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Is there anything I can do for femoral neuropathy?

I have been taking neurotin 1200mg 3x day and I am having new painfull numbing feelings spreading throughout my leg. the DR. says it will have to take it's course. I need to know if anyone knows of anything I can do to help with my problem.

YIKES! Double YIKES! Far be it from me to quarrel with your doctor but he/she is an idiot! My husband has been a type 2 diabetic for the past 25 years. He had femoral neuropathy that produced extreme pain and numbness. His doctor had him on neurontin too. By the way, you should research the side effects of that medication - it plays havoc with your liver for one thing.

My husband was miserable with this numbness. Often he would go to bed at 7:00 p.m. just so that when he fell asleep it would not hurt him.

His neuropathy progressed to the point where he could not walk over 75 feet at time without having to sit down - the pain was so bad. Seven years ago I told my grown children that in 6 months I would be pushing dad around in a wheelchair and I wasn't kidding. At that time, he was also taking insulin - 43 units of Lantus a night.

I research this problem. I found that a low carb lifestyle would actually eliminate the neuropathy. About 2 weeks after going on a low carb lifestyle, my husband's neuropathy began to subside. Within 2 months he was in a 5K race!!!! He walked but he finished and had no pain.

Within 2 months of low carb, he came completely off of his insulin --- that was 7 years ago and he has never had to go back on insulin. You can not come off of insulin without your doctor's approval. My husband had his doctor's approval and a matter of fact he had his doctor's admiration. She could not believe how much better he was getting.

He hasn't taken neurontin in 6.5 years. He lost 80 pounds. He is a different person because of low carb and exercise.

We have been helping others ever since. Please talk to your doctor and if your doctor will not approve of a low carb lifestyle -- get another doctor. You are the only person responsible for your body. Take care of it and live a better life than you can right now even imagine!  (+ info)

Are you a runner who's had bilateral femoral neuropathy?

I'm an avid runner who really can't go without cross-country or track in my life, but due to this injury I entirely lost my ability to compete during Track season. It's a rare condition, so I haven't been able to find anyone really in the same boat as me, but if anyone sees this and can tell me from experience how I should approach this, I'd really appreciate it. Oh and please don't give that whole spiel on taking time off, I already tried that and it didn't really work. Anyways thanks!

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What is the root cause of itchy sensation due to neuropathy?

I have tingling, electric-like needle pin puncture and itchy sensations in my body. I thought this was an allergy but I doubt that it is related to neuropathy. Please help me to recognized the difference between allergy and neuropathy. I have history of allergy and also neuropathy. I am confused.
Can a neuropahtic pain have mild symptoms of itchy sensation similar to allergy?

neuropathy will usually have a more pain-like tingling sensation, allergy is more itchy, no pain involved since there is no nerve involvement with an allergy.  (+ info)

What is the best treatment for the pain of Neuropathy?

I have had neuropathy for at least 8 years and the pain appears to be getting more difficult to control. The pain is primarily in my feet and lower legs. I take Lyrica twice a day but have all of the side effects associated with this product. I need help desperately but don't know where to find it. My neurologist has ordered a neuropathy profile on me and has tried several different kinds of medicines, all of which have been totally innefective. Any ideas?

Meditation, self-hypnosis (mind control). This sounds wierd, but it works. It is an arduous process, but you can learn.

If you can find a quiet place to lay and close your eyes, do so. Clear your mind of all thoughts, and try to "see" in your minds eye the affected area. Think to yourself "there is no pain". Do this as often as necessary. It does work. It is much better than medicationg. Narcotic pain relievers are just too addictive. I am now trying to get off of them after a number of years of prescribed use. It is more painful to stop taking the pills than the original pain was. Now I am in misery if I do not take Suboxone - a medication used to assist in Opioid Addiction Therapy. It stops the withdrawl. But that has nothing to do with you, except to say PLEASE be careful if you are taking narcotic pain relievers.  (+ info)

What remedies are there to relieve foot neuropathy caused by diabetes?

My mom has Type II diabetes and is suffering from neuropathy in her feet. I have read on websites that there is treatment but was curious if any of you out there who have this have any remedies for relief...like home remedies or know of any kind of over the counter cream that helps? She also has the burning and tingling sensation at times that keep her up at night. Diabetic community....PLEASE HELP!!! Any suggestions?

I found this article that I think will answer your question.  (+ info)

What is the best solution to Diabetic Neuropathy in hands and feet?

I have recently developed Diabetic Neuropathy in my feet and it keeps me up at night with the pain. I am using a prescription called "voltaren" which my doctor suggested, but it only partially works. Is there anyone who has found a better solution?

B vitamins and folic acid.  (+ info)

What is the best way to help diabetic neuropathy, other than watching your blood sugar levels?

I have been a diabetic for 32 years, and I just have been told I have diabetic neuropathy in my legs. Does anyone know any good exercises, lotions etc that will help, besides some meds from the doctor?

Diabetic neuropathy is not curable. Of course the primary med prescribed is neurontin. However, it is often thought that over the counter vitamin b-12 and vitamin e benefit the nerves. Wear good socks and shoes...check your feet often and keep them lotioned with any unscented lotion (just make sure alcohol is not in the first few ingredients listed as alcohol is a drying agent). It's also a great idea to see a podiatrist for any nail cutting. One small wound, cut or nik can cost you your foot as neuropathy consists of numbness and tingling of the foot and you could have a sore there but not feel it. As far as exercises that help...haven't heard much out there that benefits neuropathy..but exercise in general is a good idea to promote blood circulation as circulation is decreased in diabetics. Hope this has helped you somewhat. Best wishes.  (+ info)

How much does a femoral hernia repair cost?

I need a femoral hernia repair, but I dont have health insurance. How much would it cost to have it fixed?

can go to a free clinic and ask about what you need to do...  (+ info)

The Femoral Artery is a vital part of the human body. Does anyone know what percentage survives this injury?

I am curious because in both cases where I have seen a Femoral Artery injury, the people died. I would like someone with a medical background answer this question because those who just want to bump their stats on here aren't very knowledgeable to me. Cite where you are getting your information from please!

Hi, I am in Nursing school and we just finished our cardiac study. When studying about cardiac caths which are done through the femoral artery, we are told if it starts to hemorrhage to apply pressure and that the patient can bleed out in as little as six minutes.
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What B vitamins are good to take to help relieve foot neuropathy?

Ive heard that B vitamins can help relieve foot neuropathy. Can someone tell me what kind to buy at the store? Thanks :)

The B vitamins will only help if that is related to the cause of the neuropathy. If the neuropathy is due to diabetes, do not expect to see any difference.  (+ info)

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