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A 40-year-old male asked:

i nerve damage on my right leg and i am daibitic also what kind of medication you suggest for me?

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Dr. Chad Boomershine
Rheumatology 19 years experience
Many good medicines: Nerve pain is very common in diabetics and there are many medicines that work very well. Medicines that can help include anti-convulsants (like lyrica, (pregabalin) topiramate and neurontin), antidepressants (like elavil, cymbalta, and effexor). Due to risk for abuse and misuse, we try to avoid narcotic medicines but if other treatments don't work these can help also, particularly ultram. Talk to your doctor.
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 52 years experience
ADDITIONAL ADVICE: In most cases, diabetic nerve issues are handled by tight control of blood sugars, and use of pain control interventions, such as Gabapentin (which you take), or Cymbalta or lyrica, (pregabalin) etc. However, many patients respond well to the medical food metanx which has been shown to improve small fibre density in diabetics, but takes about 8-12 months for maximal benefit.

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A 29-year-old member asked:

Can a leg with nerve damage ever function properly again?

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Dr. Reza Karimi
Neurosurgery 16 years experience
Depends: This depends on how much nerve damage has occurred and which nerve or nerves have been injured. Rehabilitation, exercise and physical therapy often lead to marked improvement in nerve and muscular function with time.
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A 22-year-old male asked:

Have postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome, if the cause is nerve damage in legs somehow, can these heal over time if nerve cell is alive?

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Dr. James Isobe
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Hard to say: The many causes of pots makes for difficulty in pin-pointing the cause. If yours was after a viral illness, then there is better likelihood of recovery.

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