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Neuropathy
Mar 20, 2001

I would appreciate your opinion on this matter. I have had neuropathy in my feet for 5 years, varying in degrees of pain, sometimes light but sometimes disabling me. For the past several months, I have had some success with pain relief using acetyl-L-carnetine at 500mg. twice a day. That lasted for awhile. I have also been on neurontin, lamictal, hydrocodone, and the expanded (now-defunct) trial for nerve regrowth factor. I live in Chicago and the weather has been brutal this year, which I suspect has had some affect on the pain, but I need to know if there is ANYTHING new out there being used, anything promising, or any new clinical trials that might be open for enrollment. I am desperate here for some pain relief, not to mention that my entire body is distorted from trying to walk. Any help you can offer would be greatly appreciated.

Response from Dr. Henry

I have had some success recently using Gabitril (another anti-seizure med). Have you tried acupuncture or going to a pain clinic to see a pain specialist (I often find them very helpful and very up to date on the latest approaches to chronic pain). KH



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