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Hi Hope you can help I have pain in both feet that feel like

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Hi
Hope you can help
I have pain in both feet that feel like coldness but to the touch they are warm.
The pain moves around and is on both soles and tops and toes!
Have had for about 18 months now and I just wore socks to remedy but the pain has increased and is affecting my sleep now.
Have tried Aspirin, foot baths and walking but these only temporarily resolve.
As a sort of person that tried to 'home remedy'/research I am starting to think it's some sort of neuropathy?
I take 20mg Citalopram per day and have done since Fe 2009. im 6' 3" and 19.5 Stones in weight. No other health issues!
Please help?
Many thanks in advance,
Justin
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 3 years ago.

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yes, this could be some sort of neuropathy.

Dr. David :

you should get your magnesium levels checked.

Dr. David :

low magnesium sometimes can cause nerves to not function correctly.

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also low potassium can as well.

Dr. David :

sometimes we can't find the cause of neuropathy

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diabetes also has to be checked as well which can cause neuropathy.

Dr. David :

if the neuropathy worsens, there are medications that your doctor can give you like gabapentin or pregabalin which could help your symptoms.

Dr. David :

do you have a GP doctor you can see about this and see if it is neuropathy and check your blood levels?

Customer:

Hi,

Customer:

Yes but not until next week as I am due on holiday tomorrow. I was hoping for some over-the-counter relief/resolutions, if possible?

Dr. David :

not much available for neuropathy over the counter

Dr. David :

you can try tylenol or advil and see if those help.

Dr. David :

acupuncture can help but that might be hard to get on holiday.

Dr. David :

sometimes some detracting creams like bengay or capsasum creams on the feet can distract you from the neuropathy pain.

Customer:

Ok, are these purely pain relief or will anything herbal/over the counter also repair the nerves?

Dr. David :

I would not start taking magnesium or potassium supplements until you get your blood levels checked to see if they are low

Dr. David :

your body normally repairs nerves

Dr. David :

100 mg of alpha-lipoic acid daily could help

Dr. David :

Take one B-100 B-complex vitamin daily could help possibly.

Dr. David :

excess B vitamin usually just goes out of the urine.

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best of luck to you

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let me know if you have other questions.

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have a good rest of holiday.

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