A 67-year-old female asked:
how do i get rid of neuropathy pain from shingles? i've had the pain for almost 2 years. i'm taking 800 mg of gabapentin and it just barely takes
2 doctor answers
Dr. Bahman Omrani answered
17 years experience Pain Management
Consider topicals: 60-min capsaicin patch 8% applied by your dr topical Lidocaine (lidoderm 5%) can be tried but results less predictable. Your dr may be able to recommend safe & effective topicals through a compounding pharmacy. Tricyclic antidepressants (desipramine>amitriptyline) work for most, but be patient, may take 3-4 weeks to kick in. Gabapentin dose is too low. Lyrica (pregabalin) and Depakote may help.
Answered on Jun 27, 2014
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