Try home remedies for neuropathy

Try home remedies for neuropathy

There are 223 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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erin

Youngstown, OH

#21 Sep 5, 2009
now in my early 30s and being diabetic for more than 20 of them, I now only sleep off and on for about 2 hours each night - if that. my neuropathy started in my feet and legs but has gradually moved north. I now self-cath 3 to 4 times each day because half of my bladder can no longer function so I can't completely empty. my latest is in my arms and hands. every time I try to sit and relax or lay down at night, the stabbing pain starts and once again, no sleep tonight. I wanted to thank you all for your advice and input. you've all given me several new optins for my upcoming appts! I'll be praying for all of you!
john

Fort Worth, TX

#22 Sep 6, 2009
RTR
ttyler

Murray, KY

#23 Sep 6, 2009
I know a lot of people who have said Lyrica helped them but I was one of the ones who had bad side effects from it. It was almost like I was high all the time and would walk into doors and other things. I'm not really sure anything would actually help but as someone else said I'm not going to quit trying till I'm all out of options.
Dr Greenthumb

Monrovia, CA

#24 Sep 6, 2009
Home remedy: Some rubbing alcohol with a few leaves of marihuana in it.(let it sit for a few days) Good for arthritis pain also.The thc in the marihuana helps reduce the inflamed nerve endings.If you dont believe me ask a marihuana smoker if they have pain.
Owen

Butte, MT

#25 Sep 7, 2009
I developed Neuropathy about 3 weeks ago. I believe mine has been caused by excessive drinking over a long period of time. When I first noticed the symptoms I did some web research to find out what was going on. I stopped drinking and smoking immediately. I aslo bought a complex B vitamin supplement and a multivitamin. I take both daily. I started exercising daily as well.
Within a few days my syptoms actually started to dissappear. The tingling and weird sensations stoped and the small area of numbness in my toes got smaller. As of today I can barely tell that I have the disease. I still get the occaisional tingling, but the numbness is almost completely gone. I can only hope it stays gone for good.
I hope someone finds this helpful.
Good luck to all of you.
alan-Oregon

Eagle Point, OR

#26 Sep 16, 2009
I had nerve block for sciatic and back pain and now as a result of some mistake I have neuropathy from rt knee down through foot. Happened overnight now i have even a worse battle to fight.Exercise sometimes helps an dof course pain meds, lyrica did not work am tweeking supplement cocktails including vit e and inositol and it gives some relief. Lidocain patches are good but veery pricey $240.00 for 30 anyone pick this condition up post surgery like i did
maria rodriguez

Wesley Chapel, FL

#27 Oct 1, 2009
my mom suffers from this awfull disease.
i cant find anything that helps the pain go away we've tried garlic in hot water, massages, she has no insurance so it's not like she can see a doctor.
it really hurts to see my mom like this. she complains about the pain at all times and she's up all night.if anyone has any suggestions i'd like to hear them! all of you are in prayers!:)
FEELING SO BAD

Houston, TX

#28 Oct 20, 2009
Hello to all, my mother in-law has had neuropathy for quite some years now. Shes at the point of numbness in some parts of her feet which im not sure is a blessing or not. I have been up trying to research some home remedies for her and I came across this articles about marijuana and the help it has given to patients with neuropathy. Im including the site http://norml.org/index.cfm... so that you all can check it out for your self. At this point I am willing to do anything for her weather its legal or NOT!

And remember in the bible it states God gave us all seed and herb bearing plants.

God Bless You All
Michele

Staten Island, NY

#29 Dec 17, 2009
I know Lyrica is very expensive but a more afordable drug is gabapentin and works very much like lyrica. Check with your doctor.
Wendy

United States

#30 Jan 2, 2010
I suffer from this Neuropathy and I purchased a foot and leg messager. I can now feel my toes and feet, works wonders.
hyphenate wrote:
There are a couple of other things I would recommend for someone with Peripheral Neuropathy, something I also suffer from.
I've found Solarcaine with Aloe (a green gel, used mostly for sunburn) helps--it has lidocaine in it which helps to numb the skin. And capzaicin, under the brand name Capzazin, helps, too. Capzaicin is a very spicy pepper, which helps to lower the amount of Substance P in the nerve endings, when applied.
Sometimes, the extremely hot sensation from the neuropathy is worse than the stabbing pain, and I've been told that over time, the pain will diminish and numbness will take its place.
Wendy

United States

#31 Jan 2, 2010
I suffer from Neuropathy, purchased a foot and leg messager. It works wonders.I am able to have feeling when I rub my fingers against my feet and actually feel them. The drugs dont work, you need to have stimulation working on the nerves. And on top of it all, this feels really great. My husband uses it for the benefit of OMG does this feel great.
CRYSTAL

Newark, OH

#32 Jan 4, 2010
hyphenate wrote:
There are a couple of other things I would recommend for someone with Peripheral Neuropathy, something I also suffer from.
I've found Solarcaine with Aloe (a green gel, used mostly for sunburn) helps--it has lidocaine in it which helps to numb the skin. And capzaicin, under the brand name Capzazin, helps, too. Capzaicin is a very spicy pepper, which helps to lower the amount of Substance P in the nerve endings, when applied.
Sometimes, the extremely hot sensation from the neuropathy is worse than the stabbing pain, and I've been told that over time, the pain will diminish and numbness will take its place.
I AM RESEARCHING HOME REMEDIES FOR MY MOTHER WHO WAS DIAGNOSED WITH NEUROPATHY RECENTLY. DO ANY OF YOU SUFFERING WEAR DENTURES? I READ THAT POLYGRIP AND FIXODENT HAVE BEEN KNOWN TO CAUSE ZINC-POISONING, CAUSING DISEASES LIKE NEUROPATHY. MY MOM HAS BEEN USING POLYGRIP FOR THE LAST 6YRS. LAWYERS ARE INVESTIGATING.
Philip

Melbourne, Australia

#33 Jan 9, 2010
I am 59, and have T2 diabetes with neurpoathy in the feet and the hands. I've tried different medications without success. The best temprary relief is rubbing in thick body butter to the feet several times each day. It slows the drying of the skin and eases the pain, but won't stop night cramps. Magnesium tablets seemt to help this condition. I have also been advised to try tonic water vas it contains quinine and provides prompt relief, but I'm not sure. Also saw a link to the Xcell Centre in Germany. They are doing stem cell work with apparent success, but it seems expensive.
Jane

Minneapolis, MN

#34 Jan 17, 2010
Kesha, please use caution with Lyrica. I had bad side effects, the worst was feeling like my head was inside a big marshmallow. I always has a dull headache and felt a bir hung over. For the little bit of relief I got, it wasn't worth feeling like that. My oldest sister was taking an even larger dose and started hallucinating while driving and had an accident. Luckily she is OK now and does not take Lyrica anymore. So if the Dr. gives you a sample, use it with caution.
kesha wrote:
Thank you so much! As a mother of three, I am not allowed to be "out of commission." I have heard that the Lyrica would help, I guess I just didn't realize how much. Could you feel a change pretty quickly? What you taking before? The Neurontin is all I have taken and it zombifies me. Thanks again! Many Blessings!
ROSE

Kenilworth, NJ

#35 Jan 21, 2010
My moter is 80 years old and suffers from neuropathy. She takes 900mg gabapentin and cymbalta daily. Many times her feet would change color and become purple looking, may times mom would go into depression from this and I don't know what to do to her her, it make me very frustrated to her in this situation. She also fells like there are cuts and bruses on her toes and would look and see nothing. If any one have some home remedies please post it on line. All I would like is for my mom to some kind of relief. thanks very much.
kathy maxwell

Mentor, OH

#36 Jan 29, 2010
I suffer and I mean suffer, with neuropathy for over 20 years. Every doctor I"ve seen has prescribed me with one terribe pill after another. Lyrica, makes me feel like a zombie. Cybalta, which is for depression knocks me out all day, Im trying neuroton , but it also makes me fell so wierd that I cant work on it, So I take larger doses on the weekends. But that ruins my weekends, and Im seeing no relief at all. So now Im looking for herbel remedies, because Ive got this throughout my whole body now. And I dont want to end up in a wheelchair unable to move a muscle . If anyone knows of any herbel relief Id really appreciate the news. Burning and numb, in Ohio.
Sarah Henderson

Seattle, WA

#38 Feb 10, 2010
ttyler wrote:
I know a lot of people who have said Lyrica helped them but I was one of the ones who had bad side effects from it. It was almost like I was high all the time and would walk into doors and other things. I'm not really sure anything would actually help but as someone else said I'm not going to quit trying till I'm all out of options.
I actually had the same experience. I felt like I was on some what of an acid trip or something. I started out on 2 50mgs a day and after about 2 weeks I could hardly get up from the couch. It got to the point where I seriously couldn't even walk up the stairs. As far as my pain went, It dulled it but didn't fully take it away so i used percocet for breakthrough pain. With both of those combined I became virtually imobile. So anyway don't think you're the only one with a "bad" experience with this drug.
Allen Moore

Mcallen, TX

#39 Feb 28, 2010
My mom has peripheral neuropathy, she uses NEURAGEN. She says it really helps at night so she can get some sleep.

http://www.neuragen.com/

We've found it at Walgreens and CVS.
She also takes Aplha Lipoic Acid, Niacin, B1, B6, B12, Iron, Folic Acid, Requip, and Gabapentin.
She recommends neuragen.
raind

Saline, MI

#40 Mar 14, 2010
Henry F wrote:
I have had neuropathy now for 8 mos.I'm on 900mg of gabapentin and there was relief at the beginning but now it doesn,t help at all.Will a neurologist help?
I'm taking gabapentin three times a day; any relief is debatable. I though it maybe helping at night.
I curious what others experience is as well as with a neurologist?
JMc

Washington, DC

#42 Apr 1, 2010
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 was on Lyrica too, but I developed some kidney issues (unrelated to the Lyrica), so my doc gave me a different prescription for a drug called Gabapenten (aka Neurontin). It's MUCH cheaper and does just as good a job as the Lyrica. Lyrica is new and not available as a generic, so they can charge whatever they want. Neurontin is available as a generic (Gabapentin) and is practically free.

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