I have peripheral neuropathy, PAD and scleroderma with Raynaud's of fingers and toes for 30+ yrs. previous finger lesions, now 3 toes of L foot developed gangrene. Nifedipine had been sufficient for Raynauds. Now added sildenafil, plavix, trental, hydroxychlorquine all to increase blood flow. Arteriogram with balloon could only open one artery. Slowly healing. Gabapentin 2100 mg in 3 doses. Recently having excruciating burning,jabbing pain at night. Feels like neuropathy but maybe worsening infected foot? Zonna
Considering the problems with your feet, I'd have the dr check it. A podiatrist once told me to put a nitroglycerin patch on a mans ankle. The man had an open ulcer on his heel. I looked at him kind of weird and he said, well it dilates blood vessels doesn't it. The man's foot healed.
Have they considered hyperbaric treatments to help push blood flow into the healing area? It can really help when your circulation is compromised because hyperbarics is like oxygen under pressure and it helps to push more oxygenated blood into the limited circulatory area. Ask your Dr if there re any hyperbarics available in your area. I once worked for a wound healing center and we did hyperbarics there and it is amazing in what it can do.
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