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what is the safest way to get off of a medication , been taking tegratol , well the generic form for over a year. 1200mg a day taking it for foot and leg pain from a reduced nerve fiber concluded from a neurologist, i have been having issues with taking

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Dr. Donald McCarren
Neurology 36 years experience
From : From your description it sounds like you are being treated for a small fiber peripheral neuropathy. I agree tegretol is a tough drug and there are others used to treat neuropathic pain such as neurontin, lyrica, (pregabalin) cymbalta... You can wean the drug by 300 mg every week and then reassess before deciding on further treatment.
Dr. Nick (Donald) Morrison
Phlebology 30 years experience
See pain doctor: Most pain doctors or internal medicine doctors have lots of alternative therapies to try to help patients wean off pain medicines. There are also herbal remedies with anti-inflammatory properties that can be suggested to use to start spreading out the time in between your doses. Look up pain doctors on this health tap.

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