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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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Is nurontin safe for migraines and for nerve pain?

Is  nurontin safe for migraines and for nerve pain?

Yes it is safe, but: Doesn't work well to prevent migraine headaches, and is not fda approved for that purpose. Other far better meds are available. May work well for several nerve pain problems, but has a maximal effective dose of 2400 mg daily, and Lyrica (pregabalin) may be more useful. ...Read more

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She is having sciatic nerve pain?

She is having sciatic nerve pain?

May need a: Chiropractor or acupunture to help lesson the pain. Another thing that could help is to lye on the floor and rest your feet and lower leg on a couch this helps in reducing the discomfort in the lower back ...Read more

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Is leg nerve pain due ovary cysts?

Unlikely: Leg nerve pain can come from a peripheral nerve issue or a central nerve issue such as a pinched nerve or sciatica. Pelvic issues would not be expected to cause any symptoms in your legs. I would recommend being evaluated. ...Read more

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What exactly is sciatic nerve pain?

What exactly is sciatic nerve pain?

Pain down the leg: The sciatic nerve is a bundle of nerve fibers that emerge from the lower spine providing wiring for the leg. If the nerve is injured or "pinched" as it exits the spine (or for that matter anywhere along it's course), the brain receives signals of pain which it may interpret as coming from somewhere along the course of the nerve. That pain is called sciatica. ...Read more

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What do I do for sciatic nerve pain?

What do I do for sciatic nerve pain?

Spine Pain Options: This pain in the distribution as you suggested is the result of an irritated nerve or facet joints or other injury typically in the lumbar spine (low back) which are caused by herniated disks, spinal stenosis or degenerative disc disease, etc requiring further evaluation by a spine specialist and may be candidate for facet injections/radiofrequency ablation and epidural steroid injection. ...Read more

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What is done for sciatic nerve pain?

What is done for sciatic nerve pain?

Depends: Initially you should try conservative treatment such as physical therapy and anti-inflammatory medications. If you see no improvement then the next step would be epidural steroid injections from a pain management specialist. Or you may even require surgery if nothing else is helping. Start with your primary care doctor for treatment. ...Read more

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How can I help my sciatic nerve pain?

How can I help my sciatic nerve pain?

Core strengthening: Exercises that strengthen the core can be helpful in maintaining integrity and reduce stress on the spine. Typically disc herniations will resolve on their own as soon as 3-6 weeks or as late as 6-9 months. Just depends on how you take care of yourself, exercise, anti-inflammatories, tylenol (acetaminophen) and if you need to lose weight that will help immensely. You may still need an epidural steroid injection ...Read more

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How can I deal with sciatic nerve pain?

Multiple ways: The sciatic nerve can be irritated because of a herniated disc, arthritis that results in tightening of the spinal canal, falls, injuries, or other rare reasons (tumors, infections). Anti-inflammatory medications, alternating heat/cold therapy, physical therapy (especially with traction) can be helpful to relieve sciatic pain. ...Read more

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What can you do for sciatic nerve pain?

What can you do for sciatic nerve pain?

Spine Pain Options: This pain in the distribution as you suggested is the result of an irritated nerve or facet joints or other injury typically in the lumbar spine (low back) which are caused by herniated disks, spinal stenosis or degenerative disc disease, etc requiring further evaluation by a spine specialist and may be candidate for facet injections/radiofrequency ablation and epidural steroid injection. ...Read more

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Can ulnar nerve pain neck and shoulder?

Consider neck issue: While the ulnar nerve can cause pain radiating up the arm, it is more typically associated with pain from the elbow to the hand. One possibility is that you might have a pinched nerve in the neck as well- this can look very similar to an ulnar nerve issue, but is treated differently. ...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