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Anyone here dealing with peripheral neuropathy?

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@bcool123

I follow connect daily and I’m not sure where to put this question so I’ll leave it to the monitors. I have had Neuropathy for about a year and I’m on gabapentin. My symptom is not pain or burning but instead ice cold feet. I just read about a patch called Capsaicin and wonder if anyone has used it with any relief? Appreciate any feedback, Bcool in Colorado

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@bcool123, I have no medical training or background but from my research and talk with my medical team who originally prescribed gabapentin, I found out the drug is only for pain from neuropathy and does nothing for numbness or cold feet. Maybe others can share their experience that may be different. I did find an interesting article but it's about nerve injury related to non-freezing cold but it's addressing pain caused by the injury and not making your feet warmer.

Capsaicin 8% Patch Treatment in Non-Freezing Cold Injury: Evidence for Pain Relief and Nerve Regeneration:
https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fneur.2021.722875/full

During the winter when my feet feel really cold, I use neoprene toe warmers which are small sleeves that slip over your socks and cover the toe area (https://www.amazon.com/Hot-Sockee-Neoprene-Warmers-Construction/dp/B076B4PDZR). I also use the stick on toe and feet warmers that come in individual packages when I'm out in the snow or cold – https://www.amazon.com/WORLD-BIO-Toe-Warmers-Odorless-Activated/dp/B08PYSMNP9

I think others have also mentioned deep tissue massage for the feet help but I have not tried that yet.

Hi @bcool123
My feet are also very cold. I discovered if I use a foot warmer at night, it changes how I start and end my day with huge relief that lasts all dasy if I am inside. I wear Merino wool socks as well. There are also foot warmers you can buy to put in your shoes. Best wishes!

I tried that Capsatciin patch and it gave such a burning sensation that I had to remove it, and I have severe PN!!!!!!

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