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My background, I am a type 1 diabetic, diagnosed March 29, 1979. My major complication has been progressing diabetic nerve pain in my feet, along with the typical loss of feeling, which slowly progressed over decades. The condition had been major for decades and always getting worse. My doctors began trying me on different medications, such a Gabapentin, two ohers and finally Lyrica about a year ago. None worked and most with extreme major side effects, especially the Lyrica, which sent me on a side effect nightmare from hell! The side effects began immediately, so stopped the Lyrica and began drinking about 2 gallons of water per day and eating saltines to flush my system and get this demonic med out of my system. My "big sis" recommended taking Milk Thistle to cleanse my liver and get this Lyrica out of my system. I immediately went to the local vitamin store and got a bottle of milk thistle and began taking 3 capsules per day for the first two days. Then I looked it up online regarding dosage. I went to the Mayo Clinic web site where I found it actually listed a benefit of milk thistle for diabetic nerve pains (kidneys). I then started taking 3 doses per day. One capsule, 175 mg, 3 times per day (morning mid afternoon and at bedtime.
I have suffered with progressing severe diabetic nerve pain for decades. I had all forms in my feet. The "1,000 needles" in the bottom of the feet, every time I would walk any amount of distance, stop and here came the pins I had many other forms, from what I term as "bone crushes" (like a nut cracker being used on your toes), lightning strikes (sharp pain shooting anywhere in the foot) and bone stabs (as if having a large screw driver being jammed into any portion of the foot at anytime.
Each episode would typically last 5-10 seconds, but could continually happen up to 40-50+ time per day .. it was hell!
Then after using the milk thistle to cleanse my liver from the Lyrica, in only about 6 days I took a daily walk, stopped and NO pins! Then noticed no forms of nerve pain in ANY form! I can testify I know beyond any doubt this is the pure result of the milk thistle, because I keep extreme control of all meds (which are not many) and vitamins/supplements I take each day, in exact doses. In my case I spread my meds, vitamins, supplements in a 4 times a day pill box. I found by doing this it helps me better control my situation and there is much less "spiking" (meaning keeping all levels as even throughout the day/night causing least stress on my body).
I am NOT a doctor or medical professional by any means. I am a person living with this disease and now almost 4 decades of first hand experience, but have first hand and heavy research background in this specific area.
After only about 6 days, ALL my diabetic nerve pain is now 100% gone! No foot pain in any form (however, the numbness factor does still remain..but no pain). I had neuropathy hand tremors as well and those are also completely gone. The only change n my entire regiment has been the milk thistle.
In my research, it is 100% natural (you know those big weeds when you pull they have a milky discharge? That is all this is.) There are no known side effects, with one exception I can foresee. Simply check to make sure you have no allergic reaction to this specific weed.
Milk Thistle is well known for cleansing the liver. Many Hep-C patients have used it for decades. Other's with liver conditions also use it for it's cleansing power. So it is not an unknown supplement.
However, I have found that almost no medical person, doctor, nurses, etc. have heard of this use for diabetic nerve pain.
I have now been totally pain free for 10+ months at the time of this writing. Both my primary doctor and now pain management specialist are recommending others to try this for diabetic nerve pain. My pain management specialist's husband was having these issues and is now using milk thistle and also seeing very good results.
Everyone's body is different, so this may not work in such a dramatic way for everyone. However, consider that there is no downside here (with exception if you are a rare case that may be allergic to this specific weed). Even if it does not remove all your nerve pain, it may lesson it, it may prevent it from getting worse and it will cleanse your liver, keeping it more healthy.
Why do the doctors and medical field not know (or may know) and not recommending it? Simply because they can not make billions of dollars in profit from a purely NATURAL supplement that only costs about $9/month you can get over the counter at anywhere that sells vitamins/supplements.
I have one simple agenda in all this. To pass along the knowledge and information I have discovered, in hopes it can help others with this very painful issue. And the only thing I ask in return is that you spread the word to everyone you know and ask them to pass it along as well.
Living with such pain is awful and can actually be prevented and or even cured!
Please consider this..try it.and pass this information along to everyone you meet.
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