:confused: Hi everyone....I'm a newbie here and need some help. I have a bunch of symptoms and my doctor just gives me pills and stays with his original diagnosis. I'm 57 years old.
May of 2003 I noticed my baby toes becoming numb. July of 2003 I was diagnosed with breast cancer. Had surgery and 36 doses of radiation. Shortly after, more toes became numb. I kept mentioning it to my doctors and they said it would go away.
All through 2004 the numbness progress up my foot and the pain, electrical pulses and stabing pain also progressed. I have flair ups that hit me and it goes on for several days. So bad I can't walk. Doctor just gives me stronger pain meds and says it would go away.
December of 2005 I was diagnosed with Diabetes. Very mild, controled by diet. Now doctor says it's the Diabetes that is causing the "neuropathy".
It has progressed half way up my calves and I have major balance problems. I used a cane for a couple of years, now I am in a walker. This last flair up, he gave me a medication that is given to MS patients. Does he suspect something I don't know? I don't have any stomach problems. I have a hereditary eye diease (Fuch's Dystrophy) so I can't tell whether I have any other eye problems. I haven't had a solid bowel movement since I had my gall bladder out in 2005.
Anyone have any sugestions???? Just Neuropathy or something else?