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Is Trileptal Better Than Lyrica And Neurontin For Face Pain
I have MS and trigem neuralgia and have terrible pain. Tried gaba, baclofen, norco, (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) elavil, tegretol, otc, etc...What is the best pain med for this?
Trigeminal neuralgia: Sadly trigeminal neuralgia is a poorly understood disease that has an even worse track record for treatment. Most patients suffer from this disease without much relief. There is a growing body of evidence looking into Lamotrigine as a treatment. Ask your prescribing doctor if this is an alternative. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Is there a stronger combination of medicines than lyrica (pregabalin) and naproxen for treating nerve pain in the feet?
I'm taking Amitryptyline, Neurontin (gabapentin) and Naproxen for severe back pain and spasms. Is it safe to take methocarbamol as well?
It is individual: Lyrica (pregabalin) at night can help pain and improve sleep in some fm patients. However, Lyrica (pregabalin) does not help others and can cause side effects that limit effectiveness. Since all fm patients are different, individualized treatment is necessary. Find a provider who will work with you to find the most effective treatment for your fibromyalgia. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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Niether: Niether have strong evidence supporting their use in anxiety. Neurontin's effects on anxiety are thought to be mediated through its effects on the inhibitory neurotransmitter gaba (similar to, but much more subtly than, benzodiazepines). Lamictal is still being investigated for use in anxiety because it can reduce activity of the excitatory neurotransmitter glutamine. ...Read more
Is amytriptiline appropriate for person with MI and using hypertension drugs for postherpetic neuralgia? Is pregabalin better alternative?
Which is better for severe RA pain and swelling and fibromyalgia, Celebrex or cymbalta (duloxetine)? Which one has less side effects?
It depends: Every fibromyalgia patient is different and a medicine that works for one patient may not work for another. Cyclobenzaprine (flexeril) is a muscle relaxant that belongs to a class of drugs called the tricyclic antidepressants. Lyrica (pregabalin) is a seizure medicine that is also used to treat pain. While many patients benefit from these medicines, others don't tolerate them. You will have to try. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Only thing that works for my severe neck pain is clnazepam lidocain or lyrica (pregabalin)...why does clonazepam work for my neck like that?
Been taking Tramadol for almost a year for idiopathic nerve pain in legs. Dr has prescribed Lyrica (pregabalin). Would Tapentadol be better for pain relief ?
Is there any anxiety and anti depressant out there with fewer side effects than lyrica (pregabalin)? Is lyrica (pregabalin) considered well toleranted and effective? :/ ty!
Amitriptyline: Amitriptyline (Elavil) treats depression but may treat nerve pain (peripheral neuropathy, postherpetic neuralgia), eating disorder (bulimia), anxiety, panic disorder, or to prevent migraine headaches. Diazepam (Valium): treats, anxiety, acute alcohol withdrawal, seizures, muscle spasms relief, sedation before medical procedures; produces calming effect. May interact together. Consult prescriber. ...Read more
They are: Not the same but in the same category as SNRI'S (Seratonin Norepinephrine Reuptake Inhibitors). So bottom line, since everyone is different, you would have to just try one. I will say this: watch out for withdrawal symptoms or side effects such as headaches, sweats, shakes, and irritability. If that happens you have to wean off extremeve slowly always under psychiatric supervision. ...Read more
Neurontin/hand pain : There are many reasons for hand pain. If there is suspected nerve problems causing the pain, Neurontin (gabapentin) may help. Swelling will not be helped and Neurontin (gabapentin) can actually cause swelling in the hands, legs and feet in some people. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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