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Old 09-13-2006, 11:39 AM   #1
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Unhappy sharp stinging needle like pain

can anyone direct me to where i should beginto try to figurethis new ailment out? it feels like a million elves are on top of my feet near my ankles and just sticking me with horrendous needles-it's not the same pain as pins and needles- it's extremely intense and actually brings me to tears-this from someone who sometimes needs 6 or 7 sticks before they can find a vein to give me my weekly iron iv!! so i know what needles feel like but this is awful-any clues...suggestions? i don't have diabetes as far as i know but the prednisone is causing my sugar to sky rocket..could such pain happen so soon? i'm really at a loss- any help would be really appreciated .?

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Old 09-13-2006, 06:35 PM   #2
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Re: sharp stinging needle like pain


What you are describing sounds like neuropathy... I'm not a medical professional, but I have three friends who have problems with neuropathy and they describe it exactly the same way.

Most neuropathy is associated with diabetes, but not all of it is. Two of my friends with neuropathy are diabetic, but the third is not.

Obviously you need to get to a doctor to have it checked out. You can do some reading online by using neuropathy as a keyword -- just google it and you should be able to find plenty of information. You'll just want to do the background research so you know what questions to ask the doctor.

good luck to you.

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