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    Diabetic foot pain
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    rednelhob posted:
    I have a friend that has a lot of pain in her feet due to diabetes. Are there any meds that can improve her situation? She is taking pain killers, but that's a losing situation. I am looking for something that would reverse the medical problem that she has.
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    blessedladyptl responded:
    There isn't anything that will reverse Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy. I'm not sure exactly what meds you're referring to when you say "pain killers." There are several good drugs that are used for neuropathy, but none are the traditional pain killers. Cymbalta and Lyrica are two meds that are used to treat Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy.
     
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    annette030 responded:
    There is nothing to reverse diabetic neuropathy. Sorry.

    Why is taking pain killers a losing situation?

    She does need to try and keep her blood sugars within normal limits.

    Take care, Annette
     
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    David Maine, MD responded:
    Thanks for your post. There are numerous treatments available to treat painfull diabetic neuropathy. I would start by discussing with you primary care provider. Sometimes a referral to a pain specialist is helpfull for more advanced treatments if inital attempts are not succesfull. Good luck.


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