By Thomas A McAtee Jr. Moderator
Woke up this morning with sever leg cramps again Haven’t had them for awhile. But seems they’re coming back again. I used to wake up about 2 or 3 in the morning with them so bad I’d be hollering and using words that would make a sailor blush. Wife would try to quieten me down saying I was going to wake up the neighborhood. Didn’t care. Hurt too bad to care. This morning they started with small minor cramps taht went away but all of a sudden the big ones hit and hit very hard. I was cussing again and loud as they hurt. She started getting the towels soaked with hot water wrapped around them to help ease the pain to where they didn’t hurt as bad and finally went away. Decided to do some searching about cramps and diabetes. Discovered several health sites about diabetes that also mentioned cramps. And yes I’m getting plenty of potassium and eating bananas etc. My reads have been fairly decent this month but they’re coming back.
Then my hands also started cramping on and off throughout the day.
My next appointment with my doctor is in July but might send a message to the team and let them know about what’s going on and see if she’ll want me to come in early or wait till then. I’ve been taking Lyrica for the burning in the feet(have nerve damage in them thanks to diabetes), was taking Ultram for pain in knees but got off of that and taking something else instead for that. Don’t know what she’ll do.
Although I’ve been maintaining very well since 2013 I’m going to talk to her and maybe the DE to see if they think that the diabetes is working on my legs now also.