Has quiting drinking helped with the pain? I am currently taking neurontin and getting little relief. Tried Lyrica also with no effect. My daily life and small tasks have become excruiating. Quality of life deminished and looking for some ray of hope.
No medical treatments exist that can cure inherited peripheral neuropathy. However, there are therapies for many other forms. In general, adopting healthy habits -- such as maintaining optimal weight, avoiding exposure to toxins, following a physician-supervised exercise program, eating a balanced diet, correcting vitamin deficiencies, and limiting or avoiding alcohol consumption -- can reduce the physical and emotional effects of peripheral neuropathy. Systemic diseases frequently require more complex treatments.
http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/peripheralneuropathy/peripheralneuropathy.htm - for more information.
I have alcoholic neuropathy after drinking for 35 years. was diagnosed 5 years ago with this and was told by my neurosurgen I had to stop all together. He prescribed Lyrica and told me to take vitamin B12 & B6 constantly.I stopped drinking slowly so I would'nt have a stroke or heart attack. You can have either if you go cold turkey. Started taking the pills,but the less I drank the worse the pain got in my feet.I started drinking like I used to(sometimes heavy) and the pain almost went all away. I do'nt know why it did.I'm in a catch 22,My liver is enlarged and very fatty from years of drinking,but it helped the pain. ??? I had to quit before my liver shut down and have to deal with the pain.The pain is unbearable most of the time. I do'nt know what to do.I do'nt recomend you start drinking again. I've quit for 6 months and have suffered every day and night.Wish I had an answer but I do'nt ... Treeves1
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