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Is oxycodone or other narcotics any good for pain from diabetic neuropathy?

Is oxycodone or other narcotics any good for pain from diabetic neuropathy?

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 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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Is there any cure for neuropathic pain from diabetes?

Is there any cure for neuropathic pain from diabetes?

Unfortunately, once: The nerve damage is done, there is no cure. However, there are multiple available treatments. ...Read more

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Is MS Contin (morphine) a good med for chronic nerve pain ?

Is MS Contin (morphine) a good med for chronic nerve pain ?

Sometimes: MSContin is far better for most types of chronic pain than any of its shorter-acting relatives.Nerve modulators like Lyrica (pregabalin) & Neurontin can also be helpful.All work on the theory that pain is primarily in the brain.In my practice, pain almost always has an actual mechanical or inflamm. cause which is treatable w/ osteopathic manip., neuroprolo, Vit D/glucose creams, etc.This is 'cure' v 'control'. ...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 Tramacet good for nerve pain ?

Is Tramacet good for nerve pain ?

See your doctor: Tramacet contains two active ingredients, paracetamol and tramadol, which are both painkillers and directed for acute pain, up to 3 month. the nerve pain is a chronic pain and different medications are prescribed for managing chronic pain. Rec. see your PCP for medication adjustment or specialist referral. ...Read more

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Is Lyrica (pregabalin) and cannabis a good combo for chronic pain ?

Is Lyrica (pregabalin) and cannabis a good combo for chronic pain ?

No: Depending on where you live, for non cancer pain-Cannabis may STILL be illegal even for medicinal purposes. In my opinion, unless if it can be delivered in different way, the SMOKE would cause way too much airway inflammation and put users at risk for COPD. Lyrica (pregabalin) is a proven safe, and great for chronic pain depending on cause. ...Read more

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Is Neurontin (gabapentin) a good medicine for hand pain and swelling?

Is Neurontin (gabapentin) a good medicine for hand pain and swelling?

Neurontin/hand pain : There are many reasons for hand pain. If there is suspected nerve problems causing the pain, Neurontin (gabapentin) may help. Swelling will not be helped and Neurontin (gabapentin) can actually cause swelling in the hands, legs and feet in some people. ...Read more

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Is there a stronger combination of medicines than lyrica (pregabalin) and naproxen for treating nerve pain in the feet?

Is there a stronger combination of medicines than lyrica (pregabalin) and naproxen for treating nerve pain in the feet?

Neuropathy: Maybe a multidisciplinary or multimodality approach can optimize yor treatment. Physical therapy, maybe acupuncture, proper socks and shoes and maybe opioids. Talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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What is the best pain management for diabetic neuropathy?

Dr. Brian Le Dr. Le
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What is the best pain management for diabetic neuropathy?

Diabetic neuropathy: There are several treatments for diabetic neuropathy. The treatments can be myofascial release, medications, injections like lumbar sympathetic block, and advanced treatment like neuromodulation. Please see a pain management doctor for comprehensive evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Is codeine good for nerve pain ?

Is codeine good for nerve pain ?

Not my first choice: Would not normally use codeine for any reason clinically other than for recalcitrant cough. Opioids for nerve pain not the best approach, but drug Nucynta is approved for diabetic nerve pain. Prefer gabapentin, Lyrica, Cymbalta, or even Savella (milnacipran). ...Read more

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

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 Amitriptyline and venlafaxine a good combo for neuropathic pain ?

Is Amitriptyline and venlafaxine a good combo for neuropathic pain ?

Sometimes these help: Sometimes amitriptyline is helpful for neuropathic pain. It may or may not help to add venlafaxine. Some people feel it helps, some people feel it does not. Everyone responds to the medicines differently. In principle these can both help, and they are worth a try. ...Read more

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I have a high tolerance to pain mrfsi have 3 compres ftactures in my lower back 30 mg MS contin (morphine) percocet no relief is there a better med 4 this injury?

I have a high tolerance to pain mrfsi have 3 compres ftactures in my lower back 30 mg MS contin (morphine) percocet no relief is there a better med 4 this injury?

See Pain Specialist: Given the type of injury you might want to see a pain specialist. If pain medications are not helping, you may be a candidate for a vertebroplasty/kyphoplasty where bone cement is placed into the bone and for many provides 100% pain relief. ...Read more

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Can drugs for nerve pain like amitriptyline be so good that discontinuation of painkillers is possible?

Can drugs for nerve pain like amitriptyline be so good that discontinuation of painkillers is possible?

Pain and adjuvants: In the treatment of pain, we use many medicines from vitamins, medical foods, nutraceuticals, and pharmacologics. Often but not always, opioids are necessary, but patient desires and cooperation do help,on choosing correct treatment approaches. Tricyclics, like amitriptyline, treat let pain in diabetes very well, and help,prevent migraine headaches. Duloxitine helps treat 4 pain indications ...Read more

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What are some good pain medications for nerve pain?

Nerve Pain: Docs might recommend medications such as neurontin, lyrica, (pregabalin) or gralise. Cymbalta, a medication normally used for depression, has also been used for nerve pain. These medications require monitoring by your physician. ...Read more

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Are nuroday tablets good for curing sciatic nerve pain?

I apologize but: I am not sure what type of medication neroday is. I can tell you that no pill will cure sciatic pain. The only cure for sciatic pain is physical therapy. This will help correct some of the underlying issues, whereas medications will only cover up the pain. The one exception to this is if you have an acute herniation, steroids may help some. ...Read more

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Is Tapentadol good for nerve pain aswell ?

Yes: It can be used to treat many causes of chronic pain but as with any narcotic it comes with considerable risks. ...Read more

Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
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Diabetic Nerve Problems (Definition)

Also known as diabetes neuropathy, this is a family of nerve disorders caused by diabetes thta can cause symptoms such as pain, tingling, or numbness—loss of feeling—in the hands, ...Read more


Dr. Payam Rafat
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Diabetic Neuropathy (Definition)

Diabetic neuropathy is a problem of the nerves seen in patients with diabetes. Diabetes damages the small blood vessels of the nerves, which may result in ...Read more