I have just been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes (Not Impressed about it) The nurse told me that sometimes your feet are affected with numbness! Brilliant! I told her that having HNPP my feet are numb quite a bit, so how will I know if it's my HNPP or my diabetes? Needless to say she didn't answer; to be honest I think it's because she doesn't understand this disease! (Not many medical staff do!)
So I would like to ask if diabetes will make my disease any worse or my disease make my diabetes worse?
My HNPP is getting slowly worse and at the moment I am really suffering with my sciatic nerve in my right leg, I cannot sleep on my side or lie on my side and end up sleeping flat on my back which doesn't help my back at all,
Does anyone know of any medication that might help as after looking at the amount of painkillers I take, my GP said that there is nothing else he can give me so he increased my Tramadol?
I take Dihyrocodeine, tramadol, gasbapentin,piriton(as tramadol make me itch!), so if anyone knows of any other painkiller that will enable me to be pain free for a short while could you let me know. A good nights sleep is not too much to ask!
Also I do take other medication for various things ie, cholesterol, blood pressure, diabetes.
any positive response will be GREATLY appreciated.