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Old 07-20-2005, 04:12 PM   #1
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Diabetic Neurophy

I was looking for any help or suggestions for my pain in my legs. My Diabetic Nurse Practioner has me taking 100 mg B6 (one a day) & 80mg Diovan 9ONE A DAY0. I really am not seeing any relief even thought it's only been about a month. Please help me 'I'm a lost Ball in High Weeds!' I am hurting so bad I can barely walk a block. Last year this time I could walk a mile- no problem. I am a type 2 Diabetic but for a little while I'm taking a little amount of Insulin (a 70/30 Mix) Besides the normal Diabetic drugs. Is there any help for Neurophy right now? Thank you. Shayron

 
Old 07-20-2005, 07:21 PM   #2
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Hi. Neuropathy is unfortunately one of the horrible complications of Diabetes (Type 1 and Type 2). As someone experienced in Neutraceuticals, I would rather see you on the full range of B vitamins, which ALL persons with Diabetes should be on. What I am referring to is Vitamin B Complex.
Also you should be aware that in Europe (mostly Germany) Diabetes is treated not only with the various insulins and Anti-Diabetes Oral medications, but something called Alpha Lipoeic Acid which is used to prevent Neuropathies. I would also recommend to you, the taking of good quality Anti-Oxidants and Omega 3 Fatty Acids. These can all be gotten from a reputable Health Food Store/Company. My finally suggestion to you is to "Manage" the Diabetes yourself. It is Your Body and you have a responsibility to learn as much as possible and to take care of yourself with the help of "Intelligent & Caring" Healthcare providers.
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Old 07-20-2005, 09:29 PM   #3
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Re: Diabetic Neurophy

I find working out the soreness first thing after waking up, generally gives many hour of pain free walking. Find a good massage therapist that does Deep tissue to work mostly on your legs and feet. I've been using a combination of two herbs that have the ability to help the nervous system, they are Scullcap and Passion flower. I also use cayenne to aid in better circulation. These should be taken as directed on the bottle, however remember, your treating a problem, 2 capsules of each 2 to 3 times a day (ever 8 to 12 hours), The cayenne's a different story, start with one a day and work up to 2 every 12 hours, (it may take as much as a month or more to get up to the 2 every 12 hours). I also take a product called Sugar Balance
which has the following herbs in it:

Ingredients:

Nettle leaf- Lowers blood sugar, increases insulin sensitivity due to chromium content. Removes uric acid to prevent alloxan formation. Provides nutritional support and strengthens blood vessels to prevent insulin damage.

Bilberry- Has a strong effect on lowering blood sugar.

Fenugreek seed- Lowers blood sugar.

Oatgrass- Lowers blood sugar from fiber content. Strengthens blood vessels, due to silica content, preventing insulin damage.

Gymneme sylvestre- Blocks sugar absorption. Increases islet cells on pancreas. Improves insulin sensitivity.

Juniper berry- Contains a compound that is similar in structure and function to insulin. Improves pancreas function. Strengthens nerves, blood vessels, and adrenal glands. Removes uric acid in alloxan induced diabetes.

Butcher's broom- Increases circulation, particularly to the legs and feet. Silica content strengthens blood vessels.

Inulin (FOS)- Natural fiber source derived from chickory root. Inulin helps prevent rises in blood sugar.

Amla- Strongest source of vitamin C in the herbal kingdom. This protects the blood vessels from insulin damage. Antiviral due topolyphenols, through raising interferon levels, and by raising superoxide dismutase (S.O.D.) levels; S.O.D. produces hydrogen peroxide which kills microbes and stimulates white blood cell activity. Improves protein metabolism to control blood sugar. Increases lean body mass to improve insulin sensitivity.

Kelp- Provides vitamins, minerals, and all trace minerals.

Stevia- Regulates blood sugar through high chromium content. Increases number of islet cells on the pancreas and insulin sensitivity.

*****ly ash bark- Prevents constriction of blood vessels by insulin.

Yucca root- Enhances the absorption of nutrients.

Glucose tolerance factor (GTF) chromium- Regulates blood sugar through increased insulin sensitivity and by increasing the number of islet cells on the pancreas.

Vanadyl sulfate- Functions like insulin, but can carry sugar out of the blood through closed insulin receptor sites, when insulin cannot. Helps to open insulin receptors in insulin-resistant diabetes.



 
Old 08-11-2005, 07:43 PM   #4
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Re: Diabetic Neurophy

I'm sorry for the delay in replying. My computer went defunct! I really appreciate everything both of you said. I will try your suggestions. Please cross your fingers for me. It's been a real double whammy for me. This past May I had my knee operated on for a torn meniscus. The Doctor said that's what happened when I slid down my basement steps in 'January!' Since he operated, I have been back twice & he has gave me shots of cortazone for the pain that is awful & keeping me from walking much. I wish he knew really what he did was right. But that is a totally different pain than the Neurophy. I feel that if I can get just one in control, I might have a chance at a more normal life than I've had lately.

 
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