Q. How can fibromyalgia and neuropathy in hands and feet be treated?

Answered by
Dr. Ishwar Chandra Rai
and medically reviewed by Dr. Divya Banu M

Hello doctor,

I am a 31-year-old female, height 5'3" and 311 lbs. I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia and also small fiber neuropathy in my hands and feet. I am currently on Gabapentin, Duloxetine, and Meloxicam for my condition. The pain is keeping me up at night and I do not sleep well. Also I cannot stand on my feet for more than 10 minutes before I am in excruciating pain. I have recently started a vegetarian diet and a meditation practice too. Please help.

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Dr. Ishwar Chandra Rai

B.SC. ., B.A.M.S.., M.D.(AYURVEDA)., C.C.Y.P
Ayurveda Specialist

Hi,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

I can understand your concern. Fibromyalgia has a condition in which the whole body has pain with fatigue. The patient suffers from difficulty in walking, standing, breathing, etc.

Neuropathy is a condition in which peripheral nervous system gets damaged gradually causing tingling, prickling, burning sensation in hand and feet. As per Ayurveda such kinds of symptoms occur in aggravated Vata Dosa and vitiated Kapha Dosha. So you can go through Ayurvedic management to this issue along with your previous medications.


The Probable causes:

Infections, degenerative diseases, surgery, traumatic stress physical or mental, autoimmune disease, uncontrolled high blood sugar, unknown etiology, etc.

Investigations to be done:

MRI whole body, serum electrolytes, creatinine kinase, blood pressure, and sugar.

Differential diagnosis:

Myopathy, chronic fatigue syndrome, ligaments or tendons injuries.

Treatment plan:

As per Ayurveda, whole-body external and internal oileation therapy is required. Now you should take the following ayurvedic medicines regularly for one month along with previous medications. Make at least one hour gap between both medicines Ayurvedic and allopathic.
1. Bruhat Vatachintamani Rasa 1 tablet + Rasaraja Rasa 1 tablet twice a day after meals with cow ghee.
2. Guggulu Panchtikta ghrita 1 teaspoon thrice a day before meals.
3. Amritabhallataka leha 1 teaspoon with warm milk before meal.
4. Dhanvantaram tails 101 10 drops with milk before meal.
5. Mahamasha tail for external application only. Apply lukewarm oil to the whole body.

Preventive measures:

Avoid spicy and fried junk foods.
Quit smoking and drinking if you have these habits.
Avoid cold drinks, soft drinks, ice-cream, tea, coffee, etc.
Do regular kapalbhati Mandukasana suryanamaskara and pranayana like anuloma vilom nadi sodhan and bhramari.

Regarding follow up:

Do these things regularly for one month and provide your valuable feedback after one month.
Further, if you have any queries regarding this concern feel free to revert back.

Hello Doctor, thanks so much for getting back to me. I was trying to find these medicines here in the United States, but unfortunately the Bruhat Vatachintamani Rasa, Rasaraja Rasa, and the Amritabhallataka leha are not able to be shipped to me here due to customs laws. Are there alternatives you might recommend? Thank you.

Dr. Ishwar Chandra Rai

B.SC. ., B.A.M.S.., M.D.(AYURVEDA)., C.C.Y.P
Ayurveda Specialist
Hi, you are most welcome back to icliniq. It's my pleasure to help you.
These medicines as very effective in such kind of issues. Once try to get them at least for one month. Otherwise alternatively you can take
1. Alarsin R - Compound 2tablets thrice a day after meals.
2. Dabur Ashwagandhadi leha 1spoon twice a day before food with warm milk.
3. Baidyanath Dashamularist 15ml twice a day with equal amount of water after meals.

Further if these medicines are also not available there then you should share the available Ayurvedic medicines list. I'll select some Ayurvedic medicines from them as per your issues.

Thank you
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