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A 72-year-old female asked:

is there anything to help the numbness of peripheral neuropathy? i was offered no treatment.

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Dr. Warren Everett
Specializes in Family Medicine
Neurontin/ lyrica (pregabalin): There is no treatment, but palliation is availbale with lyrica (pregabalin) or neurontin It won't make it go away but will take the edge off in many patients. When they think that it isn't working they will stop, but usually decide to stay on it for the modest relief Many patients feel they prefer not to treat it.
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Neuropathy: This may be helped by gabapentin or lyrica (pregabalin). High dose B12 also may help. Capsacin cream may help.
Dr. Ahmad Ibrahim
Urgent Care 19 years experience
Neuropathy: Consider a neurologist, but your doctor could prescribe nerve pills such as neuron tin, pregabalin, lidocaine patches for the numbing or pain you may be feeling. Good luck

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