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Mon Sep 10 09:24:16 UTC 2012

i wanted to find out if oxycodene would help my dad be able to stand longer periods of time and do more physical work due to his diabetic neropathy?
Asked By: juice21386  
Category: Neuropathy
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My dad is 60 yrs old with type 2 diabetes and diabetic neropathy. His also has problems with his vision but i forget what its called. He is missing one big toe due to a bad infection. I just worry about him due to the fact that he cant walk or stand for and reasonable amount of time or do alot of physical work. Also he does no phyical activites and he is over weight i would say about 285 lbs.
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2012-09-18 21:06:46.0

Hello,

Thanks for asking dLife.

Oxycodone is used to relieve moderate to severe pain. This medicine can be habit-forming. It is generally prescribed in small dosage for short period of time.

Good control of diabetes over time is key to treating diabetic neuropathy. There is no cure for neuropathy, but keeping blood glucose (sugar) within a target range can reduce symptoms and prevent them from getting worse.

I recommend that your Dad talk with his doctor about a treatment plan to reduce his pain and improve physical functioning. Certain medicines may be prescribed for relieving the pain associated diabetic neuropathy. Physical therapy as well as a healthy meal plan can help reduce his body weight and improve blood glucose levels. Once he becomes more physically active, his mood and mental well-being may also improve.

Read about diabetic neuropathy!

Take care.

Answered By: Liz Quintana
Accreditations: EdD, RD, LD, CDE
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2012-09-28 07:38:35.0

Cymbalta has really helped my minor foot neuropathy. It was prescribed for depression and fibromyalgia - so this was a great side effect! I have been water walking in an indoor heated pool which allows me to exercise longer and with less pain. It really helps! Hope your Dad finds what will work for him! Good luck!
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