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Diabetic, have constant pain, shortness of breath, muscle spasms, difficulty in moving hands, opening eyelids. Cause and cure?

constant pain on a scale of 7-10 with shortness of breath - causing muscle spasms where totally conscious but unable to breath for about 15-20 seconds. Also hands white - unable to move left hand and from time to time unable to open eye lid on left. have type 2 diabetis controlled by diet . Have been in and out of hospital many times over the past 5 months and all that ends up happening is putting me on more pain killers - mst - oramorphe - naproxin.
Asked On : Fri, 11 Jan 2013
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You are saying to be a diabetic for long time. Usually, diabetes is often associated with neuropathy (damages to the nerves) together with lack in vitamins and minerals (especially those helpful for the well-function of muscles and bones).

In your case, if I was your caring doctor would advise to :

- take multivitamin supplements (containing vit B complex,D, calcium, magnesium,etc.)
- check for possible brain accidents or/and peripheral nerves (paralysis).
- if nothing of concern with your brain or/and nerves, apart taking pain-killers; I'd suggest to do light-to-moderate exercises to help your muscles and bones move and relieve pain too.

Shortness of breathe might be related to:
- muscle spasms
- possible heart disease as a complication of diabetes
- lung/respiratory problems

Further evaluation with EKG, chest X-ray is needed to exclude such problems.

Hope it helped!
Answered: Sun, 5 Jan 2014
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