i use insulow with really no noticeable change in the nuropathy. I also use lyrica with no noticeable change. If anything things are getting a little worse. Now here is the good news, I have had nuropathy for 16 years and it has gotten a little worse as things have gone on, so a quick onset is not necessarily going to happen. I know my mom had a tough run of neropathy and it got bad quick. This has not been my experience, and frankly when I was first diagnosed I was scared to death, so, I hope my slow progress gives some hope that it does not have to be real bad real quick.
I do suggest a couple of things, my hands get so cold (Indiana) and I keep some gloves in the car even into spring. Also, my feet get so cold it is really tough, so I sleep with a pair of socks next to the bed just in case I get uncomfortable. My biggest issue is my back, who ever heard of nuropathy in ones back? If any of it hurts it is the lower back.
My overall advice, nurepothy is not the end of the world, watch your feet carefully use lubriderm on your feet and hands as needed, if the drugs help, use them, if not spend your money on better stuff.