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Old 08-07-2018, 03:57 PM   #1
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Default SFN and MDD: anyone try laser therapy?

I've been suffering after nitrofurantoin and ciprofloxacin poisoning in January 2018 ... I've had peripheral neuropathy (may have been misdiagnosed) since 2001. On amitriptyline for all those years and was just getting the dose lowered when this happened.

All my symptoms keep getting worse and I'm seeing a new neuro and waiting for results of skin biopsy and additional blood work now. (Regular GP who prescribed the antibiotics has denied the idea that I have anything wrong with me and that the trigger was the unneeded antibiotics.)

What I'd like to know is whether anyone has had both neuropathy and major depression and tried both cold laser therapy for the neuropathy and/or rTMS for depression. I've heard that laser therapy is successful at treating methotrex neuropathy so I'm confident that it should also work for the non-chemo drugs, just wondering if anyone would relate their experience (without too many gory details, please!)
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Old 08-07-2018, 11:56 PM   #2
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Hi Paw Pal

Welcome to NeuroTalk .

I have never tried cold laser therapy for my PN.

However, I am in remission from MDD. I used to go to a weekly therapy group for people with mood disorders. Another member of the group, with treatment-resistant MDD, reported the rTMS was very effective for her.

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