My neuropathy came on in 8 days on an antibiotic called Cipro of the fluoroquinolone class.
I used all kinds of supplements once a day and that did not help for 3 months. The drug gabapentin they put you on does not help, but gives such bad side effects that it makes you worse.
The answer is to take a lot of supplements once a day...I will list them, and then take your own injections of B vitamins....you can easily do it as anyone who injects insulin knows how to do injections into subcutaneous fat.
I improved 50% in just two weeks, after having been in extreme pain all over my body for 12 weeks...I had felt that suicide might be necessary....it was like having a tooth ache all over the body...feet, hands, skin on back, around the stomach, the legs....that was 2002.
I researched on the Internet, as my boyfriend had come to look after me. The gabapentin made my blood pressure go down to 80/50 and it did not reduce the pain at all. So when the 60 capsules were finished, I asked for Tylenol 3 and did more research, on the Internet, and with 3 books. I was taking a lot of supplements once a day, but that did not help.
Then I asked my GP for 3 vials of 30ml B vitamins as he uses them in his clinic, so he gets large vials.
then I added in oral folic acid, Biotin....etc
I am not putting all the details now because I have to remember it all. I've had a couple of hard drive crashes.
What I suggest is that anyone can find a practitioner who does "chelation therapy" and you go ask them if they will sell you the three vials from their stocks. I only needed 4 months of injections and when I finished the B12, I just bought one more B12 and carried on for a full 1 year and 5 weeks, which is what time it took to finish 4 vials of 30ml.
Even though I had already been cured for many months, I knew the B vitamins were good for me, so I would not throw them out.
I then went off supplements for three years to see if the neuropathy would come back, and it didn't, but my mood is always better when taking B vitamins, so I even have 2 vials on the go now, that will end up lasting me over a year at a cost of just $75 for both of them.
I currently can get a "B complex forte" version that has more B6 in it and a better balance of the 5 Bs, so that is simpler than 3 vials. However, a chelation practitioner may not regularly buy the "forte version" of B complex, so I will suggest the plan I used in 2002, that I figured out on my own.
So that is what this "Discussion" will be for....to indicate the whole collection of supplements that can cure neuropathy.
Naturally, keeping blood sugar levels under 10 also is important, but even if I currently go over 30, I still don't get back the neuropathy...except there were 2 days, when I was under extreme stress of a flood in my home, and I had to use juice boxes as I had nothing else to fend off lows from extreme exercise bailing water. So that was so unusual Aug 20-21 2009, that I don't consider it a true return of neuropathy. I so rarely drink juices. The 200ml boxes are in the fridge for extreme reactions.
The way to look up a chelation practitioner is to go to the www.ACAM.org web site and enter your postal code etc. to find one who is also an MD.
Also, there are likely many NDs that do chelation, so just enter into google "chelation therapy" and your location, and find one near you.
Given that I improved 50% in 2 weeks....you should try it....who is interested? I've almost forgotten what it was like, given that was 2003.
Let's say the 3 vials of 30ml are about $30 each and you get another later of B12...then the $120 will last you over a year, so a cost of $10 a month should not be scary, and most of you already take insulin by subcutaneous injection, so why not B vitamins? I can assure you that your MOOD will improve too and also your blood sugar management improves, although I can't say exactly why. I tried a new C-peptide test to see if it increases my own production, but that was false, it actually is so low it is oinly 14. So while B vitamins help me take less insulin, I can't say what the exact mechanism of action is, although I know B vitamins are used in the metabolism of food.
If you choose to use B vitamins orally, then still use the B supplements 3x day, because I say I did not improve at all with once a day. Also B vitamins require friendly bacteria in the intestines and intrinsic factor in the gut for absorption, so that is why I decided the injection manner would be more effective and it sure did work. I was taking just a mix of 20u, but 5x a day....for the 2 weeks.
Then when I saw it was working, I did just 3x a day injections every 8 hours. This was all based on a study I found that said that 80% of B vitamins were gone from the blood within 8 hours, so I decided OK that means 3x a day injections....but I'll try it more frequently first, to see how it works....so I settled on a mix of 20u every 4 hours while awake, but slept 8 hours.
So, people with neuropathy, how about you try it? Just add in the 20u 5x a day injections for 2 weeks and see how it goes....it is not a waste of your money because I can say that everyone says it improves mood too. I notice that and so do others whom I have helped.
You won't find a place to buy small 10ml vials of B vitamins, except B12 and B6. I can guaranatee that only taking B12 by injection is not enough...also it has to be methylcobalamin, not the cheaper cyanocobalamin. The liver would have to be counted on to change the cyano into methyl and I decided it was worth just getting the fully active form of B12.
So, I've given you enough information to go on. I'm not selling anything. I'll just wait to see how many people try it and improve....if you don't try, you'll never find out.
I'll answer any questions gladly, in this forum, so everyone can see the questions and answers.
If you don't try, you'll be missing out.
I could ALSO ASK...are there any others who have already tried it, by injection? I don't mean just B12...I mean a mix of all the Bs and even 3x a day of oral folic acid?
I am fairly certain, the reason I did so well was that I also continued the Vit C in high doses, the magnesium and other supplements is regular doses. In other words a single supplement will not cure anyone....it takes a wide variety, so it does take more than just the B vitamins by injection.