"I am very interested in this!I have nerve damage in my feet/legs,lost muscle mass too.I have had my diabetes since i was 19,and im 45now.I know whats happened to me,is my own doing.Right now,all i want to do,is stop it in its tracks,so it doesnt…"
"Hi flipper, hi everybody.
Flipper: I am finding a lot of good information in these threads, but it would be great if it was more specific. For instance: how much ALA do you take? Have you increased it throughout these years? And when you started,…"
"I have been on ALA for about 10 years and my neuropathy has not progressed during that time. Who knows why it hasn't progressed because I'm sure I may have done other things that affect the problem? I will continue to take it because I…"
Are you taking alpha lipoic acid (apa) for autonomic neuropathy? If so, what have you noticed in terms of positive affects? I have heard they have done tests in Germany giving patients the APA both in vitamin form and IV form with some nerve…"
"My story is similar to yours. Medication helps, and the doctor says I have to take the time to rest more often with my feet elevated. A recliner is helpful there. I see the specialist again next week, and hopefully will have some better information…"
"I'd go back on the low dose that they recommend for maintenance Neilin, otherwise, you may lose any ground that you gained while on the benfotiamine.
I had cut back on ALA recently and noticed that my blood sugar started to rise, so I'm…"
"Yes, it makes one wonder, do they really want to find a cure? To your comment, "Within the last 50 years, the incidence of type 2 diabetes has skyrocketed." Could this be due in large part to better diagnosis as opposed to an actual…"
"The only reason I get is that if I can control the diabetes on my own I will be better off in the long run. Whether this is true or not, I do not know. However, the doctor did say if my number reaches 7, I will be put on med."
"I thought I would give an update on my progress. Back in September I started taking Gabapentin (Neurontin) for the neuropathy. The neurologist started me on a low dose and has gradually increased the dosage. The only side effect I notice is…"
thanks a lot for your suggestion for using evening promise oil. also thanks for this thread. i have had pain, numbness and tingling for several years which has gradually been worse although i have moderate A1cs. i just started using it…"
"hello. Boy This sight is a breath of fresh air. been following your comments this evening trying to understand what my son at age 21 is going through since his DKA in September. a week after he came home from hospital started having numbness and…"
"I have been on Gabapentin twice for about 60 - 90 day's & all it did for me was make me so tried, dizzy, loss weight, & my feet hurt all the time. I been on just about everything for it & pain ; Lyrica (perkasets, oxy-cottons) did…"
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