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how does gabapentin work for nerve pain

A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Catherine Spratt turner
32 years experience Family Medicine
Cymbalta (duloxetine): Both medications are good but they are different. Cymbalta (duloxetine) works on 2different sites than gabapentin. Both are recommended in chronic pai ... Read More
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A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Roukan Jazayerli
19 years experience Psychiatry
Few others: Amitriptyline, effexor XR, and pristiq (desvenlafaxine) can also be tried..
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
58 years experience Internal Medicine
Pain Specialist!!: Interventional pain treatment (injections) may be helpful Ask your Primary Care Provider for a referral! Hope this helps Dr Z
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A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Roberto Duran
19 years experience Pain Management
Gabapentin: Gabapentin is NOT a controlled substance meaning it CAN be refilled if there are refills on your prescription
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
Non-medical evidence: Recent studies of chronic pain management suggest that a combination of psychological, pharmacological and physical therapies, tailored to the needs o ... Read More
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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carisa Hines
20 years experience Palliative Care
Neuropathy: Yes! In general, Gabapentin is safe. Of course, check with your physician.
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mary Ness
Dr. Mary Ness answered
37 years experience Pain Management
Not necessarily: Since the nerves carry the pain signals to the brain, and Neurontin (gabapentin) works by "calming down" the nervous activity, pain from just about an ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Maughon
23 years experience Pain Management
Neuropathy: They are different. Often they can used in combination. I tend to reserve Amitriptyline for use at night for patients who are also having trouble with ... Read More
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A 67-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Rochester
25 years experience Family Medicine
Healthtap consult: Can use the Healthtap Consult service for refill of medicine
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
No: Gabapentin should be taken every day as prescribed by your doctor to manage chronic pain effectively. Your doctor may make an adjustments according to ... Read More
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