. I take 3200mg gabapentin, 1600 lyrica cymbalta, pentoxifylli, alpha-lipoic acid, hydrocodone and papaverine..all for my feet. What's up with all that. I went to9 the last doctor to get off some meds and he gave me more. Any suggestions?
9 Jun 2012
First let me share that dosages above 1800 mgs of gabapentin though tolerated showed no benefit in clinical trials. The maximum recommended doseage for Lyrica is 300mgs. At 1600mgs you are running the great risk of damage to your kidneys and liver. You should be having your creatinine and liver enzyme levels checked periodically.
Not sure what type of doctor is prescribing all this medication and what the actual source of your neuropathy is but seeking another opinion from a specialist might be in order.
9 Jun 2012
I had the same thing happen to me, 13 different meds. It all lead to me thinking I could stop on my own then, 9 months of near death and horror. If you question your treatment regimen I strongly suggest if you question your Dr's methods you get a 2nd opinion. I wish I had done that instead of taking matters into my own hands, whatever you do, do not do what I did. Hope this helps.
19 Apr 2014
As I read through all the answers to this question, I'm surprised none address the issue of vitamin therapy. I had acute PN several years ago ... today I am 100% pain free! But I still take 2 Complex Vitamin B tablets daily along with 1 Vitamin B-12. I use Nature Made brand. For pain relief I used Reunion ISR oil ... worked great. I still use Reunion foot cream. As a diabetic, I don't want any sort of lesions that could cause tissue degeneration.
The vitamin therapy worked in a matter of weeks. If you check the ingredients of expensive PN OTC pills ... you'll see they are mostly vitamins.
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