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Sugar and Neuropathy

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bluerose
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I heard somewhere that sugar can really play havoc with a person's nervous system and since I have neuropathy in my hands and feet and fibromyalgia I thought I would test this out.

So I took stock of a day when my neuropathy wasn't too bad then I had a sugar drink and some candy. Within minutes my neuropathy started to act up and it was clear that my consumption of sugar had something to do with it. I did this a few times over the next few days before I decided to share this, same thing happened each time. Now I don't know if this will work for everyone with neuropathy cause we all have different degrees of it no doubt but thought it was worth sharing. Hey, any little bit of possible relief would help eh?

Hope this helps some of you.

Blessings,

Bluerose

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Hondo
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Very interesting thanks for sharing it with us

Hondo

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bluerose
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Worth a shot eh? I was surprised when it had an effect on me. Hope it works for others.

Hope you are doing better.

Blessings,

Bluerose

esined
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Blue Rose,
My husband has had neuropathy pretty bad. The pharmasist in chemo told him about gloutimine. He puts on dose in his coffee each morning and it has helped him quite a bit.

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bluerose
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Thanks for the heads up on gloutimine. I haven't heard that before but will definitely pass it by my doctors. Worth a shot. Thank you.

Blessings,

Bluerose

karebare
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I agree with you!!! My husband has been pretty much bedridden for about 45 days with chemo related neuropathy -He is on medication, increased dosages and more medication. He said to me he was doing pretty well the other day until he ate M&M's.
In looking back to where he was feeling well then went "south", it seemed to be sugar related - birthday cake etc. Anything is worth a try to feel better!!!

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palmyrafan
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I have also been reporting reports that sugar feeds cancer cells. The said it was like the old Pac-Man game where the cancer eats up all the sugar and keeps expanding. Now I try to limit my sugar intake to what is naturally in foods.

No sweets, no soft drinks, no birthday or anniversary cake, no CHOCOLATE (that really sucks).

Thanks for posting the info about the sugar and neuropathy. I'll take any and all information I can get on how to beat this monster.

m1010smith
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Thank you I did the same test and sugar does have an effect. Glad to see I'm not the only one.

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bluerose
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Hi m1010,

 

I am quoting your last statement in your posting M1010,  as the Subject of this response because that's what this site is all about, helping us to realize that we aren't the only ones experiencing and feeling the things we do in our battles with cancer.  We may all have different types of cancers and degrees but we all have many things in common too and expressing your issues is so good for you especially amongst others who have 'been there'.

 

All the best.

Blessings all around,

Bluerose

 

cinnamonsmile
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This could certainly make sense, as diabetics are known for having neuropathy in the hands and feet.

I have both surgical and diabetic neuropathy. I take 2100 mg of Gabapentin a day for the neuropathy. I used to get Lidocaine IV infusions for  the pain, but the pain dr. I was seeing moved away, so a critical part of my pain treatment has ended. I am not looking forward to the gradual increase in pain again.

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bluerose
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I'm sorry to hear that you source of pain relief has left your area but perhaps there are similar physicians a little ways further away but possibly still close enough to get to now and then to touch base?

Did you ask the doctor you saw at pain management for referrals to others who could continue to help you and if he/she is already gone can you still get in touch to ask?

I hope that you can find an answer to your pain situation so that you can continue to get the relief you so need.  I can sure relate and am exploring all kinds of avenues now myself.  I just actually attended a Webinar online that talked about Medical Marijuana here in Canada and found out some interesting facts about that as well - never thought of that type of relief before but it was very interesting - all the studies being done on it for all kinds of illnesses where pain is involved.  Just one more area to look into.  Here most doctors still won't get into prescribing it or signing the medical marijuana cards we need here, it's all new info to me and not sure whether I'm interested or not.  It's all worth investigating though, you never know what might help.  However in the end before using anything different in meds. all need to first check the pros and cons with their doctors and make sure that if you do go ahead with any new medicine it's safe.  

All the very best

Bluerose

 

 

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