Severe Neuropathy Pain

By maxcats Latest Reply 2009-05-23 15:17:59 -0500
Started 2009-04-11 12:54:27 -0500

I have severe neuropathy pain in my legs and back, particularly in the AM. I stumble, fall into things and barely make it to where I'm going. Does anyone else suffer such symptoms and, if so, what do you do about them?

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maxcats 2009-05-23 15:17:59 -0500 Report

Does anyone have neuropathy in their hands? I'm beginning to have it in both hands and am afraid it will paralyze my hands as it does my feet. I can sort of move my toes awkwardly. This really scares me as I use my hands a lot in daily use and in my crafts.
Please let me know if anyone has this and what your experience has been. Thank you :)

alwaystryin 2009-05-01 15:51:47 -0500 Report

My Wife also suffers from neuropathy in her feet. At our last DR appt., we asked if there is anything better/newer for her than Gabapentin (neurontrin). He prescribed Lyrica for her and she should start taking it sometime this month. Of course, every med is different for every person!

maxcats 2009-05-01 16:00:26 -0500 Report

I take Lyrica, it doesn't help my neuropathy much but sure helps keep away migraines! I know a lot of people on Lyrica who swear by it so don't take my word for Good luck and I hope your wife finds some relief.

maxcats 2009-05-01 15:45:21 -0500 Report

I have been talking to my friends with neuropathy and my doctor and am now going to try aquatherapy. At least it will help keep my legs moving and exercised. They will also massage the back of my legs where the bad pain is and use a mild electric current on the muscles. I'll let you know how it all works out…it may be a good thing for all of you who can.

dj7110 2009-04-12 16:18:15 -0500 Report

I too suffer from bad nuropathy pain, use to take nurotin but currently use fentynal patches. I'm also in pain due to mulitle hurniated discs in my back which i recieve injections in my spine for every 6 weeeks. to help me get around i use a wheeled walker for short distances and my electric wheelchair for the most part.

freddyg2u 2009-04-12 13:15:44 -0500 Report

Hi maxcats, I suffer like wise but have found a very healing cream I rub on my legs and feet. You can view this online
I have been using this for 3 weeks now and each application is making me wish I had this product years ago as it works wonders for your entire body. This man who patented this cream is a God send, If you go to his site, tell him Fred sent you.
P.S. He is the only person in the entire USA who has this wonderful healing cream. Blessings to you. Freddyg

malecat 2009-04-11 23:36:10 -0500 Report

my wife stumbles to she blames on her back problem Bone spur pinching spinal cord Nerves and causing weakness in legs She also take Gabapentin 2capsule 3 times a day for nueropthy pain of feet and legs

Bluebutterfly 2009-04-11 13:47:38 -0500 Report

I have been on gabapentin for years. I take three pill three times a day. It does help.I can tell when I miss a dose.I went to a neurogolist and he found I have neuropathy in my legs,feet lowwer back and both arms. I am like you when I first get up looks like I am dancing,.I hope this has been some help to you.

maxcats 2009-04-11 21:11:56 -0500 Report

Your reply was helpful and I will ask my doctor about this medicine. It made me chuckle you calling this your morning dance. I don't think anyone would believe what I do in the mornings. At night I find myself shuffling at times but I think it is from my osteoarthritis. I don't have neuropathy in my arms but I do in my left hand. Does it spread from there? I love to use my hands and never want to lose the ability. Let's stay in touch and thank you again. Lani

Bluebutterfly 2009-04-11 22:48:53 -0500 Report

I like to use my hands too. I used to crochet alot but I can't do that any more. I do like to quilt and sew.
Yes I am afraid neuropathy is bad company. T hey do have several medicines that help.Look on and just type in neuropathy and they have some valuable information on there too.
Yes I would like to keep in touch. I just hope I have been some help to you.

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