• Possible Neuropathy Relief

    Asked by Ydnar2xer on Tuesday, September 25, 2018

    Possible Neuropathy Relief

    After going through chemo five years ago I developed chronic neuropathy in my feet. Because I had very little sensation in my feet, I was tripping and falling down a lot. Doc had me try Gabapentin, but I had bad reactions to it. Finally, I bought some arch supports (custom made at a foot store) and have acupuncture once a week for the past month. I THINK IT'S WORKING! Does anyone else have any other suggestions for this painful and confounding malady?

    10 Answers from the Community

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    • GregP_WN's Avatar
      GregP_WN

      Hi YD! That's interesting, I still have tingling after 30 years ago having treatments. Mine were very harsh and given extremely fast. I had some reactions to it right after the treatments.

      3 months ago
    • LiveWithCancer's Avatar
      LiveWithCancer

      I need to tell my husband about this. He has severe neuropathy from diabetes. He has had to quit riding his motorcycles and, really, has to be careful to just stay upright these days. Maybe the same would work for him!

      3 months ago
    • Bug's Avatar
      Bug

      I’m so glad you found something that is helping!

      3 months ago
    • Skyemberr's Avatar
      Skyemberr

      For me I take lyrica and it gets rid of most of the numbness in my foot. I still get it in my hands at times though so it isn't covering it entirely.

      3 months ago
    • Horselady46's Avatar
      Horselady46

      Wow I need try this. It has been 5 years and I still have it. Did you get the arch supports first or the Acupuncture first?

      3 months ago
    • Ydnar2xer's Avatar
      Ydnar2xer

      Horselady 46--I got the arch supports first, but I don't think it would really matter. The big deal is, they were REALLY custom---and expensive. I don't think you can find ones that will help much at the drug store for cheap. What I don't know now is---are my feet actually getting better, or will I have to keep up this routine in order for them to stay better? Am sure it won't work for everyone, but thought it was worth mentioning, even if it helps just a few of us.

      2 months ago
    • Horselady46's Avatar
      Horselady46

      It is worth a try. If it works great if not well I will keep trying.

      2 months ago
    • MLT's Avatar
      MLT

      Ok, I have orthotics, but they haven't changed the neuropathy. May look into acupuncture, tho. I take Metanx, which is a prescription vitamin B supplement. It must help some bc I notice a difference if I have to go off it for awhile. Just went to a survivor retreat and someone said she uses peppermint oil on her feet and it helps. Worth a try.

      2 months ago
    • petieagnor's Avatar
      petieagnor

      Thanks. That makes sense. My neuropathy bothers me in the summer, but not the winter. I go barefoot in the summer, but wear my shoes with implants in the cold months. I just dealt with it. Not sure if I can stand to wear shoes in the summer.

      about 1 month ago
    • MLT's Avatar
      MLT

      I find flipflops and sandals that have a high arch for summer. More expensive, but seems to help.

      about 1 month ago

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