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AnonymousUserAAnonymousUser Posts: 49,670
Wondering if anyone has heard of Neuragen and/or has experience with it? It is a non-prescriptive treatment for diabetic (and other) nerve pain. Wondering if it's worth a shot. My husband is suffering from persistent leg, buttock and back pain following a microdiscectomy on his L5-S1 3 months ago.


  • Here's a link to the product: http://neuragen.com/

    I didn't read through the entire website, but it is primarily for peripheral neuropathy which is not the same as the nerve pain your husband is having. The pain your husband is feeling post microdiscectomy is more than likely stemming for a spinal nerve root that is still irritated from the surgery. It may still be compressed, or it is possible that there is still inflammation that is pressing up against the nerve.

    Have you talked to his surgeon about this? Doctors usually will prescribe one of the nerve meds such as Lyrica or gabapentin (Neurontin). Other treatments are either a dosage of oral steroids or an epidural steroid or caudal steroid injection that lays a steroid right in next to the inflammed/irritated nerve.

    I hope your husband can find something soon to help with his pain.
  • yeah, he was on gabapentin, as well as ocycotin and naproxen. he has weened himself off of all drugs now that the acute pain he was in has calmed and is now just taking over the counter drugs like advil. the prescription drugs he was on made him feel really awful, particularly gabapentin, and he was miserable on them. he is also trying to get back to work, and because he's a pilot, he can't take any of those kinds of drugs and work. although he's not in acute pain continuously as he was before, the leg pain comes back quite strong when he's sitting. he's looking for something that can help with the nerve pain, but still allow him to operate a plane. he's going to talk to his surgeon about getting another cortosone injection or possibly oral steroids to see if those help. the wait list for the injections is super, super long here. any other ideas?
  • There are some homeopathic drugs for sciatic that he could try. I can PM you with the name of one I tried. There are many testimonials of how wonderful it is, but it didn't make a bit of difference for me.

    As a matter of fact, depending on how the nerve is compressed, some nerve pain just doesn't respond to anything. Mine doesn't respond to anything, but luckily, it goes away when I sit down. Of course, if I sit too long, then I get some pain in my lower back or hip....

    That's good that he gets some results from the injections. But those you can't use too often.

    Hopefully, someone else will have some ideas for your husband.
  • Neuragen looks bogus even for it's intended use.
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