Neuropathy in your feet is a problem you report. You have used Lyrica and I must assume, did not get the relief you hoped for. There are other medications that are prescribed to help patients with the symptoms of neuropathy. Cymbalta, Gabapentin, Amitriptyline come to mind. They are effective for some patients. Lyrica is usually prescribed after these meds have been tried and failed. The best advice I can offer is for you to do the very best self-management of your Diabetes to slow or stop the progression of this long term complication. Are you reaching the goal of a HbA1c of less that 7%? Are you exercising to maintain good circulation? Have you reached a healthy weight? Is your BMI under 30%? Be sure you are seeing a foot specialist to care for your feet and do daily inspections of your feet. Wear proper fitting shoes. Neuropathy is a painful complication. You may not be able to "cure" neuropathy because the damage is already done, but you can treat the symptoms and slow the progression by optimum self-management. Good luck!
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Surprisingly, we just discussed this very topic in class tonight with our patients. I tried to look it up.
Unfortunately, I have not been able to locate any published scientific research study for Dr. Oz's claim that saffron extract can help control appetite.
Many researchers have been looking for a safe and effective remedy to squash our cravings. The scientific breakthrough research articles would have been very well publicized.
Do keep in mind that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) does not strictly regulate herbs and supplements. There is no guarantee of strength, purity or safety of products, and the effects may vary. Always let your doctor know all the supplements and over-the-counter drugs you are taking.
Other uses for saffron were noted, but there was no mention of neuropathy.
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