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Peripheral Neuropathy

Overview Peripheral neuropathy develops when nerves in the body's extremities – such as the hands, feet and arms – are damaged. The symptoms depend on which nerves are affected. In the UK, it's estimated that almost 1 in 10 people aged 55 or over are affected by some degree of peripheral neuropathy. The peripheral nervous system The peripheral nervous system is the network of nerves that lie outside the central nervous system (the brain and spinal cord). It includes different types of nerves with their own specific functions, including: sensory nerves – responsible for transmitting sensations, such as pain and touch motor nerves – responsible for controlling muscles autonomic nerves – responsible for regulating automatic functions of the body, such as blood pressure and bladder function Symptoms of peripheral neuropathy The main symptoms of peripheral neuropathy can include: numbness and tingling in the feet or hands burning, stabbing or shooting pain in affected areas loss of balance and co-ordination muscle weakness, especially in the feet These symptoms are usually constant, but may come and go. Read more about symptoms of peripheral neuropathy. When to see your GP It' Continue reading >>

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    Pins and needles/tingling/numbness

    I have been feeling weird pins and needles/tingling/numbness type feeling in the tips of some of my fingers and thumb of my right hand everyday on and off for a few weeks now. I'm 27 weeks pregnant, diagnosed with GD at 12weeks (second pregnancy with GD). I'm on insulin before bed and metformin with breakfast and dinner. I was diet controlled last time but this time seems to be completely different. I'm starting to get worried these feelings are related to GD and what if I've done permanent damage. I don't see my Dr for another week and a half. Has anyone experienced this or can anyone shed some light?

  2. BlueBettas

    Sounds like carpal tunnel to me. Bring it up to your doc when you see them, but I don't think it's GD related, just pregnancy related. You might benefit from braces on your wrists

  3. Margo90

    get thee to walgreens, stat! get the hand and wrist braces, and keep drinking water. CP will return with each pregnancy.

    with my first, i had to wear braces day and night. with this pregnancy, im retaining a lot less fluids so i sleep in them, but now at 32 weeks im typing with numb fingers, so may have to wear them day and night soon.

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