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Palmitoylethanolamide (PEA) for neuropathic pain

I have just ordered a beginning order of Palmitoylethanolamide (PEA) from the only source that can sell it to US residents. I have been reading many scholarly articles on the benefits of PEA for chronic pain folks, like me, and, when the PEAPure capsules arrive, I will take the 400 mg capsules 3 times a day. I hope that I can see if it will help me. I don't know if anyone else has taken the step to order the capsules. They are about $1 a capsule, so not cheap, but if it helps, it's worth it to me. Essentially, no side-effects have been reported, and it's a natural "medical food."
Has anyone have any thoughts about it? I clearly have central sensitization and see a chronic pain therapist weekly. I will not take Lyrica, Cymbalta, etc, due the side-effect profile.
Of course, I will be happy to post how it affects me, once I receive the capsules and take it for a month. Thanks very much for reading my post. Best wishes out there.
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I stumbled onto some studies of PEA several months back and bought some for my dad due to his sciatica and carpal tunnel pain. Within a few days of starting it his carpal tunnel pain was gone. His sciatica is a bit more stubborn. The pain has reduced a fair amount, so he can do more activities than prior to PEA. But he still gets some pretty bad flairs (usually after doing things he typically does not do due to pain). So overall I would say it is well worth the cost to try it. He has had no side effects despite having a variety of other severe medical issues and taking maybe a dozen other medications. I really wish more people knew about this and could try it. Update us if you can! I know your post is a few years old now.
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