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Peripheral Neuropathy

Discussion in 'Greetings and Introductions' started by Chris Sarantis, Mar 20, 2018.

  1. NewTD2

    NewTD2 Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    I experienced the same when my HBA1C was high at 85. The pins and needles disappeared when the HBA1C dropped to 38. The good news is it is “reversible” and you need to maintain tight control for the rest of your life.

    I was also advised by my endo to take
    L-Carnosine capsules per day, long-term, to prevent further nerve damage.

    Good luck!
     
  2. Crocodile

    Crocodile Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I started taking 400mg of R-ALA twice per day. My neuropathy did improve quite a bit but hasn't gone away. I have gone down to 2 x 200mg now since improvement stopped. My neuropathy isn't bad and I can live with it if it stays where it is. My last HbA1C was 5.7 and has been good for a year now.
    Glenn
     
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  3. Sam50

    Sam50 Don't have diabetes · Well-Known Member

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    I believe if you take R-ALA for nerve pain then it needs to be quite a high dose- 600-800mg daily to be effective. Hubby took this for a while last autumn and then we ran out (!) Have just ordered some more as he wants to try it again. I think also that if it's going to work, it doesn't happen overnight but needs to 'build up' in the system. He also takes L-carnosine.

    will let you know if the two together make any difference.....
     
  4. Crocodile

    Crocodile Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    @Sam50
    I had a total dose of 800mg as 2 x 400 per day. The effect was pretty rapid. Within a week I noticed improvement. It hasn't gone away and improvement has plateaued. It is still a good result as it isn't too bad any more. I only halved the dose because it wasn't making any further difference. I keep taking it because I'm too frightened to stop just in case.
    Glenn
     
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