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Anyone here dealing with peripheral neuropathy?
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as i stated last month, ask your neurologist about Lyrica abd Gabapentin.
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Have tried both with limited success. Taking 600 mg of Gabapentin 3 times a day currently but really not a big help. Lyrica was just an expensive alternative that really wasnt any better.
Hi all. Have been dealing with chronic pain associated with neuropathy for the past five years. Not diabetic and have been to the University of Iowa hospital for extensive blood work, nerve conduction studies etc. and have never been able to locate a cause. Idiopathic neuropathy is what I’m told. Have tried every cream, lotion, tens device and prescription pain med. for the burning and crushed glass feeling in my toes and balls of my feet with little positive result. Any miracles out there that I have not heard of or tried? Went from running 25 miles a week for 20 years to barely able to walk a few blocks now, very frustrating. The golden years are not so much. I’m 66 years old and would like to be able to enjoy my grandkids and retirement. Thanks in advance!
Hi, In response to your Idiopathic neuropathy. I have had it for the last about 4 years. One of my Doctors a neurologist suggested a cream to use on my feet. I have been using it now just maybe a month and then can quit for several months without pain.at first you will have to use it about three times a day then . The name is Dermatran. You need a prescription from your Doctor but you just have to try it.Your Dr can contact them at Deratran Health Solutions.Deratran Health Solutions.2700 Stanley Gault ParkwayLouisville, KY 40223You can contact them 855-675-5240I hope you will give it a try and if you do please let me know how if it works for you.There are a lot of people that can use this and get some relief from the pain and would like people to be able to try it.Good luck,Jan
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UCSD “Blocking Neuron Signaling Pathway May Lead to New Treatments For Peripheral Neuropathy.” NeuroscienceNews. NeuroscienceNews, 17 January 2017. http://bit.ly/2jJ7Eho
Thanks for the information. I will discuss with my Doctor.
Hi Jan (@twinky), Thank you for the information. I don’t think it will work for numbness but probably does reduce pain for a lot of people. I only have the numbness with my idiopathic SFPN.
Will it work 4 my knee?
I have been on a Chronic pain group and I ran across this one recently. I have had peripheral neuropathy for at least 12 years. At first it started with restless legs, then gradually started in my feet, burning, tingling then progressed to extreme burning,stabbing pain. my knees and my hands. I would cry and walk. Tylenol helped some, And just recently has progressed up to knees and hands. Finally went to an orthopedic pain Dr. He diagnosed me with peripheral neuropathy. I had an event that had me admitted to the hospital. During that visit a neurologist was checking me over and asked if I had taken gabapentin for the neuropothy. I was given a 300mg with a 50mg of tramadol, and had the best sleep I had had in years. so I started taking 300 mgs a day now I have progressed to 600mg 4 times a day, sometimes more, if I have to. That doesn’t happen as much as it used to. But I always take a 50mg of tramadol with the gabapentin. I have tried taking it without the tramadol, with tylenol, but the gabapentin does not seem to work as well without the tramadol.
I am told that I have that I have peripheral neuropathy because of cervical neck surgery, nerve damage to my upper spinal cord because of bone spurs. And I have severe spinal stenosis in my lower back.. I have tried to get cymbalta that was prescribed by my present pain Dr, but since I do not have drug insurance, I could not afford it….$360 for month supply. The neuropothy gets worse at night. Many nights I cannot sleep even when taking meds. Walking seems to help, something about the pressure that seems to help/ Many times I cannot walk because I cannot feel my feet, that is usually when I have waited too long before taking my meds. I use a rolling walker most all the time, it helps when I cannot feel my feet, and my balance is very iffy. I feel so very bad for those who are suffering with this. Hope any of this sharing helps.
PEACE & LOVE..JJ
hi jjwest – have your vitamin b-12 checked. I am on 900 mgs of gabapentin. I also have vit b-12 shots and take 5000 mg of vit b-12 under the tongue every day. Ideally your vit b-12 needs to be in the upper limits of normal
For those of you living in and around the Minneapolis, Minnesota area, the Minnesota Neuropathy Association’s next meeting is on Saturday, March 25th and looks to be an interesting topic. I attached a meeting flyer and directions.
Medical Cannabis – what’s it all about?
Our speakers on March 25 are Dr. Gary Starr, one of the co-founders of the cannabis
manufacturer LeafLine Labs, and our Board member, Mary McLeod. Both will talk about
the use of cannabis in addressing neuropathic pain.
Mary has used it as a peripheral neuropathy patient, and will tell us of the process
involved in applying for the state cannabis registry, and her experience as a consumer.
Dr. Starr will address the origins of the medical cannabis industry in Minnesota, the
research involved in setting up their labs, and their reasons for going into this business.
He will also review the variety of pain and other medical problems with which they have
worked, the general results these trials have shown, their specific experiences with
neuropathic patients, and where they expect to go from here.
St. Michael’s Lutheran Church
9201 Normandale Boulevard,
Bloomington, MN 55437
Wondering if anyone has the same issue that i have in regards to pain medication. No matter if it is the Gabapentin that I take for the neuropathy issue or any other kind of pain medication 4 muscle and back aches or even headaches such as extra strength Tylenol or Aleve xcetera, all seem to excite my neuropathy symptoms to another even higher level. Really irritates my feet no matter what type of pain medication I take for about 2 hours. My dr. Had never heard of it.
Speaking of medical grade have you looked at any of the woundcare/pain material online on the Vasodilator Deoxyhemoglobin? The moa is medical Grade Carbon dioxide in a five minute transdermal spray…
How about pain in my knee?
Thank you some days are good and some not so good so I take it a day at a time
The burning and pain in my feet is with me every day
Keep us updated. Good luck
I am interested in meds others have used. Doctors have prescribed all the meds for diabetic neuropathy, Lyrica, gabapentin, others not in my memory at the moment. Hydrocodone and more recently Butrans patch, and Nylanta. Acupuncture from two different therapists and also deep massage from a PT and use of many creams. Nothing has affected the burning/pain. Any suggestions for my doctors?
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