If taking phenylalanine, do it on an empty stomach.
I would try gelatin or collagen hydrolysate. It is basically collagen derived from animal's hyde. Take it on an empty stomach also. Gelatin will have
to be mixed in hot water; collagen doesn't have to be.
I've heard evening primrose oil helps a lot with diabetic neuropathy pain. Lyrica (gabapentin) is prescribed for it also. One of my uncles never took
lyrica and managed his neuropathy with evening primrose oil.
Here is my recipe for pain, copied and pasted from another post:
The cheapest and most effective that works for me is:
1. Buy 2 ibuprofen (Advil) or naproxen (aleve) gel caps. Make sure you get the GEL CAPS - It makes it a whole lot easier. If it' is late at night, a
tablet will work also. But crushing a coated tablet and trying to seperate the coat can be a bit frustrating.
Anyways, bust open the GEL CAPS with something.
2. Get some castor oil or any other oil from your kitchen. It just needs to be edible.
Mix the LIQUID DRUG FROM THE GEL CAP and ANY EDIBLE OIL from the kitchen.
If you are not using the optional step 4, any regular lotion that you use will work also.
3. Rub for a few minutes.
(Optional) 4. Make a 50-50 solution of DMSO (99.999% pure - look up on amazon or e-bay. They sell ODORLESS DMSO). You will have to pre-make this 50%
DMSO solution. Don't make this on the go.
MIXING WATER AND DMSO IS AN EXOTHERMIC REACTION (GIVES OFF MASSIVE HEAT).
Make this before hand. I bought some dark glass amber bottles from Amazon. They come with a glass dropper. I put a few drops on and rub it in. DMSO
will really make sure the above concoction goes deep into the tissue.
DMSO will transport things across the skin into your blood stream. Make sure you clean really good before you apply DMSO. From what I researched a
long time ago, the upper limit for DMSO to send it in to the blood stream is 1000 daltons. I can't find that source again. But the point is be
For example, if it is on my knee and I'm wearing pants, I would roll them up to make sure none of the dye is in contact.
I personally have bought castile soap. Look it up on Amazon or your Whole Foods. There is one brand with thousands of reviews. Use that. I wouldn't
want residue from other body washes, lotions or anything going into my body. Finally, you can also put a saran wrap on top of it. I haven't done this
myself yet but I will the next time I use it.
Hope this helps,
TL; DR: NSAID gel caps + any lotion/edible oil + 50% DMSO (edible oil if using DMSO).
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