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Medicine For Nerve Pain Medication
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
Repeatedly wearing shoes causing nerve pain has left me unable to wear footwear without anxiety, pain for more than 20 minutes. What drugs could help?
Have been taking gabapentin 1200 mg daily for 7 days for nerve pain after a stroke, pain is still severe. Is it time to up the dosage or change drug..
You can: try to go up to 3600 mg slowly, under direction of a physician to see if you have additional symptom relief. Effective dose is 1800-2400 mg ...Read more
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
Will I get more pain relief from nerve pain if I use a combination of both drugs like elavil and Lyrica, (pregabalin) than if I used just one ?
Most likely: Since they attack "nerve" pain by different mechanisms then there is a potential for additive benefit. They are often used in combination for that purpose. Keep in mind that medications like this do not work right away, so if you can tolerate as they "get into your system" over the course of a few weeks you will be able to see if they truly work for you. ...Read more
Yes Big Problem: Celebrex (celecoxib) and your allergy. Given that your pain is not improved with conservative care, I would suggest seeing a pain/spine specialist to evaluate you further to evaluate what level the problem is at and what can be done to treat you. There are interventional treatments besides medications and surgeries that might reduce or eliminate the pain altogether. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What other drugs are available for nerve pain if Gabapentin, Lyrica (pregabalin) and Cymbalta don't work ?
Think beyond drugs: Medications are one way of controlling nerve pain. Pain is a complex holistic process. You may be able to decrease need for meds by addressing other issues. That includes nutrient status, stress or emotional trauma that may have accompanied or pre-dated the injury, and movement and use of the limb. It's a complex topic. You might look for a doc who does integrative or functional medicine. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My 20 year old sister has severe nerve pain after car accident. Nothing works. No medication. I feel awful watching her cry every night. Any advice?
Nerve pain: Neurosurgeons are experts in the treatment of nerve pain. Alternatively, pain management physicians and neurologists can help your sister reduce the nerve pain. There are many excellent neurosurgeons in the phoenix area that help your sister. A neurosurgeon who specializes in the treatment of pain can offer additional or alternative treatments to medication. ...Read more
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