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Is Getting Botox For Peripheral Neuropathy Safe
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
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What is the recommended treatment for severe peripheral neurapathy caused by hiv. Neurontin, lyrica (pregabalin) have not been effective.Ment for severe periph?
If I have peripheral diabetic neuropathy treatment, what is best multivitamin supplement for burning sensation in legs?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Is peripheral nerve stimulation a viable treatment for trigeminal neuropathy (not trigeminal neuralgia) when medications are not working? If so what us doctors/hospitals offer this procedure?
Is it possible a non diabetic person suffered peripheral neuropathy or autonomic neuropathy problems?what is the best supplement for me to take?help!
Baclofen good medication for spasticity due to peripheral neuropathy? Cyclobenzaprine better choice??
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
Is adding 10mg Elavil to 300mg lyrica unsafe for a person with CABG/MI for postherpetic neuralgia ? at 300mg there is moderate pain control
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is there one medicine for spasticity and muscle spasms? Associated with neuropathy. Which is recommended??
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
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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