
I used to have serious issues the same as you are. I use lyrica and oxycontin to relieve the sensations, with the worst being at night. I can say both work after forgetting a few doses one week. That was a bad week.
Thanks for your reply, Tingles. Yes, the sensations DO seem to get worse at night. I take so many medications for other health problems, I'm hesitant to add another. When Lyrica first came out, I was sure tempted to try it, but couldn't afford it anyway. (Still can't). I also read too many accounts of people fainting and having other side effects. So my search goes on.