My husband has been insulin dependent for about 30 years. He has neuropathy in both his hands and legs/feet. Over the past several months I've noticed a significant change in how he walks, he trips often, especially on stairs. He can no longer run, and it looks like his knees buckle when he walks. His doctor referred him to a foot doctor and he had his first appointment yesterday. This doctor perscriped Lyrica, and i'm wondering if anyone else is or has used it for neuropathy and if so, how it worked for them?
The first and most important thing you can do is to maintain tight glucose control. This will help. Many people have success with Lyrica, so I would give it a shot. Another thing to try is the Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy cocktail (DPN). It is made up of ALA (alpha lipoic acid), GLA (gamma linolenic acid) and vitamin C. It has also been shown to help.
The items I listed are all available at most pharmacies and health food stores. I don't remember the exact amounts, but I think if you do a search you will be able to find the info. As with other things, check with the doc before adding supplements, but this stuff is usually considered fairly benign.