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Doctor insights on: Is Oxycodone Any Good For Relieving Pain From Diabetic Neuropathy

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Dr. Olav Jaren
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Nerve Damage (Definition)

A complete nerve transection will leave an area totally numb. The distribution of the numbers depends upon where the nerve was cut. A partial nerve injury may leave the area tingly or incompletely numb. Finally even if the nerve is not cut the swelling and bruising to the tea can affect the nerve as well. Usually we consider sharp penetrating injuries as likely having nerve lacerations when sensation is lost. A hand surgeon can examine the hand and pinpoint the site or extent of nerve injury and recommend ...Read more


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Is oxycodone or other narcotics any good for pain from diabetic neuropathy?

Is oxycodone or other narcotics any good for pain from diabetic neuropathy?

Not really: Narcotic medicines are curiously unhelpful for the pain of neuropathy. One problem with them is that most have a time length of action. Another problem is that a person builds tolerance to them. There are many non narcotic treatment options. It is rare that providers who treat this would consider narcotics for it. ...Read more

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How to get relief for diabetic neuropathy?

How to get relief for diabetic neuropathy?

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 can eventually help the nerves heal. That is a worthy goal, and unfortunately difficult. Comments are appreciated. Symptomatic relief often occurs with medicine, either topical or oral. Gabapentin is a popular option, amitriptyline, etc. ...Read more

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What's a good thing to take for diabetic neuropathy?

Several MEDS: Several medications may help diabetic neuropathy: lyrica, (pregabalin) gabapentin, tri-cyclics etc. Also vitamin supplement : metanx (pill 2x/day) may also help for 'painful diabetic neuropathy' check with a diabetic specialist. ...Read more

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Is metanx good for diabetic neuropathy and should I talk to my doctor about it?

Is metanx good for diabetic neuropathy and should I talk to my doctor about it?

You bet: MetanX was studied in small fibre diabetic neuropathy and showed improvement in nerve fibre density and less adverse symptomatology at end of 9-10 months. This medical food is FDA indicated for diabetic nerve issues. ...Read more

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What are some home treatments for dealing with pain from diabetic neuropathy?

What are some home treatments for dealing with pain from diabetic neuropathy?

Home remedies: Home remedies for the pain of diabetic neuropathy can include soaking in cool water, using topical cold packs, breaking up prolonged sitting with walk breaks, rubbing/massaging feet, and desensitization exercises. Over-the-counter zostrix (capsaicin) cream can also provide pain relief when used regularly (some cannot tolerate the cream). You could consider adding a daily b complex vitamin supplement. ...Read more

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Any cure that you can recommend for my diabetic neuropathy?

Any cure that you can recommend for my diabetic neuropathy?

No cures: There are medications to reduce the symptoms of diabetic neuropathy and the best treatment is keeping excellant control of you blood sugars. Howevre, there is no cure. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of diabetic neuropathy? Is it a gradual change?

What are symptoms of diabetic neuropathy?  Is it a gradual change?

Gradual onset: Symptoms of diabetic peripheral neuropathy may include: tingling numbness (severe or long-term numbness can become permanent) burning (especially in the evening) pain. ...Read more

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What is the "nerve damage" in diabetic neuropathy?

What is the "nerve damage" in diabetic neuropathy?

Many facets: Sensory neuropathy is broken down into large fiber (loss of sensation, loss of proprioception) and small fiber (burning, tingling sensation). Motor neuropathy causes gait instability and deformities of the feet. Lastly autonomic neuropathy effects include stomach emptying and erectile dysfunction. ...Read more

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How to treat diabetic neuropathy causing anorgasm in men?

How to treat diabetic neuropathy causing anorgasm in men?

Sexual function: The first step is to see a urologist to determine if there is an organic cause for the inability to have an orgasm. Testosterone and PSA levels are often checked too. If there is no organic cause then psychological causes (e.g. marriage, divorce, sexual orientation) should be explored. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about taking nortriptylin for diabetic neuropathy?

See details: It is an older therapy which can benefit some cases of diabetic neuropathy. These days, newer meds such as Neurontin or Lyrica (pregabalin) are more popular. ...Read more

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What is the best solution to diabetic neuropathy in feet?

What is the best solution to diabetic neuropathy in feet?

Nothing: Tight blood sugar control will slow the progression of neuropathy. Nothing will fix it. Some medications will help with the pains of neuropathy. ...Read more

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Can diabetic neuropathy effect on my brain?

Can diabetic neuropathy effect on my brain?

Diabetic neuropathy: No, this condition does not affect the brain It normally affects the feet, lower legs, and sometimes the hands. ...Read more

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What are the differences between diabetic neuropathy, angiopathy and hyperglycemia?

What are the differences between diabetic neuropathy, angiopathy and hyperglycemia?

Massive differences: Neuropathy is nerve damage.It often causes unpredictable pain or symptoms like numbness, weird sensations (paresthesias), hyperalgesia (very severe pain) or allodynia (pain from normally non-painful stimuli).Angiopathy is disease of the blood vessels that can cause leakage, blockage, or breakage of vessels.Hyperglycemia means "blood sugar" as in diabetes.It can lead to the other 2 problems. ...Read more

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Will hyperbaric oxygen treatments help with diabetic neuropathy?

Hyperbaric: There is no evidence that diabetic neuropathy is helped by hyperbaric oxygen treatments. It is not covered by CMS or other insurance companies. ...Read more

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What is the best solution to diabetic neuropathy in hands, feet?

What is the best solution to diabetic neuropathy in hands, feet?

I like Metanx : As an option, have had good success with it. You need a prescription. ...Read more

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Can having diabetic neuropathy raise your chances for heart disease?

Yes: Diabetic neuropathy is damage to peripherals nerves mainly at legs but can happen arms and stomach. If you are having unsteadiness with postural changes like sitting to standing you may have autonomic dysfunction. You have an increase risk for heart attack, renal insufficiency and eye damage. Follow closely with primary care doctor for in depth discussion of risks and follow up. ...Read more

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Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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Diabetic Nerve Problems (Definition)

Also known as diabetes neuropathy, this is a family of nerve disorders caused by diabetes thta can cause symptoms such as pain, tingling, or numbness—loss of feeling—in the hands, ...Read more


Dr. Payam Rafat
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Diabetic Neuropathy (Definition)

Diabetic neuropathy is a problem of the nerves seen in patients with diabetes. Diabetes damages the small blood vessels of the nerves, which may result in ...Read more