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Old 05-03-2012, 11:47 AM   #1
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Low Level Light Therapy

Am scheduled for an appointment to investigate this on Monday. Has anyone used this with any success for painful neuropathy?

 
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Old 05-06-2012, 07:41 PM   #2
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Re: Low Level Light Therapy

I was sent for a month of this treatment twice a week. I do not believe it really helped my neuropathy pain. Sorry but no success here.

 
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Old 05-28-2012, 10:22 AM   #3
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Re: Low Level Light Therapy

I have started therapy 3 times a week for 7 weeks - have only gone a couple of weeks no improvement yet. They do some additional stuff with vibration on feet sitting and have a vibrations standing board. They then do some massage and some sort of almost a hammer (not so hard) around feet and ankles. They also give you an additional routine they want you to do 5 days a week. This roller thingy you use on your legs they call a tiger tail. A bathroom brush you are suppose to beat (not hard) your legs and feet with then two tubs of water you stand in 3 min hot 30 sec cold back and forth 3 times ending in the hot. Will advise how works out for me.

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Old 08-22-2012, 07:38 AM   #4
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Re: Low Level Light Therapy

I did this 3 times a week for six weeks - was like the tens machine. Eased the pain while using it but nothing permanent. Feet still ache. My next and I think final alternative is accupuncture. I have been on ALA and fish oil, B-12 injections for a while but nothing seems to affect the pain.

 
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Re: Low Level Light Therapy

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I did this 3 times a week for six weeks - was like the tens machine. Eased the pain while using it but nothing permanent. Feet still ache. My next and I think final alternative is accupuncture. I have been on ALA and fish oil, B-12 injections for a while but nothing seems to affect the pain.
I do not know if you are on Lyrica or one of the other like medications but the doctor I went to said accupuncture will not work if you are taking these medications. Just a heads up.

 
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Re: Low Level Light Therapy

I am on gabapentin which is for the nerves. Guess I will find out. On cronic foot pain board someone said the accupuncture did work. Said nothing about medication. Some where on here someone stated ALC worked to relieve the pain. I started on that today. See where I go from here.

 
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Old 01-17-2013, 03:10 PM   #7
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Re: Low Level Light Therapy

Did the light therapy 3 times a week for 6 weeks. Worked while your feet were in the light device but as soon as out pain back. Did not do anything over the long term. Taken ALC and ALA also did no good.

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Re: Low Level Light Therapy

Hi, how are your sugar levels ? because you have to have them as near as to non diabetic range constantly for any healing to start.
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Old 01-19-2013, 12:43 AM   #9
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Re: Low Level Light Therapy

My sugar levels will be high in morning 150 or so but then around 100 or less when checked rest of day. I am told the morning spike is called "dawn syndrome".

 
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Re: Low Level Light Therapy

Yes that dawn syndrome is common bugger of a thing, yet your sugars sounds pretty well controlled, if it doesn't go over 150 during the day.
What docs don't tell patients is that constant low sugars can damage the nerves just as much as high ones do, something to really watch out for if it applies to you.

I read you tried Alpha lipoic acid with no success, may I ask how much did you take ? and did you take it on an empty stomach [ at least 2 hours after a meal or at least 2 hours before a meal ] ? as this can make a difference to some people.

I am asking all these questions in hope I can help you, as I too had a severe case of neuropathy caused by diabetes which is completely healed these days.

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Old 01-19-2013, 09:33 PM   #11
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Re: Low Level Light Therapy

ALA 1 600 mg in morn on empty stomache eat couple hours later at work. I have also read that people not diabetic surgar stays around 83 goes up when they eat but right back to 83 so even around 100 is still high??

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Re: Low Level Light Therapy

No, your fasting sugars at 100 will not damage the nerves, its the spikes well over 140 that do the damage, going down below 70 can damage the nerves in some people.

You can take up to 1800 mg ALA or 3 x 100 mg of the newer R - Lipoic acid, just watch out it can lower sugars in some.

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do not think mine have ever been that low.

 
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Re: Low Level Light Therapy

That's good, I would also take GLA [gamma-linolenic acid] its found in evening primrose oil, borage oil., many diabetic neuropathy people find relief with ala & gla.combined.

 
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Re: Low Level Light Therapy

first I have heard of gla will check out tomorrow night

 
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