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Is getting botox for peripheral neuropathy safe?

Is getting botox for peripheral neuropathy safe?

Probably: Botox is a safe medication and if administered by a trained professional, it is safe. ...Read more

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Dr. Olav Jaren
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Nerve Damage (Definition)

A complete nerve transection will leave an area totally numb. The distribution of the numbers depends upon where the nerve was cut. A partial nerve injury may leave the area tingly or incompletely numb. Finally even if the nerve is not cut the swelling and bruising to the tea can affect the nerve as well. Usually we consider sharp penetrating injuries as likely having nerve lacerations when sensation is lost. A hand surgeon can examine the hand and pinpoint the site or extent of nerve injury and recommend ...Read more


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Pregablin. Is it good for nerve compression and neuropathy for a diabetic heart patient?

Pregablin. Is it good for nerve compression and neuropathy for a diabetic heart patient?

Yes: That is specifically one of its indications. You have to start with a small dose (150 mg a day) and gradually work up to 300 to 600 mg a day in divided doses. Not everyone responds but it's worth trying. ...Read more

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Is long term use of gabapentin for relief of peripheral neuropathy a good idea?

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Is long term use of gabapentin for relief of peripheral neuropathy a good idea?

Gabapentin: In general, Gabapentin is well tolerated and used safely long term. But as with any other medications, it has potential side effects such as mood disturbances, dizziness, fatigue, leg swelling, low white cell count, low platelet count, and renal failure. In rats, pancreatic cancer is reported. It should be used with caution in chronic kidney disease and should not be stopped suddenly. ...Read more

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Is metanx safe as an initial treatment for non-diabetic peripheral neuropathy and reduced kidney function? It seems like a lot of vitamin b6.

Is metanx safe as an initial treatment for non-diabetic peripheral neuropathy and reduced kidney function?  It seems like a lot of vitamin b6.

Yes: It's very safe. They have a propriatory mixture of vitamins and all are at safe levels. We need a lot of certain vitamins to reverse a deficiency and let your body begin to store them again. It may be more than the fda "minimum" daily requirement, but still at a very safe level. ...Read more

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What is a good med for peripheral neuropathy? I can't take Gabapentin.

What is a good med for peripheral neuropathy?  I can't take Gabapentin.

Not major problem: Many choices including Lyrica (which may be tolerated better than gabapentin, but also consider Horizant and Gralise). Might try Cymbalta, Savella, (milnacipran) amitryptyline, but may benefit from lamotrigine, levetiracetam, other tricyclics or even SSNRI's. But maybe find etiology of neuropathy and treat cause directly. ...Read more

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Is Nortriptyline used for neuropathy or nerve pain?

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Is Nortriptyline used for neuropathy or nerve pain?

Of course: Combinations of nortriptyline with another psychoactive drug are frequently prescribed for treatment of continuous neuropathic pain. ...Read more

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Is it possible a non diabetic person suffered peripheral neuropathy or autonomic neuropathy problems?what is the best supplement for me to take?help!

Is it possible a non diabetic person suffered peripheral neuropathy or autonomic neuropathy problems?what is the best supplement for me to take?help!

B12: B12 has been shown to help in neuropathy. However talk with you doctor to make sure its safe for you to take or if other medications maybe more helpful. ...Read more

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Baclofen good medication for spasticity due to peripheral neuropathy? Cyclobenzaprine better choice??

Rx and muscle spasms: Either one of these may be helpful for muscle spasm symptoms. Sometimes neither of them is helpful. Both of them are worth a try. Spasticity is increased muscle tone that occurs due to a spinal cord or brain injury, not peripheral neuropathy. ...Read more

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What is the most effective long term treatment for a pinched nerve in right arm? Prednisone worked well for 3 months but getting recurring symptoms

What is the most effective long term treatment for a pinched nerve in right arm? Prednisone worked well for 3 months but getting recurring symptoms

Variable: Your description is too non-specific, as different nerve compression syndromes in an arm are treated in many different ways. Suggest you schedule Concierge appt, and we can get into far greater detail. ...Read more

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Is adding 10mg Elavil to 300mg lyrica unsafe for a person with CABG/MI for postherpetic neuralgia ? at 300mg there is moderate pain control

Is adding 10mg Elavil to 300mg lyrica unsafe for a person with CABG/MI for postherpetic neuralgia ? at 300mg there is moderate pain control

No: There are no interactions between Elavil and Lyrica. Also, at 10mg the side effects are very low. Actually it helps reduce pain by aiding sleep and reduces the afferent pain pathway. ...Read more

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How effective is acupuncture and botox for limb dystonia?

How effective is acupuncture and botox for limb dystonia?

Botox: Botox (or other botulinum toxin) is the gold standard for limb dystonia. Acupunture is not known for helping with limb dystonia as much as just the pain. ...Read more

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Is marcain safe for kidney transplant patients to use for foot neuropathy?

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Is marcain safe for kidney transplant patients to use for foot neuropathy?

Probably okay...: Probably ok to use it sporadically except someone with hypersensitivity to it. Since caring neuropathy usually is a long-term and recurrent matter, please consult the pain experts for detailed long planning. Congratulation for your success in renal transplant! to max such medical benefit, practice healthy lifestyle and avoid overindulgence and obsession. Welcome to visit www.Formefirst.Com. ...Read more

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Is amitriptyline good for idiopathic nerve pain in legs ?

Is amitriptyline good for idiopathic nerve pain in legs ?

Yes, but...: Zoloft (sertraline), (sertraline) tramadol and amitriptyline all increase serotonin levels. Amitriptyline also potentiates this effect of Zoloft (sertraline). BTW, Zoloft (sertraline) decreases the effect of tramadol by affecting hepatic metabolism. Gabapentin has no drug interactions at all. Adding amitriptyline at LOW doses may help, with CLOSE monitoring. Read up on serotonin syndrome. It's rare and usu. not life-threatening but be aware of it. ...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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Is there a cure for peripheral neuropathy?

Is there a cure for peripheral neuropathy?

A cure? Often no: Peripheral neuropathy can be well managed with one(or several) medications. It is best treated (and maybe cured) by addressing the cause (diabetes, toxin exposure etc). ...Read more

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Is there one medicine for spasticity and muscle spasms? Associated with neuropathy. Which is recommended??

Is there one medicine for spasticity and muscle spasms? Associated with neuropathy. Which is recommended??

No: There are multiple medications we use for muscle spasticity to varying degrees of help including flexeril, zanaflex, soma, baclofen, Valium, and skelaxin (metaxalone) just to name a few. Discuss directly with your doctor what would be best for you. ...Read more

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Is methycobal 500 used for treating neuralgia? Compared to Neurobion, Neurogen E, which is more effective?

Is methycobal 500 used for treating neuralgia? Compared to Neurobion, Neurogen E, which is more effective?

Vitamin B12: Vitamin B12 is used to treat peripheral neuropathy that is due to a deficiency in vitamin B12. There is not a lot of research into head-to-head comparisons of the efficacy of over the counter medications (including vitamins). Just make sure to normalize your vitamin B12 level if it is low. See your neurologist for further discussion. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/druginfo/natural/926.html ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Pollard
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Botulinum Toxin (Botox) Injection (Definition)

Botox is a medicine that causes muscles to relax. It is commonly used to improve the appearance of deep facial lines or wrinkles between the eyebrows. It is also used to relieve migraine, and in certain conditions that involve muscle spasm. ...Read more


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Peripheral Neuropathy (Definition)

A generic medical term for dysfunction of the nerves that carry information to and from the central nervous system (the ...Read more