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Throbbing in foot due to neuropathy

Posted by @techi, Mon, Apr 16 11:16pm

@techi Has anyone had throbbing in your foot due to neuropathy. I have been having this at first and then l was having no symptoms. I was wearing support stocking for awhile and the didn’t need them. I thought this throbbing was all over because it was from coming off gabapentin and l have been off for 2montbs. So l just was wondering it you have neuropathy will you always experience this? And what can you do to stop it?

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Hi LIsa @techi,

I have times when I can feel what seems like throbbing but it's not really pain but more like tingling. I used to have it more often when I tried some really tight over the calf support stockings. I've found that I can't wear a tight sock at all and since I have clodhoppers for feet (size 14) most sox are 10-13 and I have to look for larger ones. I've recently discovered some really comfy ankle sox made with bamboo fiber. They are super stretchy and soft. I just ordered some of the crew socks made with bamboo fibers and rayon so am anxious to see if they help.

Is the throbbing pain in both feet?

John

@johnbishop

Hi LIsa @techi,

I have times when I can feel what seems like throbbing but it's not really pain but more like tingling. I used to have it more often when I tried some really tight over the calf support stockings. I've found that I can't wear a tight sock at all and since I have clodhoppers for feet (size 14) most sox are 10-13 and I have to look for larger ones. I've recently discovered some really comfy ankle sox made with bamboo fiber. They are super stretchy and soft. I just ordered some of the crew socks made with bamboo fibers and rayon so am anxious to see if they help.

Is the throbbing pain in both feet?

John

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John mostly in my left foot. I had surgery for drop foot. The doctor prescribed tramdol but since it's an opioid l don't know how much longer. I use if for all pain since l am all allergic to all pain meds except that one and morphine. But if you can give me the information on the socks you are ordering l might try them also.

@johnbishop

Hi LIsa @techi,

I have times when I can feel what seems like throbbing but it's not really pain but more like tingling. I used to have it more often when I tried some really tight over the calf support stockings. I've found that I can't wear a tight sock at all and since I have clodhoppers for feet (size 14) most sox are 10-13 and I have to look for larger ones. I've recently discovered some really comfy ankle sox made with bamboo fiber. They are super stretchy and soft. I just ordered some of the crew socks made with bamboo fibers and rayon so am anxious to see if they help.

Is the throbbing pain in both feet?

John

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Here's the link on Amazon to the women's version of the same brand (Yomandamor). There are other brands probably as good. I saw a discussion on the Foundation for Peripheral Neuropathy website (https://www.foundationforpn.org/) and bamboo was one of several types of socks that was recommended for people with PN or diabetic PN. The link below is just a search link on Amazon to bring up all of the ones of that brand for women. I got the ankle high black ones and they are really soft and comfy. I just ordered a six pack of another brand for crew height sox to see if they are better than my other sox.

https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Dfashion&field-keywords=womens+Yomandamor+bamboo+socks

John

@johnbishop

Hi LIsa @techi,

I have times when I can feel what seems like throbbing but it's not really pain but more like tingling. I used to have it more often when I tried some really tight over the calf support stockings. I've found that I can't wear a tight sock at all and since I have clodhoppers for feet (size 14) most sox are 10-13 and I have to look for larger ones. I've recently discovered some really comfy ankle sox made with bamboo fiber. They are super stretchy and soft. I just ordered some of the crew socks made with bamboo fibers and rayon so am anxious to see if they help.

Is the throbbing pain in both feet?

John

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Thank you John l will definitely look at them.

I prefer nothing on my feet, I have issues every night from pain and sometimes it feels like someone is zapping me. My favorite thing to use to settle things down are blue emu and massage. I have a handhead electric massager and a large massager that I put my feet on. I am on gabapentin 900mgs. With all the conversation about it causing brain fog, I have been taking less of it.

@joannem Thanks for sharing the massage ideas. I also take 900 mgs of gabapentin but only at 9:30 in the evening. It calms the needles in my hands so that I can sleep better. I have had no foggy brain since moving to evening medication. My neurologist said I would sleep better and wake up without the needles and he was right. I am quite pain free until 9 or 10 a.m. when I can use my medical marijuana options.

@joannem

I prefer nothing on my feet, I have issues every night from pain and sometimes it feels like someone is zapping me. My favorite thing to use to settle things down are blue emu and massage. I have a handhead electric massager and a large massager that I put my feet on. I am on gabapentin 900mgs. With all the conversation about it causing brain fog, I have been taking less of it.

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@joannem Thank you so much l will try the blue emu. I was on the gabapentin but l got off after l heard on the doctors show about the side effects and one of the doctors on the show was prescribed or and he hurried up and got off. He said its very hard to get off so that's why sometimes l will still have the pain so l.have to take tramdol when l just can't stand the pain because it's an opioid and l dont know how long my doctor will be able to prescribe it to me.

@joannem

I prefer nothing on my feet, I have issues every night from pain and sometimes it feels like someone is zapping me. My favorite thing to use to settle things down are blue emu and massage. I have a handhead electric massager and a large massager that I put my feet on. I am on gabapentin 900mgs. With all the conversation about it causing brain fog, I have been taking less of it.

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My painkiller is lortab. I am on it for various reasons and and I doubt that it will be taken off of it or some other pain killer as I have other issues besides nephropathy. However I was told that I couldn't have an anxiety drug and a pain killer prescribed to me without a lot of paperwork.

@artscaping

@joannem Thanks for sharing the massage ideas. I also take 900 mgs of gabapentin but only at 9:30 in the evening. It calms the needles in my hands so that I can sleep better. I have had no foggy brain since moving to evening medication. My neurologist said I would sleep better and wake up without the needles and he was right. I am quite pain free until 9 or 10 a.m. when I can use my medical marijuana options.

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I have been meaning to answer your post. You are the first to mention using cannabis. I use it and it really helps; I was afraid my Dr. would say no but she didn't. I also take gapentin I am at 600mgs. Both my feet have the nerve pain and my right hand can really hurt. I worry that this is going to get worse. Sound like we have some of the same symptom's. Boy the pot gets expensive, but at least it is legal. Hell I would have done it any way. I had my stroke in November.

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