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Offline gordonh28

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Neuropathy Symtom
« on: April 08, 2007, 12:12:53 PM »
Advice needed!!!!! I have had neuropathy for many years, off and on, but mostly on for the last two years. I have tried every drug available for relief, with no substantial relief. I started doing B-12 injections once a month in January of this year, and it does seem to help somewhat. The past week, has brought on a new type of effect. I am getting a very bad burning feeling in my feet that shoots up my leg. Is this a typical thing? I called the Doctors office and left a message for the ARNP, but have not heard anything back yet. I am not due to go in until May for labs, and I am going to the cold north ( Akron ) on Thursday for 10 days to visit a good friend. I am wondering what the cold will do to me, since i have lived in a warm climate for most of my life.
If anyone has any suggestions, or home remedies, please let me know.
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Re: Neuropathy Symtom
« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2007, 10:01:40 AM »
while there are a number of trials for new treatments coming along, there are essentially two lines of current treatment.

One to alleviate the pain or irritation, one to address the inflammatory stimulation that HIV and Meds can create.

Capsicum, the stuff that make hot peppers HOT, based treatments work based upon blocking pain receptors.

Pain killers are pretty obvious.

And there are some targetted meds designed to treat PN, some experimental, so there may be trials available to you.

Now PN is nothing new as diabetics have a problem with this as well. So if you look at the research done on that side, there are some interesting advocacy's for the use of Alpha-Lopaic Acid, NAC and Carintine as anti oxidants that may provide those with PN with relief by acting on the inflammatory side of the problem.

I suggest you go to the newyorkbuyersclub.org supplement search engine and check out their information on these supps. Since these are supplements, they do not require a prescription. Since these are supps, they are not designated to "cure or treat" diesease. I am not a doctor, I'm only pointing out what I have picked up on the internet.


I put in this disclaimer to help educate. PN is a complicated side effect, and that while there are those who take these supplements and report good results, official scientific study results may be lacking.
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Offline allanq

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Re: Neuropathy Symtom
« Reply #2 on: April 11, 2007, 02:17:20 PM »
Al H,

I've had neuropathy for the past 11 years. It's primarily in my feet. Occasionally, the burning sensation in my feet does shoot up my legs. Sometimes, it feels like an electric shock, although that sensation has become less common over the past few years.

I've always found that cold has helped relieve the burning neuropathy pain. When it gets especially bad, I put my feet under running cold water in the bathtub, and it always seems to help. So I think that colder weather might actually help ease the pain.

Good luck.

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