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Re: Peripheral neuropathy

Re: Peripheral neuropathy

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Posted by sherry on September 10, 2000 at 19:50:37:

In Reply to: Re: Peripheral neuropathy posted by LaNeta on September 08, 2000 at 00:59:38:

: Hi. I am a 41 yr old women suffering from what appears to be pn. My Dr.s ( I have consulted 2 different neurologists) are preoccupied with Restless leg syndrome. My symptoms are classic pn and have been going on for abt 1yr and 7 mos. It started with severe feet and leg cramps, progressed to occurring nightly, moved on to tingleing and numbness of feet and legs below knees and seems to be moveing up to hips. I have a creepy crawly feeling on the surface of my legs with "ticks" that are visible to the eye but it doesnt make me want to jump up and move or anything - it just feels funny. I go Fri the 15th to have an electrical stimulation type of test to rule out pn but I strongly believe that is my problem. Im currently taking 300 mlg of neurontin am and mid day and 600 mlgs at bed time. I tried ;;myrapex but it left me so lethargic that I couldnt handle it. So the neurontin works pretty good - I still tingle but I can handle that. Have you been diagnosed w/the rls also?Do my symptoms sound similar to yours?What info or advice can you offer? Thanks!
: : Hi, I am a 46-year-old man who has had peripheral neuropathy for about 2 years. I have quite a bit of numbness and shooting pains in my feet. I take 3000mg of Neurontin at bedtime so I can sleep. I tried to space it out over the day but it leaves me doped and woozy and I can't function normally so I just bear the pain throughout the day. I seem to tolerate the dosage all at once in the evening. I have been to 3 sets of specialists, and have had many tests. Diabetes and liver disease have been ruled out as the cause of the condition. I have no other physical problems or take any other medication. I find wearing shoes extremely painful, even loose fitting ones. I had a back injury about 10 years ago that has stabilized but not gone away. My feet seem to be better or worse in symmetry, never one better and one worse.

: : 1. Has anyone found anything besides Neurontin effective in pain relief?

: : 2. Does anyone know if back injury can be related to Neuropathy?

: : 3. One doctor said eventually the pain would lessen. Has anyone found this to be true? How long does it take before this happens? Will I even be able to feel my feet at this time?

: : 4. Do others with this condition in their feet find that their feet are either both better or both worse but never one better and one worse?

: : 5. Can anyone refer me to any helpful pain management methodologies?

: : 6. Does anyone know of any reasons for neuropathy that are not pathological?

: I too have had pain and numbness for two years in my feet, and it has been miserable. I have been going to a reflexologist/homeopathic dr for several months, and am finally getting relief naturally. I have gone through biofeedback and am on a monthly follow-up. The biofeedback revealed I am hypoglycemic, not diabetic. While I still have a long way to go, I have a lot of faith in the reflexologist I am seeing. Please e-mail me and I can give you further info! Good luck! This pain is hell! Best regards.

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