I have idiopathic peripheral neuropathy bilaterally in feet/lower legs and hands/forearms. I’ve been using the M1 for a couple of weeks, mostly on feet and calves. I’ve used at different intensities (from 5 to 14) and different programs, but all have caused a slight increase in discomfort that usually lasts 4-8 hours after use (I usually place the coils side by side on location of pain). I’m wondering if this might be normal, or simply a sign that PEMF won’t be useful for my condition? I guess I’m wondering if lowering the intensity to a 2 or 3 would even be worth the effort, or if it’s normal to feel some discomfort before getting relief. A few notes that may be pertinent:
I don’t believe the pain is due to compression or pinch in the spine (have had MRIs, etc.). It seems to simply be a degeneration of peripheral nerves, likely due to an undiagnosed autoimmune condition.
I’ve had a six-month-long spike in pain which seems related to a mild bout of covid (I’ve had PN for 5 years, but since covid infection it’s double the pain).
I know that the suggestion is to use at lower intensity for longer duration, but it’s difficult on the feet. And, frankly, after feeling discomfort after keeping the coils on for a couple of hours, I’m concerned about using them overnight.
Anyway, thanks in advance for any thoughts/suggestions/advice you may have. I appreciate the content and tone of this forum.