Pregabalin contributed to fatality of woman in New Zealand

A forensic pathologist from Penygroes, New Zealand, determined that pregabalin, a medication used to treat neuropathic pain, was a contributing factor in a woman’s recent death. Dr. Mark Lord noted that although physicians frequently prescribe pregabalin as a pain killer, drug addicts have misused it. “But [pregabalin] is increasingly being used as a drug of […]

Sufferers of diabetic peripheral neurophathy may find relief with alpha-lipoic acid

Researchers from the University of Athens found certain doses of alpha-lipoic acid, along with a few other ingredients, helped patients get relief from the discomfort of painful diabetic neuropathy in only 40 days. An article titled “Effect of α-lipoic acid on symptoms and quality of life in patients with painful diabetic neuropathy,” produced the following […]

Signs of pain caused by peripheral neuropathy

Do you know if your pain can be caused by peripheral neuropathy? An article titled “How Bad Can Peripheral Neuropathy Get?” lists some warning signs of neuropathic pain. One can feel numbness or paresthesias (the feelings of pinpricks or tingles’) but also aching pains. People who have advanced peripheral neuropathy sometimes not only have those […]