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Long Term Use Of Gabapentin For Relief Of Peripheral Neuropathy
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
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
Are you for or Against using Propranolol long term for Migraine Aura without headache? Is there evidence of long term negative affects of Propranolol?
What is some of the good medicines for trilegimal neugria for long term. I'm not candiated for any procedures. I've tried triplepal it depeled?
Side effects: Of statin class of drugs is most commonly muscle pain and elevated liver enzymes. If you have neither, it is more important to control your bad cholesterol than worry about side effects. Your doctor prescribed it because he thinks the potential benefits outweigh the potential risks of taking this or any other drug. ...Read more
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
What is the safest long term medication for severe anxiety with the least amount of side effects? Also is a hysterectomy a cure for severe pmdd?
Severe Anxiety, PMDD: All medications for Anxiety have Side effects. Hysterectomy is not a cure PMDD. Let Wise Woman within you Reflect: •Stresses in your Life-present and past •To decrease Anxiety to stress •Believe and Speak with your Entire Being-BREATH IS LIFE •Yoga •Music Relaxation •To see Psychiatrist for Intensive Therapy for severe anxiety, coping skills; and discuss Medication benefits and side effects. ...Read more
For how long shoul one use a diet supplement such as slim quick razor? What are the side effects of prolonged use?
No: You shouldn't. Effects can be serious on cardiovascular system and liver. ...Read more
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
Is buputex / Suboxone without blocker? As good as methadone for treatment of cfs and pain. I read it has depression treatment as well?
Hard to say: Suboxone has Naloxone it it to keep it from being tampered with to reverse overdose. Subutex is Buprenorphine by itself. Either can be used as substitute for methadone. Can be used for pain however would caution that these are not meds for chronic fatigue syndrome (cfs). Research does not support use for opioids with those with cfs or fibromyalgia. ...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
Diabetic Ulcer: Offloading is the most helpful treatment for a neuropathic ulcer. Having said that, the treatment should be performed by a physician with experience in treating diabetic foot wounds. Diabetic wounds can be complicated and having them treated sooner rather than later can make a huge difference in the patient's life. ...Read more
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
Complications: In children, we can see recurrent ear infections and build up of fluid in the middle ear as well as narrowing of the throat below the vocal chords. In adults, like you, lpr can cause scarring of the throat and voice box as well as increase chances for developing cancer in the throat later on and irritate preexisting asthma, bronchitis, or emphysema. ...Read more
I am looking for any kind of research article that shows injections of marcaine as a treatment of peripheral neuropathy. Any ideas?
Are there side effects to using compression stockings for support for standing for a long time? Am not a diabetic.
Compression stocking: The bet way to proceed is to have your legs raised at the end of the bed when you go to bed. Before you get out of bed in the morning put on your compression stockings and you legs won't swell. One problem - best to have shower etc. before you go to bed, not when you get up. If that is a problem try and find time to sit with your legs up fro about 10 minutes after your shower in the morning. ...Read more
As a last resort: While narcotics are very effective against a wide variety of pain syndromes, their side effects, tendency to cause tolerance, and addiction potential make them agents to use only if more targeted treatment (such as treatment for neuropathic pain) has failed. Often, narcotic medications must be written for and monitored by a dedicated pain clinic. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Is lunesta (eszopiclone) safe for long term use? Isn't it the same as zipicolone a medecine with many warnings about tolerance and withdrawl?
Lunesta (eszopiclone): The word on the street is that if you use this sleeping pill seven days in a row you are hooked. These drugs are highly addictive. I would advise that you find another way at your young age to relearn how to sleep without medicine. There are lots of ways to get there. Please do not put this off. You can do this. ...Read more
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