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Optimal Health & Wellness Center, Ltd.

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800 N. Roosevelt Road, Building D, Suite 104
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
Phone: 630-858-9900
Fax: 630-858-9905

Office Hours

Day
Monday9:00–12:302:30–6:00
TuesdayClosed
Wednesday9:00–12:302:30–6:00
Thursday9:00–12:302:30–6:00
FridayClosed
SaturdayClosed
SundayClosed
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Know Your Medications  

There are many different medications that people are taking that affect their conditions and treatment results. As a patient, you should know what you are taking, and educate yourself about what these medications can and can not do, and more importantly what they are prescribed (or not prescribed) for.

The most commonly prescribed meds for neuropathic symptoms fall into 3 classifications:

    •    anti-convulsants & anti-seizure meds

    •    anti-depressants

    •    anesthetics & narcotics

All three of these have a few things in common:

    •    none have neuropathy as their primary reason for use

    •    when used for neuropathy it is only for pain

    •    all will exacerbate numbness issues

    •    all come with a horribly long list of side-effects

Click on the links below to find out more about the specific drug:

Neurontin

Cymbalta

Morphine

Gabapentin

Duloxetine

Lidoderm/Lidocaine

Lyrica

Elavil

Oxycontin/Oxycodone

Pregabalin

Amitriptyline

Marcaine

Gabarone

Endep

Hydrocodone

Nortriptyline

Novocaine

Yentreve

Vicodin

Duzela

Diabetic medications like Insulin or Metformin are prescribed and taken to affect the diabetes, and have no effect on the neuropathy. Do note however, the better the diabetes is controlled, the better your neuropathy symptoms will be, and the more effective your peripheral neuropathy treatments will be.

Statin drugs like Zocor, Pravachol, Lescol, Crestor and Lipitor can etch away at the myelin sheath of the nerve. Over time this can contribute to the neuropathic symptoms you already have, if not outright causing them. You should ask your physician about the over-use of statin drugs. Why take them if you don't need to? In many cases, simple dietary and exercise changes can eliminate their need.

Finally we come to vitamins. Vitamins are not medications. They are not designed to control or cover up any particular symptoms. Your body uses nutritional support products as part of its natural healing process. A shortage of these may also be a contributing factor to your condition, the Optimal Health & Wellness Center uses lab tests to determine nutritional insufficiencies.  There are many vitamins which can be of benefit to the neuropathy patient. Benfotiamine (B1), Riboflavin (B2), Niacin (B3), Pantothenic Acid (B5), Folic Acid (B9), and Methylcobalimin (B12) are all good B-Vitamins to take. Alpha Lipoic Acid (ALA) is a fat and water soluble anti-oxidant which aids in metabolism. Nitric oxide is an amino acid which helps the body with its healing process. Chromium is a mineral which benefits the body's metabolism. Ascorbic Acid (vitamin C) is an essential nutrient which aids the body with wound healing.

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Thank you so much for helping my son we really learned a lot about health and how sophisticated the human body really is.

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Office Hours

Day
Monday9:00–12:302:30–6:00
TuesdayClosed
Wednesday9:00–12:302:30–6:00
Thursday9:00–12:302:30–6:00
FridayClosed
SaturdayClosed
SundayClosed
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Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
9:00–12:30 Closed 9:00–12:30 9:00–12:30 Closed Closed Closed
2:30–6:00 2:30–6:00 2:30–6:00

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  • 800 N. Roosevelt Road, Building D, Suite 104 Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
  • 630-858-9900
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As of January 1, 2015: Google Maps has corrected the location marker for our office and the "Directions" information.  You may use Google Maps to find the directions to our office. It is still recommended to use the map below, and click on it to view it larger or to print it.

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