Archives for: November 2006, 06
So my neurologist has yet to decide if it has anything to do with my neuropathies, but the test did show impaired fasting glucose, a type of prediabetes. It can cause neuropathies, just like diabetes, so it's certainly the prime suspect. I've had high fasting glucose before, and though I'd slayed that dragon, but prediabetes isn't a dragon that stays down if you turn away from it and forget. So... I need to really get on the bandwagon. Better compliance diet-wise, and definitely more exercise, are both needed. I need to become a work-out-maniac, I've been neglecting that far too much. Lean muscle mass is the goal, and I'm sure it will give me results. Thanks to everyone for your suggestions in my comment box! I haven't had time to reply to all of you personally, but I appreciate every thought.
It certainly explains why I've had symptoms soon after meals, even if they were compliant (just a bit heavy on compliant carbs). So I think that's it.
Now I'm waiting to hear what else my neurologist wants from me. Will that be a solid enough diagnosis to avoid the lumbar puncture? I certainly want to avoid that! Prescription medications will certainly be put on the table, but yikes, the one for diabetic nerve pain is an antidepressant, and I don't even have nerve pain at this time. My symptoms have gradually been improving, with setbacks here and there, which were self-imposed by my self-medicating with food, but I'm slowly getting better...much better from back when it started. Lose another 10-20 pounds and maybe I'll feel much better.
I've been exploring why I self-medicate with food, and finding that the more I avoid doing so, the better I feel emotionally and physically...so it kind of doesn't really work anyway! I remember writing in my blog once that I ate some corn because I wanted to feel that numbness...I meant emotional numbness, but it wasn't far from the physical truth. There are many things in my life that I want to change, so right now I'm going to get off my duff and move my feet up the street. My son would love to go for a walk, I'm sure of it.