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What can be done to improve the quality of life for sufferer

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What can be done to improve the quality of life for sufferer of idiopathic peripheral neuropathy?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 2 years ago.
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I am sorry you have idiopathic peripheral neuropathy.

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this can be very difficult and challenging to live with.

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medications like neurontin (gabapentin) or lyrica (pregabalin) could help.

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medications like Elavil (amitripyline) could help symptoms.

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magnesium supplements and vitamin B supplements could help.

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lidocaine patches can help possibly decrease pain in the worst areas of neuropathy pain.

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physical therapy could help strengthen muscles and help improve range of motion.

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I would talk to your doctor about these options and see if they help

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let me know if you have questions.

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Expert:  Dr. David replied 2 years ago.
Dr. David :

This is Dr. David

Dr. David :

I am sorry you have idiopathic peripheral neuropathy.

Dr. David :

this can be very difficult and challenging to live with.

Dr. David :

medications like neurontin (gabapentin) or lyrica (pregabalin) could help.

Dr. David :

medications like Elavil (amitripyline) could help symptoms.

Dr. David :

magnesium supplements and vitamin B supplements could help.

Dr. David :

lidocaine patches can help possibly decrease pain in the worst areas of neuropathy pain.

Dr. David :

physical therapy could help strengthen muscles and help improve range of motion.

Dr. David :

I would talk to your doctor about these options and see if they help

Dr. David :

let me know if you have questions

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