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If i am now a 21yr old female with autonomic neuropathy caused by diabetes, will this ever go away?

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Dr. Christopher Pham
Neurosurgery 25 years experience
Diabetic neuropathy: Controlling your blood sugar is extremely important to deter the progression of diabetic neuropathy. Vitamin B12 (either by oral or injection) is also very important. Recent studies indicated that vitamin B12 depletion was related with the use of metformin.
Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry 22 years experience
Many options.: Topical capsaicin may be helpful for some, while others may benefit with oral medication such as Pregabalin (lyrica), Amitriptyline (elavil), duloxetine (cymbalta), Gabapentin (neurontin), Carbamazepine (tegretol), or valproate (depakote) to reduce the painful symptoms in the feet due to neuropathy. Watch you sugar intake, and have your vitamin b levels checked and supplemented as necessary.

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Last updated May 7, 2016

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