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Nerve (Definition)

The brain and spinal cord communicates with what is occurring in the internal organs and limbs by nerve fibers where are like electrical wires with insulation (myelin) and the "copper" (axon). Within brain and spinal cord these nerves connect to other nerves via synapses on both axons and dendrites. A nerve can carry information regarding sensations, and ...Read more


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Wellbutrin4anxiety, lansoprazole4reflux, plaquenil4an ai. Ibs&gastroparisis. Elavil (amitriptyline) for nerve pain &zantac 4 nite gas bloat. Can i take melatonin?

Wellbutrin4anxiety, lansoprazole4reflux, plaquenil4an ai. Ibs&gastroparisis. Elavil (amitriptyline) for nerve pain &zantac 4 nite gas bloat. Can i take melatonin?

That is a lot of: Medications, plus alcohol. You should consult with your doctor or pharmacist to see if there are any interactions among the meds you already take. Adding melatonin would be complicating things even more. ...Read more

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How does Amitriptyline work for nerve pain ?

How does Amitriptyline work for nerve pain ?

Still unknown: We used to think that amitriptyline acted on the brain at the level of the thalamus or other pain interpretive centers but recent evidence points to a peripheral action site blocking C-type pain fibers- specifically, nicotinic acetylcholine receptors carrying neuropathic pain. More cool (and PRACTICAL) stuff if you want to talk about it: www.healthtap.com/drsaghafi ...Read more

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Could olanzapine be used along side amitriptyline to treat nerve pain ?

Could olanzapine be used along side amitriptyline to treat nerve pain ?

Recommended: and used in many chronic pain disorders. There is no problem in taking those drugs together and often recommended. They work on separate nerve receptors and do not affect each other. However, always ask your doctor for more information about your individual situation and always present your current drug list. ...Read more

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I am taking amitriptyline for facial nerve pain but this is of no use & taking amitriptyline for last 2 weeks. I am trigeminal neuralgia paitent.

I am taking amitriptyline for facial nerve pain but this is of no use & taking amitriptyline for last 2 weeks. I am trigeminal neuralgia paitent.

See a neurologist: Tegretol (carbamazepine) is commonly used to treat patients with trigeminal neuralgia. See a neurologist to discuss your symptoms and undergo a full neurological examination. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/druginfo/meds/a682237.html , http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/trigeminal_neuralgia/detail_trigeminal_neuralgia.htm ...Read more

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I want to gently detox my system from 10mg amitriptyline use, (shingles/nerve pain occipital region) thinking Himalayan salt lamp/juicing?

I want to gently detox my system from 10mg amitriptyline use, (shingles/nerve pain occipital region) thinking Himalayan salt lamp/juicing?

Amitriptyline taper: I commend you for thinking about Juicing (from various vegetables and fruits) for health. There is no scientific evidence that salt lamps have health benefits. Let Wise woman within you ask: •Diagnosis of shingles/nerve pain occipital region •Benefits and side effects of Amitriptyline •Stresses in life causing symptoms •Discuss with Psychiatrist about gradual decrease of dose •Therapy ...Read more

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I am taking amitriptyline for facial nerve pain but this is of no use & taking amitriptyline for last 2 weeks. I pain in right eye, cheek & forehead.

I am taking amitriptyline for facial nerve pain but this is of no use & taking amitriptyline for last 2 weeks. I pain in right eye, cheek & forehead.

Facial Pain: The most important determinant of success in pain treatment is identifying the cause of the pain. You have not told us what has been done to investigate your facial pain and what you have been diagnosed with. Amitriptyline is an antidepressant not an analgesic or an anticonvulsant such as gabapentine to treat nerve pain. You need a diagnosis after a complete workup including imaging. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
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Neuralgia (Definition)

Can also be described as neuropathic pain or "nerve pain" which can occur anywhere in the body. It can also be due to many disorders such as direct nerve damage, diabetes, ...Read more


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Elavil (Definition)

Elavil is a tertiary amine tricyclic which is a kind of tricyclic type drug (serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibiting ...Read more