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Are fluoxetine and gabapentin effective treatments for fibromyalgia?

Are fluoxetine and gabapentin effective treatments for fibromyalgia?

They can be: Fluoxetine is an anti-anxiety, anti-depressant medication that may help mood and anxiety problems that can be common in fibromyalgia. Gabapentin is an anti-convulsant medication that can be used off-label to improve neuropathic pain, which is common in fibromyalgia. So in some patients, together these medications can improve different problems that occur in fibromyalgia. ...Read more

Gabapentin (Definition)

Also called neurontin, (gabapentin) is an anticonvulsant medication used to treat seizure, also for post-herpetic neuralgia & other neuropathic pains, as well as restless leg syndrome. It works by lowering excitation ...Read more


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How effective is Gabapentin (Neurontin) for treating epilepsy?

How effective is Gabapentin (Neurontin) for treating epilepsy?

Neurontin (gabapentin): It is approved for Focal seizures, Partial seizures, & mixed seizures. ...Read more

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How effective are complementary and/or alternative medicine therapies for fibromyalgia?

How effective are complementary and/or alternative medicine therapies for fibromyalgia?

Yes: Complementary and / or alternative therapies can be very helpful in treating fibromyalgia. Diet, exercise, supplements, meditation, yoga, massage, acupuncture, cognitive behavioral therapy, biofeedback, physical therapy, and chiropractic manipulation have all shown to be helpful in treating fibromyalgia. ...Read more

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Is Neurontin (gabapentin) effective for pain control?

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Is Neurontin (gabapentin) effective for pain control?

Neurontin (gabapentin): Neurontin (gabapentin) or Gabapentin is anti-seizure medication. It is effective for nerve pain or neuropathic pain. ...Read more

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Are there effective alternative therapies for pku?

Are there effective alternative therapies for pku?

No: The only way to treat pku or rather to prevent symptoms of this disease is proper diet eliminating certain aminoacids from the diet. To prevent malnutrition you need to discuss this diet with specialist in metabolic diseases and dietitian. ...Read more

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How effective is Elavil (amitriptyline) for treating depression?

How effective is Elavil (amitriptyline) for treating depression?

Elavil (amitriptyline): Is an antidepressant with sedating and drying effects, causing heart rate changes, dry mouth/eyes, constipation, depending on dose. It relieves depression, pain of neurogenic origin, headache and insomnia. ...Read more

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Alternative therapies for sle?

Alternative therapies for sle?

No reason too: Lupus is an autoimmune disease whereby the nuclei in the cells are being attacked by your own immune system. B12 injections may help numerous biochemical pathways but wont lessen or cure lupus. May want to look into functional medicine (http://www.Dasilvainstitute.Com/fuctional-medicine). ...Read more

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Are there effective naturopathic alternatives for radiation therapy?

Are there effective naturopathic alternatives for radiation therapy?

No: There is no other natural process that can cause the same effect of radiation to kill cancer cells. However, these methods can be complimentary to treating a patient. Its very important to have positive attitudes, exercise, eat well (nutrition and healthy food), spiritual belief, and monitor environmental exposures (don't smoke or drink). Regarding herbs and supplements check with your doctor. ...Read more

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Alternative treatments for atypical depression?

Alternative treatments for atypical depression?

Alternative depressi: Traditional chinese medicine, indian remedies (ayurvedic med.), yoga, meditation, diet, exercise, etc. ...Read more

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Are there effective alternative therapies for dermatomyositis?

Are there effective alternative therapies for dermatomyositis?

Yes: Treatment typically begins with oral steroid however more potent immunosuppressants are often needed. See a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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Are there effective alternative therapies for fioricet (acetaminophen butalbital and caffeine) addiction?

Are there effective alternative therapies for fioricet (acetaminophen butalbital and caffeine) addiction?

Alternatives?: Fioricet (acetaminophen butalbital and caffeine) addiction can kill you. Get help and support at na and talk honestly with your doctor or an addiction specialist and get the help you need and deserve. ...Read more

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Are there any approved treatments for fibromyalgia other than lyrica (pregabalin)?

Are there any approved treatments for fibromyalgia other than lyrica (pregabalin)?

Yes: I do not now if all of these are fda approved, but these are the medications used. Narcotics are never appropriate for fibro. Anti seizure meds like Lyrica (pregabalin) and Neurontin are used. An snri (effexor, cymbalta, or savella) is a mainstay of treatment. Physical activity is very important as well. Physical therapy can be helpful. Muscle relaxants might be used as well. Stay active! ...Read more

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Alternative medicines like homeopathy for meningioma?

Alternative medicines like homeopathy for meningioma?

Meningioma: Meningioma is usually a slow-growing, benign tumor of the protective coverings of the brain/spinal cord. They can be found incidentally on MRI scans -- and unless pressing on other structures, they're usually observed rather than operated upon. I do know of cases where homeopathy has seemed to resolve such tumors. It requires astute, complete casetaking by a skilled professional homeopath. ...Read more

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How effective is Naproxen (Aleve) for treating polio?

How effective is Naproxen (Aleve) for treating polio?

Not Effective: Polio is a viral disease and Naproxen (Aleve)will have no effect on it ...Read more

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Is there a more effective medication than lyrica (pregabalin) for fibromyalgia pain?

Is there a more effective medication than lyrica (pregabalin) for fibromyalgia pain?

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 more

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Is there other medicine to try for RLS besides requip, (ropinirole) neurontin, and mirapex?

Yes a few more: Classically, Clonazepam and l-dopa have been used. The newer Neupro (rotigotine) patch seems useful, and horizant, a extended release Gabapentin product may be tried. ...Read more

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Is topamax (topiramate) effective for anxiety relief?

Is topamax (topiramate) effective for anxiety relief?

NOT INDICATED: Topamax (topiramate) is in the class of anti-convulsant medications, so used for seizures. Also used for migraine prophylaxis. Not too sure about use for anxiety as that is very off labile. Lots of other medications are indicated. ...Read more

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Are fluoxetine and gabapentin effective treatments for fibromyalgia?

They can be: Fluoxetine is an anti-anxiety, anti-depressant medication that may help mood and anxiety problems that can be common in fibromyalgia. Gabapentin is an anti-convulsant medication that can be used off-label to improve neuropathic pain, which is common in fibromyalgia. So in some patients, together these medications can improve different problems that occur in fibromyalgia. ...Read more

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Is Neurontin (gabapentin) useful in the treatment of alcoholism?

Is Neurontin (gabapentin) useful in the treatment of alcoholism?

Yes: Gabapentin reduces alcohol consumption and craving, which may help patients to maintain abstinence. These results, together with the virtual absence of side effects and a favorable safety profile, support Gabapentin as a potential drug for the treatment of alcohol withdrawal and dependence. ...Read more

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Is there an all-natural replacement for Neurontin (gabapentin) in the treatment of chronic pain?

Is there an all-natural replacement for Neurontin (gabapentin) in the treatment of chronic pain?

Non-existent: There is NO "natural replacement" for gabapentin, but several more effective meds with less side effects include Lyrica, (pregabalin) Horizant, and Gralise. A homeopathic remedy called Arnica Montana may have some pain benefits. ...Read more

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Is it true that theres no treatment for borderline personality disorder? And I take Neurontin (gabapentin) so is it effecting my bpd?

Is it true that theres no treatment for borderline personality disorder? And I take Neurontin (gabapentin) so is it effecting my bpd?

Not true: That said, it is a difficult personality to have or to work with. There is no pill you can take to change any personality past the moment. Patient trusting talk therapy w/ a mature highly skilled person can help you but it's slow. The neurotonin should help a bit if anything, so don't worry. If you can, find a solid therapist and build a relationship. Be honest. Best wishes to you! I hope you win! ...Read more

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Is gabapentin a good treatment for burning mouth syndrome? Starting 300mg a day then 600 mg after 1 week.

Is gabapentin a good treatment for burning mouth syndrome? Starting 300mg a day then 600 mg after 1 week.

Gabapentin may help: Yes, Gabapentin can be used successfully to treat this condition. Other alternatives include Tricyclic antidepressants (amitriptyline) or SSRIs (like paxil (paroxetine) or zoloft.) There are some specific causes of burning mouth syndrome; so, please be sure to see your doctor if you haven't already. ...Read more

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Is Gabapentin an effective migraine treatment? I can't take tryptans, SSRIs, MAOIs or NSAIDS and have severe GERD.

Prophylaxis or tx?: It isn't clear from your question if you have chronic migraine or episodic migraine. Gabapentin isn't optimal for chronic, but botulinum toxin can be used; for episodic there are a number of injectable medications that can be helpful as well such as Imitrex. You should talk to your doctor regarding these options. ...Read more

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New doctor has prescripted alpha lipoic acid 600mg and Neurontin (gabapentin) 1800 mg daily for periperal neuropathy . Is it a usual treatment combination?

New doctor has prescripted  alpha lipoic acid 600mg and Neurontin (gabapentin) 1800 mg daily for periperal neuropathy .  Is it a  usual treatment  combination?

Neuropathy: Combination is now a common practice for diabetic neuropathy. Regarding dose, everybody will have different needs and tolerability. Watch for blood sugar levels drop with Alpha lipoid acid, specially if already taking oral medications for diabetes. ...Read more

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What treatment is available for bilateral burning in the legs and feet other than medication like Gabapentin, Lyrica (pregabalin) or cymbalta? I'm 21

What treatment is available for bilateral burning in the legs and feet other than medication like Gabapentin, Lyrica (pregabalin) or cymbalta? I'm 21

What is the cause?: What is the cause for your bilateral burning? Are you a diabetic? Do you have peripheral neuropathy? Those meds that you listed are the standard meds for painful peripheral neuropathy. If you haven't already, go get a nerve test (EMG) to determine if this is true peripheral neuropathy. Bilateral nerve pain is usually neuropathy, and there are a multitude of causes other than diabetes. ...Read more

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My dad has terminal cancer & since he received alt. Treatment in nc, no one in ohio will prescribe the gabapentin he needs for the severely debilitating nerve damage he has in his leg. What can we do?

My dad has terminal cancer & since he received alt. Treatment in nc, no one in ohio will prescribe the gabapentin he needs for the severely debilitating nerve damage he has in his leg. What can we do?

Neurontin (gabapentin): Sorry to hear about your dad. I would recommend contacting his physician in nc, explain the situation, & ask if they could prescribe the Neurontin (gabapentin) or contact the doctor in ohio directly. Good luck to you. ...Read more

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Are there any contraindications for Neurontin (gabapentin) therapy for pain in a bipolar person taking carbamazepine? Seeing a neurologist in january...

Are there any contraindications for Neurontin (gabapentin) therapy for pain in a bipolar person taking carbamazepine? Seeing a neurologist in january...

Www.drugs.com: Management: during concomitant use of these drugs, patients should be monitored for potentially excessive or prolonged CNS and respiratory depression. Ambulatory patients should be counseled to avoid hazardous activities requiring mental alertness and motor coordination until they know how these agents affect them, and to notify their physician if they experience excessive or prolonged CNS effects. ...Read more

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I heard a good combonation therapy for trigenial neuralgia syndrome is gabapentin and oxycodone is that true? This personally worked for me

I heard a good combonation therapy for trigenial neuralgia syndrome is gabapentin and oxycodone is that true? This personally worked for me

Yes and no: The gabapentin, or other antiseizure medications like it, will usually do a good job preventing the shocks in your face. Oxycodone is a very addictive narcotic. If your symptoms are so bad you need narcotics, then you should consider surgery. I do a "keyhole microvascular decompression" which allows most of my patinets to go home the day after surgery, with over 90% cure rate and no numbness. ...Read more

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Is Gabapentin (neurotin) effective on tic and appropriate for long term therapy? Could it cause mental confusion?

Is Gabapentin (neurotin) effective on tic and appropriate for long term therapy? Could it cause mental confusion?

Better question!: You've got a better question this time about gabapentin and tic disorders. When you say "Tic" do you mean Tic doloreaux, do you mean Tic disorder such as Tourette's Syndrome, or something else? If you're talking about the former then, gabapentin in not all that effective for most people. It's even worse for Tourette's. Gabapentin can cause some people to become very confused...others not so much ...Read more

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Any alternative treatments for galactosemia?

Any alternative treatments for galactosemia?

No!: Galactosemia cannot be cured. But, you can take steps to prevent or minimize galactosemia symptoms and complications. The treatment is the strict avoidance of all sources of galactose. The most common source is lactose, which is the milk sugar that breaks down to galactose and glucose. Avoid: milk or milk by-products, fermented soy products, legumes, organ meats, & hydrolyzed protein. ...Read more

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Are there alternative treatments for reflux?

Are there alternative treatments for reflux?

GERD treatments: Lifestyle changes such as avoiding trigger foods, caffeine, chocolate, tomato sauces. Weight loss. Tilting beds up with blocks underneath, avoiding tight clothes, etc. ...Read more

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Are there any alternative treatments for psoriasis?

Are there any alternative treatments for psoriasis?

Hard to say: To my knowledge, there are no controlled clinical trials that demonstrate the effectiveness of alternative therapies for psoriasis. All of the evidence is anecdotal at best. Most of the things mentioned are probably safe to try. ...Read more

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What are the alternative treatments for dermatitis?

What are the alternative treatments for dermatitis?

Protect: Avoid things that make you break out, soaps & wetness. Wash your hands only when necessary. Wear gloves when needed. Wear clothes made of cotton. Bathe only with a small amount of mild unscented soap, such as dove. Keep the water temperature cool or warm, not hot. Use the medicine your doctor gave you. Use a plain moisturizer daily. Avoid scratching or rubbing the itchy area. Manage stress. ...Read more

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Are there any alternative treatments for carotidynia?

Are there any alternative treatments for carotidynia?

Different types: Carotidynia is treated with mixed results based on cause. Some symptoms are inflammatory, others are associated with migraines, and others are caused by vascular disease. Sometimes no definable cause. Work with your doctor to find type and best treatment. ...Read more

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Are there any alternative treatments for polymyositis?

Are there any alternative treatments for polymyositis?

Polymyositis (PM): There are many alternative treaments for polymyositis (pm). They are similar to the therapies use for other autoimmune diseases and include: oral steroids, intravenous immunoglobululins, tacrolimus (prograf) or biologic therapies such as embrel or rituxan (rituximab). ...Read more

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Neurontin (Definition)

Neurontin is a seizure agent which is a kind of ...Read more