Diabetic neuropathy pain relief

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Avatar n tn Years before I was diagnosed I complained about numbness in my legs and feet, I was told I had neuritis and there was nothing that could be done to help me. My neuropathy has progressed up my legs and is now in my fingers. The pain is getting to be unberable, last night I set up in a recliner with heat and vibration untill 4:00 A.M. I had taken 2 Clonazepam and 2 Aleve trying to releave the pain. I did finally get to sleep but the pain is still there this morning.
Avatar n tn Hi, I am afraid that the pain from diabetic neuropathy can be very severe, although varying in descriptors--some people have sharp pain, while others have a creepy-crawly feeling, and others have all burning pain like what you described. It wil often improve with good control over your blood sugars, especially if you have not had the neuropathy for very long. but if not, there are a number of medications that can help. Most can be fairly expensive however, including Lyrica and neurontin.
541431 tn?1225897960 I am in so much pain! On July 5th my legs fell asleep, and later that night it felt like they caught on fire. I thought I was hallucinating. I went to the ER and they looked at me like I was crazy or drunk( I don't drink). I finally got home and took some ativan, Darvocet and the Neurontin they gave me, and then layed in the tub crying for 17 hours. I finally fell asleep from exhaustion.
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Avatar n tn You asked for suggestions for relief of neuropathy. Effective Treatment for Neuropathic (Nerve) Pain by Jacob Teitelbaum MD http://www.****.*** If the url doesn't work, you can google for the title and author.
Avatar n tn generally diabetic neuropathy or fibromyalgia. You might ask for a different muscle relaxant. valium was probably given for spasms but it is also a sedative. There is flexaril or zanaflex. Of course there are tons of different pain meds available as well. I don't know your personal medical history. This is all something that you need to discuss with your physician. The most important thing is to let him or her know that what he has prescribed is not working for you.
Avatar n tn To Whom It May Concern: I have had Neuropathy pain all over my body for 4-5 years now. I burn from the top of my head to the bottoms of my feet like massive sunburn. When I sit or lay down it feels like you are lying on a sunburned body. This came on gradually over about 2-3 days when it started. I even burn down my throat at times and sometimes even my eye balls and eye lids burn. Most of the time with medicine I don’t have the burns except on my back.
Avatar n tn I was wondering if all this pain in her upper body (chest, stomach, hips) as well as pain in the legs and arms are due to diabetic neuropathy or could this be caused by other factors? Do all diabetic neuropathy patients suffer with pain in the legs only or is pain in the upper body possible? I have not gotten any concrete response from the doctors and am very desperate as my sister has not been sleeping due to the pain she feels 24 hours a day. Please help me....
Avatar n tn To ease the discomfort/pain of neuropathy you should keep your bg's in your target range, manage your pain, protect your feet, take medications for depression caused by the pain and seek counceling if depressed. Medications to relieve pain and reduce burning, numbness & tingling are available. Some of these medications are known for their use in other conditions but they still seem to help those with nerve damage.
Avatar n tn Potassium and Magnesium would not help her pain. If she has neuropathy, as you stated, it is from the diabetes. Research has proven that people who suffer from diabetes need to keep their blood sugar levels as close to normal as much as possible, at all times, to help lower incidents of further complications and possibly help with the ones they had developed. Diet, exercise, and medication help keep the blood sugar levels within normal range. You stated she is inactive due to pain in her legs.
Avatar n tn I have intact superficial sensation. I take anti-inflammatory meds and the amount of pain relief is about 85% with weight bearing, without meds my pain with weight bearing is 8 on a 1-10 scale. My PCP want me to stop the meds because of possible damage to the kidneys eventually. This is why I am asking if the neuropathy can be a compression neuropathy due to the destruction of the OA which began about 10 years ago with neuopathic signs beginning about 5 years ago.
Avatar n tn /day, now increased to 200 mg./day. Some mild, minor side effects but absolutely no pain relief. How can I be sure PN diagnosis is correct? How much neurontin will I have to take to relieve pain? Will I be taking neurontin for the rest of my life? What long term effects will there be from neurontin? Is there anything else I can or should take instead of the neurontin? Can anyone help?
Avatar m tn You symptoms suggest your neuropathy is advanced, and may of the medical treatments available today are geared towards painful neuropathy instead of sensory loss. My best recommendation is to locate a neurologist who specializes in diabetic neuropathy as they should have good information about therapies for your condition. They will also be able to do testing to ensure there are no other conditions contributing to your symptoms(e.g nutritional deficiencies).
Avatar n tn first time user! Diabetic for 30 years and unfortunately whenever problems are not diagnosed..diabetic neuropathy always seems to get the blame! I am throwing this out under this heading ..hoping anyone with symptoms and hopefully solutions can make a suggestion. Recently had intense pain in upper left back, coming front side to below rib cage..running down left side over front of hip and over pubic bone. Intense painfor about a week..has subsided some..
Avatar n tn pain in lower back and chest area, usually after eating. After getting some borderline high readings on home glucose monitor, endocrinologist gave me glucose challenge drink (75 grams); that test determined I am definitely NOT diabetic. What other common causes are there for multiple neuropathies?
Avatar f tn ) Is there anyone out there that has this foot pain that is not associated with diabetes or neuropathy? Any questions you'd like to know that might help you to understand my situation and I'll gladly answer them.
Avatar n tn Vitamin D 2,000 units a day was also shown to decrease diabetic neuropathy pain by 47% after 3 months. Neuropathic pain occurs biochemically, making it a very fluid system that can often be quickly modified, resulting in pain relief. The best way to tell which chemicals are involved in your nerve pain is to simply try different medications to see what eases your pain. continued...
Avatar f tn My mother is diabetic, my older sister is completely bedridden due to some type of neuropathy which severely affects her motor skills and more. I have been on several medications trying to keep these symptoms in check. I'm not sure if I can remember all of them, but ... prozac, buspar, elavil, topamax, Trileptal, and I've had immune globulin IV treatments. I've tried massive doses of B vitamins with no result. I cannot take steriods because they cause hysteria in me.
Avatar f tn but prior to being diagnosed, I had numbness/tingling/burning/and pain in both feet. My PC doc told me that I had neuropathy and never had me do anything ecept I had an EMG done to rule out any blockages, which I do not have any blockages, but did show I indeed had periphieal neuropathy. Without know where to turn to next, I let my symptoms go until recently. I have tried Lyrica and Cymbalta for the neuropathy, but the side effects from using these meds.
304573 tn?1345580938 This comes from a side effect handbook written by hepatologists. See chapter on Peripheral neuropathies Page 96...... http://www.projectsinknowledge.com/Init/G/1628/1628-Handbook.pdf Re your blood sugar being high..... "no i am not diabetic but they tried to tell me i was on the verge of becoming a type 2 - 2 years ago" You mean they told you you were "borderline diabetic"? There's no such thing as a "borderline diabetic".
Avatar m tn burning feet severe neuropathy!!!!1 I cannot bear this. Is there any relief?
Avatar n tn Can't get comforatble due to the pain. Minor relief with tylenol or ibuprophen. Just takes the edge off. Doctor suggested it might be a reaction to the anesthetic during surgery. Has anyone heard of this? Opinions please.
Avatar f tn The pain is excruciating at times with no relief. Ive had the tens unit... Didn't work.. The pain pump... Didn't work.. Now just trying to manage.. I tried a pain doctor.. All he did was give meds that made me sleep. Didn't really work out so my Dr is managing and we try different specialist till someone knows exactly that's wrong with me.. My next goal is to get set up to go to MAYO clinic. So we shall see... Again thank you for the help and kind words..
Avatar m tn One of the extrahepatic manifestations of Hepatitis C is Peripheral Neuropathy. So it is quite possible that your Peripheral Neuropathy is an extrahepatic manifestation of your Hepatitis C infection. (I developed Peripheral Neuropathy, most likely from the Hep C I had. I had the Peripheral Neuropathy long before I ever did treatment so I know for a fact it was not from treatment.
Avatar f tn This started at the beginning of December, along with some other symptoms which have been improving (cold feet often, sometimes leg swelling, a feeling that my right leg isn't responding correctly when walking sometimes). I've seen my doctor who says it isn't peripheral neuropathy since the pain comes and goes and told me to take pain killers - he did do some blood tests (not sure what other than diabetes) and checked pulses in my feet.
Avatar n tn Diabetic neuropathy posted by Julie F. on September 22, 1998 at 01:38:22: I am 26 years old and have had Type I diabetes for 8 years. I also have hypothyroidism (7 years)as a result of radioactive iodine treatment from Graves disease. About 2 to 3 years ago I had shingles which was mostly in my left upper-outer thigh.
Avatar m tn Since there are many causes of neuropathy, hence treatment involves seeking these conditions out and correcting any underlying problem such as poor sugar control in diabetes in order to get a relief in your symptoms. Unfortunately, there is no permanent cure of neuropathy but symptomatic relief can be provided. Hope this helps.
Avatar m tn I have chemo-induced neuropathy in my feet, resulting in the same peripheral neuropathy just like you, and I have your same indescribable symptoms. I used to have it in both my hands and feet, and talk about a burning pain, hurt SO much to use my hands or walk on my feet, and they were swollen, discolored, and kind of numbish.