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Old 08-26-2008, 12:32 PM   #1
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Alternative Treatments or Diets?

I am looking for anyone that has PN that has sought out alternative treatments to help relieve their symptoms. I would like to hear the positive and negatives to alternative treatments.

Also, there was someone on here awhile back named "Riceneuroni" that used a gluten and dairy free diet to relieve his PN symptoms. Riceneuroni are you still around?

Anyone else try chiropractic care or acupuncture? There has to be an alternative to all the medicines that doctors keep giving out. Any advice is appreciated.

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Old 08-27-2008, 07:46 AM   #2
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Re: Alternative Treatments or Diets?

I've been using the rebuilder for a couple of months. It has almost elmininated the burning completely, and the RLS is totally gone. I am getting feeling back in the bottom of my feet and especially toes. My balance is much much better, and so is my walking stamina. I no longer need my walker for outside use, and only just carry my cane most of the time rather than rely on it. I am on less than half of the neurontin I was on before. My doctor thought I was nuts for trying this, and was agains my reduction of the neurontin. But he was also rather puzzled when I walked into his office a couple weeks ago and did not have a walker or use my cane, and did not complain about pain.
The rebuilder may not work for everyone, but I am so so very grateful it has been working for me. It has been a true blessing.

Old 08-28-2008, 10:17 AM   #3
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Re: Alternative Treatments or Diets?

The best alternative treament my friend realized was
water therapy. Swimming or hot tubbing. Better than
the sum of all drugs, but the effects are temporary,
ie 2 - 4 hours after exiting the water. Two sessions
of hot tub daily is very rewarding, you can re-schedule
the pain meds around this. But ordinary bath tubs didn't
work, the water level was too low. Very tricky indeed.

If hot tub, the temperature is in the 98 - 100 degree range
so you can soak for an hour or two per session. If it's hotter = human soup

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