If you are diabetic or prediabetic and have peripheral neuropathy, it is very important to get your weight under control and exercise regularly in hopes of slowing the progression and/or decreasing the intensity of your peripheral neuropathy. These lifestyle changes may help to get your diabetes under control or prevent prediabetes from progressing to diabetes. Keep your […]
26. Why Are Antidepressants and Anti-seizure Medications Used in the Treatment of Peripheral Neuropathy?
Antidepressants and anti-seizure medication are believed to suppress peripheral nerve activity and, as such, decrease painful signals to the brain. If numbness is the only symptom a patient is experiencing, I find these medications of little value. Numbness is best treated with appropriate nutrients. It is very important not to discontinue or change the dose of […]
Although there are no guarantees of success, there are many treatments available for people suffering from peripheral neuropathy. All too often, I have had patients tell me that a physician told them that there are no successful treatments for peripheral neuropathy–they will just have to live with it. This is absolutely not true…many times patients suffering from […]