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txladybug
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Registered on: ‎06-28-2012

prickly skin

I was diagnosed 3 1/2 yrs ago.  I starting taking 500 mg of metforman.  In denial I take it serious.  However, after a severe scolding from my doctor 2 weeks ago, I am taking this serious.  I am still on metforman.  I am changing my diet and adding exercise. 

 

For the past hour my skin has had a prickly or pinching sensation.  It is beginning to annoy me.  I just took my blood sugar, it is 113 (119 seems to be my normal, I've been taking it daily now since I saw the doctor and keeping a record).  It is all over my body:  head, face, back, arms, legs, feet....it feels like little fireworks stinging my skin at various points and times. 

 

Any advice?

 

d

alan_s
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Re: prickly skin



txladybug wrote:

I was diagnosed 3 1/2 yrs ago.  I starting taking 500 mg of metforman.  In denial I take it serious.  However, after a severe scolding from my doctor 2 weeks ago, I am taking this serious.  I am still on metforman.  I am changing my diet and adding exercise. 

 

For the past hour my skin has had a prickly or pinching sensation.  It is beginning to annoy me.  I just took my blood sugar, it is 113 (119 seems to be my normal, I've been taking it daily now since I saw the doctor and keeping a record).  It is all over my body:  head, face, back, arms, legs, feet....it feels like little fireworks stinging my skin at various points and times. 

 

Any advice?

 

d


 

G'day and welcome to the forum.

 

113 is quite normal and is not the cause of your prickly feeling. Please contact your doctor ASAP to discuss that.

 

As a separate issue, I suggest you test a little more often than daily if you really intend "taking this serious". Please read this, I wrote it to help you do that (click on it): Test, Review, Adjust

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txladybug
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Registered on: ‎06-28-2012

Re: prickly skin

thanks for the advice....and yes, i've actually been doing more lately......am. mid afternoon, and before bedtime.  I've also started taking it when I have any "weird" feelings to see if its associated with my bloodsugar.  I've put in a phone call for my doc to call me back.  :smileyhappy:

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Re: prickly skin

Hi D, welcome aboard!

 

Since this has just started it could be almost anything.  If you develop any type of redness or a bad rash or especially if you start having any breathing problems you should be seem by a doctor asap.

 

it could be an allergy or allergic reaction to something, or even the beginning of shingles. Keep a careful eye on it.

 

It sounds like you only test once a day.  Here's some information that could help you very much in controlling the numbers:  click here .  You're also taking a very small dose of metformin, talking about an increase for that might also help.

 

Lizzy

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Re: prickly skin

That prickly feeling could be an allergic reaction or it could be a sign of neuropathy. One thing you could try is to take 25mg of Benadryl and see if that stopps that prickly feeling. If that happens then try washing your clothes in a soap free detergent  If you still have that prickly feeling then definitely talk with your doctor about it in fact let your doctor know about the feeling anyway. I think for now you have a mystery on your hands and you will have to become a prickly feeling cause detective. By the way, I get that feeling sometimes as well. It feels like I am being bitten by a lot of tiny bugs.

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