Early stage neuropathy

By CharlieS Latest Reply 2011-07-11 08:10:13 -0500
Started 2011-05-04 18:31:06 -0500

I have noticed in the last 6 months that on driving into a tunnel i'm blind for about 2 seconds. My doctor says it is age related but I have done some reading and found that it can be an early sign of autonomic nerve damage. He ordered a retinal scan which was benign, but of course it is not a scan for neuropathy. There was a drug named epilarestat on the market for awhile that purported to restore nerve velocity but it didn't pass the FDA tests apparently. I'm changing my diet, taking Alpha Lipoic Acid and Methyl B-12, and exercising more. Is it current science that early and mild neuropathy is reversible? Etc…

6 replies

Somoca 2011-05-04 22:19:23 -0500 Report

It is my understanding from a gentleman at my place of worship, he was able to reverse with daily exercise, Alpha Lipoic, Massages each night to improve circulation and the B-12. It was not a quick fix but it did work. It is probably best to start ASAP. I hope that it works for you.

Harlen 2011-05-04 19:57:43 -0500 Report

How are your blood sugars running ?
Best wishes

GabbyPA 2011-05-05 08:23:42 -0500 Report

That is the most important thing. Getting your levels in control will be your biggest ally. I have noticed a significant improvement in my foot neuropathy since I have been taking Alpha Lipoic Acid.

SuziOJ 2011-07-11 08:10:13 -0500 Report

Hi Gabby,
Is the alpha lipoid acid bought in the drug store. I have awful feet pain and all they 've given me is neurontin 4800 mg down from 9600, tried lyric but had too many side effects. I just ordered nerve support formula from a link on this ate but it is $50 a bottle. Thanks for your help!

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