- It costs around $45 from Shopper’s Drug Mart. Â It isn’t covered by any drug plan but I find it to be worth it. Â I keep several bottles around (cabin, two in the house, and one in my car) and they last around a year.
- You don’t drink it, you just put a drop or two on the nerve that is in pain, rub it around and it works in about 5 seconds. Â You seriously go from I’M IN EXCRUCIATING PAIN AND I WANT TO DIE to, I feel like getting a cookie in about 5 seconds.
- It smells medicinal. Â My great aunt lived in a senior’s home in Regina and the entire place smelled like ointment. Â I’d fit right in. Â It’s not a gross smell but distinctive.
- You can get it in a spray bottle but I don’t find it works as a spray. Â Several others have told me the same thing as well. Â The concentrated drops work way better.
- It isn’t addictive.
- You can clean it off once you have applied it. Â It works as soon as it has been absorbed.
- Neuragen don’t work with all people. Â Lot’s of people have gotten angry at me when it doesn’t work but often they want it to do something for a pain that it isn’t designed for.Â
I also use Alpha Lipolic Acid.
I take the pills every morning and night. Â They too can be bought at a grocery store (although not the Safeway closest to my house) and are pretty cheap. Â They are an anti-toxicant and work to control neuropathic pain. Â Outside of the fact that they are kind of gross when caught in the throat, they work well. Â
While getting my eyes checked this summer, my eye doctor and I started talking diabetes and he got me on to cinnamon pills which regulate blood glucose levels. Â Sadly cinnamon buns don’t work the same way. Â The secret to taking these pills is to tell yourself that it is a cinnamon bun and you are living the high life.
I get asked where I hear about these things but most pharmacies have free magazines on diabetes which is a good way to keep up to date on things to ask your doctor about. Â He or she has hundreds of patients while I am responsible for my health. Â I don’t want to have to rely on him or her to take care of me. Â Some ideas they have encouraged, other ideas they have questioned but I am surprised at how many diabetics I know who just suffer from the diabetes without trying anything else.