I've been having symptoms of Peripheral Neuropathy for a while now. It started in my feet and has made its way up through my legs and thighs. My nerves are constantly burning all day long, but it gets much worse when I try to sleep. I am slightly overweight by 5 lbs for my height. I just applied for health insurance and it will kick in at the beginning of April. Money was an issue or I would have applied a long time ago. It keeps getting worse & I'm completely terrified that come April it will have spread throughout my entire body.
I've read that Peripheral Neuropathy is a symptom of diabetes, so I've changed the way that I eat to that of one who has diabetes. I am currently taking Super B Energy Complex, Vitamin D-3, Fish Oil & a multivitamin. I use Penetrex lotion at night which seems to help some. I've never been one for exercise, but have been taking walks outside every day. I initially tried taking up pilates, but it seemed to make the nerve pains worse.
I've read on here that taking magnesium, alpha lipoic acid, acetyl l-carnitine, and using capzasin cream can help with the pain — so I'll be trying those soon.
Right now I just need to get through the next 3-4 weeks until I can get in to see a doctor. Is there anything else out there I can try or do to help reduce the nerve pain that I've been feeling? Please, any help or advice is welcome. Thank you.View Thread