By: Joe Graedon November 16, 2017 10 Comments
    Low Dose Naltrexone (LDN) Provides Surprising Pa…

    There are two powerful opioid antagonists: 1) naloxone (Narcan) given as an injection or nasal spray in the case of narcotic overdose and 2) naltrexone administered orally in the treatment of alcohol …

    By: Joe Graedon August 17, 2017 26 Comments
    Does Cannabis (Marijuana) Ease Nerve Pain or PTS…

    How well does marijuana work against pain or post-traumatic stress disorder? That is a question many patients and physicians would like answered. Now that opioids have been vilified, people in chronic…

    By: Joe Graedon May 15, 2017 10 Comments
    Will Overdosing on Vitamin B6 Cause Irreversible…

    Most people think of vitamins as benign nutrients. If a little is good then a "lottle" is better. In other words, the more the merrier. Most of the time people do not get into trouble if they take a l…

    By: Joe Graedon May 7, 2017 282 Comments
    Serious Tramadol (Ultram) Side Effects & Wi…

    America is undergoing a massive opioid anxiety attack. It has been called an epidemic by lawmakers and the media. While many people used opioids responsibly for chronic pain, there has been substantia…

    By: Joe Graedon April 24, 2017 36 Comments
    Overlooked Antibiotic Side Effects Can Destroy L…

    Antibiotics are amazing. The discovery of penicillin was one of the greatest advances in modern medicine. But Americans love of antibiotics has gotten out of hand. They think of such drugs as magic bu…

    By: Terry Graedon April 3, 2017 34 Comments
    Are There Natural Remedies for Nerve Pain?

    Physicians find neuropathy difficult to manage. This nerve pain can easily become chronic if it is not interrupted early in its course. When pain originates in the nervous system itself, relatively f…

    By: Joe Graedon March 23, 2017 19 Comments
    Lyrica (Pregabalin) Is An Ineffective Sciatica T…

    Sciatica sucks! Sadly, so does sciatica treatment with pregabalin (Lyrica). That's the conclusion of a new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine (March 23, 2017). Even though the drug…

    By: Terry Graedon January 2, 2017 30 Comments
    What Natural Remedies Could Help Neuropathy?

    Neuropathy (pain, numbness or tingling, usually in the feet or hands) is caused by a malfunction of the nerves in the skin. We need such nerves to tell us about the world around us, and when they st…

    By: Joe Graedon December 5, 2016 16 Comments
    Cannabidiol Oil Solved Severe Seizure Problem an…

    Many doctors are skeptical about the benefits of medical marijuana. That's because they did not learn about this "herb" in medical school. If it was discussed at all, the likelihood is that the lectur…

    By: Terry Graedon November 28, 2016 4 Comments
    How Can You Overcome Long-Term Tingling?

    Tingling, numbness or pain are common symptoms that doctors term "paresthesia." Sometimes the tingling resembles the pins-and-needles feeling when an arm or leg "goes to sleep." What can be done to ov…

    By: Terry Graedon October 10, 2016 15 Comments
    Using Marijuana to Overcome Face Pain

    Pain resulting from nerve damage can be unrelenting and extremely difficult to treat. When the trigeminal nerve is affected, it causes face pain that is capable of ruining a person's quality of life.…

    By: Terry Graedon August 22, 2016 5 Comments
    Did Nexium Cause Bone Loss and Nerve Pain?

    Whenever you decide to take a new medication, you should know what you will get out of it in terms of benefit and what side effects you might experience. This is especially important for drugs you wi…

    By: Joe Graedon July 16, 2016 8 Comments
    Will Medical Marijuana Ease Pain and Prevent Dem…

    Two of our most complicated and challenging health problems are nerve pain and dementia. The drugs we have are often woefully inadequate. That's why it is so intriguing to learn that ingredients in me…

    By: Terry Graedon July 11, 2016 13 Comments
    How to Ease Nerve Pain with Supplements

    Neuropathy, pain generated by inflamed or damaged nerves, can be quite difficult to treat. Narcotics may not do much to ease the pain of damaged nerves, and NSAIDs are frequently ineffective. How can…

    By: Terry Graedon February 15, 2016 31 Comments
    How to Use Benfotiamine for Relief from Nerve Pa…

    Neuropathy is pain caused by nerves misfiring. It can be unrelenting and often has a dreadful effect on a person's quality of life. Many people find it very difficult to get relief from nerve pain. Un…

    By: Joe Graedon February 22, 2015 6 Comments
    Too Little Vitamin B6 Can Lead to Nerve Damage

    Q. I was diagnosed with peripheral neuropathy in September. I could barely walk. My feet felt swollen, like I had a pair of water-balloons strapped to the soles of my feet. I couldn't feel the ground …

    By: Joe Graedon January 26, 2015 13 Comments
    Blood Pressure Pills Are Contributing to Nerve D…

    Q. I have high blood pressure for which I take metoprolol, hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ), hydralazine and lisinopril. I have developed pins and needles in my fingers and numbness in my hands that keeps m…

    By: Terry Graedon April 29, 2013 63 Comments
    Supplements to Ease Nerve Pain

    Nerve pain (polyneuropathy) is hard to treat. Even heavy-duty narcotics may not ease the pain adequately. This is bad news, especially for people with diabetes. Up to 16 percent of them may suffer wit…

    By: Joe Graedon December 24, 2012 60 Comments
    Neuropathy: Natural Treatments for Nerve Pain

    Neuropathy is one of those words that tells you very little. Broken down it stands for nerve (neuro) and disease (pathy). But nerve pain doesn't tell you much about the cause of the distress. When ner…

    By: Joe Graedon May 26, 2012 707 Comments
    Surprising Gabapentin Side Effects

    Gabapenin is one of the most commonly prescribed drugs by doctors. At last count over 50 million prescriptions were dispensed annually. It is used for an amazing array of off-label indications. That …

    By: Terry Graedon October 24, 2011 18 Comments
    Hot Peppers Help Heal Pain

    Q. My primary care doctor prescribed Cymbalta for neuropathy, a very painful burning sensation in three of my toes. It seemed to work, but it is expensive. The doctor I saw at the VA recommended capsi…