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does mexiletine help with nerve pain

A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Soren Singel
29 years experience Neurosurgery
Diagnosis needed: A good neurologist or neurosurgeon should be able to find out what's causing your nerve pain. Starting Methadone without a diagnosis is not recommende ... Read More
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Dr. David Rosenfeld
27 years experience Pain Management
Yes: Methadone can be very helpful for nerve pain. As the initial answer said you need a proper diagnosis.
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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marcie Berman
39 years experience Clinical Psychology
Yes but be careful: Vitamin B 12 does help with certain sorts of nerve pain. However, you should be taking this with supervision. Taking too much B 12 can cause other p ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
29 years experience Pain Management
They can: http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/drug-information/dr600303.
Dr. Jefferson Chen
34 years experience Neurosurgery
Capsaicin: Capsaicin has been shown to help with nerve pain by depleting the c-fiber endings of some of their neurotransmitters and thus helping with pain. It is ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
39 years experience Pain Management
Vats : The addition of a NSAID and/or a mild pain medication like tramadol . If something stronger is needed then Nucynta (tapentadol) may be a good choice.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lynne Weixel
36 years experience Clinical Psychology
Steroids can do that: You need to discuss this possibility w/ the doctor who'd do the procedures. Sometimes you need to make difficult choices and weighing the pros and con ... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Walter Husar
33 years experience Neurology
No effect on pain: Lamictal in general should have no effect on nerve pain, but may help nocioceptive pain by stabilizing mood.
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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Adrian Baudy IV
12 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Not Really: I haven't seen any improvement with this treatment, there may be some small or new data to support this but nothing that i'm familiar with.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Smith
54 years experience Neurosurgery
Nerve pain: Nerve pain is understood but what is "raw"? Does that mean bad or something else? Nerve pain is best treated with anticonvulsants, tricyclics, snris, ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Newton
19 years experience Pain Management
Treat the source: Find the source and treat that if you can identify it. If it is not fixable or treatable then there are medications that can reduce the pain associat ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Jacobs
63 years experience Neurosurgery
Whatever works: Some people have reported improvement from acupuncture and othe modalities including chiropractic my philosophy is use whatever works.
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