Hi. I need your assistance. My mother is a known diabetic , however defaulted in her medication leading FBS level of 17mg/dl and causing severe weight loss and cataract . she was placed on insulin ( novomix) which she took for 2 months, however after every insulin injection she complains of severe pinching pain that radiates from the site of the injection to other body parts( not specific) . she stopped the insulin and presently on medication ( Amaryl and Gavus met) and it has been more than 3 months but she Still complains if the insulin injection pain, and it seem to be affecting her sleep and everything. We have seen doctors in my home country but no one seem to help. Her sugar has been normal for awhile but the insulin injection pain is the major problem. Any advise?
Hi Thanks for response and follow up. Don’t worry about side effects. It’s not that every one will have these bad effects of the drug. Its statistics about the people who took this medication and if any one had any abnormal feeling they record it so if some one develops any thing we know it’s because of this medicine Her drowsiness will also improve with time. Please continue that. This numbness and pins on her lower limbs is due to diabetic neuropathy which she developed due to diabetes and lyrica is the treatment for it. U need to reassure her that nothing is wrong and the insulin which she took was out of her body in few hours of injecting and her pains will get better with this lyrica. As I told u it’s not that every body will get all the bad effects. Just please continue the medication. If she is still on 75 mg u can increase it to 150 at night. Use it for 2 more weeks. Thanks
What’s feeling is because how it affected her sleep and her routine life so it will be fine with time.
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