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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 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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Sorry for the fallout from accident. Don’t know anything about drug(s): just know @ least walking & moving around fairly every hour helps.
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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.
Yes pins & needles + shooting-burning-pain. It doesn’t cease until I rise from bed & walk-around a few minutes. Thank You
It’s only in my left foot.
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!
Thank You—will be waiting to hear.
I had my appointment with the pain specialist yesterday, and an MRI of my brain. The doctor said I'm taking the maximum dosage of imipramine, and it's really improved the pain. He said that it should continue to work at the current level indefinitely. I'm going to call the Abbott rep today and schedule a time for him to adjust my stimulator. I should be seeing the neurologist soon to hear what the MRI tells him.
@kathrina My BP went way up when I first started taking it, but the pain specialist said it was unlikely that it was caused by imipramine, but I read on drug interactions online that it could be a sign of a combination of my meds.
Then, a week ago it dropped back down to my normal, 120/60. I suppose that my body could have adjusted to it. So, I'll keep taking it for now. I'll talk with the Abbott rep about the worsening symptoms. The needle stabbing is much worse than it ever has been. I woke up in the middle of the night last week with awful burning pain beyond where it had ever been. Until recently the pain has been in the balls of my feet, but now it's in the top as well, and to my ankles. I think that a reset will likely take up the slack. At least I can hope.
The pain specialist sent an electronic prescription to Humana for 90 days.
One thing I learned from the pain therapist is to concentrate on the pain and break it down to the signs of the pain. I focus on the tingling, and very soon that's what I notice and the burning pain is pushed into the background. The tingling isn't something that bothers me, so focusing on that is way less troubling.
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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.
Can you tell me more about this Tens-like device you are using? Name?
I've had Peripheral Neuropathy in my feet and toes for around 10 years now !
I've been to more than I want to think about for the pain and got nothing to relieve my pain !
I even had a nerve stimulator implanted in my lower back and I can't tell if it's working or not !?
I was searching online for some kind of answer to relieve my pain and came across an article about maybe the blood flow might not be enough to my feet !? So, I went to my heart doctor and he checked for a pulse in my ankles and he only got a faint pulse !
Now, I have to have an ultrasound on my legs to see just how much blood flow is going to my legs !!
So Sorry for your pain: if I get adequate activity daily notice it helps
So very Sorry to hear of your pain: if I get adequate activity daily notice it’s alleviated.
Good luck with that. It does make sense.
@imallears, @parrotqueen HI I am investigating a pain killer med that is naturel and its no CBD Its called Conolidine and is from the bark of a plant Alkaloid just came in mail today. It was discovered in the Scripps research in Florida Mary According to this report it is 17 times stronger then Morphine but is not a narcotic with the side effects. The pharmacy selling it is PharmOrigins I haven't looked on line yet to see or read anymore about it I wanted to call your attention to it first so we could do our own research.
That's sounds great that you found the Conolidine !!! I will research it also and reply back to you ! Thanks !
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@lioness have you seen this Jan 2019 article on Conolidine? Sounds promising…
Discovering the pharmacodynamics of conolidine and cannabidiol using a cultured neuronal network based workflow
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@johnbishop Thank you John for this article which I found very imformative . Sounds like this is in comparison to CBD but might be a better choice for those that cant take CBD
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I've had foot neuropathy for years. I now take gabapentin daily. I've tried Massages, Tens Units and they provided no long term solutions. The only product that really helped was an active Marijuana cream that I purchased in CA. If you are in a state where it's legal you may want to purchase a small tub of pharmaceutical cream ( about $ 70 for 1+ oz) and try it. A light coating (wax like) lasted for days. Nevada is now totally legal, however I take many medications for my transplants – so I'm waiting.
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