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Anyone here dealing with peripheral neuropathy?

Neuropathy | Last Active: Jan 22 1:27pm | Replies (2664)

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1. I am using Gabapentin,300 mg, twice daily, for jabbing/pins and needles. Some people are using 900 or more daily. My cold feet are probably from nerve damage and reduced circulation.

My neuropathy is from diabetes.

2. Two other persons at my senior residence use Lyrica with much success.Their neuropathy is not from diabetes. Some neuoropathy is just idiopathic (no known source) and possibly genetic.

3. Lidocaine is a pain reliever I believe.

On previous blogs I mentioned Ketamine as a possible pain reliever, even by itself.

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I have written before about the nine prescriptions I have used, acupuncture,deep massage and creams….to no avail. Now I am getting certified for the use of cannabis. In Minnesota a doctor must certify you and there is no one in the town where I live that will do that. I am in the process of finding someone in a larger metropolitan area. Then I will use a pharmacist run clinic in Hibbing to obtain the oil I need. There has been some research done with peripheral neuropathy and cannabis relief. Has anyone experienced this relief???

Hello @fonda, I belong to the Minnesota Neuropathy Association and we have monthly meetings most months. We have a board member who has benefited from medical cannabis. We had a meeting back on March 25 where we had a guest speaker come and talk to us about the use of medical cannabis for chronic pain. More information about that meeting can be found here – http://mayocl.in/2qpMzOZ.

Also, for those living in and around the Minneapolis area or don’t mind driving, our meetings are posted on our website at:
http://www.neuropathy-mn.org (this will re-direct to a new website that we just made active – http://www.minnesotaneuropathyassociation.org/).

Hoping you hear from others that have tried it. I only have the numbness associated with my peripheral neuropathy so I’m fortunate that I don’t have the pain.

Hope others that have tried it will share their experience. I have to believe it would be better than the pain drugs and their associated side effects.