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1 day ago · Eliminating Foods for Neuropathy pain in Neuropathy

@catro, I have read about that somewhere, I don’t understand the connection though. I don’t have that problem but have wondered about too many carbs or sugar also causing a problem for me so I limit myself. Alcohol is the worst for me, even 1/2 glass of wine will trigger a bad night. Helen

3 days ago · Neuropathy & Exercise in Neuropathy

peggy and catro, do you take magnesium supplements? I noticed my nighttime foot cramps are much less since I started taking magnesium citrate 300 mg./day

6 days ago · Living with Neuropathy - Welcome to the group in Neuropathy

@qball2019, thank you so much for posting the link from “ Psychology Today”. It was very thorough and informative and helpful. I have long suspected a thyroid connection to my SFN but my Dr. has always insisted that my numbers were within “normal-low”range even though I have had many symptoms of low thyroid for 20 + yrs. When this pandemic has finally run its course I will have to pursue this subject once again with my internist. Helen

Wed, Mar 25 1:09pm · Neuropathy: Anyone have any experience with gabapentin? in Neuropathy

hi Pfbacon, how is it you take both gabapentin and Lyrica? Does one work better than the other? you have no side effects from either? That’s great. I often wonder if I should try Lyrica, and if it would have no side effects but work as well if not better. Did the same doctor prescribe both? Thanks, Helen

Tue, Mar 24 5:22pm · Neuropathy: Anyone have any experience with gabapentin? in Neuropathy

you’re very welcome Chris I’m happy it has helped and you are doing better. I think sometimes people give up on the gabapentin when maybe their body just needs time to adjust, of course it doesn’t work for everyone but the stated side effects are just possibilities not probabilities. Helen

Tue, Mar 24 3:42pm · Neuropathy: Anyone have any experience with gabapentin? in Neuropathy

My brother in law has Aurobindo, no side effects at all, maybe there is no way for us to know, my pharmacist said there are about 30 different mfg.r’s. It was just a thought.

Mon, Mar 23 8:06am · Neuropathy: Anyone have any experience with gabapentin? in Neuropathy

Hi Laura, I do wonder if side effects might possibly be caused by fillers rather than the drug itself. I have zero knowledge of pharmaceuticals so curious as to whether the manufacturer could play a role. Who manufactures your gabapentin? Mine is made by Amneal; my brother-in-law uses it from another mfg. and has never had any side effects. Helen

Sun, Mar 22 12:35pm · Neuropathy: Anyone have any experience with gabapentin? in Neuropathy

I totally agree, I’ve been taking gabapentin for 2 yrs. and many (not all) of the side effects disappeared after a short while. I can’t tell if my short term memory problems stem from the drug or my age (72) but I do notice many of my friends exhibit the same thing! I have also started using a CBD (no THC) balm which works beautifully on my hand pain which I apply around 9:00 pm, it seems also to help with sleep so I am very lucky. Helen