Try home remedies for neuropathy

Try home remedies for neuropathy

There are 225 comments on the San Gabriel Valley Tribune story from Mar 27, 2008, titled Try home remedies for neuropathy. In it, San Gabriel Valley Tribune reports that:

Dear Dr. Gott: I have received information from a friend that you have a theory that spraying nitroglycerin on the hands and feet of a neuropathy patient may be of some help.

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anonymouse

Caldwell, NJ

#221 Jun 7, 2013
my friend smokes weed to help ease the pain is this ok im trying to understand her and stop making her feel bad telling her she has a drug problem
marty

Washington, DC

#222 Jun 7, 2013
try accupunture,i went for back pain and it worked on nuropathy. stii have back pain but nuropathy has really waned. nothing ventured nothing gained
Anna

San Francisco, CA

#223 Jun 10, 2013
Hey Guys,
I won't give my story but just cut to the chase. Buy Niacin - 500 mg first thing in the morning. It's a natural vitamin supplement.$4.99 a bottle, way cheaper. It supports cardiovascular and nervous system health and it's for circulation of the blood. You may feel a burning flush sensation and turn red for a few minutes but it will pass. I use it for my foot where I tore ligaments as a result of spinal surgery last year. I tripped a few months ago because of the numbness in my feet, tried everything and then I remember what someone told me about Niacin 30 years ago. It helps and I also rub my feet in preparation H to take out the swelling. Also look into Black Seed Oil, which only seems to be available on the east coast or on line. I ordered some and awaiting to use it. God Bless you all!
Anna

San Francisco, CA

#224 Jun 10, 2013
Hey Guys,
I'll cut to the chase. Buy Niacin - 500 mg and take first thing in the morning. And take B12 Liquid Vitamins. Niacin is a natural vitamin supplement.$4.99 a bottle, way cheaper. It supports cardiovascular and nervous system health and it's for circulation of the blood. You may feel a burning flush sensation and turn red for a few minutes but it will pass. I use it for my foot where I tore ligaments as a result of spinal surgery last year. I tripped a few months ago because of the numbness in my feet, tried everything doctors gave me and then I remembered what someone told me about Niacin 30 years ago. It helps and I also rub my feet in preparation H to take out the swelling. Also look into Black Seed Oil, which only seems to be available on the east coast or on line. I ordered some and awaiting to use it.
When the MRI was done on my foot the pain completely went away for five days and I could move my foot all around with no problem. I believe that high power magnet had something to do with it. Copper bracelets work so maybe copper will also help. God Bless you all!
Anna

San Francisco, CA

#225 Jun 10, 2013
Anna here again,

I'm used to the Niacin so start off with 250mg and eat something before taking it until you get used to eat or just try it the way you want till you find what works best for you. All I know is once the circulation got going my pain alleviated a lot.
Angela

United States

#226 Jun 14, 2013
was diagnosed about 10 years ago. primary dr. treated w pain meds which I became quickly addicted at 22yrs old. tried cymbalta, nothing but depression. my neurologist put me on neurontin, but just like pain meds u grow a tolerance to and will keep taking more to produce desired effect. he prescribed me 1200mg 5times a day. sometimes I get close to taking this much, but not always. doesn't want to prescribe me lyrica because of previous opiate addiction.
Joy

Bronx, NY

#227 Jul 12, 2013
I feels so bad for you in San Gabriel Valley. I'm with the same exact pain. My feet and wrist feel so painful I just sit around doing sometimes nothing because the pain is all encompassing. I take Cymbalta and it helps I am less depressed and the pain is a little less, but it is still constant! Tell your doctor.
Noelle

Chandler, AZ

#229 Aug 4, 2013
I just started feeling numbing and quickly went to burning sensations. I just happen to have a foot doctor appointment so I mentioned the burning for the past couple of months and he put me on METANX, which he claims is all natural. Been on the stuff for about a month and found it works. Hope it helps you too.
clyt torris

Yucaipa, CA

#231 Aug 5, 2013
I ruitbit out... not rub it in!
Kelsey

Seattle, WA

#232 Aug 14, 2013
A natural supplement called l glutamine has worked well for my dad. Although it does not fully relieve pain, certainly helps, and has no side effects.
Bryce

Tulsa, OK

#233 Aug 19, 2013
I too suffer in my left foot after undergoing several surgeries to save my leg following a car accident. My drs have me taking 900 mg gabapentin 3 times a day. At first when i was in the hospital it seemed to help but now it seems like it doesnt do anything to alleviate the pain and i too have became depressed and very VERY irritable. Im not sure if this is a result of the medicine or the fact that i am confined to a wheelchair for at least 6 mos to a year. The medication doesnt even make me sleepy here it is 442 am and i been awake since midnight, and went to bed at 11 :( im going to try some of the suggestions here and see if anything helps...if not i may have to resort to certain "herbal" rrmedies
Renea

Oklahoma City, OK

#235 Aug 29, 2013
I feel for all of you. I have 3 fused discs in my lower back that happened in 99 from a fall. Now I have nerve damage in my feet an they at times hurt an burn so badly it is unbearable, I have no insurance so I have looked for home remedies I have taken Tumeric for months it seems to help some I also use ice/heat on my lower back. My toes at times feel like they have been plugged into an electric socket. Also my husband went through a course of chemo an it caused him to have Neurapathy in his feet an hands the doctors tell him there is nothing they can do for him because it was caused from chemo. My feet feel like they are on fire most of the time an they turn red as well. I have noticed that ice does help me some what. I have also tried a calf an foot massager by brookstone that helped considerably. Keeping you all in my prayers.
carol Hammill

South El Monte, CA

#237 Sep 17, 2013
I am just starting to get the tingling in my feet. Is there any thong I can do to prevent it from worsening? I wear the cross as Leeds suggested as it does seem to add stimulation but does elevating, massage, soaking like that help?
Allison

Toney, AL

#239 Oct 1, 2013
I have been on Neorontin for a week. Not only has the pain refused to go away, it is worse. I am also feeling psychotic. Thanks for all the posts out there. I don't know any of you but I cry for your pain. I take comfort in that there are others who understand the hell I endure every night.
Nancy

AOL

#240 Oct 4, 2013
I have Type 2 Diabetes and was diagnosed with neuropathy roughly 2 yrs ago. Two years of pure hell. They might as well cut my feet off, they are discolored ( gray) circulation is extremely poor, numbness as if I have no feet at all, swollen, I can't sleep at night either. I toss and turn. The mere touch of a bed sheet sends shivers up my spine. I have read all the medications you people have tried or are taking for this disease and although I have no tried any of them I am afraid to. I am reading here that alot don't work, are a waste, wear off eventually and the side effects are shocking, no thank you. I am 56 yrs old and walk with a cane which has become my best friend to lean on. I guess every case is different because my mother had Diabetes too, but she never experienced any of this, but she did have her leg cut off and eventually died. i wish us all good luck and may God make us well because I am suffering so horribly I just want to cry. God Bless you all.
MTPA

Etobicoke, Canada

#241 Oct 29, 2013
that's because you are what you were operated on, your way or the highway, or in this case the Hershey highway, Book em Dano
Ed LaFosse wrote:
I have recently completed 6 months of chemotherapy following colon cancer surgery and have severe neuropathy as a side affect of chemo treatments. I have recently completed 3 months of Lyrica treatments without any success, I have done tons of research via the Internet and found there is very little help for this condition and there is no known cure at this time.
Vickie Vitale

Lakewood, NJ

#242 Jan 5, 2014
I have read many of these posts, and this past 9 months I was diagnosed with periferral neuropathy at first until the many doctors could get to what it was. Because I have over 40 yrs of rheumatoid arthritis it was finally decided that this was a result of the RA long term, so beware for those who don't realize this symptom. It is now in the poly neuropathy category a s it progressed so fast over the nine months. The pain, numbing, tingling, cold/hot feelings and leg cramps are all there. I tried several foot compounded creams and was too much to keep doing. I take all the prescribed meds including lyrica 200mgs daily, on top or RA drugs which seem to help a bit with relief a few days a week, good days. Other days are off days with all the symptoms. The RA drugs include tramadol for pain, aleeve, prednisone which all help pain if you're arthritic, taken over 3x's day (prescribed by doc only). I also have found that using the creams massaged into feet by me, helps, along with using natural and skin softening creams, massaged in also helps, several times a day. I also check my foot skin for dryness and cracks, even though I am not a diabetic. I see a rheumatologist who works with a very good neurologist in my area of residence, and am working with an oncologist/hematologist who approved a cancer/rheumatoid drug recently to try and get results. However you have to wait anywhere up to 3 months, possibly, for some kind of relief improvement results. This may not be for everyone, but worth trying this infusion drug, or others, not only for RA (talk to a physician about this to see if you are eligible).
I intend to seek some other treatmts if the infusion drug doesn't work, but some may be pricy. For now I will keep massaging, and popping the drugs, because the winter cold makes it worse, and it's hard to egg full shoes on, so screws me up for winter wear and going outside.
Good Luck everyone, and hope some of my info helps.

Since: Jan 14

Jackson, NJ

#243 Jan 5, 2014
In response to Bobbi in Kentucky! and Kathy in Blue bell PA, thanks for all the info. I do live in Jackson NJ and will bring the info from the clinic Bobbi posted to the Jackson clinic. I have saved the clinic info for Jackson and had planned to look into for past year now, so this is on my list of to do's this week. Really appreciate the info sharing as have to find a solution to my poly neuropathy of past 9 months which has become unbearable when I was an active person despite rheumatoid arthritis problems which I have battled for 49 yrs. and have won most times. They think the RA brought on the Neuropathy, which would have happened as a long term result of RA. Who knew all these years! I'm on a lot of meds my whole life, and now more for this problem, plus have done creams, etc. also on supplement for neuropathy treatmt thru an online co.
But thanks again and I am on this this week. Will post any results as things happen.
My2tailwaggers

West Palm Beach, FL

#244 Jan 11, 2014
Hi... I was diagnosed with peripheral neuropathy around Thanksgiving due to chemo. I couldn't walk and my tips of fingers were numb. I couldn't use crutches as the veins in my arms just couldn't handle the crutches. Called my MD because I thought I had something else. She knew right away what I had and told me what to do. It is now a month and a half later and I can walk fine... Although when I go out, I wear Crocs and I walk normal! Here is what my MD said to take.... I'm just hoping it might help someone else
Vitamin B complex in AM, B12 subl in AM, Acetyl L-carnitine 500mg x2 in am and pm, Alpha Lipoic Acid 100mg in am and pm.
She also suggested a cream safe for diabetics that's works wonders. Topricin. I have zero foot pain now where before even the sheet laying on my toes hurt. Good luck and happy health to all!
William

Valdosta, GA

#246 Jun 18, 2014
I've been recently diagnosed with neuropathy but do not know cause as of yet. Was told I'm pre-diabetic but that this is not the cause of my neuropathy. The burning in my feet and lower legs is miserable! Was started on Lyrica but did not function well and could not concentrate and got no relief. Was switched to Neurontin with only minimal relief at 1200 mg a day. Found over counter ointment from Frankincease and Myrrh at Wallgreens that provides temporary relief. I used it at least twice a day. thjanks to all from sharing your experiences and what you've tried. gonna try some of your suggestions.

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