Diabetes and shingles can cause this chronic debilitating condition.
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Sherri Dmyterko: After dealing with what he describes as horrific pain for the past three years, Scott Lawson is getting a new leaf on life. Scott Lawson: It started with a bit of tingling then it was really burning. It felt like hot pokers basically going in and out of my foot. It's like having your feet in a bomb fire. The only way to describe it's living infernal constantly. Sherri Dmyterko: Unfortunately Scott story is not unique; over a half a million Canadians are suffering from a chronic debilitating nerve pain condition called Neuropathy where nerves are damaged because of diabetes, shingles, fibromyalgia and other chronic conditions. Scott Lawson: Doctors couldn't really test the pain I had in my feet. They told me the only thing they could do for me was prescribe me drugs, like Amitriptyline, Gabapentin, Codeine. None of them really worked because they all made me feel like I was living in a stooper zombie stage constantly. Sherri Dmyterko: And then Scott discovered a new treatment, a fast acting over the counter tropical pain relief or called Neuragen, Don Kyte is a pharmacist in Halifax. Don Kyte: Neuragen is the first effective treatment that we found for diabetic neruopathy, it had great success and with people who had pain in their feet and also with the people who have shingles. Now it's about 70% affective in both the diabetic Neuropathy and the shingles. No side affects, it works very quickly and works up also up to eight hours. So throughout the day with three application we get a full day of pain relief. Scott Lawson: So I went down to the my local pharmacy and I picked up a small bottle of it. So I had to try, it brought it home with in 10/ 20 minutes the pain was gone absolutely gone absolutely gone. I tersimized couldn't believe it for three years I lived with that debilitating feeling in my feet prevented me from walking my dog -- my love of life and my whole lot of other things I couldn't keep timed in my music tapping my foot, that's how bad the pain was, little long the sleep I was losing. I just couldn't believed it that it worked that fast. Sherri Dmyterko: Neuragen is now available in leading pharmacies across Canada, more information on Neuragen and neuropathy is availble at neruagen.com, Sherri Dmyterko reporting.
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