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Sun Dec 09 07:25:20 EST 2012

I have Neuropathy and have read David Mendoza newsletter about using Nabilone for pain. any comments ?
Asked By: stephen892  
Category: Neuropathy

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Nabilone is the generic name of the drug. Its brand name is Cesamet
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2012-12-28 10:44:33.0

Nabilone is a man made derivative of cannibus and is used is severe cases of nausea and vomiting in cancer patients. It is not without side effects and has restrictions as far as what medications can be used with it. This use in patients with diabetes with pain would be considered "off label" and I would not think this would be the best option, but everything is different for different people. Check with your own health care team to see what is best for you based on your current health status. Have you been to a registered pain treatment center. These places are designed to help with all different types of pain management. Their treatment options range from prescription medication to massage therapy and acupuncture.
Answered By: susan sloane
Accreditations: B.S.,Rph.,C.D.E.,Nutritionist
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2013-03-02 17:46:34.0

I have reduced my foot neuropathy in half by using Eucerin's Original Moisturizing Creme (I have tried a generic creme, but found it too greasy). I massage it into the bottom of my feet after each shower. My foot pain had become so intense that it often disturbed my sleep. It had gotten severe enough that I had contemplated building an open ended box to place at the foot of the bed to keep the painful sheets off my feet. It was that bad! Make sure you use the thick creme that is packaged in the jar not any tube. It is my miracle in a jar! I don't know what I would do with out it.!
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