My husband has diabetes and suffers with painful toes and cold feet...his doctor has him on lyrica but it's not helping much...he has tried diabetic foot cream..wrapping his feet in blankets..etc. does anyone know of something that will help him manage the pain in his toes? He says they feel numb .
HI, as your doc for gabapentin it will help in the short term but eventually it will stop working as ones body gets used to the drug i have used this for some ten years now i still have pain in my feet but not half as bad if i dont take them, its a sad fact that Disbetes is a progressive didease, i now have the same sensation all down my left side specially in my left hand been hospitalised for 10 days out of the last 21 not done much as yet but hey keep trying stay wel,,,,,,,,, Lord David
Try Neurabic...Google on-line, it has helped me enormously....
My best advice to anyone dealing with diabetes, metabolic syndrome, on insulin resistance is listen to your body. I had suspected that I was diabetic for at least 2 years prior to finally being screened and learning for sure 16 months ago. I had began to have severe pains in my feet that kept me awake at night and problems with my eye sight. I've learned through my own research that diabetics are low in magnesium, an essential mineral for nearly all bodily systems. Diabetes meds wash out magnesium and it is difficult to get enough by diet alone, so I take 700 mg of magnesium kelate daily. Also, Rather than take a diabetes meds to artificially control my BG so I could eat whatever I craved, I opted to go the LCHF lifestyle route. My BG has gone from 350 plus to normal (under 100 for me). My foot pains have disappeared and my vision has returned to normal. Of course if a diabetic is taking meds, they need to adopt a new way of eating under a doctors supervision because of the danger of ketoacidosis.
I take gabapentin 4 times a day tho you should only take 3. I get more relief than not. Whn my bs is high the pain is worse. So i knock it down with humalog and that helps.