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What Other Medicines Is Good For Chronic Migraines. I Take Gabapentin 600 MG T.I.D And It Ain't Helping. The Migraine Is In Back Of My Head.

What Other Medicines Is Good For Chronic Migraines. I Take Gabapentin 600 MG T.I.D And It Ain't Helping. The Migraine Is In Back Of My Head.

Back of head pain: Hello. If Gabapentin is the only thing you have tried, you have many more medication options such as Topamax, (topiramate) which now comes as extended release once daily called Trokendi XR. Elavil, Pamelor, Doxepin, and Tofranil are also options.These latter four are also once daily medications. Help too with sleep. You have even more option than these so talk to your provider about a switch with gaba wean. ...Read more

Dr. Laurence Badgley
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Chronic Pain (Definition)

classic definition is pain older than 6 months. More recent definitions: Pain beyond the normal healing period, pain associated with psychological impact. Any pain that started as acute after and injury to surgery, but continues beyond the healing ...Read more


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Is Neurontin (gabapentin) used for chronic pain?

Is Neurontin (gabapentin) used for chronic pain?

Yes: It's an especially useful pain medication because unlike opiate pain medications, one does not develop physical dependence on gabapentin. This means it can be taken for long periods without developing tolerance and needing higher doses. It is safe with reversible side effects. And it is especially effective with neuropathic pain. ...Read more

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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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Why would a peripheral nerve block in my shoulder for chronic pain post clavicle repair stop my gabapentin from helping and make my pain worse?

If 4 post op pain. .: ...it is probably wearing off, & U R now feeling the pain more, & seems 2 U that the gaba is not working. 4 acute pain post op a narcotic is best 4 pain not gaba. Ask Ur provider. ...Read more

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I have had this acute pain radiating from my back down my thigh chronic pain in my knee and pins and needles in my foot, my dr gave me gabapentin tramadol and diasapan but I have had this for three weeks now and the medication does not seem to work the pa

I have had this acute pain radiating from my back down my thigh chronic pain in my knee and pins and needles in my foot, my dr gave me gabapentin tramadol and diasapan but I have had this for three weeks now and the medication does not seem to work the pa

Consider MRI : It sound like you are experiencing sciatica, which is an irritation of a nerve in the back causing pain running down the leg. If it has been worsening over three weeks with what sounds like appropriate medications, an MRI will usually help to determine the root cause and tell you your treatment options. ...Read more

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Are opiates ok for chronic pain ?. I've tried Neurontin, Lyrica (pregabalin) etc but they dont help. Seeing a pain specialist Friday. : )

Are opiates ok for chronic pain ?. I've tried Neurontin, Lyrica (pregabalin) etc but they dont help. Seeing a pain specialist Friday. : )

Complex issue: Chronic pain is a complex issue. It requires an intensive physical and history as well as an assessment of the psyche. Many times patients require the help of a chronic pain doctor, psychologist/psychiatrist as well as other fields of medicine. ...Read more

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What is better for chronoc anxiety lamictal or neurontin (gabapentin)?

Niether: Niether have strong evidence supporting their use in anxiety. Neurontin's effects on anxiety are thought to be mediated through its effects on the inhibitory neurotransmitter gaba (similar to, but much more subtly than, benzodiazepines). Lamictal is still being investigated for use in anxiety because it can reduce activity of the excitatory neurotransmitter glutamine. ...Read more

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What Other Medicines Is Good For Chronic Migraines. I Take Gabapentin 600 MG T.I.D And It Ain't Helping. The Migraine Is In Back Of My Head.

Back of head pain: Hello. If Gabapentin is the only thing you have tried, you have many more medication options such as Topamax, (topiramate) which now comes as extended release once daily called Trokendi XR. Elavil, Pamelor, Doxepin, and Tofranil are also options.These latter four are also once daily medications. Help too with sleep. You have even more option than these so talk to your provider about a switch with gaba wean. ...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


Dr. Praveen Mambalam
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Persistent Pain (Definition)

Persistent pain is a symptom in which a person's pain doesn't come and go, but instead is present all the time. The pain can be mild, moderate, or severe, but its constant presence usually means there is ...Read more