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Thu, Aug 15 5:19pm · Living with Neuropathy - Welcome to the group in Neuropathy

@jeffrapp Neurologist in St. Louis told me that Gabapentin and Lyrica work in the same way; only Cymbalta works in a different way.

Thu, Aug 15 1:08pm · Living with Neuropathy - Welcome to the group in Neuropathy

@lynnaustin I understand that small fiber neuropathy does not show up on EMGs. In fact, a normal EMG can be seen as an indication of small fiber neuropathy. Repeating the EMG to compare to one done in February seems like overkill, and you may encounter a problem with insurance paying for it.

Fri, Jul 19 9:45am · Living with Neuropathy - Welcome to the group in Neuropathy

@gmaw4 You give us all hope!!!

Sat, Jul 13 2:17pm · Living with Neuropathy - Welcome to the group in Neuropathy

@wilcy Gabapentin did absolutely nothing for my pain, and it screwed up my memory. Only benefit of Gabapentin is that taken an hour or so before bedtime along with 100 mg of Tramadol helps me sleep.

Thu, Jul 11 7:04pm · Living with Neuropathy - Welcome to the group in Neuropathy

I think there are orthopedic hand specialists who do surgery and others that treat hand issues, but do not do surgery. The doctor I saw did a painful injection into the palm of my hand to loosen up the tendons. If I needed to see and hand surgeon, I'd have had to wait a couple of months for an appointment.

Thu, Jul 11 3:46pm · Living with Neuropathy - Welcome to the group in Neuropathy

Not sure what you mean by a hand specialist. Last week I saw an orthopedic hand doctor for issues with a trigger finger and numbness/weakness in my right hand. I was very surprised when the x-rays showed absolutely no arthritis in my hand (My entire spine is very, very arthritic, and I've had two shoulders replaced because of arthritis damage. So, maybe check with a local orthopedic practice to find a hand doctor.

Wed, Jun 19 4:27pm · Living with Neuropathy - Welcome to the group in Neuropathy

If you don't do yoga regularly or maybe have lower back issues, try putting a firm pillow on the floor next to your hip. Now try rolling slowly onto the pillow as you swing your legs up the wall.

Thu, Jun 13 12:17pm · Living with Neuropathy - Welcome to the group in Neuropathy

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4124736/ Why are doctors not advising us to try KETO diet????