Peripheral neuropathic pain, sometimes unbearable

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I suffer from increasing nerve pain, started from the big toes in both

feet, then during 5 years spread unto lower legs and even started

in the hands now. It is the "tight sock" feeling constantly plus

needle feeling and electric shocks sometimes.

Only Tramol plus Gaba gives some relief, but i maxed out on this


Can anybody recommend other drugs or supplements ?

Thank you, Chris

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    I'm waiting for my go to ring me I've tried so many different meds getting fed up now as pain is so severe I can't even sleep will let u know how I get on best wishes

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      Hi Marie,

      yes thats exactly my feeling - i get tired to try many different

      meds and treatments, I'm trying acupuncture now, until now no effect.

      I recommend to you to try antihistamine for sleeping.

      Also massive amounts of Vit. B complex and Vit. C ( i use about 3 g

      of Vit. C each day) - has no immediate effect but longterm i got the feeling it reliefs

      the general condition.

      For the pain, Tramol plus gabapentin / pregabalin works for me,

      please try to convince your doc to prescribe. Tramol can be

      critical for some ppl, it causes constipation and loss of

      appatite (what is good in my case, i lost 8 kg).

      Hope that helps you a bit, i understand your frustration and pray for you.

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      hi Chris gp has just upped my meds today still awake here with burning pain in feet upped gabapentin and prescribed tramadol not working at the mo did u say tramadol made u lose weight best wishes
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      I have Cemo induced nurapathy I had Hodgkin lymphoma when I was 26 I am now 46 my legs have been real bad last two years like you they have tried everything to help I take norco for psi it helps now that I take them four times a day
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      I Ment when I was 16 I have burning and stabbing pains I I have places that are getting numb I stumble sometimes this stuff is awful
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      Hi Marie,

      It's strange that Tamol doesn't work for you - it's the only painkiller that i have discovered  until now. I take about 6 to 10 tabs (50mg) per day, so it's quite maxed out. 

      Gabapentin does work for you ?  If also not, then you are probably in desperate need of a painkiller. Doctors are unfortunately reluctant to prescibe hard stuff like Vicodine or Morphine, but i guess that's exactly what could be very helpful. Please let me know when you can find an improvement.


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    I have Autonomic Polyneuropathy. I had an below knee amputation, also on my right foot, I only have a half foot. Even though they are gone, I still suffer from the pain and burning. It's in my hands and arms, back and breasts as well. I was on neurontin, but gained weight. I now take lyrica and oxcycontin, dilauded. An anti depressant, and roprinerol for restless legs. Not from diabetes. I have a cluster of auto immune diseases, and had a bone infection that resulted in the amputations. Through the years, I've been on many meds. Basically trial and error! I'm a 52 years old female smile

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      Hi Liz,

      wow your symptoms look even more severe than mine.

      I understand you went through a lot of pain and troubles.

      That makes me a bit more humble - i also pondered sometimes

      if this neuropathy could be an autoimmune disease.

      That would need trearment with alfa interferon - but my doc

      doesnt agree, so i didnt get it prescribed.

      So i wish you also success and pray for you.

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      Hi Chris, I have taken interferon. Through the 16 years Ive had PN, Ive tried almost every combination of drugs out there. At least most of the time, the zappers (electric shocks!) have been reduced greatly. I take 150 mg Lyrica 3x a day, as well as my other meds. Im waiting patiently for cooler, less humid weather! I also have RA, and when the barometric pressure goes crazy, so does my pain!

      Hope you have a great day! My Son lived in Thailand for awhile, as well as South Korea, teaching English smile

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      Hello Liz,

      yes, I switched from gaba to Lyrica (generic copy) and i feel better - gaba caused acid stomach for me. 

      In addition I tried mild electro therapy, using a small machine from ebay.

      I recommend you to try that out - when i used the shoes with electrodes and use electric massage ("press" - "vibrate" - "thumb" ) for 15 mins per day. It seemed to help me and i could reduce Tramol.

      And here is the same also - in Thailand it's very humid and i can hardly survive outside, but its still better than in my original country (Germany)

      Greetings !

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      i am taking the max on gabap and i gained 20 lbs my doctor told me it's not one of the side effects. did you get off the drug and did you loose the weight you gained? 

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      Could u explain interferon dose shot?

      I'm not that familiar with interferon

      In what way did it help?

      The shocks. Was that the electrical stimulation? Who does that?

      In the breast I have that I can't take it

      Should I accept this will never go away? Sorry this is all. New in the upper body and it makes the lower body seem like nothing

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