nerve pain

By LRNOBLE Latest Reply 2013-02-04 14:06:09 -0600
Started 2013-01-07 10:33:12 -0600

I have diabetic neuropathy that turned into nerve pain all over my body. Does anyone know of something that may help the burning and tingling? It is so bad it hurts to wear clothes. I am on lyrica without much success. Any suggestions would be great. My numbers on blood testing is no higher than 112.

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dranma lynn
dranma lynn 2013-02-04 14:06:09 -0600 Report

I also have neuropathy in my feet, right leg up to the groin and a little in my hands. ALA/ALC complex 750mg. I take 2 in morning and 2 at night. So I am taking a total of 3000 mg a day. ALA will not cure it, but it keeps it from getting worse and also prevents you from getting more. I just today starting taking Joyful and Vitalize. I get these from a Dr. in Florida. My sister is seeing him and she has lost 65 lbs and is no longer having this trouble at all. He believes in natural remedies. Some of the medicines we take, do our bodies more harm and they are supposed to help us with our problems. My A1C was 9.5 in march 2012 and in November of 2012, it was down to 7.1. Have also just started taking B12. did not know about the other B's. Hope this helps some.

2013-02-03 14:23:14 -0600 Report

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GabbyPA 2013-02-03 10:12:17 -0600 Report

I use Alpha Lipoic Acid to help with my feet. I take 600mg in the morning and another 600 mg at night. It does help. It doesn't take it away, but it makes it manageable.

Now this is also what I do for my feet, so I am not sure how it would help your whole body, but I rub coconut oil on them. It calms them right down and allows me to sleep on those nights when nothing else seems to work. I do rub it on my skin like my arms, hands and legs, but that is just to keep my skin soft. I don't know if it would help with the pain there, but it wouldn't hurt to try.

PAT L 2013-02-03 12:26:01 -0600 Report

Also what people forget is the good old std ASPIRINS 326mg. They will not cure but they do help with the blood and pain relieve over time.. 1 a day will help your blood thin and running with the proper O2 and helps keep the swelling down. Also because its cheap the Doc`s wont say any thing about what it can do to help your everyday life…

jayabee52 2013-02-03 12:41:12 -0600 Report

It is not that simple there, Pat. I took aggrenox which contianed aspirin as an active ingredient. Aspirin and other Non Steroidal Anti Inflammitory Drugs (NSAIDs) CAN also produce bleeding ulcers and other Gastro Intestinal distresses. Some may be able to get away with aspirin therapy but for others, (like me) it can be deadly.

I lost a good friend to Tramedol (a NSAID) becaise she bled out after that NSAID perforated her stomach and eroded into her pancreatic artery. See my warning on NSAIDs here ~

jessikabaker32 2013-02-02 14:32:56 -0600 Report

Uncontroled blood sugars. My fingers tingle and my blood sugar is lower then 100. I have AIC at 5.2 and have had like this for years. So you do not just get for high blood sugars, You get because you are a diabetic and with this disease comes lots of dammage. I have had diabetes for 36 years since I was 1. Just do ur best and try to stay smart and blood under control.

Pat7 2013-02-02 11:26:44 -0600 Report

I have been a diabetic for 27 years (Type 1) and went to my doctor for nerve issues. He recommended that I take "B" vitamins daily. So I started taking B-6, 200 mg/day, B-12, 1,000mg/day, and B-1 160mg/day. You can purchase all of these B vitamins at Walmart (best price) Spring Valley is the brand I use and they have sure made a difference in my life. On the back of the bottle of the B-6 vitamin it states, "Vitamin B-6 aids in the formulation of red blood cells, and the proper function of all body, brain and nerve cells." My doctor said it was a protectorant for the nerves in the body. I started taking B-6, B-12 and B-1 after our conversation and within 3 weeks time, I was no longer experiencing numbness or pain. Try it, it may work for you and "B" vitamins are good for you.

kicker1 2013-02-03 04:29:34 -0600 Report

I have been a diabetic for 20 plus years and over the last year have started having the burning in my feet, drives me crazy. I have been taking Neurontin (gabapentin) for years for back pain but doesn't work on my feet. I have not tried the B vitamins but when I go to Walmart I will certainly get some and give them a try. Thanks for the tip

lachutis 2013-02-02 11:15:51 -0600 Report

Try These are natural B12 vitamins. Red people's testimonials. I have taking them with much success. Give it a try.

ayresie 2013-01-08 12:24:52 -0600 Report

Hi all, I just now joined this site and hope for good results. Saw this post and thought i would reply. I also have this neuropathy and it drives me nuts, the sharp pains keep me awake all nite. My doc prescribed Neurontin - 300 MG twice a day. I've been taking it with little or no results. I also would like to know if there is something out there that can help.

rdbeans 2013-02-02 11:51:04 -0600 Report

I also have diabetic neuropathy and was referred to a neurologist by my family doctor. When he put me on Neurontin (gabapentin) years ago he started me off at a very low dose such as yours. He eventually got me up to 600 mg three times a day (total of 1800 mg daily). As soon as I was increased to 1800 mg daily, I no longer had any pain and have been pain free since (approximately 8 to 10 years). He indicated that the maximum daily dosage of this medication is about 3600 mg. I hope these comments help.

jayabee52 2013-01-08 14:29:36 -0600 Report

Howdy ayresie

Unfortunately that is the experience of a lot of People with Diabetes (PWDs) who have this painful condition (including me). I was on Neuontin (generic name: Gabapentin - used for treating seizure disorders) for several years without noticable effect. Another Dr tried me on Nortryptylene, an antidepressant. No effect on that either. Check out other discussions and talk about Nerve Pain on DC here ~

manapua72 2013-01-07 18:26:50 -0600 Report

112 wow that's awesome … Wonder y u developed diabetic neuropathy with blood glucose so under control … Sorry haven't had this complication yet and I hope to not experience it … Have u asked your doctor if there r other medications for treatment of your condition ??? Hope u find something that can help ease your pain …