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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?

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?

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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Dr. Olav Jaren
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Diabetic Nerve Problems (Definition)

When there is too much sugar floating around in the blood, the nerves get drunk on it and go foggy, mumbling their electrical impulses back to the brain, tingly, and aren't aware of stimulus trying to warn them their is stone in your shoe or that heating pad has been on too long and is burning your skin or you have an infection in your foot when you stubbed your toe, because ...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