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21 hours ago · Neuropathy & Exercise in Neuropathy

Lioness, Is the land in your area rather flat? The Sussex Peninsula where I live, is very flat. The trike didn't hurt my knees but I
only did a short ride around the neighborhood. I'll try it again, a longer ride to the store, then back with a heavy payload. It doesn't have gears so I wouldn't be able to do hills. Peggy

1 day ago · Neuropathy & Exercise in Neuropathy

I found one of those trikes in the garage in a house I just bought. It looks like fun and it looks big enough to bring home some groceries. I have to pump the tires up, then I will try it. Peggy

3 days ago · Driving with neuropathy in Neuropathy

Thank for all these suggestions — I will try them all — have nothing to lose, right? Peggy

3 days ago · Driving with neuropathy in Neuropathy

Maybe it's just one of those medical stories that go around … Peggy

3 days ago · Pain pump, I have one, how about one for you? in Chronic Pain

Do the drugs make you sleepy? Have doctors told you what your life expectancy is? I'm wondering because I'm taking anti-seizure medications for neuropathy; my doctors tell me that the condition worsens as we age, the meds become insufficient and have to be ramped up to pain killers. Peggy

3 days ago · Driving with neuropathy in Neuropathy

I take a small amount of B12 daily during the summer months because it repels mosquitos – it makes us not smell like food to them. I haven't noticed any less neuropathy symptoms, but I will pay attention to that and let you know. Peggy

5 days ago · Chronic Pain members - Welcome, please introduce yourself in Chronic Pain

I have had a lot of pain lately and I wondered if my neuropathy has progressed to the point where I need drugs (I never want to take drugs) … I'm happy to report that I read the label on one of my bottles of medicine and found out that I've been taking 1 tablet – I'm supposed to take 2. I took 2 yesterday and I hope to feel better soon. Sometimes it takes a couple of days before my nervous system reacts to new prescriptions. Peggy

5 days ago · Chronic Pain members - Welcome, please introduce yourself in Chronic Pain

Before this virus drove us all into isolation, my pain specialist doctor was holding classes for people with chronic pain. There were lessons in meditation, yoga, and other things we could do at home that alleviate pain for some people. It seems that we all have to try everything, starting with the most conservative, until we find things that work. I see my pain doctor about every other month now so he can increase the doses of my prescriptions if necessary. Best of luck to you! It's a journey that we're all on, separately but together. I have found this group to be very helpful and open about sharing news of anything that might help any of us. Peggy