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Hello. I'm Dr. Phil, licensed and practicing internist. Excellent service is my goal.
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Hi I'm Dr. Phil
Can I ask your first name?
Nice to meet you
What is your question?
I suffer from numbness in my feet at night and also have ''tight toes''
is your diabetes well controlled?
yes Pills only and well under conntrol
any back problems?
did have some years ago but not recently
what meds are you on now?
Siminet plus metformin glycoside(sorry about the spelling)
was your diabetes always well controlled
okay did you ever smoke?
up to 1974
I think we have our problem
I am worried about the arteries in your legs
diabetes and smoking (even past smoking) are big risk factors
I don't seem to suffer from any leg pain
It is the small arteries in your ankles and feet most likely
It could also be diabetes
even well controlled diabetes can cause this
Is there any relief?
yes a drug called neurontin will help
Is that available in the UK
can I buy it across the counter or on perscription
ok I will have a word with my GP
Any more questions for me sir?
No thanks Phil I will n ow go back to bed
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