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Metanx?

AnonymousUserAAnonymousUser Posts: 49,731
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:25 AM in Pain Medications
Has anyone ever used Metanx for nerve repair/pain? Diabetics use it for peripheral nerve health. A co-worker brought it to my attention but I need to see what my doc thinks. Evidently it contains the bio-available form of folic acid.

Do b-vitamins help at all for nerve pain/disk pain? Will this be a waste of time?

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  • never heard of mentax, but this is sorta for the same use. cymbalta.
    my doctor switched me from prozac (which i use for depression), to cymbalta. apparently it's now used for nerve pain, fibromyaliga, neuropathic pain and more... it's supposed to work really well when you use it above 80mg -120 mg

    also, try glocusomine (sp?).. they are OTC.
  • I took it for about 6 months, neurologist put me on it after he did the emg/ncv test. I stopped taking it, never noticed any changes. It was a prescription, not over the counter. Also the bottle had a warning about drowsiness...I did not need any more med's that make you sleepy.

    Sharon
  • jcc17 said:
    Has anyone ever used Metanx for nerve repair/pain? Diabetics use it for peripheral nerve health. A co-worker brought it to my attention but I need to see what my doc thinks. Evidently it contains the bio-available form of folic acid.

    Do b-vitamins help at all for nerve pain/disk pain? Will this be a waste of time.

    Hello, I use Metanx for nerve repair for a very rare syndrome called CRPS. It is very painful and needs to be caught early, so Metanx is part of my therapy. Two different doctors recommended it.
  • Hello, I use Metanx for nerve repair for a very rare syndrome called CRPS. It is very painful and needs to be caught early, which mine was. Two different doctors recommended it.
  • jcc17 said:
    Has anyone ever used Metanx for nerve repair/pain? Diabetics use it for peripheral nerve health. A co-worker brought it to my attention but I need to see what my doc thinks. Evidently it contains the bio-available form of folic acid.

    Do b-vitamins help at all for nerve pain/disk pain? Will this be a waste of time?

    I have never heard of it.....but my neuro doc loads me up with B vitamins and they seem to help
  • I know this is an old thread but my doctor has me on Metanx. I'd love to hear from others who are on it.
  • Metanix is a prescription Vitamin B. I used it for one month until i discovered you can buy an OTC Vitamin B for less $$. The OTC contains more of each ingredients than the Metanix. When i questioned my Dr about this, he stated yes most OTCs are actually better. So i take an OTC daily. Vitamin B is used to rebuild damaged nerves that are repairable. It works for some but not all. It did not seem to work for me but i still take it for numerous reasons. It helps my tiredness.
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