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Is oxycodone any good for relieving pain from diabetic neuropathy

A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Rosenfeld
26 years experience Pain Management
Not first choice: Opioids are not the first line treatment for dpn. Start with Lyrica (pregabalin) and/or cymbalta.
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Dr. John Goldman
54 years experience Rheumatology
Addictive: It is addicitve and would try to avoid addicting medication for long term pain if there are alternatives? Narcotics are the answer in a long term pr ... Read More
Dr. Khurram Khan
19 years experience Wound care
Yes but...: Diabetic neuropathy is nerve damage and therefore can never be 100% restored. To improve and prevent further deterioration diet and exercise is the ke ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Julian Bragg
16 years experience Neurology
As a last resort: While narcotics are very effective against a wide variety of pain syndromes, their side effects, tendency to cause tolerance, and addiction potential ... Read More
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Dr. David Rosenfeld
26 years experience Pain Management
Not first choice: There continues to be debate regarding the value of opioids in the management of neuropathy. They are certainly not a first line treatment. A target ... Read More
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Dr. Khurram Khan
19 years experience Wound care
Yes but...: Narcotics may mask the symptoms but won’t resolve the issue. Diabetic neuropathy is nerve damage and therefore can never be 100% restored. To improve ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Ritholz
29 years experience Anesthesiology
Neuropathic pain: Neuropathic pain is usually better treated with Neurontin or lyrica (pregabalin).These are non narcotics drugs.
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Dr. Payam Rafat
21 years experience Podiatry
Discuss with doctor: You should stop any medication that is causing you breathing abnormalities. Consult with your physician.
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Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
See doctor: You may be experiencing an allergic rxtn such as asthma, and you need to stop the oxycodone now before you have a full-blown anaphylactic reaction. A ... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
37 years experience Internal Medicine
Neuropathy: Not much information on Metanx and small fiber neuropathy in particular . Most focus on diabetic neuropathy, which may be associated with SFN as well ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Olav Jaren
18 years experience Neurology
Neuropathy Relief: That's a good question. Do you mean relief from the condition, or relief from the symptoms? It is said that getting the blood sugar back to normal c ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience Podiatry
Many things: There are many medications to take for neuropathy. It would be best to consult your doctor.
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Idan Sharon
27 years experience Neurology
Diabetic neuropathy: Metanx contains the following active ingredients: l-methylfolate (metafolin): 3 mg, pyridoxal 5'-phosphate: 35 mg, and methylcobalamin: 2 mg neurolo ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. LUIS IRIZARRY
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Neuropathy: Walk with shoes, keep feet dry and clean, check your feet daily, sleep with socks, don;t wear tight shoes. Pain: keep in mind the effect of medicati ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yu Sun
Dr. Yu Sun answered
14 years experience Cardiology
Foot ulcers etc.: Diabetic neuropathy (nerve disease), and may eventually lead to foot ulcers and amputation of lower limbs.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Rosenfeld
26 years experience Pain Management
No cure: Good control of diabetes over time is the key to treating diabetic neuropathy. There is no cure for neuropathy, but keeping your blood sugar within a ... Read More

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