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It seems if I get enough activity/exercise daily I don’t have pain; if not, am awakened from sleep and must get up (even in the middle of the night). What’s going on & what more should I do to avoid rest-disruption?
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I never realized how common foot neuropathy is. I didn’t want to take another pill so I tried acupuncture and massage and both helped. I wish I could say it made it go away but that hasn’t happened yet. I’m starting to think get treatments more often might work. I also used this device that is like a tens device only with more connectors and a variety of settings. I put it on and move the sticky connectors around while watching tv with my feet up. Hope something I mentioned works.
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@katrina Welcome to connect We aren't Dr,s but tell of our experience . I have neuropathy ,fibromyalgia and lots of back problems . Have you seen your Dr or rheumatologist ,neurologist about Gabapentin for the neuropathy? Also I use for mine a product called Fibro cream by Topricin It does help me along with the gabapentin. Stretching your feet helps also along with exercise of the feet as you said. Good luck
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@stuckonu Thanks for this suggestion of home remedies . ONe I have for my neuropathy and arthritis in my feet is I soak them in Epsom salts bath make the water as hot as you can stand . Magnesium is good for the whole body feet included . Besides relaxing the feet it helps with neuropathy along with just stretching the toes.
Thank You, will try
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are those creams otc?
@kathrina The Topricin is a cream you rub in the Epsom Salts is to put into a foot bath . If you can find it they also make a gel in a tube called Procure that's the brand name I like it also for pain and it is magnesium too.
@katrina I hope I clicked on the right name. I have a hard time texting on my phone.
I have small fiber idiopathic peripheral neuropathy, with burning pain and sharp shocks anywhere from my knees to my feet. I have had some pretty good days since I started taking Imipramine six weeks ago. But as soon as I lie down they have burning pain. Strange. I'm sitting in the exam room waiting for the pain specialist, and I plan to ask him about it.
Hi @kathrina. Welcome to Connect.
I would think that it was odd, that when you exercise your pain is less, but I am recovering from a fracture that kept me unable to exercise much. My legs hurt a lot now but I find when I get exercise they hurt less! I am just wondering if that is something typical, that exercise helps to decrease pain. I think you have your answer there, get whatever exercise it is that helps you to feel less pain. I presume your doctor has said exercise is fine for you, but if not you should check with him/her.
I hope you let us know how things are going.
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I was thinking about after posting and it occurred to me that my legs hurt a lot when I get up in the morning so I am sure with inactivity that the muscles get stiff.
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I am a retired dancer & hold a m.s. degree: circulation increases with exercise.
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That’s what’s happening to me(only after several hours). Please let me know what you find out. Thank You
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Thank You so very much. Will try & get back to you
I have ordered, and yet to receive an "AkuSpike" mat to see if it benefits the neuropathy in my feet. Apparently, this mat https://www.akuspike.com/ is a step above other acupressure devices, in that "Aku products are meticulously designed with high-grade metal spikes that naturally stimulate energy flow throughout the body. When conductive metals, such as silver and copper, come in contact with the skin you'll experience a natural warming effect that is both healing and therapeutic."
I should receive this shortly, and will take it on a Caribbean trip in another week. I'll certainly report back to this forum, especially if I find it DOES actually work!
Good morning @kathrina . Can you describe the neuropathy! Is it pins and needles? Numbness? Or something else. We’d love to help but needs a little more information, if you’re okay sharing.
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I have the same thing. I notice when I do house work & are moving around I feel better but once I sit down the pain starts & doesn't go away. I am on 500 mg of Gabapentin & taking Cymbalta & they keep increasing the Gabapentin & it helps for a week & then the pain is back. I give up & I am not going to increase it anymore. Do you have to keep increasing the Imipramine like you do Gabapentin? I'm at my witts end & don't know what to do. Can this condition make your blood pressure rise? Mine has been going up & i do take meds for that. I have no idea how I got this but I do have back problems with the disks & was in a car wreck 10 years ago. I guess there is no way of knowing for sure. Please let me know if the Imiprinine helps? Thank you. best of luck to you. Genie
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