Hi, thought it was about time to introduce myself. I’m a 62 year old male, I consider myself to be fit and healthy, having said that I was diagnosed with Type II diabetes in 2003. I was fortunate enough to control it by diet initially but it wasn’t long before I needed medication. I currently take Metformin, Simvastatin, Gliclazide & Victoza.
A couple of years ago I started to find that my legs were aching and that my feet felt like they were on fire (although they’re not hot to the touch) and I put this down to being on my feet all day at college. I then found that the leg pains became more persistent, I would sit in the evenings fidgeting about because of the pains. It wasn’t long before I then started to encounter leg pains and burning feet keeping me awake at night. I had my joints checked and they’re all as they should be (knees aren’t exactly perfect but that’s due to playing rugby), I had a Doppler test, no fault found. I had blood tests as part of my annual diabetes check-up and it was found I had a B12 deficiency, my doctor prescribed a course of Cyanocobalamin.
My initial thought regarding my pains was that I had neuropathy, my doctor doesn’t believe that this is the case but that I am suffering with Restless Leg Syndrome. I hadn’t heard of RLS before and when the doctor said it I have to admit to having a giggle, however, after doing some research, joining this site, speaking to people and continuing to endure the pains and burning sensations it isn’t a laughing matter.
I’m wondering if there is anything I should or shouldn’t be doing or taking. I’ve tried paracetamol, voltarol gel and even coconut oil, no relief from those.