Diabetic Neuropathy Pain

Di Sullivan
By Di Sullivan Latest Reply 2010-11-01 23:42:20 -0500
Started 2010-11-01 21:35:58 -0500

Anyone with neuropathic pain from diabetes found helpful medication?

5 replies

jayabee52 2010-11-01 23:42:20 -0500 Report

Howdy Di

Here are discussions on DC where Neuro is discussed: Here is one which is a resource for us who have Neuro: http://www.diabeticconnect.com/discussions/34..., and here is where meds are discussed: http://www.diabeticconnect.com/discussions/14...

and here's one foorm a while ago http://www.diabeticconnect.com/discussions/55...

Actually if you go to the discussions page and type neuropathy in the search box. You'll see multiple pages of discussions where neuropathy is mentioned.

Blessings to you and yours.

welcome to DC


Di Sullivan
Di Sullivan 2010-11-01 23:41:07 -0500 Report

I haven't used Cymbalta, but, took 4600mg of Neurontin daily for years, my body built an immunity and now I'm on Savella. It doesn't work as well and I have to take pain medication daily now.

whitetigress 2010-11-01 23:23:46 -0500 Report

I also used to develop terrible ulcers on one foot .. regularly and they stopped when I stopped wearing socks all the time and allowed my skin to breathe.

Also, if you have a lot of sugar floating around in your blood that will cause neuropathy. Sugar is one contributor to the pain.

douglasslb 2010-11-01 22:00:46 -0500 Report

Stay away from Cymbalta. This is one medication they give to diabetics with this problem. This is an anti-depression medication that is found to block the nerve pain in your feet. The problem with it is you can't miss days are go off it without getting horrible side affects. Your brain becomes depended on it. I was on this medicine for over five years and when my husband lost his job I had to stop taking it because it was very expensive. Well I got so depressed I felt like I wanted to die. And the brain zaps are terrible. It feels like someone is zapping your brain with electric. It's been a month since I stopped and I still experience times of depression. It's getting better but I would not wish this on my worst enemy. If my feet starts hurting again I will try the pain management program I saw on this website. Look through the website you will see it advertised. May God be with you.

whitetigress 2010-11-01 23:19:34 -0500 Report

I have found that the more I elevate my feet, the better (whenever I am sitting down) and I don't wear socks to bed, I make sure that my feet are warm from the blankets … it is the circulation that I focus on. These tips give a lot of relief to the pain in my feet.