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Gabapentine/pregabaline/duloxentine which one is best for neuropathic pain with minimum sideeffect?

Gabapentine/pregabaline/duloxentine which one is best for neuropathic pain with minimum sideeffect?

Not easy: This is not easy to answer as different people respond to each medication in their own way and with different benefits and potential side effects and adverse effects. Ask your doctor about this as they know you and may be able to help you choose based on you and your medical needs and history. ...Read more

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Dr. James Marx
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Neuralgia (Definition)

Neuralgia is a condition in which there is a sharp, unexpected pain along a nerve that is due to the irritation and damage of that nerve. Chemicals, diseases such as diabetes, medications, previous surgery, and trauma are potential causes of neuralgia. Numbness and weakness of the muscles supplied by the ...Read more


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What nerve blocks/anesthetic blocks work the best for bilateral leg neuropathic pain?

What nerve blocks/anesthetic blocks work the best for bilateral leg neuropathic pain?

Depends: on where the problem lies... If epidural steroid injections are not helpful, then injections like sympathetic blocks can be helpful. Other options include spinal cord stimulation as well. ...Read more

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What to do for neuropathic pain?

What to do for neuropathic pain?

Neuropathic pain: First, if the neuropathy is from diabetes, getting your blood sugar under control is very important to prevent worsening of the condition. Medications such as gabapentin, lyrica, (pregabalin) gralise, or metanx have been shown to be helpful in certain cases. Topical creams are also used in some cases. Tens units can block painful stimuli from being interpretted by your brain. ...Read more

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How can I be cured from chronic neuropathic pain last 2 years?

Depends on the cause: Curing chronic neuropathic pain depends on the cause. In some cases neuropathic pain can be cured and in some cases it is merely managed. Discuss the cause with a pain management specialist. ...Read more

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Is there any cure for neuropathic pain from diabetes?

Is there any cure for neuropathic pain from diabetes?

Unfortunately, once: The nerve damage is done, there is no cure. However, there are multiple available treatments. ...Read more

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Would marijuana help neuropathic pain ?

Would marijuana help neuropathic pain ?

Marijuana for pain: There are some who say that marijuana has helped their pain syndromes. It is a non-specific, non-directed "action" of this substance. Side effects are relevant - lower testosterone and testicular change are two important side effects; thought process changes also evolve. Smoking marijuana is more harmful to lungs that marketed tobacco. ...Read more

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Can stress cause neuropathic pain?

Can stress cause neuropathic pain?

Neuropathic pain: Is result of disease or damage to the somatosensory nerves, such as in spinal cord injury, stroke, multiple sclerosis, diabetes, herpes zoster, hiv, tumors, nutritional deficiencies, toxins or direct nerve injury. Stress is not direct cause, but can exacerbate the pain. ...Read more

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Does morphine help neuropathic pain ?

Sometimes: Neuropathic pain, or nerve pain, is classically not very responsive to opioid medication. However often times a low dose of opioids is somewhat helpful however be careful as it is a slippery slope to very quickly elevating the dosage and therefore developing tolerance and potential addiction issues. Consider trying antidepressant and anticonvulsant medications. ...Read more