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Thu, Feb 14 1:34pm · Insomnia. Nothing seems to help. in Sleep Health

Here is my son's own invention. Works for me. Use it fall asleep or sleep interrupted. Stay in your bed. None of this going to another room and read—problem with that is you are waking yourself up even more. Here it is: Slowly take deep breath through your nose until lungs are full (about count of 6)Then hold breath for 3 seconds. Then exhale thru your mouth. Exhale fully and slowly. Now start to count down from 100 to zero.[ I have never gotten to 20] One complete cycle: Deep breathe, Hold 3 seconds. Fully exhale. Then count. If your mind wanders or you lose count, start over again at 100.

Sat, Feb 9 11:09am · Insomnia. Nothing seems to help. in Sleep Health

Wish I had an answer for your problem. I have the same. Problem with meds is your brain builds up a tolerance and you then have to increase the dose to get same relief. I'm nodding off as I write this. We have to find a way to stay off the meds.

Sat, Feb 9 11:00am · Insomnia. Nothing seems to help. in Sleep Health

Beware of Temazepam. Great for putting you to sleep.I have decided to try to wean myself off it, because I have just read that if you take it for too long you never get to sleep without it. It's for short term use. My doctor never told me this. It's just for a few days or couple of weeks. I took it foI'm trying to taper down from 15 mg at bedtime. I have tapered as follows: 15 for one week, then 7.5 for next week,,, then half of a 7.5 for one week, then stop. I'veée just finished the second week; Tonight is first night of third week. With me luck. I'm nodding off (only 3 hours sleep las night), notice I wrote with instead of wish and las instead of last.

Sat, Feb 2 5:36pm · CBD oil for Neuropathy in Neuropathy

Useless for me. My pain doctor just started me on drug called Buprenorphine. It's a low-grade narcotic. It's a patch that lasts a week. I have had neuropathy for 30 years, have tried different meds with decreasing results until 2 weeks I could only walk 15 feet without pain. The neat thing about this patch is that you put it on your skin where there is no hair (upper chest or arm) and it lasts for one week. You can shower with it. The downside is that it's expensive, but fortunately my insurance covered it. It is what's called "Transdermal". It migrates through your skin, goes directly into your blood stream. If you took regular narcotic You would have take much higher dose because it's absorbed in your stomach and is diluted there. I just started this yesterday. It has given me great relief. I'm on the minimum dose (5 mcg/hour). My pain was so I had it even if sitting down. The mcg dose has cut my pain 50-70%. When I see the doc next week I will ask if we can increase the dose. The stuff is really a miracle for me

Sun, Jan 27 3:09pm · CBD oil for Neuropathy in Neuropathy

Maximum strength cream Lidocaine for topical is 5%. For me: completely useless

Sat, Jan 26 12:21pm · CBD oil for Neuropathy in Neuropathy

What exactly are you using? What form and how much? And exactly where did you buy it (phone # please).thx

Sat, Jan 26 11:49am · CBD oil for Neuropathy in Neuropathy

I did. useless. However, I'm 84 years old with 30 yrs PN. Read somethere its more effective for people who have only had few years of PN. You have to read labels and make sure you are getting the right dose. No one can tell you how much to take. Start slow and build up from there

Mon, Jan 21 8:39am · CBD oil for Neuropathy in Neuropathy

Everyone is different. I used high strength CBD oil (1000mg?dropper) for 2-3 weeks. No benefit at all. I'm 84yo so that my have something to do with that.
Anactotally one doctor wrote that CBD effective in early stags of PN but not advanced like mine. read the label carefully. Some product has 900mg CBD per dropper and I saw one that had only three/dropper. How about that for a rip-off?