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What can I take to help with neuropathy in my legs and feet?

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Dr. Einar Ottestad
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In brief: Meds

One can consider three classes of medications.
Gabapentinoids (neurontin, lyrica), snris (cymbalta, effexor, (venlafaxine) elavil, desipramine), and na channel blockers (lidocaine topical, tegretol, trileptal, many others). Also topical capsaicin.

In brief: Meds

One can consider three classes of medications.
Gabapentinoids (neurontin, lyrica), snris (cymbalta, effexor, (venlafaxine) elavil, desipramine), and na channel blockers (lidocaine topical, tegretol, trileptal, many others). Also topical capsaicin.
Dr. Einar Ottestad
Dr. Einar Ottestad
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In brief: A medical food

A prescription item, approved for diabetic peripheral neuropathy may work for other types of peripheral nerve problems.
Metanx taken twice daily may help but it could take several months.

In brief: A medical food

A prescription item, approved for diabetic peripheral neuropathy may work for other types of peripheral nerve problems.
Metanx taken twice daily may help but it could take several months.
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