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Can Trazodone Treat Leg Pain
No: Thre is no known indicaiton for trazadone to treat leg pain. One cannot state that it didn't make the pain go away but it is not recommended for this use and no known documentation to me that it releives leg pain. Discuss this with your treating physician. Very interesting if it is used for your of if it was effective. ...Read more
Phantom pain: Yes, you can. However, try to avoid any narcotics to control your phantom pain. Because the narcotics, such as lortab, morphine, tramadal etc, will decrease your endorphine production from your brain and spine by negative feeding back, which will make you sensative to the pain. Acupuncture is an appropriate way to control phantom pain by increase endorphine and and by balancing pain out. ...Read more
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
Swelling: Or edema, has several very different causes and because of that- different treatments. Water retention due to cardiac issues needs to be treated medically, vein problems can be addressed by compression hose and elevation, lymphatic swelling needs compression via stockings and lympedema pumps. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Restless legs: Syndrome and plmd are treated with Dopamine agonists such as ropinirole (approved in rls) or pramipexole. There are many reports in the literature of exacerbation of these symptoms by antidepressants (e.g.Zoloft). If tests reveal that iron levels are low iron supplementation may be prescribed. See sleep specialist for evaluation and management. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: According to the drug literature pain can occur in 2-7% cases depending on dosage. I would not change any medication that your doctor prescribes before talking with them first. In that way you can also find the cause. ...Read more
Help: I refer quite a few people to www.Rls.Org and www.Rlshelp.Org. Behavioral treatments are first line, including avoiding medications know to worsen and ruling out medical issues that can cause. Then there are a number of medications that a doctor can prescribe. ...Read more
How to relieve extreme leg pain possibly caused by lupus, vericose veins, restless leg syndrome, or fibromyalgia?
Several choices: Although Nucynta, an opioid, is approved for diabetic nerve pain, many other choices work well. Gabapentin, Lyrica, Horizant, Grailse, Cymbalta, Savella, (milnacipran) and even a potent muscle relaxant such as tizanadine, or Amrix. If pain mainly localized, could try a Lidoderm patch. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Left leg &foot pain redness swelling warm to touch. Use flector patches cymbalta (duloxetine) morphine tizanidine &norco 4 chronic arthritis &back pain. Causes?
Leg modification: Complex regional pain syndrome. It is difficult to explain and to understand. Usually follows a major injury, operation, foreign materials to fix a fracture, etc. Has a sympathetic component (this is why the increased temperature and redness) unilateral sympathetic nerve block might help along with hot.Cold, tens, physical therapy, spinal stimulator. Prevention of bone loss is indicated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Low back pain in morning and restless legs at night. Can low back pain cause restless legs? If so, how can this be treated?
Usually not: The presence of low back pain is usually not felt to be directly related to the condition of restless legs syndrome. That being said, I have seen patients who have back pain and the pain itself seems to aggravate or worsen there leg symptoms. And in those cases, testing their back can help their restless legs. ...Read more
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