Diabetic peripheral neuropathy treatment

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Avatar n tn Pregabalin (Lyrica) has recently been approved by the FDA for the treatment of post herpetic neuralgia and diabetic peripheral neuropathy, while duloxetine (Cymbalta) has been approved for diabetic peripheral neuropathy. Discuss with your doctor regarding the possible mode of treatment. Best.
Avatar m tn I have had peripheral neuropathy in both feet/legs for 4 years, which makes walking very difficult. I have been examined by many different medical specialists (neurologist, allergist, podiatrist, rheumatologist, chiropractor, naturopath) with no one able to make a diagnosis. I have a difficult time absorbing nutrients and keeping weight on, so one doctor thinks I may have metabolic neuropathy.
Avatar m tn Hi, I am afraid that I do not have good knowledge of the Rebuilder therapy, certainly not anough to give you a professional assessment of it in regard to a possible treatment for your neuropathy. You symptoms suggest your neuropathy is advanced, and may of the medical treatments available today are geared towards painful neuropathy instead of sensory loss.
Avatar n tn If your diagnosis is GBS, it will depend on you getting appropriate treatment. If your diagnosis is diabetic polyneuropathy (the most common form) it may not get better, but the symptoms can be controlled. I would recommend that you see a neurologist that specializes in neuromuscular diseases. I hope this has been helpful.
Avatar f tn Am I the only one who has been fighting peripheral Neuropathy in my feet and no can seem to find the cause, I have had I think every test there is to have to try to figure out whats going on, I am a 39 year old mother of 2 who seem to have to many medical thing going on for my age, I'v been fighting peripheral neuropathy in my feet now for 10+ yrs, I get burning, tingling, acking, in my feet, and the heat is crazy when iver I put any shoes on my feet it feels like the oxigen is being cut off in
Avatar n tn Was sent to neurologist. His diagnosis - peripheral neuropathy. Started on neurontin 100 mg./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 f tn So how can I have a peripheral neuropathy and not also have a central nervous system issue? (as in MS causing nerve issues) I hope I don't sound too dense; I admit your reply will have to be on a 5th grade level. Thanks!
612876 tn?1355518095 It's research on a new treatment for diabetic peripheral neuropathy. Hopefully something exciting coming down the pipeline! http://www.physorg.com/news203337267.
Avatar n tn ACE inhibitors are widely used, specially in diabetic patients who usually have a higher prevalence of peripheral neuropathy, and worsening of neuropathy on patients caused by these medications is not common. The fact that the side effect is not common does not mean that what you feel is not related to the medication. I cannot really say if the medication is causing you the problem or not.
Avatar n tn Hi Dear, The tingling sensations can be either due to some nerve compression like disc compression around neck, cervical disc. It can be due to spinal arthritis or due to diabetic neuropathy. Treatment involves neurotin and vitamin b complexes.
Avatar f tn Neuropathy is neuropathy, and it makes no difference where it came from, altho if a medication or chemotherapy or an injury has caused this, once you remove the issue, the neuropathy will usually go away. The way to go with this is THERE ARE treatments for this, including the nerve pain medicine Lyrica, I take it and have peripheral neuropathy in my hands and feet, but despite feeling more comfortable, I still have numbness and some swelling.
Avatar n tn I accepted my oncologist's recommendation of 6 sessions of chemo with a standard dose of taxol/carboplatin (three hours/1 hour). However, after the fourth chemo session, the very mild peripheral neuropathy that had thus far developed took a quantum leap forward.
Avatar n tn bulge between (L4/L5) verterbrae can definitely cause sciatica, and if it is severe enough, peripheral neuropathy can develop. I was diagnosed with Diabetic Polyneuropathy in 2001. Problem is the initial disc herniation was in 1983, with several repeated injuries leading to a sciatic nerve spasm in 1989 that last 8 days. My doctors at the time and my chiro agreed that something serious had happened but didn't really know what it was.
Avatar n tn Hope you can help. Diagnosed with peripheral neuropathy in feet 4 years ago. Had MRI, spinal tap and all blood tests - no cause could be found. Now progressing up legs to hips and in hands. My question is whether heavy alcohol consumptions years before could be causing the problem now. I drank quite heavily during a period of severe marital problems but dont drink at all now. Am only 46 years young. Also I live in London and wonder if coming to the States for treatment would be of benefit.
Avatar n tn Hi, I've been diagnosed with Peripheral Neuropathy. I have periods where it feels like almost my entire body is tingling / vibrating / bubbling. Is this symptom consistent with PN or shoud I be looking for another etiology.
Avatar m tn Statistics in the Alternative Medicine Review, supplementing essential acids called ALA (alpha-Lipoic acid) and GLA (gamma linolenic acid) and omega-3 fatty acids may all have a beneficial effect on diabetic peripheral neuropathy. Kathleen Head studied nerve blood flow and physical symptoms such as numbness and coldness. Over the course of long-term treatment that spanned several months, some trial participants experienced a reduction in symptoms and better blood flow.
1770925 tn?1365622122 I am 88 years old. I have mild Afib, use Coumadin, Had peripheral neuropathy with nerve damage from the knees down, Pain (at a discomfort level) that occurs after 1 1/2 hours of sleep. A mild discomfort (level of pain) and disappears when I walk several paces. I have had no surgery ever. I play 18 holes of golf 4 times a week and am in good physical shape. I have been tested for everything my doctors thought could be a cause.
Avatar f tn In a diabetic with thyroid disease, numbness in the hands would raise concern for another type of neuropathy: carpal tunnel syndrome. The median nerve can be injured anywhere along its course. If your symptoms are confined to just your hand, it may be the nerve was injured somewhere at the wrist. The carpal tunnel is the area in the wrist that the median nerve passes through.
Avatar f tn Has anyone tried laser treatment for non diabetic neuropathy, some Chiropractors in Phoenix claim they can cure it.
Avatar n tn Why did I develope peripheral neuropathy when I was treated for Ventricular Tachycardia? What can I do about it to get rid of it now? This discussion is related to <a href='http://www.medhelp.org/posts/show/297560'>Thiamine Deficiency Peripheral Neuropathy Damage and Recovery</a>.
Avatar n tn Help me out guys. Has anyone felt this much of an extreme case of Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy? If so, am I in serious danger? Should I write a will? I'm 21.
Avatar n tn Dear Sandy, These symptoms you describe can certainly be caused by diabetic neuropathy. The best defense and treatment for this is to improve the self monitoring of blood glucose, keeping it at normal levels helps prevent the problems. i can sympathize because i have a bit of the neuropathy in my foot and this may be from the fact that at the beginning of my 31 years as a diabetic they didn't control blood glucose as well as they can now.
Avatar n tn Have you any experience with patients suffering from IDIOPATHIC peripheral neuropathy (as distinct from diabetic peripheral neuropathy, for example) who have improved using any of the following substances, either separately or together: (1) alpha lipoic acid; (2) gamma linolenic acid; (3) Vitamin B 12 in the form of methylcobalamin; (4) glucosamine sulfate? Thank you very much for providing this forum and for responding to my question.
Avatar m tn 6. Since I am not diabetic or alcoholic is there any other STI which could have caused perp neuropathy? 7. Can you please comment on when mid stage hiv symptoms begins and who gets it?
Avatar f tn There are a lot of missing pieces in your patient history. I suspect the peripheral neuropathy is ob diabetic etiology and you aren't providing a list of all your medications.
Avatar m tn Is there any treatment for idiopathic sensory peripherial neuropathy?(non diabetic) Is there any known cause?
Avatar n tn Can you live a long time with autonomic neuropathy? I have been diabetic 36 years, had periferal neuropathy 22 years. Heart irregularities 24 years. heart attack 11 years ago.
Avatar f tn Thanks, and I think the doctor has finally given it a name...peripheral neuropathy and she prescribed Neurontin. From what I've read there's not much to be done for this. I don't know whether to pursue further treatment...find someone that specializes in this...or just accept it as my life.
Avatar m tn Some of them are Various type of blood test done at Ranchi (Vitamin D Defficiecy was found and treatment done accordingly) Subsiquetly MRI of lumber spine,NCV/EMG,Arterial Doppler tets don at Jahangir Hospital Pune in August 1917 I am not diabetic. I am also non alcoholic and non smoker Peripheral neuropathy was diagnosed . However cause was not known.