Peter Hibberd, M.D., is a doctor whose advice is based on more than 28 years of hospital outpatient and inpatient experience. He is an experienced emergency medicine physician, surgeon, and consultant. Dr. Hibberd is certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine. He is also a fellow and active member of the American Academy of Family Physicians, an active member of the American College of Emergency Physicians, and a member and fellow of the American Academy of Emergency Medicine. Dr. Hibberd has earned numerous national and international professional certifications, memberships, and awards.
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How Can I Treat My Neuropathy?

By    |   Friday, 07 February 2014 10:08 AM

Question: What can I do for my neuropathy pain? I am obese and have a hard time trying to lose weight. What can you suggest for me?

Dr. Hibberd's answer:
There are many causes of neuropathy pain. Usually the underlying disorder (such as diabetes or a vascular condition) needs aggressive management to limit nerve damage. There are many drugs used to relieve the pain of neuropathy, including tricyclic drugs such as Elavil in low doses or anti-seizure medications such as Neurontin and Lyrica.
Obesity in combination with neuropathy suggests that underlying disorders may be present. You should see your physician for a comprehensive neuropathy evaluation and medical review to be sure you do not have diabetes, a thyroid disorder, cancer, or another unrecognized medical condition that is causing your neuropathy.

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There are many causes of neuropathy pain, and only a doctor can determine how best to treat it.
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