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Amitriptyline For Ms
I have MS and have been taking amitriptyline an was prescribed Zanaflex for spasms, is it ok to take them at the same time?
I have MS and trigem neuralgia and have terrible pain. Tried gaba, baclofen, norco, 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 2 more doctor answers
Many valuable choice: Would select any of a number of newer agents on market based on whether you need increased energy or calming. Have used a lot of Cymbalta, which can also cover painful issues, and have found Lexapro to be well tolerated. Sometimes, counseling will be very effective, in absence of anti-depressant. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Got diagnosed with MS & doctor perscribed me carbamazepine, noticed my jaw started hurting after taking it. Doctor said it'll go away after 2 weeks ?
Confusing sequence: If you have MS, you need to be taking a disease modifying agent, and carbamazepine is NOT such a drug. It is used for epilepsy, trigeminal neuralgia, and other neuralgic conditions including post-herpetic neuralgia. Jaw pain is not a side effect of the drug. A repeat visit to your doctor ASAP is needed. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes..but low ..: Even in identical twins, the incidence is only 20-35%, thus environmental factors (infections such as epstein virus, geography, vitamin d deficiency? +others factors, unknown) play more important role than genetic in development of ms..There is still much ongoing research in this area and hopefully will shed more light in the years ahead. It is a difficult one if you have ms, best of luck to you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Multiple sclerosis: Ms is a disease of the brain & spinal cord in which inflammation damages fatty tissue called myelin that surrounds certain nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord. The "myelin" acts like insulation around an electric wire. When its damaged nerve cells can not send messages to other parts of the nervous system normally. This can result various symptoms, weakness, speech or vision issues, etc. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Multiple Sclerosis: Is an autoimmune disorder of the nervous system immune cells attack and destroy the fatty sheath of nerve cells. I am unaware of any natural treatments or remedies that have substantially improved patients with this disease. Ask your neurologist for further information. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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