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I have hyperthyroid and am having severe nerve pain in my feet. My doc prescribed Ambien (zolpidem) but won't give me pain meds. What can I do? The pain is bad!

I have hyperthyroid and am having severe nerve pain in my feet. My doc prescribed Ambien (zolpidem) but won't give me pain meds. What can I do? The pain is bad!

Other options: Nerve pain is typically not helped by pain medications. Typically, over-the-counter pain medications are the first option, such as ibuprofen. After that, medications used to treat nerve pain include gabapentin, cymbalta, tricyclic antidepressants, and lyrica (pregabalin). You would have to be evaluated by a doctor and if these are warranted, then they can be prescribed. ...Read more

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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Is hyperthyroidism related to gerd? I also have this nerve root indention on l4-5 level. I have felt pain like wound cut on my upper left throat

Is hyperthyroidism related to gerd? I also have this nerve root indention on l4-5 level. I have felt pain like wound cut on my upper left throat

No: It would be very unlikely that hyperthyroidism is related gastro esophageal reflux disease. As to neck pain, depending on when your MRI was done identifying nerve root issue in relation to onset of symptoms, i would encourage discussion with family physician. ...Read more

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What does nerve pain feel like?

What does nerve pain feel like?

Nerve Pain: Nerve pain can express itself in a few different ways, depending on the location and cause of the nerve injury or damage. Increased sensitivity at the skin area served by the damaged nerve is common. Numbness along the path of the damaged nerve may be constant or intermittent. Discomfort may occur with a stabbing sensation or a burning sensation and may increase with movement. ...Read more

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Any cases of amytriptlene helping with nerve pain?

Any cases of amytriptlene helping with nerve pain?

Might work: Amitryptyline is a rather old drug, but years ago was used for trigeminal neuralgia, migraine headache, shingles, etc. Likely would help modestly, but has substantial anti-cholinergic side effects, and newer agents such as Lyrica (pregabalin) seem better tolerated and more efficacious. ...Read more

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What kind of dr. Takes care of sciated nerve pain?

What kind of dr. Takes care of sciated nerve pain?

There are many: Generally it is good to start with your primary care physician who may evaluate the signs and symptoms and determine if indeed it is sciatica or something more serious. The pcp may initiate medications and physical therapy. They may also start the imaging process with MRI scans. If there is a herniated disc or stenosis they may refer you to a spine specialist (orthopedic or neurosurgery). ...Read more

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What's the optimal online resource for diagnosing nerve pain?

What's the optimal online resource for diagnosing nerve pain?

Be careful: Self diagnosis and the general web information can be dangerous. I would turn to your healthcare provider, webmd or simply healthtap as resources to learn from. ...Read more

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Is it okay to leave sciatia nerve pain untreated?

Is it okay to leave sciatia nerve pain untreated?

Usually Improves: Typically it improves within 3-6 weeks on its own as your body heals. If it continues then many different things can happen, chronic pain/numbness, muscle wasting from disuse or atrophy from significant nerve compression. In more severe cases, things like bowel/bladder incontinence or even paralysis can ensue. Would suggest seeing your doctor if you are not improving after 3-4 weeks. ...Read more

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What is the medical causes of hallucinations and nerve pain?

What is the medical causes of hallucinations and nerve pain?

Quite a range: There are seventeen or so types of hallucinations, and most are classified by the sensory system they affect most. As these sensory systems are also powered by nerves, some of the conditions can make the nerve painful. Many differnt drugs can induce hallucinations, but so can certain types of brain degenerative disorders. Best to see a physician to cover this large territory. ...Read more

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I am wondering what helps for sciatica nerve pain?

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I am wondering what helps for sciatica nerve pain?

Sciatic pain: The sciatic pain can be caused by spinal stenosis, ruptured disc, nerve impingement ... The treatment depends on the cause of the pain. It might include strengthening exercise, physical therapy, medication, interventional therapy ... You should seek help from a health care provider, you might benefit from a comprehensive evaluation. ...Read more

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Overactive Thyroid (Definition)

Hyperthyroidism, often called "overactive thyroid," is a condition where the thyroid secretes too much of the thyroid hormones. Common symptoms include heat intolerance, increased appetite, ...Read more


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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