By Carol149 Latest Reply 2012-08-13 12:52:36 -0500
Started 2012-08-13 11:26:06 -0500

I do not have Diabetes but I have had neuropathy for over 10 years. The pain is almost everyday. I have taken Gapentin and now take Lyric. Neither one helped. I take methadone 30 mg 3 times a day and that doesn't help. I take vicadin several times a day just to stand the pain. I can't hardly walk, I stumple mostly. So many things I can't do anymore.

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jayabee52 2012-08-13 12:15:19 -0500 Report

Howdy Carol WELCOME to DiabeticConnect, even if you don't have it.

Sorry to hear of your difficulties with Neuropathy pain.

I have burning pain from my knees to toes and it is quite uncomfortable to walk or stand on my feet.

I took Gabapentin/neurontin for some time but it had no effect. I had been taking an antidepressant Nortriptyline and it had no effect.

I am currently trying Alpha Lipolic Acid, and Biotin and a synthetic B vitamin Benfotamine. I have noted a reduction in the pain (but not its total elimination).

I have also heard that Capcasin cream may help with the pain, but I have yet to try it.

Blessings to you and yours

James Baker

Carol1950 2012-08-13 12:27:04 -0500 Report

Hi again James (see the Animals and Diabetes post) Yes, I take 1200 mg Gabapentin for my pain in my legs and arms and it makes it allows me to get around. It's loosing it's punch though… I have discussed Lyrica with my Dr. but insurance makes it difficult. My cognitive functions are where I have the most concern.

jayabee52 2012-08-13 12:52:36 -0500 Report

Haven't been to that discussion yet today but I am working toward it.

My g/f Suzy takes gabepentin due to her light sensitivity due to a pinched nerve. If she doesn't get her gabepentin she gets really sleepy and cranky.

I know about the cognitive functions, because sometimes I feel dumber than a box of rocks, and can't remember things easily. They often come to me if I don't mentally pursue them too hard, but sometimes it is quite disconcerting.

Blessings to you and yours


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