Table of Contents
- QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
- Acetyl-L Carnitine, Alpha-Lipoic Acid
- Alpha Lipoic Acid
- Apple Cider Vinegar
- Avoid Arginine
- B Vitamins
- Burdock Root
- Calcium and Magnesium Supplements
- Celery Seed
- Epsom Salts
- Essiac Tea
- General Feedback
- Guilliain Barre
- Laser Treatment
- Multiple Causes
- Multiple Remedies
- Neuropathy Remedies
- Oxygen Therapy
- Polyneuropathy Remedies
- R-Lipoic Acid
- Remedies Needed
- Severe Neuropathy Remedies
- Splenda Related
- Vitamin B-1 or Benfotiamine
- Vitamins B1 and B12
- Water Cure
[YEA] 04/08/2013: Al from Alvena, Sk., Canada: "Art from Vancouver, BC. I realized today that peanuts were causing pain in my feet thanks to what I recalled from your posting. Also remember seeing another post about peanuts having l-arginine in them. I looked up l-arginine on Wikipedia and found out that it is related to aspartic acid(Aspartame). There is a list of other foods there that contain it. I have B neg blood and most of what is listed are foods that I should not eat according to the book EAT RIGHT FOR YOUR TYPE by Peter J. D'Adamo. I would recommend that anyone with neuropahy look l-arginine up on Wikipedia."Replies
07/30/2013: Carrie from Lowell, Mi replies: "Neuropathy: Article says to avoid arginine and to look it up on Wiki. I did. Couldn't find anything. Why avoid it? Cardiologist told me to take it cause the blood flow through my heart was slow."
11/12/2012: Diane from Framingham, Ma: "Ted or Bill, I have gotten conflicting information from 2 doctors regarding my B vitamin levels... First of all I have terrible peripheral neuropathyand have tried everything out there... I had a test for my B vitamins and one Dr.said I was high in my B-6 which is 96... (normal range is 5-50)..
I was also told by this Dr. that my B-2 was high at 67 (normal range is 2-15).
She told me to go off any B vites and my neuropathy would ease up as this was contributing to my pain etc...
I decided to get a second opinion and the new Dr. said that, "the only neuropathy ever seen with B vitamins was when people absurdly took 4000-6000 mg of daily B-6 per day which caused mild neuropathy that was reversable when they discontinued that absurd dosing.. Some Dr. S tell you this as though it could happen at normal doses. " This is directly from the report.
I want to take high B-6 and B-3 and am understandably confused... and in pain... Thank you."Replies
11/14/2012: Art from Vancouver Bc., Canada replies: "My first question is, are you using artificial sweeteners like splenda. That causes neuropathy and blood sugar spikes. It harms the liver as well and damages the imune system. I did not know this as I am trying to heal my neuropathy and just found out. The splenda is now in the garbage.
My doctor supports the use of vitamin B12 for neuropathy and even gives B12 shots for it but that is very expensive. You have to take the B12 on an empty stomach which I just discovered. Now I have started using ALA (alpha lipoic acid) taken with food and that seems to be helping.
I would suggest that your doctors read the hippocratic oath as they seem to be causing more harm than good. Some times I just can't believe what I read about these quacks. If you don't believe me go to the ailments tab and click on neuropathy.
Take care, art"
[NAY] 10/30/2013: Denise from Seattle: "I tried B-12 patches for my terrible neuropathy and my cramping and shooting/stabbing pains got worse..I thought all B vitamins were water soluable so this wouldn't happen. Anybody have any suggestions as why this might happen? Thank you."Replies
10/31/2013: Mama To Many from Tennessee, Usa replies: "Dear Denise,
I am so sorry that you are stil suffering so with your neuropathy. I do not know why the B-12 is making you feel worse. I know you have tried many things for this condition and that you are dealing with more than one health problem.
The other day, Louwrence from South Africa posted about someone using carrot juice (5 cups a day) to cure cancer. I read that story and it is fascinating and very encouraging. Here is the link:
I know you are not talking about cancer, but this article put me in mind of Herbalist John Christopher and his "Curing the Incurables" protocol for chronic health conditions. His book talks about using just grapes (crushed, grape juice, etc.) for 6 weeks (that is the only food) and continue this until cured of whatever it is that is the problem. I found this link that describes his protocol, though it isn't quite what I remember reading in his book.
Anyway, all that to say, I have always thought that if I or one of my loved ones had something "incurable" I would try this. After reading about Mr. Cole curing cancer with carrot juice, I think, that would be worth a try, too.
I throw these ideas out as "something else you might be able to try." I hope you find a solution soon. I will be praying for your relief.
~Mama to Many~"
11/01/2013: Denise from Seattle replies: "Mama to many, Thanks you for the feedback. Interestingly enough, I have a friend that's a periodontist that had cancer and cured it by drinking carrot juice and nothing but for a month! He drank so much the bottom of his feet turned orange...but it worked! He got out of the Doctoring field because it's a "Crooked/unethical game they play to all people." He told me if I ever went to an emergency room and had full insurance coverage they would do every tesy available even if you had a hangnail...I have a neighbor who that happened to and she just had a sore wrist but they ran up an $8,000.00 bill with every kind of test possible..(MRI, CAT scan, full body Xrays, blood tests etc. etc. all stuff completely unrelated to her wrist.) my friend now has a holistic business for children in PA.
In any event, he's cured and I just may give carrot juice a try..even though neuropathy is my issue along with hep-c..Thank you again."
08/24/2011: Connie from Slc, Ut: "Hi John P. ; I do hope you're having some improvement by now with the B12. Have your symptoms changed at all? Oftentimes as nerves heal, numbness, tingling, and pain can alternately diminish and return temporarily. Temperature sensitivity can also shift. Although I've tried numerous subtances for neuropathy, the B12 has worked best far and away. But this only means that it worked for my case. (though there are many case studies to support B12's efficacy with neuropathy). Still, the folks here are offering good suggestions as these supplements also have an excellent track record for treating nerve injury. I also welcome suggestions because someone may just pop us the right answer!
I see you are trying transdermal applications. It still surprises me how powerful they are. In fact, I cringe when I recall that I've coated my hands with paints that were loaded with heavy metals. Then I would use nasty solvents to remove them. Now I use gloves. But I do use the solvent, DMSO with some transdermal applications. I've added 4 (20mg) B12 lozenges, crushed with a mortar and pestle, to a 1 oz. Dark glass dropper bottle, mostly filled with DMSO. I shake it vigorously for a few minutes until dissolved. This is an approximate recipe developed by Dr. Gregg. I've used this off and on for several years with good effects. I buy the DMSO and supplies from a chemical shop. The mixture is a bit sticky, and the flavorings make for an unusual scent, but it did help me. I would often use it on my left hand which had become frighteningly stiff and numb. I'm now trying it on the small numb spot on my heel to see if it speeds recovery. Castor oil is also a great medium to use either alone or with added essential oils, some good warming ones could be : Oil of Oregano, Cinnamon Oil, Black Pepper Oil, and Ginger Oil. Cayenne is very warm, but I have only seen it as a powder or extract. There are some ready-made salves, but some are with cooling mints. I do have one that is warm, it is called Badger sore muscle rub. It is mild. Good Wishes."Replies
08/25/2011: John from Plymouth, Ma replies: "Hi Connie, You sure are certainly informed with regard to P.N. And many other things. I cannot thank you enough for your time and support. You are heaven sent. You will indeed get your hit record.
Regarding the magic bullet for P.N. I'm going to give benefotiamine a try, if all else fails. I have researched it throughly. It's a man made form of Vitamin B-1 (Thiamine).
Again, NO ONE was put on Earth to suffer. We all are here to thrive.
08/26/2011: Kelly from Cambridge, Ma replies: "John - Have you tried Alpha Lipoic Acid capsules? It's worked wonders for me and scores of others."
08/28/2011: John from Plymouth, Ma replies: "Kelley, Yes I have tried Alpha Lipoic Acid, but for another issue... It did not agree with me... It made my hear race terribly... Don't know why... That was about 10 years ago.. I have recently found out that by eating raw potatoes you can get your Alpha Lipoic Acid... I don't know what the strength would be though... It is something I will certainly consider...
Thank you very much for your concern and time posting you recommendation... It is greatly appreciated...
This too will pass.......
11/04/2012: Al from Alvena, Sk., Canada replies: "John, ALA will make your heart race if you have overactive thyroid problems and/or are on thyroid medication(s). You should maybe get your thyroid gland checked out and that might even fix your neuropathy. Most ALA labels caution about using it with thyroid medications."
08/20/2011: Connie from Slc, Ut: "Hi John P. ; A few days ago, I asked myself ; What has B12 not done for you? My hair is still 40% gray, and I haven't yet written that " hit song". Each day is a bit better, but it's so slow for me. When the neuropathy was at its worst, I began with a litany of supplements to cure it , but I was using so many at the same time , I couldn't discern what was working. I became confused. My studio became an apothecary. When I look back, I realize that there were so many obvious clues for me, but I was distracted with pain and fear, and I had spent my life on denial of my instincts. I've got a way to go with that. What I'm learning from you is that you are going about your healing process logically and methodically. I appreciate this. Although B12 is not the only one thing , Its pretty dang'd powerful. There have been and there are currently tests being done for people with MS and early ALS to at least improve their status. The amounts being used are 50 mgs. Daily by injection. This means that there could be a wide variance in an individual's needs. I've tried a wide variety of amounts, and I'm still somewhere between 2500 - 5000 mcgs. Daily now.
I've " haunted" some forums, and it appears that other people are trying a wide variety of amounts, but, most seem to be settling in the 1000 - 5000 mcg. Range. Some are lower, and some are extrordinarily higher. I have been influenced by this information, so I need to be mindful of it when making suggestions. Another thing I am noticing about B12 is that it is raising my body temperature and I am feeling warmer. ( I've read this and now I'm seeing it. I'm at 98. 2 degrees now). I believe it will help with cold legs eventually. I also believe that massaging legs and feet with oils can be wonderful. (my skin is dry, so I use castor oil). I've used various salves for pain with good effects. Since you have coldness, I would recommend that warming spices be added to your salve, such as Ginger, and Cayenne. Ginger has been recommended to raise body temperature and improve circulation. ( internally and transdermally) Best to You."Replies
08/23/2011: John P. from Plymouth, Ma replies: "Hi Connie, Thanks for the great suggestions.... I currently rub my legs with magnesium oil fro "Ancient Minerals", however I don't know if it has been working as I have been doing it for only 2 weeks... No results... Yet... Rubbing castor oil may be a good idea as it is highly recommended for hep-c in a pack against ones liver for an hour or so per day via Edgar Casey and many other current people... So transdermally it may help significantly... I will try it on just a small part of one leg and see if I get any kind of reaction with my hep-c.... I am so cautious with adding things as I have had bad reactions to many things... I feel this is because of my liver..
Thank you again so very much, John P."
08/24/2011: Janet from Kendal, U.k replies: "Hi, Don, t know if you have tried but my partner got INSTANT relief with MSM. Any twinges and he takes a teaspoon full and within no time GONE!!"
08/24/2011: John P. from Plymouth, Ma replies: "Thank you for the suggestion... I will try it today... I truly believe there is a solution/remedy out there for all the ailments listed... I assume you mean Magnesium powder... Never heard of it, but will try to get it...
NO ONE was put here to suffer...
08/24/2011: Janet from Kendal, U.k replies: "MSM:-(Methylsulphonylmethane. ) It's available in tablet or crystal form, the crystals are said to be quicker absorbed. Health food shops sell it or available online. It, s sold usually to supportjoint comfort and mobility. We googled what are the health benefits of MSM for diabetes, and came up with a great page explaining all about it. Usage , dosage, etc...."
08/24/2011: Anna from Toogoolawah , Qld Australia replies: "You should use only Magnesium Chloride for oral use, and it should be Food Grade. You can buy it from Food Ingredient companies in NZ and Australia by the kilo. Costs about $33. Checkout Paddy Melon & The Melbourne Food ingredient Depot. They supply all the Vitimins and minerals to the food manufactors in Australia, and they will post it to you. I buy all my stuff there or in a produce store where I is much cheaper than Natural food stores. Magnesium Chloride is a wonderful mineral for lots of ailments taken orally and as a bath/foot soak.
Good luck "
08/25/2011: John from Plymouth, Ma replies: "Thank you for the information...
08/25/2011: John from Plymouth, Ma replies: "Hello Anna, At what strength did you use magnesium chloride? How often per day?.. Pill or powder?
10/08/2012: Cindy from Phoenix, Arizona (az) replies: "Regarding the Magnesium Oil mentioned in this post--it is magnesium chloride, and it is an oil. You spray it on your body. I use it daily for a condition related to my autonomic nervous system. I also have Magnesium chloride "pushes" (like an IV, but the without the hydrating fluid added). This is by far the most effective form of taking magnesium. I noticed results after the 2nd push (one a week). Your ND can do these for you. I do know my ND also uses these mag pushes successfully for RLS (Restless Leg Syndrome)."
08/19/2011: Connie from Slc, Ut: "Hi John P. ; I truly hoped that you had knocked that neuropathy out of the park right away, but it usually does take time to heal nerve inflammation. It took about 8 mnths. For me , 3 1/2 yrs. Ago. Then, when I stopped taking it daily, and regressed, it took several months to again heal the nerves. Even after restarting B12, I still regressed during the first month. Now in my 6th month, I have a small, shallow numb area on the heal of my left foot, and it is recovering feeling. The area around it is sensitive and tingly. This means that time is necessary. Also, it means that we're going to have to get more technical with your process.
Firstly, I've read that oftentimes with liver trouble, potassium could go low. That can cause some cramping and pain. If you are not taking any potassium sparing meds. , such as some certain diuretics or anti-hypertensives, then consider increasing potassium foods. ( careful with the sweet ones, they can cause pain). Consider getting a copy of blood test and observe electrolytes. ( I find I feel best when K is about 4.5 mEq/L). Fresh vegetable juices are great, carrot, celery, and added greens. Smoothies are also a great option, as are homemade broths with the retained liquid from the veg.
As I see that you have expressed a sensitivity to acids, I agree that reducing them is a good way to alleviate pain. The nerves are exposed, and even beneficial acids can cause pain now. Although citric acid is natural and good, it is added to so many foods as a preservative, that it is easy to get too much. Even ascorbic acid can cause pain. I don't recommend total avoidance, but some reduction. I recommend a food type B-complex. (new chapter). It's expensive, but less is needed. I've found that it doesn't cause pain when taken with meals at 1/2 to 1 tablet. B1 and B6 are good for nerves at lower dosages, ( personal opinion ). Also, the fat soluble vitamins, A and D, can be difficult to metabolize when there is liver trouble, so I recommend getting them from food rather than supplements. Good Wishes."Replies
08/19/2011: John from Plymouth, Ma replies: "Hi Connie,
ThanKs for the reply... I'm wondering what amount of B-12 are you currently taking? I have gotten up to 10, 000mcgs... I went very slow for obvious reasons... I have only been on this for less than a month... If it took you 6 months, I guess it will not be overnight with me either... I tried taking lecithin and it thinned my blood out (assumption) and I have gotten very cold as of today... I got a commendation to rub coconut oil on my body... Don't know if you've heard of this... I may try it on a small part of my leg for starters and see what happens...
I am extremely grateful for your advice and your quick response...
God bless, John"
08/18/2011: John from Plymouth, Ma: "Looking for Connie from Utah...
You gave me a remedy for my Periphal Neuropathy... I am now up to 10,000 mcgs of B-12 and still have pins and needles and severe cramps in the middle of the night in my calves... My legs are cold from the knees down and we're in a heat wave in August.... It seemed to subside initially, but the full neuropathy is still there... I have been doing it for about 3 weeks.. Is this something that may take months to resolve? Any feedback will be greatly appreciated... If you recall I believe that hep-c has caused this neuropathy...
08/19/2011: Janet from Kendal, U.k replies: "My partner also suffered with this due to his diabetes, he was already taking ACV and CO, this seemed to help his blood sugars , but not the pain.
However literally after the first dose of MSM he got instant relief, he continues to take it but rather on an if and when need basis. Also we read that LECITHIN can help, which he also takes, daily, due to a relative short shelf life. He is so much better.!!! Oh I hope this helps , any one that suffers this puts up with so much.:(."
08/19/2011: Robert Henry from Ten Mile, Tn Usa replies: "HI U JOHN,
My neuropathy is due to diabities and I take Alpha Liopoic Acid intravenously and by pill. A lady who has hep c was the person who got me on this regime. It helps."
08/19/2011: John from Plymouth, Ma replies: "Thank you for the feedback.. this is something I will certainly consider...
10/21/2011: Kate from Avon, Ct, Usa replies: "Hi John,
I can feel your pain.. Literally. I've been suffering from horrific pain in my feet for almost 3 years now. As of the past few weeks, it's began to spread up my legs and I am experiencing stabbing sensations and cramping as well(grrrrr). I have a long history with Lyme Disease and co-infections so since I test negative for literally everything else the docs can come up with, it seems Lyme is the origin.
I have been on Neurontin for as long as Iv'e had this problem and about 6-7 months ago began a strict regimin of ALA, Benfothiamine (600 a day), Acetyl-Carnatine and more. I seemed to hold for a while but now things are exploding and I have no idea why. I have been taking 25mg B12 injection 3x's a week for about 4 weeks now. To no avail (sigh). About 2 weeks ago I decdied to give up carbohydrates in another desperate attempt to stop this incredible pain.
I hope and pray you find relief asap as so many posting here have. I have learned a lot simply by stumbling on this thread so I thank you for that.
A great sight with a TON of info on supplements, etc for neuropathy is "Neuro-talk. " Find the peripheral neuropathy section.. there is a tremendous amount of information to be had and much like here, a tremendous amount of support.
Be well, Kate"
10/26/2011: Monique from Elllington, Ct replies: "Kate, you are not alone. I've had terrible Neoropathy in both feet for 4 1/2 years. Its a terrible way to live. I'm trying to research cures and came across this site. I even had a Spinal Cord Stimulator trial implanted but it didn't work for me. Supposedly though, it helps lots of people. I haven't read many people on this site who have tried it. Also, I guess there is a nerve root stimulator too which is similar and works for 2 out of three people. I went to the Lahey Clininc in Burlington, MA for my SCS. It's something you cna look into. I'm at a point I don't know what else to try, has anyone had luck with acupuncture? I tried it years ago with no sucess but I'm going to try again. I have a 7 and 8 year old to raise and can't go on feeling like I do. I have a high tolerance for pain but it's even more than I can take now. Good luck yo you. Let me know if you find anything out.
09/12/2012: Al from Alvena, Sk., Canada replies: "The first natural product/supplement that I tried for peripheral neuropathy (caused by oxaliplatin in chemotherapy) was grape seed oil and then grape seed extract in a caplet form with excellent results that allowed me to reduce the amount of hydro morph contin that I was taking by about 40%. I have told others about it and most that tried the liquid form had stomach upset from it. I use 50-100 mg three times per day. Al"
09/13/2012: Amanda from Europe, Europer replies: "Hi, Can you confirm whether you take grape seed oil, grape seed extract and whether you take it in capsule or liquid form. Thanks"
09/16/2012: Al from Alvena, Sk., Canada replies: "Kate, I have noticed that if the pain is less when you wake up in the morning that it is often an indication of too large a dosage of something and so would reduce one item at a time until I found the culprit and then put everything else back to normal dose and reduce or eliminate the one that caused the problem. When things get worse we need to experiment a bit. Al"
09/16/2012: Al from Alvena, Sk., Canada replies: "Amanda from Europe, I took one teaspoon of grapeseed oil three times per day to start and then switched to grapeseed extract caplets, 50 mg 3 times/day and increased to 100mg 3 times/day because of the results. I have since gone back to 50 mg 3 times/day since I started on ALA. We are now cooking exclusively with grapeseed oil. It has zero cholesterol. Al"
04/15/2011: Eugene from Portland, Oregon: "Hi Folks:
Benfotiamine appears to work to reverse Neuropathy, such as those who can no longer feel their feet, etc. Please read all about it here:
Although you can purchase it at the above website, I got mine from beyondacenturyonline.com because it is cheaper (bulk powder).
Take Care, Eugene"Replies
08/19/2011: R. from Dallas, Texas replies: "Eugene, Its been 4 months since you started, how is this Benfotiamine working for you? I am interested in trying this out! I have tried everything else and nothing seems to work for very long periods of time! Thanks in advance!"
[YEA] 03/11/2012: Jill from Clayton, Ca: "I have been suffering from peripherral neuropathy for over 2. 5 years now. Being tired of not finding relief at night, I came up with a solution that works for me. In my garden, I grow Bulbine (very prolific and similar to aloe vera). Since my feet were burning, I thought it might help putting it on my feet. The burning stopped until the gel dried. So, I place several stems of the bulbine between sulifane wrap and roll a rolling pin over until all the gel is squeezed out. Then I wrap my feet before going to bed. In the middle of the night, I have to take the wrap off, but the burning and tingling is minimized greatly for the entire night."
[YEA] 03/18/2013: Ky Mama from Clinton, Ky: "Several years ago I was having numbness/pain in my hands and feet, especially upon waking. It was very uncomfortable. I went to my doctor who said it was neuropathy. He offered pain meds and that was it. I did some research and found out that Burdock Root can help with that. I took three 00 capsules (that I made myself out of Burdock Root Powder I bought in bulk) three times a day. (5' 5'' and 125 lbs. ) Within a couple of weeks it was healed. You are supposed to take Burdock Root for at least three months when you take it. (I probably took it for at least 6 months. ) It is a blood purifier. It is a very safe herb - it is use for food in some cultures. This problem has never returned. I should add that I keep a pretty healthy diet, avoid MSG and artificial sweeteners and ingredients, drink lots of water, etc. If this were to happen again I would add 2 T. of Blackstrap Molasses a day as it is so high in nutrients and good for so many things."Replies
03/23/2013: Diane from Framingham, Ma replies: "Hello Ky Mama, Could you tell me when you took your burdock root? Before-during or after eating? Also, how big is a 00 capsule compared to a 1/4 teaspoonfull. I can't get capsules. Thx much"
03/24/2013: Ky Mama from Clinton, Ky replies: "I took the Burdock Root before meals. But I don't think it is hard on the stomach and could probably be spaced out any way that is convenient. Four to five 00 capsules is generally about a teaspoon. Hope that helps!"
08/29/2013: Ky Mama from Clinton, Ky replies: "Yes, it worked out to about 3 teaspoons a day. It would be fine to just take the powder in water. It has a mild taste. It is used for food in other countries. I hope it helps you as much as it helped me. God bless you! KY Mama"
08/29/2013: Denise from Seattle, WA replies: "To Ky Mama from Clinton, Ky: I see where you have taken 3 or 4 capsules a day of Burdock root with food for 3 months to resolve your neuropathy. My question is... Does 4 capsules equal a teaspoon? If so, then you were taking 3 teaspoons a day. Could I take that in a glass of water instead of putting it in capsules? In other words 3 teaspoons a day of burdock. Thank you for reading."
08/30/2013: Denise from Seattle, WA replies: "I will start taking Burdock (1 teasp) 3x a day with turmeric (1 teasp)3x day... One last question. I have terrible calf cramps. Will the diuretic effect of the burdock effect my cramps> I'm in hell with these cramps.. They wake me up every day sometimes with both calves at once cramped.. Screaming pain... I've had these for 27 months. Thank you KY Mama..."
08/30/2013: Ky Mama from Clinton, Ky replies: "Denise,
So sorry about the cramping you are having! Because Burdock is a natural diuretic, I would not expect it to have a bad effect. I am thinking it is making your system work better, thus the diuretic effect. I was breastfeeding when I took burdock and definitely had a high need for liquid. I didn't notice a diuretic effect. (But I do drink a ton of water and might not have noticed! ) However, at least one herbalist recommends starting slow with a blood cleansing herb like this so as not to overwhelm the system. I didn't know this when I tried it and started with 3 t. Per day. I had no problems. But you might want to start with 1/3 t. three times a day and build up to 1 t. three times a day over the course of a week or two.
Burdock Root might help your cramping. It has potassium and magnesium in it, which are good for cramping.
Are you doing anything else for the cramps? Have you tried Blackstrap Molasses? It works wonders for my family. We take 1 T. When we have a cramp. 1 T. twice a day will prevent them for a lot of people.
08/31/2013: Denise from Seattle replies: "Ky Mama to many, Thanks you for the feedback... I don't think it's a good idea for me to take BSM as it is high in iron. I have hepatitis c as well as neuropathy... I've read iron will help the viris replicate... Maybe I should try it for just one day and see... Hmmm?... I believe the hep-c caused the neuropathy... I had stage 4 chirossis in july 2011 and at the exact same time my neuropathy surfaced... I believe the two are connected... I got rid of chirrosis in 5 months but my neuropathy is still here... I tried a product recently called Padma 28 and got severe headache ans swollen glands in my neck, which I still have.. I certainly will try burdock root and start low and increase... Interestingly enough I took Essiac tea for about a year and it didn't help my cramps. It has 4 herbs and one of them is Burdock... My guess is the burdock is a low dose in the tea.. Again thank you for the feedback and bless you muchly....."
09/02/2013: Ky Mama from Clinton, Ky replies: "Hi Denise,
Yes, I see why you would be hesitant to try the Blackstrap. I don't know if Dandelion Tea is an option for you, but I knew someone long ago who got Hep. C and drank Dandelion Tea and it did cure him. Also, for the swollen lymph nodes, I have found castor oil (topically) to help that a lot. I don't mean to minimize your health issues--sometimes the solutions are very complex. At the same time, sometimes there are some simple things that do help a lot. I hope that is the case for you. Please keep us posted on how you are doing. KY Mama"
09/03/2013: Denise from Seattle replies: "Hello Ky Mama, Yes, I have been applying castor oil to my swollen glands in my neck. It has taken over a week but they are now subsiding. I will give dandelion tea a try... I have taken the berkson protocol for maybe 8 months religiously and my liver enzymes went up... My neuropathy is maddening... Non stop pain and I'm taking 3 heaping teaspoons of tumeric a day with pepper. And about 20 other supplements..."
Calcium and Magnesium Supplements
[YEA] 01/11/2013: Ginger from Rocky Face, Georgia, Usa: "My feet were hurting really bad and I decided to take a capsule of 1000 mg of calcium/magnesium. It helped and my feet are not hurting anymore."
[YEA] 04/24/2013: J.r. from Framingham, Ma: "I met a person at a health food store that purchased 6 bottles of celery seed. He said he takes 9 per day and it resolves his peripheral neuropathy. I have that condition so I bought one bottle and it magnified my tinnitus. If anyone tries this please let the readers know how it affects you. Celery is also good for blood pressure. It's supposed to bring blood to the extremities as well/open veins. Thx. And good luck"Replies
04/24/2013: Joy from Battleground, Wash replies: "I put a pea size of coconut oil in each ear ( daily or as needed) and it has DRAMATICALLY REDUCED the ringing in my ears that has been non stop for many years. PEACE
I read you can use a Q tip with a bit of hydrogen peroxide prior to putting the coconut oil in there, if that helps you...."
[YEA] 09/21/2013: Scott from Pen Argyl Pa: "I've been taking a number of supplements and natural remedies for neuropathy for almost a year now, each having a range of effectivness, advantages and disadvatages. They include D3, B12 and chewing on raw ginger. I was surprised when I realized what actually helped the most. A mug of coffee works the best and gives the longest lasting relief. It took a while for me to figure this out because I generally don't drink it that much, only when I really need to stay awake for work or a long drive. I still limit my coffee consumption but not as much as I used to. Obviously, don't drink it in the evening if you want to get your sleep.
I'd be interested in learning how this works for others. All I know is I'm getting a lot of relief when I have my 12 oz. Mug of it. It lasts me through almost the entire work day."
[BETTER BUT NOT CURED] 11/03/2010: Alice from Oro Valley, Arizona: "I've been successfully taking the vitamin formula to correct peripheral neuropathy in my feet. However as the numbness clears up I found the tingling itch on the ball of my foot driving me up the wall. Finally I tried soaking my feet in warm water with about a quarter cup of epsom salt, and it is bringing relief."
10/27/2012: Karen from Tampa, Fl: "Dear Wayseeker, How are you doing with the Essiac Tea? How many drinks per day are you using? You said your initial diagnosis of peripheral neuropathy was incorrect. What is your correct diagnosis? I heard that the shock machine test is terrible. Would you care to elaborate?
I've been taking 3- 2 ounce drinks per day of Essiac tea for 6 days so far and no change in my tingling, shocks, burns etc. Etc. Etc. Also cold feet from the knees down.. Thanks much..."