Oct 1, 2006
Is there any effective treatment for alcoholic neuropathy?
Response from Dr. Conway
Stopping all alcohol consumption helps. Then, making sure there is not something else that is contributing to the symptoms (such as diabetes or deficiency of vitamin B12) that can be treated specifically. If it gets down to treating the symptoms, there are many non-narcotic pain killers that can be tried, such as ibuprofen, amitryptiline, or gabapentin. Some newer medications such as Lyrica also appear very promising.
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