In the Aug. 5, 2007 Grand Rapids Press (MI) there was an article that my son-in-law saved for me about a study that some area doctors did to try to find relief for their chemo and diabetic patients with neuropathy. This is the bare bones info:
Dr. Mark Gostine, a GR pain specialist and Dr. Larry Pawl, an oncologist, were discussing pain relief and set about to try to find out if missing micronutrients may be the cause of some neuropathic pain. They set up a study using their own patients with a mixture that was produced by a pharmaceutical company according to their instructions. The ingredients include N-acetylcysteine, alph-lipoic-acid, L-carnitine, vitamin C and selenium. The six month study was done using patients recruited from Foot & Ankle Specialists of West Michigan. They published their findings in the Journal of Practical Pain Management, August issue.
Patients in the study had both pain reduction and less numbness. Cleveland Clinic is considering doing a parallel study to affirm the findings. The supplement mixture is available for sale online under the trade name NeuropathyRx for those of you who want to try it for pain. There is a companion supplement for chemo related neuropathy as well. Hope this helps someone.
~ Jeannie, Forum Moderator/Diabetes & Fibromyalgia
~Please remember that 50% of all doctors graduated in the bottom half of their class! Yours may be one of them...
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