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Neuopathic Pain? in Outer Quad Muscle and Skin

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  • November 4, 2006
  • 11:40 PM

A 68 year-old male, I have pretty severe "idiopathic" neuopathy in my feet with somewhat less numbness/tingling in my hands. It began about 15 years ago with a numbness of the skin on the outside of my right upper thigh. I originally thought this was from L4/L5/S1 or a C5/C6 problems. My EMGs have progressively become more dismal. I can't find my feet anymore without a map. Lately, the original area on my leg, although "numb", has begun "burning". It wakes me at night if I move my leg (like a hot ice pick) and remains sore and painful all day. I'm on Lyrica, Allopurinal and Colchisine for foot pain and Iron, Folic Acid w/ B12 for serum support. Topical lotion helps a little, but this "num" leg is really sensitive! My fasting blood sugar remains around 90-100. My GP And rheumatologist don't think I have diabetes.
Any thoughts? :confused::confused::confused:
Thanks,
Bob

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