Unsure - Should I see an endocrinologist?
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Hello I hope this is okay with you all. I have alot of questions. I have been sick since April they finally gave me some answers. The first is I have RA. However when the pain and swelling goes down on my feet the pins and needles hurt worse than anything else so far. I am on a diabetic medicine for neuropathy I take amitriptyline. Also my stomach doesn't empty another issue diabetics have. I have so many issues that diabetes causes but I haven't tested for diabetes. Both my parents have it. I was hypo in high school. Is it common to have these symptoms with other illnesses or should I see a diabetic doctor to make sure. I am great full if I don't have it but everything that's happened for the last 6 months is normally a diabetic issue. I also just want to feel better. I don't know much about RA but if these pins and needles in my feet don't stop I wanna cut them off myself. Any advice would be so great. Thank you.
@Katie84 Hi Katie84, thank you for opening this discussion. I'm sorry to hear you've been sick. It can be frustrating trying to pin down a diagnosis. If you're having any doubts about your health or your diagnosis, the best thing to do is to talk with your doctor. What does your primary care doctor think? Let me tag some other members so they can share their thoughts or experiences with you:
Hi everyone, how are you today? What do you think about Katie84's situation and symptoms? Does it sound like diabetes to you? Do you know if diabetes-like symptoms can appear with other conditions?
@dotykb @Wizard662 @mikehaynes @Tinara709 @tagrider65 @Loul46 @CherBear218 @kennedyodero @Jays.anatomy @gwenyfr @Krisdelong
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Courtney_J, Community Manager, Carenity US
If I were in your shoes, I would find an endocrinologist right away. I used a general practitioner for years and he did a good job, I have had diabetes for 21 years and am really blessed to not have anymore complications than I have but the endo I found was great. I am now on a dexcom G6 and Omnipod and I am in target range about 97% of the time. Can not overstate the need for anyone who thinks they might have diabetes to find and use an endo. Wishing you luck and take care of your self.
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