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I have type 2 diabetes. I also have peripheral neuropathy affecting

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I have type 2 diabetes. I also have peripheral neuropathy affecting my feet and legs. Is there anything to be done to ,mitigate the symptoms, numb feet and weak legs?
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 3 years ago.
Hello. I'm Dr. Phil, licensed and practicing internist. Excellent service is my goal.

gabapentin is a good drug

however, it doesn't work for everyone.

A good alernative is a drug called pregabalin.

It works like gabapentin but is more effective for many people

I would ask to try that
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

I have already tried that and found it ineffective.

Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 3 years ago.
Okay I'm sorry that didn't work

there is some new evidence that nitroglycerin spray for angina on the legs can help
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Customer: replied 3 years ago.

As the problem is to do with nerves is there anyone I can consult with and expertise in the subject?

Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 3 years ago.
Yes, absolutely.

I would ask for a neurologist

They will be able to help

Another med you can try in the meantime is tramadol or the nitro spray
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 3 years ago.
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Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 3 years ago.
I appreciate the ok rating.

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