Does anyone suffer from neuropathy? What are your treatment plans? I take 2700 mg. Gabepentin daily.. but I still suffer.

Does anyone suffer from neuropathy? What are your treatment plans? I take 2700 mg. Gabepentin daily.. but I still suffer.

A DiabetesTeam Member said:

I'm on Gabapentin... a fairly low dose. It worked right away. However, I have never had very high A1C results, so the neuropathy worried me very much. I had been on Metformin for years and it seem to keep my A1C levels in check so I never really did a diabetic diet. However when I was diagnosed with neuropathy I got serious and started to eat a healthy diabetic diet. I have lost 30 lbs but they had increased my metformin. They told me later, when my toes started tingling again, that that can be a sign that you are on too much metformin. So they lowered it slightly but still not to my original dosage. I think it needs to be lowered again. And now see a diabetic specialist who is also a pharmacist she actually told me last time I had my A1C checked and I showed her my book with my morning glad checks... That she would like to see my levels higher because those levels meant there were times that my blood sugars were dropping too low! Seems I can't win for losing. Anyway, then neuropathy does concern me because my mother lost her leg before she passed. I have also been told my triglycerides are extremely high. So I could also have peripheral artery disease like my mother had. Unfortunately I'm on Medi-Cal so I have to see who can test me from this. Always think having to jump through hoops! I'm just trying to get healthy I have grandchildren to live for and I'd like to have two feet to do it with!

I also saw that others mentioned to CBD oil. I tried that for some other aches and pains of mine and it doesn't seem to do anything for me and I am taking the highest dosage there is. But then again I have the tolerance of a horse! I know this probably didn't really answer any questions but... If you're not against medications the Gabapentin has helped the neuropathy!

posted 9 months ago
A DiabetesTeam Member said:

I use Gabepentin, but I also use Essential oil, Peppermint just rub some of the oil on you skin, works great for me. U can also put some of the oil on the bottom of your feet.

posted almost 2 years ago
A DiabetesTeam Member said:

Hi are you finding the CBD oil useful?? 👣👀⚓

posted over 1 year ago
A DiabetesTeam Member said:

I take CBD oil, and have been able to get off Cymbalta completely. I also take Alpha Lipoic Acid 600 mg along with Benfotiamine which are both vitamins.

posted over 1 year ago
A DiabetesTeam Member said:

Have your doc write a scrip for Lyrica small dose tostart , Maybe 100 Mgs three times a day, and cut Gabapentin down to 4oomgs Twice a day to 800 mgs per day, the combo works good Let me know how it works for you.

posted over 2 years ago
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