@johnbishop, Good deal!! Thank you!!
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Mayo has never really given me any answers on the cause of my neuropathy as I've asked if it could be nerve damage from spinal fusion I had in 2002. I never had any issues with my feet prior to that time. They claim it isn't and I'd have to have another EMG (NOPE!!!) to diagnose for sure. I'd rather just play the guessing game if they haven't given me an answer after 3 prior EMG's, why would one more make any difference. BTW, my husband thinks I'm nuts because every night when I get home from work, I sweep our kitchen, entryway and dining room. I can feel everything, tiny bits of sand, salt and crumbs and they actually hurt. Guess only someone with neuropathy issues would understand. He could always save me the trouble and do it himself. (Now, THAT's FUNNY!!!). 😀
Hello folks – @nkhan1958; @johnbishop; @pfbacon,; @sarah_leanne – I was diagnosed with neuropathy at Mayo Clinic in Rochester a few years back and have the numbness, ultra sensitivity, tingling, burning and pain. I was prescribed Gabapentin and only take that at night because I can't function during the day if I take as much as they want me to. I also take the Gabapentin for neck and back pain. It helps me sleep, but not sure if it does anything for the pain and I'm 99% sure it has some bad side effects, which I HATE!! On top of Mayo suggesting I have my fourth EMG, they recently suggested I start taking Lyrica, which I refused. I don't know about the rest of you, but I can't handle another EMG. Its got to be the worst procedure ever known to man. Anyway, I have been doing tons of research on alternatives to prescriptions for neuropathy and found some good info on Alpha Lipoic Acid for it. I ordered some from one of the reputable vitamin companies I purchase many of our vitamins from and started taking it a couple days ago. I am thinking it might take a bit to get into my system and start working, but I will keep you all posted on my progress and whether it helps or not. I am a federal employee and was told I'm not allowed to use CBD oil products, more specifically if they contain any THC, which from what I am reading, is the only kind worthwhile using. I retire in about 21 months, not that I'm counting. 🙂