Try home remedies for neuropathy

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. Full Story
Deborah

United States

#198 Feb 19, 2013
I am also on Savella which works on seratonin in the brain and I just got off of tramadol that works the same way. They caused me to get sick from seratonin toxicity. Then I had withdrawal from the tramadol. I am currently researching st johns wart for pain. It is said to work on the shooting pain like lyrics does. Be careful with it if you are on CYmbalta or savella or any other antidepressant that works on seratonin in the brain. Check with you doctor for interactions with other meds.
Bob Axtell

Denver, CO

#199 Feb 25, 2013
I have serious diabetic neuropathy, due to 25+ yrs of the disease (diabetes II).

I took gabapentin (neurontin), even tried Lyrica, but the costs are high and they caused me to constantly fall. These drugs act on your brain chemistry, so will always have serious side effects.

So I went back to Evening Primrose Oil, which I'd used for almost 10 years before I entered MEDICARE. I'd read a report from Europe that success was being made against diabetic neuropathy using EPO. EPO acts to soothe the damaged nerves directly, and for me it works well.

I take up to 8 1300mg (1.3g) capsules per day, but usually I only need 4. EPO has NO (ZERO) side effects, except an occasional oily "burp". If I remember correctly, I started off taking only 3 per day, then increased it slowly. You will feel the soothing effects in a week to 10 days.

Other advantages of EPO treatment: better digestion, smoother skin, others. In Elizabethan times, EPO was known as the Royal Herb, and was used to cure almost everything. If it was good enough for the Virgin Queen, it oughta be good enough for me.
Kathy B

Philadelphia, PA

#201 Feb 28, 2013
Look into microvais for neuropathy. For 2 months I have been suffering . I have seen a rheumatologist and a neurologist since my neuro check is testing almost normal and my EMG is normal no one wants to help. Both have refused to give me any pain medications or even a lidocaine patch. The numbness burning and tingling at times is horrific. I did my own research I tried the k laser which did nothing. I started microvais almost a month ago and have seen a big improvement at times 70% decrease in pain. Looking into microvais you reach optimum recovery in 12 weeks, it doesn't work for everyone. So microvais 4 times a week, acupuncture 2 a week, reflexology once a week, B1,B12, alpha lipoic acid neuropathy support supplement twice a day. Anyone in central NJ should check out northeast spine in Jackson they are great! Without them I don't know where I would be now, no one else listened or even gave me hope. People that have never had this have no idea of the relentless pain that goes with neuropathy. I can't wait for the saying can stop talking about my foot pain....
Rick

Burlington, Canada

#202 Mar 19, 2013
I have had severe pain for about 5 years now. A product called LivRelief really helps. On a bad night I put my feet under a cold tap for a few seconds and this helps for 1/2 hour. I started taking Lyrica and I have noticed a real improvement.
Denise

Lafayette, TN

#203 Mar 20, 2013
kesha wrote:
Mine has gotten worse! My feet hurt so bad lately, that I can't even walk! I go to the doctor on Wednesday. I have also noticed that the same shooting pain that I feel in my feet, I also feel in my finger tips. Please just pray for me. Sometimes I feel misdiagnosed. I was giagnosed with Diabetes and Neuropathy at the same time. There for a while I thought that maybe I was battling depression, but I am not a depressed person. Then I began to think that maybe the neurontin is messing with my emotional state. Is anyone else feeling this? Neurontin does NOTHING for my pain! Thanks for all the input. It helps to know that I am not the only one experiencing all of this! Many Blessings!
Be careful with the neurontin. I started taking it and was taking a low dosage. I started feeling a little depressed and it was bothering my stomach. I didn't get to see my doctor on one of my appointments and saw his PA and I told her what the neurontin was doing to me. She went into another room and came out and hand me a 15 day supply of the generic and said to start taking it.(acting like it was some different medication) She said this shouldn't have any side effects and the dosage increased daily up 1800 mil. Not knowing it was neurontin I took it as directed and when I got up to 1500 mil. I was ready to commit suicide. Called my friend who works at a Dr's office and was telling her and she then advise me it was a generic for neurontin and to call my pharamist and let him guide me into weaning off of it as you can't stop taking it suddenly. I was not advised of that my the PA either. She just said try it and see if it worked and if it did then they would call me in a script for it. If not we would have to try something else. who know what would have happened if I had stopped taking it suddenly. I shiver when I hear the name neurontin. Please be very careful and talk to your Dr. about this. The generic name starts with a g can't remember how to spell it but you can pull it up under generic for neurontin.
Michelle

Charlotte, NC

#204 Mar 24, 2013
I have neuropathy pain bad in my feet also. Your all right when you say night time is worse. I cant even stand to wear socks. I have tried everything. My husband, God love him, found this cream called ZOSTRIX which specifically targets neuropathy pain. I was willing to try anything. So I used it a couple days with no relief but on around the 3rd day it has helped. No, its not gone but it gives me enough relief that I can sleep. You guys should try it. He got mine at a flea market so I dont know where to buy it. Maybe you can order it online. God bless you guys and I have you all in my prayers.
BJ Hall

Vashon, WA

#205 Mar 24, 2013
I had a flu shot in January 2013 this year and have suffered ever since with neuropathy. It is a desperate feeling. I have been trying alternative ways of helping myself as the drug route doesn't do well with my sensitive system. Something I tried last week was amazing. Ozonated water. I tried some from Waters To Go and It really really helped. I was elated. I now have a small ozonater ordered from Amazon and can hardly wait to get it. I have been reading reviews and people are controlling MS, lymes, many conditions with it. The body lacks oxygen during these trying illnesses. I find myself not breathing very well because of my pain.
BJ Hall

Vashon, WA

#206 Mar 24, 2013
Michelle wrote:
I have neuropathy pain bad in my feet also. Your all right when you say night time is worse. I cant even stand to wear socks. I have tried everything. My husband, God love him, found this cream called ZOSTRIX which specifically targets neuropathy pain. I was willing to try anything. So I used it a couple days with no relief but on around the 3rd day it has helped. No, its not gone but it gives me enough relief that I can sleep. You guys should try it. He got mine at a flea market so I dont know where to buy it. Maybe you can order it online. God bless you guys and I have you all in my prayers.
Please get some ozonated water and drink it. Not too much at once, but when I do it, I relieve the symptoms. I am wide awake and feel wonderful.
Ron

Denver, CO

#207 Mar 25, 2013
Henry wrote:
I suffer from that too....did your feet change color? mine did...and the pain is traveling up my legs. My DR. says nothing can be done the damage has allready taken place, only thing he can do is prescribe medication to slow the disease down.The pill known as Lyrica really helps...but is very expensive...any other recomendations will be helpful...thank you
I run cold water on my feet and ankles and it helps a lot...especially before I go to be. Also, Gabapentin ( a generic for Lyrica helps at a fraction of the cost...try Walmart for a 4.00 prescription
Lauryn

West Babylon, NY

#208 Mar 31, 2013
Neurotin n lyrica did absolutely nothing help!!
Snowypond

Columbus, OH

#209 Apr 9, 2013
I have Periprial Neuropathy which is said to be caused by Diabetes. I have my doubt that this is the cause since I had it 15 years before Diabetes set in. The pain I experience started in my feet and feels like burning, tingling, shooting and numbing pain. After having the disease for 20 years I now have pain over my entire body including mt private parts. Being a female this is no fun let me tell you. I was just recently prescribed Lyrica, which helped with the pain greatly. Only problem being was that I retained so much fluid I swelled terribly and my doctor immediately took me off of it. Couldn't take Neurontin either, as it caused me to feel violent. So I'm left with pain killers which are getting close to unable to find at pharmacies, or doctors that will prescribe them. I am told I need to learn to live with the pain, but am not told how. I cant handle being touched or wear shoes and socks, plus it's becoming increasingly more difficult to wear clothing at all.. My entire body is racked in pain. Are there others out there like this, or am I the only one. I would desperately appreciate a response to this problem. Thanks everyone for your concern.
Robin

Bethel, OH

#210 Apr 10, 2013
I'm glad to hear I'm not the only one who feels like they are going crazy! I have neuropathy & neuroma in my feet. 24/7 I am in pain. Nights are worse because there is nothing to distract from the pain. Crying doesn't help. I feel like pulling my hair out. Although my feet burn, I find a little relief putting them under an electric blanket. I can't afford drs & have a sensitivity to all meds but Advil, & it doesn't touch it. It's so bad I can't stand for socks to be on my feet. It feels like someone has an ice pic that sat in hot coals, & they are stabbing my feet. It's been three years & it only gets worse. Noticing some pain in my finger tips lately. I will try the aloe gel mentioned above. I am desperate.
Amy

Flushing, MI

#211 Apr 17, 2013
I have periphial neuropathy, and I have tried several medical approaches---most did not help. One method that DID give me relief was a cold laser. Insurance does not cover it, but some chiropractors and physical therapists have them. The ML 830 and LaserTouchOne combined help me. I sent 3 to 5 times a week. Have them go up your siatic nerve too. Call around to chiropractors and P.T. places to see who has a cold laser. Also consider adding Iodine to your suppliment list.
Roger

Daytona Beach, FL

#213 Apr 24, 2013
I had neuropathy for seven years, with burning pain, cold water circulating thruogh my feet and terrible bruising feeling. At Christmas two years ago someone gave me an accupressure mat which you can find on amazon for around thirty dollars. I had a hard time standing on it for more than a few seconds but was committed to using it daily. I took neurontin for five years at the highest dose recommended and was concerned for my liver. After standing on the mat for three months daily for up to 15 minutes at a time, I woke up one morning to no symptoms at all. It has been two years in February since I took any neuropathy medication. I don't sell these mats. I don't know if they will work for you, but I am so happy to be walking without a cane. I hope this will help just one or all of you.
Deborah X

Woodstock, GA

#214 May 6, 2013
Neurologists are a pitiful lot with a high incidence of GOD complex and we need doctors so badly, been a nurse over 25 years and they are all alike-GOD-I THINK NOT BOYZ!!!
Tootietoot

Arlington, TX

#216 May 12, 2013
I have neuropathy in both my feet up to my ankles. I call it my socks of pain. I take about 6 to 8 300 milligram neurontin for my pain but it still hurts so bad.

I have been just laying around today and find that I am really hurting a lot. I am a 50 yr old female. I weigh 108 lbs.

Why do I have this terrible pain? I quit my hydrocodone for a month but I am thinking I need to get my script refilled.

What do you other neuropathy suffers think?

Since: Apr 13

Las Vegas, NV

#217 May 18, 2013
My feet are KILLING me. It's so bad at night. My feet feel like they are burning up. I've taken Neurontin but I have to take so many pills during the day that I run out fast. Then my insurance won't pay for anymore because I've already had my limit for the month. HELP PLEASE!!!!!!!!!! I'm thinking of trying weed. But do you smoke it or take those pills? Thanks so much.
michelle

Dixon, IL

#218 May 27, 2013
i have it really badly in my feet and i am taking vitiem b-12 and that helps alot and there is a dieabetic foot cream at walmart that helps but theres alot of times that in my left foot only it is severe and i dont know what to do to get releif i am trying to find a remedy to help it
Bobbi - Kentucky

Nicholasville, KY

#219 May 30, 2013
Hello! I ran across this while doing some research for my dad. I wanted to share his success in getting rid of the horrible symptoms of his neuropathy. He is in his 70's and has had neuropathy for almost 10 years....getting worse with time. He's has tried it all & NOTHING worked for him. A co-worker gave me a phone # for a comercial she had seen on TV about a local Dr's office that treats for Neuropathy. FYI- I thought she was nuts but was willing to do whatever at this point. So I called and I must say, I HATE the Dr's office but these people/staff are so wonderful I could hang out with them all day! It's a smaller clinic and a very 1 on 1 type visit, spending lots of time with my dad and giving him so much info and guidance. Basically, they have a couple treatments available where they DONT use pain meds and all the meds that cause worse side affects.... He went twice a week for I believe around 8 weeks (his was pretty bad) and he's never felt better. He can drive again now that he can actually feel his feet, he's sleeping and getting around like a teenager (he has so much energy). I'm so thankful and blessed to have come across this place and they gave my dad his life back. I try to tell everyone about them if they have neuropathy. I talked with the dr and owner for a long time and they told me they've seen an 80-85% success with people getting relief. Thats AMAZING!! I can see why personally. If you live in Kentucky or close, I highly recommend you contact them. They have an office in Lexington, KY and one in Louisville, KY. It is worth at least going to the first appt to get the info and let them see what they can do for you. I hate to see people in such pain and miserable and would love to see everyone find relief in this. Anyway, the office my dad was going to is called Living Well Wellness. Here is the website if you want to check it out for yourself. Good luck everyone and I hope all start feeling better. http://mylivingwellclinic.com/
Bobbi

Nicholasville, KY

#220 May 30, 2013
Robin wrote:
I'm glad to hear I'm not the only one who feels like they are going crazy! I have neuropathy & neuroma in my feet. 24/7 I am in pain. Nights are worse because there is nothing to distract from the pain. Crying doesn't help. I feel like pulling my hair out. Although my feet burn, I find a little relief putting them under an electric blanket. I can't afford drs & have a sensitivity to all meds but Advil, & it doesn't touch it. It's so bad I can't stand for socks to be on my feet. It feels like someone has an ice pic that sat in hot coals, & they are stabbing my feet. It's been three years & it only gets worse. Noticing some pain in my finger tips lately. I will try the aloe gel mentioned above. I am desperate.
YOUR IN KY; SEE MY POST AND CHECK THESE PEOPLE OUT. MY DAD WENT THERE AND HE'S DOING AWESOME!! GOOD LUCK!! http://mylivingwellclinic.com/

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