Have PN - Will Improve
Thought I'd add my 2¢ to this thread, FWIW. I'm getting better, little by little. It's a journey, with hills & valleys, hazards, roadblocks, detours, etc. Hope & Heartbreak.
At my worst, about a year & a half ago, I had all the classic symptoms: numbness, pins & needles, cramps, electric shocks, needle jabs, burning pain, hypersensitivity. Numbness extended halfway up to my knees. Moderate peripheral edema extending halfway to knees.
About that time I began my regimen of methyl B12, & RLA. Tried some others that didn't seem to have any effect, so stopped those, and tried others. Still trying/rotating supplements. Also on High Protein/Low Carb diet - little/no sugar - sugar exacerbates symptoms.
IMO, from what I can tell, RLA, B12, & B5 have been most beneficial to me. Burning pain has been pretty much gone since beginning RLA w/ some tolerable flares. Have a prescription for gabapentin, but have not taken/needed any since beginning RLA. Numbness, pins & needles, cramps, electric shocks, needle jabs all greatly improved. Remaining symptoms now confined to front half of feet. Still have some hypersensitivity in feet, some cramps, occasional "rudeness" of the feet. Still have moderate peripheral edema extending halfway to knees. Massaging helps both edema and PN.
I feel I have pretty much attained my initial goal of arresting/stopping progression, and am now looking into pursuing healing/neurogenesis.
Dr. Zachary Smith
Oh, the pain... THE PAIN...
Dr. Smith is NOT a medical doctor. He was a character from LOST IN SPACE.
All opinions expressed are my own. For medical advice/opinion, consult your doctor.