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Neropthay, nerve and muscle pain, etc

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Neropthay, nerve and muscle pain, etc
Posted by Billmc on Thursday, December 29, 2022 1:22 PM

My neropthay has spread into my hands now. It ranges from completely numb, to timgling, being very cold. I have some typ of shaking most of the time. 

Any suggestions out there for working through it?, I am not giving in ever but I like something to help through the pain.

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    July 2008
  • From: Summerville, SC
Posted by jeffpez on Thursday, December 29, 2022 1:44 PM

I can't relate to your particular problem but when my own muscle and joint pain becomes problematic I frequently get some relief from Aleve. 

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Posted by Eaglecash867 on Thursday, December 29, 2022 3:25 PM

Have you tried taking vitamin B-12?  My Oncologist recommended that to me since I have a little bit of lingering neuropathy in my toes from chemotherapy.  Higher temperatures also helped me when I was in the middle of chemo.  The neuropathy was so bad during that time that temps under about 65 degrees made my hands and feet feel like I had just stuck them into a fire ant was awful.  Heat made that go away almost instantly.

"You can have my illegal fireworks when you pry them from my cold, dead fingers...which are...over there somewhere."

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Posted by disastermaster on Thursday, December 29, 2022 3:32 PM

Lipoic Acid

On the kitchen counter somewhere in North Carolina

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  • From: Blaine ,MN
Posted by BootBoyx2 on Thursday, December 29, 2022 4:48 PM

I sympathize with you whole heartedly.I have it severely in my hands and feet. Do you have it in your feet? If so, be very careful of a condition called Charcot Foot. This is what has destroyed my feet requiring a rigid supportive boot on each foot. Please Google it to be informed, it can lead to amputation. Also ask your doctor. Try to mitigate the neuropothy as much as you can. I was dumb enough to let it go and now nothing can be done. I wish the best for anyone who has it ,I wouldn't wish it on anyone. Good Luck.

Be careful of what you ask for, you just might get it.

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Posted by missileman2000 on Friday, December 30, 2022 7:39 AM

I have learned a few tricks.  The most effective one is to reduce the number of joints active between the fingers of the two hands.  I keep a few blocks one the bench for resting my hands on.  For fine work I rest the base of each thumb on  the same block so only the finger joints are in action.

Another is I foundas many small clamps and mini-vises as I could find, so that one part or sub-assembly is  held motionless while I hold another part in my fingers (or tweezers) with a free hand.


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  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Friday, December 30, 2022 8:24 AM


        I had been determined and diagnosed with neuropathy five years ago. I even wear Jogging shorts in cold weather! Now as to my hands. I can actually lose control of them if air-conditioned air flows on them for about ten minutes. This results in putting them under warm water, drying vigoureslly, and then putting on winter gloves for about ten minutes.

       As to modeling. I keep the shop at about 70ish. bracing the shakeys on a hot doglength Bean bag on the edge of my work area. After about an hour or so they steady down dramatically. It seems that "Muscle Memory" helps here?


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Posted by patrick206 on Friday, December 30, 2022 11:22 AM

As mentioned before, B-12 AND B-6, plus alpha lipoic acid, keeping some warmth on the affected areas helps me. If I don't take the weight off of my feet for a long time they can get very painful, by reclining and resting the legs helps me a great amount. Especially before bed time, if I just ride it out my feet can really feel sharp pain, by resting and keeping warm helps plenty.

It's not something to take lightly, in time if untreated it can also affect the bodies internal organs. Consult a neurologist, mine helped me considerably. Best wishes for future treatment and results.




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Posted by fox on Friday, December 30, 2022 8:16 PM

I've had neuropathy in my hands for quite a while now. Gone through many prescriptions from doctor to ease the pain but with varying little effect. Have used CBD Oil for the pain with doctors approval. 6 drops in the AM and 6 at bedtime have lessened the pain enough to be bearable with no other side effects. The pain is still there but nowhere near the excruciating pain it was before. My hands are always very cold. I wear wool mittens to keep them warm at night or I don't get to sleep through the night. My wife is getting used to me not doing things I used to. 

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Posted by modelcrazy on Friday, December 30, 2022 11:00 PM

Along with the other methods, try acupuncture. I was skeptical until I tried it and it works. I told my doctor expecting ridicule but he said yeah, it works.


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Posted by Tanker-Builder on Saturday, December 31, 2022 7:55 AM
Modelcrazy; Accupuncture does work. I have had it done twice when I could afford it. Worked great!
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  • From: Apex, NC
Posted by gomeral on Tuesday, January 3, 2023 11:16 AM
I have an essential tremor and have not heard of acupuncture as a possible treatment. Anyone have experience with this exact situation? I'm not quite sure the relationship between essential tremor / neuropathy.
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Posted by cwalker3 on Thursday, January 12, 2023 1:47 PM

I changed neurologists recently and when I complained about pain from Neuropathy the first test he ordered was one to determine my B-12 level. It was low and now I get monthly injections. It has done quite a bit for the pain. Much more than any pain medication they've tried. Well, except for morphine, but then that came with its own problems.



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Posted by rob44 on Thursday, January 12, 2023 8:14 PM

Anotherr thing you may want to add is magnesium supplements. They help me and are inexpensive.

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Posted by cvsusn on Friday, January 13, 2023 1:04 AM


Is your neuropathy related to type II diabetes or metabolic syndrome? If so, you may want to consider what's currently called the Keto diet. Put simply, one cuts out all sugar, pasta, fruit (keep the berries), bread, and high starch vegetables. Eat meat and animal fat until comfortably full. Eat green, leafy vegetables. No calorie counting. Beware processed foods declaring to be "Keto friendly ". It's probably not.

Duke University school of medicine has a diet one can find on line. I've followed the diet since August and found it easy to comply. Lost 30 lbs. Never had diabetes, but had BP issues. Now off BP meds. Chronic pain from arthritis significantly reduced. 

The diet may not help with the pain, but there's a high probability it can stop the progression if the neuropathy is associated with diabetes.

Good luck!


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  • From: Fort Knox
Posted by Rob Gronovius on Thursday, January 26, 2023 9:41 PM


Along with the other methods, try acupuncture. I was skeptical until I tried it and it works. I told my doctor expecting ridicule but he said yeah, it works.


I've often wondered about this. I suffer from occasional bouts of gout. It runs in my family and usually located in my left big toe joint. I once ran a 5k race with this and about tore the entire bottom of my foot up.

Just prior to Christmas, I had a flare up in my left thumb, around the base of my thumb. With the amount of movements you do unconsciously with your hand, it's almost impossible to not subject your thumb to painful movements.

It'd be awesome if I could turn off the pain to that joint. If I press hard enough, the pain is cut off.

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Posted by GMorrison on Saturday, January 28, 2023 11:36 PM

I suffer from gout which is related to kidney disfunction. Excess uric acid which produces crystals in the joints. I control it with meds.

The shaking however has really become difficult to control.



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