Suggest a pain killer / reducer / eliminator for the pains I suffer with SEVERE Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy plus 4 herniated discs?

From the moment I wake up till I go to sleep, I suffer from a variety of pains, from mild tingling, burning,itching of the skin at various places to sharp pains from my waist downwards. Even as I wake up, the small of the back and waist hurt; the hips,buttocks and the soles of my feet, with a burning pain; the thighs, calves and foot as if a live wire runs through them (making me unable to walk even a few steps), the foot and instep hurt as if a nail is being driven through them. My knee joint hurts every-time I try to walk. It's a miserable life of pain. I wake up in the middle of the night with muscle pulls, catches and cramps that are excruciating. I drink about 20 glasses of water everyday, to reduce the pain. But it does not seem to help. Doctors have asked me to avoid over-the-counter pain-killers, in order to avoid damage to my kidneys. Both my feet are permanently swollen with edema. Whenever the cramps and pain hit my pelvic cage, I lose control over my bladder.It is extremely embarrassing as well.

Is there some other remedy to alleviate the pain?

I am a Type Ii diabetic for 25 years, now on insulin, but my sugar levels are fairly under control 90 to 140 mg / dcl and I am 74 years old. I also suffer from sciatic pains due to an injury sustained many years ago caused by four herniated discs in my lower back..

Please help!.

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  • Sir,I presume you are from the services,seeing your I.D.If so,please accept my salute.

    Your pain is understandable,being sufferer with three degenerated discs.I am managing the pain with certain exercises shown to me by a phisio therapist.I also do acupressure.Some how the pain is under control but on rare( S.O.S ) occasions,I take a tablet prescribed by Pain Management Clinic,St.John's Hospital,Bangalore.They assured me that the particular medicine does not cause any collateral damage.But I am always hesitant to take the tablet for fear of internal damage.

  • Hi Wingco! Can we suggest you to try reducing your carbohydrate intake to a minimum and increase the intake of nuts like peanuts, walnuts and badam. this has helped many of us here in reducing the inflammation in the body and hence reduction in pain(s). Also pls drink 100 ml of full cream milk with a good pinch of turmeric and pepper...that also helps relieve pain. Pls try taking 600mg Antioxidant like Alpha Lipoic acid-it helped me with my pain in the left shoulder. Meanwhile, Shallakki the extract of Bosiwella gum could help relieve pain. PLS READ THROUGH AND DECIDE.

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    You will surely hear from many of us here...pls be assured that you can come out of pains...

  • I have heard that ALA (600mg Antioxidant like Alpha Lipoic acid) helps. But where can I get it? What is the brand-name in which it is sold?

    Please let me know.

  • Pain killer opiorphin is present in our mouth for detail read your health is in your mouth.

  • Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy means damage of blood vessels due to diabetes. The damaged vessels cannot be restored, This is what my doctor says and they are not able to prescribe satisfactory medicine/s. I am also suffering from severe burning of my foot and pain upto my foreleg.

  • Your condition is largely similar to mine. I am 78+ and on Insulin for last 25 years.

    Try neucobal forte (with 1500 mg of methycobal) for peripheral neuropathy. May have to take Injections of the same initially.

    Arsenicum Album 200- a homeopathic drug also helps.

    sulpher 30 reduces burning sensation

    D.Kaushik

  • Yes, you are partly right.

    I have edema of both feet with numbness (a permanent feature) despite taking 81mg of Aspirin everyday with two caps of fish-oil. A daily massage to improve circulation.

    My urologist and nephrologist have cleared me. My creatinine levels are within limits.

    I sleep 9 hours a day. 7 hours at night and 2 in the afternoon. I drink about 20 glasses of water a day (Too much says my doctor). My mind is alert at all times. I do not dream at all (at least, I do not remember any). I continue to put on weight because of a lack of exercise (though I do stretching exercises all day).MY BP remains at 120/80 and my sugar levels, 90-100 fasting and 120-140 PP. I take 10 units of Insulin (70/30) human mixtard in the morning and 12 units bat night.

  • WINGCODAVID::THANKS 2 health unlocked& DIABETES INDIA:.I HAVE A FELLOW SUFFERER WHOSE CASE IS IDENTICAL 2 MINE.IF U HAVE THE FACILITY TRY SIMPLE

    BODY MASSAGE WITH WARM TIL OIL. FOR IMMEDIATE RELIEF.TRUST YOU HAVE NOT BEEN ON SUGAR FREE FOR AN UNUSUALLY LONG PERIOD.IF UR GP&/OR CAN GIVE A PRESCRIPTION FOR COBAWEL OD REQUEST WELST LIFELINE PVT LTD-45 NR SBI-LAVARPUR-DIST GANDHINAGAR 382 355-GUJARAT -TO SEND BY VPP.GET CONFIRMATION FROM YOUR GP/NEUROPHYSICIAN FOR BDS CONSUMPTION.VITAMINS-MINERALS-METHYLCOBALMIN-ALPHA LIPOIC ACID-BENFOTIAMINE R COVERED IN THIS FORMULATION.CAUTION:MY WELL WISHERS(READ USA BASED PREVENTIVE MEDICINE HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS ) R YET 2 CONFIRM THE SAFETY ANGLE 4 CONTINUED USAGE.IF U R IN BANGALORE U MAY REQUEST MRS JYOTHI NAIR MD-PhD IN AYURVEDA 2 SEND SOME ONE HOME 2 ATTEND TO YOU 4 A WEEK OR SO--FOR IMMEDIATE RELIEF.SHE SITS IN AVP(COIMBATORE) AGENCY OPP INDIAN EXPRESS OFFICE.DESIREABLE REIKI 4 TWENTYONE DAYS.(OPTIONAL).PL DO NOT EXPECT MIRACULOUS AND QUICK RESULTS.WATCH FOR GRADUAL RELIEF ONLY.WHEN MOBILITY IS DEPENDABLE PL GO 2 A UROLOGIST AT THE EARLIEST.MAKE UR OWN DIET PLAN BASED ON ???

    LOW CARBOHYDRATE/HIGH FIBRE CUM PATIENT SPECIFIC HIGH FAT DIET.DO MAKE THE RIGHT CHOICE PLEASE.PL DECIDE ON THE ORDER OF PRIORITIES ON THE ABOVE SHARING OF EXPERIENCE.TO ADVISE IS LIKE ADDING VICE!!!!kailadiyer is not advising pl.NOR HAWKING NOR MARKETING ANY OF THE STEPS OR PRODUCTS MENTIONEDALOE VERA EXTRACT HELPS.RIGHT NOW I AM ON TRIAL WITH 20 GMS BHINDI AS APPEARED IN THES COLUMNS SUGGESTED BY PAREKH/KAALE.THANK U FOR THE OPPORTUNITY OF OFFERING 2 HELP& WISHING YOU OF RELIEF.kailadiyer.

  • 30.06.2013.v.urgent: pl see a urologist by priority.hope ur blood sugar is under control& U R NOT ON NSAID PAIN KILLERS.U R WELCOME 2 PERSONALLY CONTACT ME ON MOB

    9327707951.OUR RESPONSE TO YOUR PLEA SEEKING HELP.kailadiyer.

  • I have a different suggestion to offer:

    1. Are you living in a place which is very cold. Do you feel the same problems when you are in a hotter place like Chennai.

    2. Yr cramps could be due to gas related issues. Avoid root vegetables, raw banana etc., from food.

    3. Pl check for spondylities... consult an Ortho.

  • 1.I live in Mumbai

    2. I have no gas related problems

    3. I do not have spondilitis (sp?)

    4. I have 4 prolapsed discs (L2-L3,L3-L4,L4-L5,L5-S1) and Sciatica (my Orthopaedician has confirmed this)

    5. I have Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy

  • can u send me ur phone number mine is 085588 92244

    Bhupinder singh

  • My cell number is 09820013213 and I am usually available from 1139 till1330 and from 1900 till 0000 hrs

  • wingcodavid:1.07.2013.have u seen a urologist pl? reason for being HYPER----oedema---embarrassing MICTURATION PROBLEM---v care. kailad iyer.SELF AVAILABLE ON

    9327707951 pref between 8.00am & 9.00 ambhupendrasingh's req repeated.WE CARE 4 U.

  • I shall consult a Urologist as you have suggested thanks

  • wingcodavid:::til ur urologist's response is studied it is unfair to react.YOU NEED RELIEF NOT A SPATE OF WELL MEANT ADVICE.AS SOON AS IGET THE ADDRESS OF a medical

    store who will courier METHHYLCOBOLAMIN-ALPHALIPOICACID-BENFOTIAMINE-VITAMIN-TABLETS/I will spk to you on the mobile phone.may b u can reduce the water qty

    till the bladder problem is solved.more on phone.V CARE.kailadiyer.

  • Sir,

    I lowered my carbo intake and got relief from numbness in my left foot. Now it is cured. I am also taking ALA.

    Regards

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