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Diabetes

Question
Posted by: Susan | 2018/12/23

Q.

Diabetes

Ek drink 75mg lyrica in die aand en 50mg in oggend, maar nog nog steeds pyn my voete en op na my kniee nog steeds vreeslik baie, drink dit nou al so 2 maande. Dr het vir my trepeline bygegee om in aand te drink, maar dit word nie beter nie, enige bykomende raad asb, ek sukkel regtig baie

Expert's Reply

A.

Diabetes expert
- 2019/01/07

Hi

Your symptoms are compatible with diabetic neuropathy, which is nerve damage secondary to high blood sugars over time. Treatment would consist of controlling blood sugars, in case there is temporary dysfunction. If still persisting, then there are medical treatments(Lyrica, Trepeline, Cymbalta and opiates if necessary) which are available, and can be got on prescription from your doctor. These tablets which work on the nerves can reduce pain by up to 50%. Some patients need more medication than others, and some respond better to some medications than others, so it it s a bit of trial and error

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