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Diabetic Neuropathy
An_249607 posted:
Need help with finding tips on pain management for someone with Diabetic Neuropathy and is very sensitive to touch, it's highly painful for them to be touched at all any ideas? All I am told is NSIAD's are not good. Please help.
davedsel57 responded:

You can talk to your doctor about Lyrica and Neurontin. These are two similar medications commonly prescribed for neuropathy. Lyrica has no generic form yet so it is expensive, while Neurontin does have a generic form called Gabapentin.

Is your Diabetes now in control? That would be another item to discuss with your doctor.

Good luck.
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annette030 replied to davedsel57's response:
I take gabapentin, it works pretty well for neurological pain. It is not like a pain pill that you only take when you need it, you take it on a schedule, I take it once a day. After a while, you don't think it is helping unless you do NOT take it, then you realize that it is helping.

Also be sure to keep your diabetes under good control.

Take care, Annette

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