What is a good medication for that pins and needles feeling?

Jerre gehris asked...

what is a good med for me and my pins and needles feeling in both of my feet? (peripheral neuropathy)

Expert Answer

Jennifer Serafin, N.P. is a registered nurse and geriatric nurse practitioner at the Jewish Homes for the Aged in San Francisco.

Many people with Peripheral Neuropathy (PN) have had relief with the following medications:

1) Seizure medications, like Neurontin (Gabapentin), Tegretol (Carbamazepine) 2) Antidepressants, like Cymbalta (Duloxetine)
3) Herbal medications and vitamins, like L-Carnitine and B vitamins 4) Nerve medications, like Lyrica (pregabalin) 5) Topical creams, like Capcacin 6) Pain medications like Ultram (tramadol)

Talk to your health care provider about which choices are best for you to try!