Neuropathy self-treatment often includes self-prescribed medication.
If you felt better, you would change your outlook on things pretty quickly.
While beginning to take a hard look at your own self-care, one of the most important things to do is some form of effective pain control that does not create potentially damaging side effects.
How, you might ask, is this possible?
By applying some more simple solutions wherever possible.
The reason this is so important is that too many patients will blow off early warning signs in many illnesses and attempt to self-treat. Often times this self-treatment includes some form of self-prescribed medication regimen.
Numerous over-the-counter products are tried often, to little or no avail. Yet silently they could be creating liver or kidney damage.
Here’s the most common example.
Did you know that acetaminophen is the number one cause of liver failure?
This is one of the reasons that patients often times will consume multiple preparations and prescriptions that otherwise contain this compound. Sometimes patients fail to discuss with their physicians which over-the-counter medications they are taking, thinking they are insignificant.
Nothing could be further from the truth. Many professionals prescribe pain products that also contain acetaminophen. In the beginning they may help you feel better, but the long-term side effects are devastating unless closely monitored.
So we suggest the very FIRST thing rather than last is the application of these critical pain control measures.
As simple as it sounds, a tightly carbohydrate controlled (sugar, soda, and sweets elimination) diet can really make an enormous difference. The reason for this is that even borderline elevations of blood sugar over time can make you stiff, sore, and predisposed towards inflammation and the resulting internal pain.
Whenever necessary, professionally supervised oral and topical medications, which may be decreased or limited over time can be applied within clinic strategies and at home tools like Neurostim.
Although not an overnight cure, many patients who employ these strategies, especially under supervision, do incredibly well!
Remember it takes years to get ill, and a long time to turn things around or recover.
The sooner you begin a more diligent self-care program, the sooner you will see the results no matter what caused your peripheral neuropathy, fibromyalgia, or other chronic pain.
Remember, we are here to help, but YOU must reach out and grab it!
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