There are a lot of neuropathy drugs, but many have strong side-effects. Nuerontin/Gabapentin is the first that springs to mind for me. I don't have any diabetes complications, thankfully. I thought I did, because I was experiencing numbness and tingling in my left arm, but I had nerve conduction tests and it turned out to be muscle tension pinching the nerves; a combination of anxiety and sports injury. I have a lot of exercise injuries: torn rotator cuffs in both shoulders, torn labra in both hips, tennis elbow in both elbows, inflammation of most major tendons and joints. Sometimes my neck and shoulders freeze. I do PT every day and it mostly manages things. I've had a couple pinched nerves in my neck/shoulder for a few weeks that are driving me mad, but with work I've regained most of my range of motion and just have to not push myself as hard as I want when it comes to athletics. Chronic pain is a bitch, but I know mine's not near as bad as many people's. What frustrates me the most is the War on Drugs. I understand opioid addiction is a serious problem, but making it impossible for doctors to prescribe medicine to people who need it is not the answer. Anyone who's done even an introductory class in social health understands this. I used to get a Vicodin script from my physiatrist for really bad pain days. It did the trick, one "30 day" script usually lasted me at least 6 months, if not a full year. But I had to change doctors, and even though I have a clear history of medical necessity and responsible use, no one will prescribe it anymore. There are days where I'm too distracted by the pain to accomplish anything, where before one Vicodin was all it took.