Diabetic Neuropathy, Legs giving way randomly

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Hi all,

I'm hoping someone can help me.

I'm a type 1 diabetic, Insulin dependent and currently taking meds for what the docs and specialists are saying is Diabetic Neuropathy, over the last few weeks i am finding that my legs are worsening and i'm experiencing more falls, i've just had to be helped up from the bottom of the stairs by my partner after yet another fall however this time my knee completely went, now i cannot bend the knee and have a lump to the right side of the right knee which i'm guessing is off the fall, however after sitting down back in my chair i am experiencing randomly occuring spasms in my right thigh and it is extremely tender to touch, 

I have for a while suffered with cramps in my Thigh and Calf on both sides of my legs however its usually worse in the left leg than the right but these last few days my right leg is becoming more frequent and my falls are occuring a lot more often, I've had mobility aids fitted around my premises to help with the stairs and using the bathroom and have a bottle (which i don't like to use) however i was wondering if anyone had any further information as to this or could shed some light as to the progression of this disorder. I'm a 30 year old male and currently taking Etoricoxib, Tramadol Hydrochloride, Gabapentin, Paracetamol, Ibuprofen and Oral Morphine as well as my insulin (high levels due to resistance) levothyroxine, simvastatin and a nasal spray for migraines (sumatriptin i think) 

Thanks in advance for your help with this and i'm hoping someone can shed some light as its getting worse and the doctors and specialists just keep saying its the neuropathy and we cannot do anything else.


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    I had sever calf and thigh pain when I used Simvastin and Pravastatin but I have GCA. It took 2 yrs for the problems with Simvastin to exhibit itself and about 6 weeks after I switched to Prevastatin (5 Yrs between) for the symptoms to show again. With Simvastatin, I would wake up with cramps and I hobbled around for two hours before I could walk normally.  With both I had thigh and calf cramps and withPravastatin I had to crawl out of bed and up the dresser to stand. It took about two weeks to get rid of the cramps both times that I stopped the statins. "This is NOT Medical advice, my suggestion is to read the side effects of Simvastatin and to talk to your Dr. about alternates for Simvastatin."
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    I've asked the doctor about it and the specialist i'm under and they both said it was due to the neuropathy, they've done regular reviews of my medication and have also done blood tests to check the cholesterol levels but all came back normal with the aid of the medications, i'm not on any anti-biotics i know to just pain killers and i'm not HIV Positive so can rule that out unfortunately, thanks for the info though smile
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    Hi. I agree with DR.VINAYAGA85 about Alpha Lipoic Acid. I've read about really good results from it. It (combined with taking chromium) helped someone in another forum to get back to work.

    Get your doctor to check it out. I know they are often against natural therapies, but there really is scientific proof on the internet.

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    I am male 66 years old

    Type 2 with periphial  neuropathy

    OVer the last few months have suffered my leg goiving way and a feeling somewhat similar to low blood pressure

    I have had scans and various tests and my nuerologist thinks it is similar to trapped nerve in my neck

    I have appointment to see neurosurgen but my neurologist thinks that they wont do surgery due to my neuropathy

    I am now considering trying a carractioner and will let you know my results


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