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Cymbalta Elavil Nerve Pain
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
Will I get more pain relief from nerve pain if I use a combination of both drugs like elavil and Lyrica, (pregabalin) than if I used just one ?
Most likely: Since they attack "nerve" pain by different mechanisms then there is a potential for additive benefit. They are often used in combination for that purpose. Keep in mind that medications like this do not work right away, so if you can tolerate as they "get into your system" over the course of a few weeks you will be able to see if they truly work for you. ...Read more
Reducing and stopping elavil (amitriptyline) to see if my nerve pain from disc extrusion has eased or is just being masked. How long after stopping will I know ??
Not on your own...: Do not do it on your own. Stopping Elavil (amitriptyline) suddenly can give you significant adverse reactions which may include irritability, agitation, sleep disturbance, flu-like symptoms and, rarely, cardiac arrhythmia and should be tapered down with the supervision of the doctor prescribing this medication. ...Read more
Just prescribed elavil (amitriptyline) for IBS and cronic ruq nerve pain. It is to strong even at lowest dose. Can i cut it in half? Only been taking 3 days at bed.
Elavil (amitriptyline): Please call your doctor about your difficulties with elavil, since you haven't shared how much you're taking. The lowest dose made is 10mg, and i don't know any that are scored (making them easier to cut in half) anyway. You may end up with a crumbled pill. Your doctor will want to understand what you mean by "too strong, " so s/he can adjust or change. Another option might be low-dose sinequan (doxepin). ...Read more
Wellbutrin4anxiety, lansoprazole4reflux, plaquenil4an ai. Ibs&gastroparisis. Elavil (amitriptyline) for nerve pain &zantac 4 nite gas bloat. Can i take melatonin?
They are: Not the same but in the same category as SNRI'S (Seratonin Norepinephrine Reuptake Inhibitors). So bottom line, since everyone is different, you would have to just try one. I will say this: watch out for withdrawal symptoms or side effects such as headaches, sweats, shakes, and irritability. If that happens you have to wean off extremeve slowly always under psychiatric supervision. ...Read more
It can be : It can be better than tramadol. Tramadol has a risk of habituation. Cymbalta (duloxetine) has its own side effects is well. I would prefer the Cymbalta (duloxetine) to the tramadol for long-term. It's depends on what your diagnosis is and what the rest of your medical condition is. You can discuss this with your physician. ...Read more
What other drugs are available for nerve pain if Gabapentin, Lyrica (pregabalin) and Cymbalta don't work ?
Think beyond drugs: Medications are one way of controlling nerve pain. Pain is a complex holistic process. You may be able to decrease need for meds by addressing other issues. That includes nutrient status, stress or emotional trauma that may have accompanied or pre-dated the injury, and movement and use of the limb. It's a complex topic. You might look for a doc who does integrative or functional medicine. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it safe to take a TCA or a SSNRI for nerve pain if I had palpitations on low doses of first Cymbalta (duloxetine) (60mgOD), then gabapentin(100mgBID)?
Palpitations: although there is some electrophysiologic effect with the above medicines in the absence of a clinical trial tolerability can not be assessed. Following initial dosing to steady-state an ECG may be of value in assessing the potential for arrhythmia by observing intervals such as the QT. Discuss this with the prescribing physician ...Read more
What is a good pain reliever for nerve pain? I've tried cymbalta, lyrica, (pregabalin) and neurontin. Nothing has worked. I have tn too, and im losing hope.
Additional Rx: Effexor, (venlafaxine) tricyclic antidepressants, ssnri's, local Lidoderm patch, a Butrans patch, all have some chance of success. However, if you possess an underlying small fibre neuropathy, or a large fibre neuropathy caused by autoimmune mechanisms, infusions of ivig may be amazingly helpful. Lastly, a medical food metanx is also of value. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Three months ago I developed nerve damage from statin use (one month of simvastin 20mg/day).
Daily physical therapy has helped a bit, and I just started taking cymbalta to control the nerve pain.
Anyone have suggestions for quicker improvement?
Im takung elavil and cymbalta (duloxetine) for relieving mu fybro pains and insomnua and seem not ti improve... Is this goung to end someday?
Speak with your doc: Have you spoken to your doctor yet? Perhaps, you need a different dosing regimen. Perhaps, a different set of medications? Perhaps, a different diagnosis? Sometimes, treatments don't work well for a problem because the diagnosis is either not accurate or incomplete. Maybe something else is going on to be addressed? Wanna yap? www.healthtap.com/drsaghafi Key Code: PDXFNR ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hi there. I just want to know if it's ok to take my off brand 24 hour allergy meds with my other meds. I'm taking bystolic, cymbalta, elavil, flexeril?
I've tried gabapenten, lyrica, (pregabalin) Elavil, cymbalta, oxycodone for sudden onset neuropathy.Guess that's it.Any answers, cause I don't havevany.I give up.
Neuropathy: The important thing is diagnosis FIRST, treatment second. Don't give up. Get to the reason for the neuropathy. Something is causing it. (Nerve compression, chemical damage, diabetes, etc) If nothing else, radically change your diet to gluten free, high protein, low carb all organic for one month. No alcohol/smoking. You might get surprised. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm not responding to any meds given for sudden onset peripheral neuropathy of the feet. Can dilaten help.Tried gabapenten lyrica (pregabalin) Elavil cymbalta.
Dilantin: The use of Dilantin is unlikely to reduce the pain of peripheral neuropathy if the other anti-convulsant medications have failed to relieve the pain. Alternative treatments such as transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation, capsaicin cream, Lidocaine patches and identifying and treating the cause of the neuropathy may help you feel better. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can drugs for nerve pain like amitriptyline be so good that discontinuation of painkillers is possible?
Pain and adjuvants: In the treatment of pain, we use many medicines from vitamins, medical foods, nutraceuticals, and pharmacologics. Often but not always, opioids are necessary, but patient desires and cooperation do help,on choosing correct treatment approaches. Tricyclics, like amitriptyline, treat let pain in diabetes very well, and help,prevent migraine headaches. Duloxitine helps treat 4 pain indications ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Which is better for treating nerve pain ? Olanzapine or amitriptyline ? Currently taking 5mg of olanzapine for only a few days.
I am on effexor 300mg, Lyrica 300mg, amitriptyline 50mg and 15mg for severe G A D and nerve pain. Is this a lot of meds. Many Thanks?
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