Diabetes Neuropathy

By shortyj43 Latest Reply 2011-05-19 12:25:06 -0500
Started 2011-05-19 09:52:30 -0500

I was told that it is where your diabetes damage your nerves and thats why you get the numness and tinglyness but I take the meds for it but it stills hurt was else could be done to help with it?

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bphopeful1 2011-05-19 12:25:06 -0500 Report

Here's a copy of a post I found about the neuropathy. Hope it helps! It sure worked for me! Blessings backatcah!

I am 66 and have had diabetic neuropathy for about 15 years now. I have tried Lyrica and other medicines, but the results were modest at best. Lyrica has the annoying side effect of making me dizzy and causing me to stagger. On very bad days, I borrowed (or bought illegally) Oxycontin, which covered the pain by simply masking it. The best treatment, and the one I use again after a couple of years of trying everything else, is high dosages of EPO (evening primrose oil). I usually take 15 (1,300mg) capsules. There are no side effects. The herb simply seems to soothe the damaged nerves better than anything else, even Oxycontin. The cost is negligible, too. I have recently discovered that Queen Elizabeth took a large draught of EPO every evening, as it was considered to be the "Royal Herb." My daily costs for my dosage are about $0.34. I have been on EPO for at least eight of the last 15 years. Incidentally, I am able to work full time as a product development engineer. Despite the severity of the neuropathy, I lead a full, rich life. I am able to walk and get a good night's sleep. I am not addicted to anything, nor do I plan to be. Warning: Be aware that most doctors are not equipped to treat diabetic foot sores. Go to a foot-wound specialist. Over the years, I developed one wound that took a long time to heal, and it was incompetence that made it so. I have no doubt that anyone trying EPO will be helped immensely. Start off slow (four capsules per day), then increase the level to 14 to 15 per day. You will see relief within a week, not immediately.

jayabee52 2011-05-19 12:17:41 -0500 Report

Howdy shortyj! WELCOME to DC!

I have diabetic neuropathy and have had it for about 8 yrs. I have burning sensation in my legs below my knees. I have the tinglies below my elbows and also in my private area.

I had taken Neurontin/gabapentin to try to control or diminish the pain, but it seemed not to help. I had tried a antidepressant Nortryptaline which really didn't do anything that I could tell either.

Right now I am trying to keep my blood glucose numbers under good control and am taking Alpha Linolic Acid ("ALA") to try to ease the burning. since nerves grow so slowly the damage to them is not quickly undone.

Some say the neuropathy is reversable, others say it is not. I pray that it is.

BTW a friend request should from me should be waiting for you.

Blessings to you and yours


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