Re: Numbness on top of foot?
- From: "Julie Bove" <juliebove@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sun, 20 Mar 2011 23:55:46 -0700
Julie Bove wrote:
On Mar 20, 11:23 pm, "Julie Bove" <julieb...@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
For those of you who have neuropathy, have you ever had numbness
there? I have not.
I ask because Angela is having numbness there and up into her ankle.
The hospital diagnosed a sprain but I don't believe that because
there is no pain. That was a week ago. I took her to the walk in
clinic today and they said it could be diabetes. The Dr. asked about
a history of MS in the family. None that I know of.
She will be tested for diabetes on Sat. Why then? The test has to be
done fasting and I don't want her missing any more school. The Dr.
didn't say exactly what kind of test they will be doing and I didn't
ask. But he will be doing some more labs at that time.
Prior to that she has had a strained muscle in the back, foot pains
that were diagnosed as plantar fasciitis and an assortment of
illnesses. Respiratory and stomach things.
I am hoping it is not diabetes, but with it running on both sides of
the family I know it is only a matter of time.
This numbness is just stumping me though. It first occurred at the
dance convention. And it got worse the following day. They were
dancing for close to 7 hours straight both Sat. and Sun. on a floor
that is designed more for ballroom than what they were doing. Most
of the time she was only in socks. Tap and athletic shoes for a few
hours. And ballet shoes for about an hour.
Another girl told me that her feet go numb because of the flooring
but it sounded like she meant the bottoms of her feet. And hers get
I'm no doctor, but keep in mind that numbness could be nerve problems
as a result of a minor injury and will eventually go away. A friend
of mine has sciatica and that affects her feet as well. As
diabetics, we tend to always think that everything is diabetes
related when it may, in fact, be something else. Since she was in a
dance convention it is quite possible that she somehow had a minor
injury to a nerve that caused the problem. You won't know for sure
until she gets thoroughly checked over (and sometimes even then they
still might not know.) Hopefully it is minor and not diabetes
related. You're a good mom for making sure all the possibilties are
looked at by a professional. Keep us posted.
I had thought of diabetes because she had darkened skin which I
thought might be Acanthosis Negricans, a sign of insulin resistance.
However her darkened skin wasn't necessarily in the same spots as it
would be with that. And as it turns out, it scrubs away nicely with
some effort. Up until now she refused to scrub hard enough to make a
difference. And she loves to wear black shirts which seem to have
dye that leeches onto the skin.
The Dr. said to me that numbness wasn't usually a first symptom of
diabetes. But when I told him it was with me, he hopped right on it.
If she does have it, it would most likely be type 2 and not type 1. She
does not seem to have any symptoms of that.
She was complaining today of itchy skin and it does appear to be dry.
And she was complaining of a headache and stomach pains, which I
googled and saw that they are a sign of diabetes in children, but not
However... I woke up this morning with what I thought was a migraine
and it's not gone. For me they usually last a good three days. Sometimes
more. I promptly threw up the two bites of cottage cheese I
ate as well as my morning pills. Grrr...
I feel fine now but hungry. I was fearful to eat dinner. I had
planned to make lasagna and the spinach wasn't going to keep much
longer. So I made it anyway. Both of us ate very little of it and
mainly just the rice pasta. She wasn't hungry either and that is just
not like her. She is one of those kids who is hungry all the time!
So I think we have some sort of less than 24 bug or something. I
hope she will wake up and feel better because she simply can not miss
any more school!
Oops! Typo. That should read that "it's now gone". The migraine. Sorry.
Been a rough day!
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