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I'm a little worried.. about myself

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  1. heamwdevine

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    Last year I got sick with tingly legs and joint problems. I thought it was Lyme because I had gotten it the year before but this year I had found no tick but just assumed because the symptoms started out the same, just got worse fast and went to all my joints. That's just a little history, so I was on Ceftin for 6 weeks for that but never got a positive Lyme test, but did have a slighlty elevated Strep level, so the doctor thought if it wasn't Lyme it could be a systemic Strep infection.

    Well, ever since then I have been having increasing numbness in my hands and feet, like falling asleep feelings and across my face. I always just blamed it on damage from the so called Lyme, but I was reading today that this numbness and tingly, sleepy feeling is in the hands, feet and face is a sign of diabetes.:confused: Today I really felt like "what is going on with me?" because I immediately felt awful after lunch and I ate a meal from Chick Fil A-sandwich with the bun, french fries, and a root beer(major high carb unhealthy lunch:rolleyes:). The tingly feeling went through the roof in my hands, feet and face for the next few hours and it still hasn't gone away. Yesterday & the day before I had salad and didn't feel this way.

    I don't think I can handle another thing happening in our life right now and I know it could be a number of things so I will have to get a physical but I just almost starting crying when I read this today at work. I tested myself when I got home from work today but it was at 5:30 and I had eaten at 2:00 and I was 84 and boy does that sting (our poor kiddos:()

    Just venting and hoping I am not getting diabetes. I am 34 so I guess it would be Type 2 but :confused:

    Anyone here experience these symptoms??
     
  2. melissajm

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    Heather I have experienced this feeling too, tingling in fingers, toes and around my mouth. It is due to my calcium levels being off. When I had my thyroid removed a few years ago, they also removed para-thyroid glands which are at the corners of the thyroid. These glands control the calcium levels in your body. Maybe worth looking into?
     
  3. danismom79

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    I don't know about those symptoms, but I wanted to point out (just for informational purposes) that type 1 is not limited to children, and being an adult doesn't automatically put one in the type 2 category.
     
  4. AmyMcCracken

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    I don't know about the symptoms either, but I agree that it is not necessarily Type 2. My sister just turned 35 and was diagnosed Type 1 last month.
     
  5. My_Dana

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    I was also thinking mineral deficiency, and possibly causing circulatory issues.

    I would get on a good quality multi-vitamin to start (with high dosages, like
    GNC or Nature's Way Alive! these have good doses of minerals).
    http://www.vitacost.com/Natures-Way...hole-Food-Energizer-No-Iron-Added-180-Tablets


    Minerals can be washed out of the body when drinking lots of soda and
    coffee (highly acidic) over a long period, like years.

    Also look at things to help circulation such as -
    Exercise: Yes the most obvious but key to improving circulation.
    Omega-3s: Fish oils are a wonder food and should be required for everyone! Countless benefits.
    Hawthorn Berry: Known to help dilate coronary blood vessels, and help lower blood pressure. Also decreases fatty deposit levels.
    Ginger: This well known herb has a number of qualities that include helping improve circulation, relieve digestion problems and help with nausea.
    Cayenne: Aids digestion, improves circulation and has cleansing properties on the body. Also called hot pepper and red pepper.

    If you don't have one, I would invest in a blood pressure monitor.
    High BP could be a sign of constricting viens (from caffeine, salt...), and
    could be hampering circulation (lack of minerals again).
    Take a morning and evening BP reading. Should average around 120/80.

    If diabetes (T2), you would probably have other symptoms like mood swings
    and lethargy. Poor circulation is a longer term D complication.

    Hope that helps..good luck!
     
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    Ive had lyme several times now, the first time it went into my heart and caused heart block. There is a lot of controversy about chronic lyme, I think it exists and that if the spirochetes are not completely wiped out with anibiotics that they can replicate very slowly and cause symptoms. I agree with Ellen though you should see a neurologist about these symptoms. Also get tested for lyme again it can take months to get a positive result
     
  8. luvmyboyz

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    I had similar symtoms about 8 years ago with numbness and tingling in my hands and feet. I also had tingling in part of my face. My hands and feet would fall asleep when I was sleeping. I went to a neurologist, rheumotologist (spelling?), physical therapist. This went on for about 8 months. It was crazy! Turns out it was all caused by anxiety. It's amazing how people react differently to anxiety. For me it manifests differently with all kinds of crazy symtoms. Hope you start feeling better.
     
  9. bgallini

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    I agree with the others ask your Dr to refer you to a specialist. In the meantime, you could do some fasting bg tests to see what they are. It seems like if it is T2 D, they usually dx that with the fasting bg. But with an 84 after that carb meal, I'd doubt its D.
     
  10. heamwdevine

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    I'm wondering if I've had some damage from the Lyme or Strep infection I had last year and now we are having some major stress in our lives-financial, diabetes, moving, marital all at once and now from some of the damage it immediately goes right to those areas. I need to try to relax and take a yoga class or something. I will still go for a check-up just to see and maybe do some blood work but I can tell stress brings it on bad too during the last couple of days.

    Thanks for all the ideas.
     
  11. My_Dana

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    Yes. Stress can wreak havoc on your system.
    Be sure get a good dose of B vitamins (B-100).
    Essential for nerves and stress.
     

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