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.
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.
San Jose, California
Las Vegas, NV
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...
Hello Bill and Everyone,
My name is Liz and I am 47 and from England UK. I have just found this forum and it seems wonderful how helpful everyone is.
Please please may I ask for your advice, I too am suffering from neuropathy from medication as Diane ( My Very Best Wishes to you Diane, my thoughts are with you). I really need some help please, I have neuropathy caused by the antibiotic flagyl (metranidazole). I have had this for 9 weeks and it is awful, I know all of you are familiar with this horrid condition I and I feel for everyone.
Do you have any advice on what I can do to rid myself of this poison, it has been nine weeks since I stopped the tablets and I am really suffering pains all over my body especially feet arms and legs, balance not good and anxiety awful, I am so very frightened I really would appreciate any help you can give.
I am taking fish oil, a small amount of alopoic acid and acetyl l cartnine ( 25mg of R lipoic acid and 250 mg of ALCAR). I am taking 1000mg of Vit B12,
200 mg magnesium glycinated, 160mg of benfotamine and Vitamine C, I have been told all these help but I actually feel worse.
Is there anythign specific I can take to rid my body of this damn poison. I am so very frightened. Thank You So Very Much.
My Very Best Wishes, Liz
New Jersey, US
Hi, can anybody tell me if it is safe to take GABA supplements in conjunction with nerve pain medication. Also how would you go about coming off them. CAn anybody recommend a brand for nerve pain, as I don't think natural options are something my doctor would know about and I live quite rurally here, so don't have access to a naturalpath. Thankyou
I have severe neuropathy, according to several neurologists that I have seen they call my condition Neuropathy but when I look up my symptoms I think they are different from what others experience.. I have had this for about 20 years and it is starting to grind me down.. I have shooting sharp pains all over my body, could be in my eye next second my leg face arm and alternates all over my body.. Its like someone has a voodoo doll of me and they are stabbing me all over.. It never stops I can't cant count to 30 without having a stabbing pain somewhere I have had nerve conduction tests etc.. All normal.. All the dr's do is prescribe gabapentin, neurontin, cymbalta, all work at first then after a few days I am back where I started... Its starting to wake me up at night which is new.. Any one out there experience these symptoms, I really need some help or advice.. I can't take this much longer HELP.. right now I am not taking anything for it...
I have peripheral neuropathy and have tried everything on this site and more to no avail... My assumption is it's from cirrhosis that I had in 7/2011 which I got rid of with several therapies...
My neuropathy is horrendous and for the last 2 months I constantly have twitches and muscle jerks which are quite maddening... The muscle jerks keep me awake most of the night... That and the CONSTANT hot needles, electric shocks INFLAMED feet are making life very, very painful... If anyone could offer any suggestions I would be grateful, mostly on the muscle jerks as I feel the only way to get rid of my neuropathy is to get rid my my hepatitis C... I'm quite a mess... About 14 months ago I was running and working out... No more... Have trouble getting up stairs...
I even tried lions mane which came highly recommended and only gave me a splitting headache... Thank you for reading...
I have peripheral neuropathy and would like to know how butchers broom can help my VERY cold feet when it is called a "vasoconstrictor."?? This would tell me that it stops blood from reaching my extremities... THX much..
Is it also bad for ones liver as my enzymes are a bit elevated?
Here's a heads up for you the reader...
I heard about "Frequency Specific Micro Current "therapy from my chiropractor... I looked into it and called about 10 therapists around the country... 8 told me that they could cure peripheral neuropathy in ONE treatment... I had 14 treatments lasting 2 hours (28 hours).. IT CHANGED NOTHING!
I also had 14 treatments 2 hours each (28 hours) for hepatitis-c and had my enzymes checked at the end and they went UP! By just a few point however... Maybe it will work for you...however!
My 92 year old granny just called wanting me to get her some EMU oil. She said that a friend of her said it might help her Neuropathy. (Her friend uses it for arthritis).
Since she is in an assisted living situation with her pills doled out to her and she already taking drugs for high blood pressure, kidney issues, thyroid meds... She is looking for something to apply topically.
Has anyone used EMU OIL for Neuropathy?
HI Lisa, I have poly-neuropathy which is not good... Would you know if stem cells would help my condition or would you recommend a place that might have the answer and/or treatment... My doctors tell me that there is nothing they can do , it's uncurable... I do no believe that and won't settle for any else but a cure... however, I need to know the road..
Thank you and bless you.
Thousand Oaks, Ca, Usa
Thousand Oaks, Ca, Usa
About a month ago I came down with the flu so I didn't take most of my supplements until I got better including grapeseed extract (not grapefruit seed) While I was off of the supplements I noticed that my legs were very painful because I take Alpha Lipoic Acid for my neuropathy. Anyways, I started taking the Grapeseed extract again only 2 - 100 mg capsules in the morning and right away the pain went away. IF anyone has neuropathy pain you might want to try the grapeseed extract for the pain. Please let me know if it helps.
A good friend was just diagnosed w Guillain Barre after getting a flu shot a week ago. I wondered if any of you have insight on treatments or cures that would lessen her issues. She has no feeling in her hands and falls a lot. Currently she is in intensive care at hospital. Doctors have dismissed flu shot as correlation to this sudden onset. Any suggestions are most welcome. Many thanks for all the great info and wisdom you provide here.
I'm hoping either Ted or Bill can chime in on this one. It's a rather startling revelation to me and I'm betting to those suffering the same conditions...I spoke to my liver Dr. yesterday in a hospital in Boston and she said that in the over 2,000 patients she has treated, she has never heard of hepatitis c causing neuropathy with one of her patients. I've been led to believe that hep-c caused my neuropathy, as I don't have diabetes and have been tested 3 times...and never had chemo.
San Fernando, Philippines
San Fernando, Philippines
San Fernando, Phillipines
New York, US
San Fernando, Philippines
I have neuropathy in my toes and the balls of my feet and diagnosis said it was creeping back up my lower legs and had some loss of feeling in my geet and the bottoms of my feet. I had gotten pretty much rid of this before using vitamins. But this time it wasn't really working. I was trying to get back on a vegan diet which should have helped, but I was still failing and eating meat. I was looking for help until I could let the diet help. For over 2 years I haven't taken the statins that may have caused or contributed to it. Also, I am overweight.
In any case, my toes and feet were swelling and turning angry red, and often felt like they were on fire. My naturopath was out of town, but she emailed me and said since there was swelling she would send me to the ER or 24 hour clinic, as it might be heart related. Not wanting to expose myself to the purveyors of statins, stents, and quadruple bypass surgury, I researched further, looking for relief. An ad on earthclinic mentioned laser therapy for peripheral neuropathy symptom relief, so I clicked on it. Found a practitioner near home, and made an appointment.
He said the swelling was probably connected to the neuropathy, and that treatment might help but he couldn't guarantee it and that it was not a cure for neuropathy, but a reliever of symptoms, and that it would probably take some time to see results. He prescribed 6 weeks of treatment at a price I could not afford at this time.
I went back online hoping to maybe find Mexican doctors that could do it for less, just like Mexican dentists have repaired my teeth for way less. Didn't find any, but I did find ads for low level lasers that were way less powerful than the one the doctor had. People buy these to help their horses, dogs, and other animals. They also use these lasers on themselves. I had been told these weaker lasers don't work.
I have read there is zero change using lasers, period.
I bought one for $199. The first time I used it I saw immediate improvement, with swelling going down. 3rd treatment even more improvement.
I got the laser last Saturday. Today, Friday, less than a week later, with 4 total treatments and my feet are nearly normal. The neuropathy numbness is still there in my feet, but it seems to be getting better too.
I'm still getting prickles, but I remember when I got rid of the neuropathy before, that I had to go through some prickles and electric zaps just like I experienced when I was getting the neuropathy.
But the difference is like a miracle.
Las Vegas, Nv
North Palm Beach, Fl