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What options aside from anticonvulsants are there for nerve pains. I hate anticonvulsants and amytriplyn made me feel worse. What's my options?

What options aside from anticonvulsants are there for nerve pains. I hate anticonvulsants and amytriplyn made me feel worse. What's my options?

Suggestions: Nerve pain medicines include Lyrica, gabapentin, Gralise, Horizant, Cymbalta, and possibly Savella (milnacipran). The last two would not be used for epilepsy, but Lyrica and gabapentin could be employed as AED's. Nucynta is an approved opioid for diabetic origin "nerve pain". Would not suggest amitryptiline anymore due to side effects and lack of efficacy. ...Read more

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Nerve (Definition)

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


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What can cause throbbing nerve pains in head?

What can cause throbbing nerve pains in head?

Many conditions: Many conditions cause a throbbing pain in the head. Are you certain it is a nerve pain? Where is it? How long does it last? Is it worse with any activities? Migraine headache is the most common throbbing head pain, trigeminal neuralgia, tension headache, and headache related to the sinuses are some of the other possible causes. You may need an examination and testing to get the answer. ...Read more

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Can my old concussion be the main cause of back pain and nerve pains?

Can my old concussion be the main cause of back pain and nerve pains?

Generally No: While Concussions are considered a mild brain injury, they are not know to cause pain in back or in extremities. My recommendation is to see a doctor to evaluate your spine for real causes of this back and nerve pain. ...Read more

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Does anyone know if acupressure / acupuncture works for pinched nerve pains?

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Does anyone know if acupressure / acupuncture works for pinched nerve pains?

Arthritis: It can, but first get clearance from your doctor who can also make the referral if he/she deems necessary. ...Read more

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I've got degenerative disk disease and suffer every night from nerve pains in my legs. I've got not slept in week. Help please?

I've got degenerative disk disease and suffer every night from nerve pains in my legs. I've got not slept in week. Help please?

OK: There are lots of things that can help. You need to find out if you have any other conditions that might be affecting you. You may need to see a specialist like a neurologist or a physiatrist. I see lots of people with the same complaint. Rarely do people require surgery. Most end up benefiting from a combination of physiotherapy and medications. I like to use Gabapentin (patients like it ). ...Read more

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I know that I have a gastric & anxiety disorder but wanted to clarify: right now i'm having tremors, palpitations, stomach feels weird, nerve pains?

I know that I have a gastric & anxiety disorder but wanted to clarify: right now i'm having tremors, palpitations, stomach feels weird, nerve pains?

Thoughts...: Unfortunately, there won't be much clarification with the symptoms you describe. Anxiety can cause many gastric symptoms - including pain, upset, belching, diarrhea. However, anxiety will not cause fevers or blood in the stool. This can help you differentiate which is which. But, otherwise, it's very difficult to know. ...Read more

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Got blocked nose and when I sniff or sneeze or turn my head have really sharp painful nerve pains in back of neck and around head really hurts I've h?

Got blocked nose and when I sniff or sneeze or turn my head have really sharp painful nerve pains in back of neck and around head really hurts  I've h?

See doctor: In the absence of a history of recent neck injury, one needs to rule out meningitis. Recommend that you go to the ER if your personal doctor can't see you now. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have a tooth infection without actual tooth pain? But do get nerve pains on left side of head. Normal head MRI feb 2013.

Is it possible to have a tooth infection without actual tooth pain?  But do get nerve pains on left side of head. Normal head MRI feb 2013.

Yes: And actually fairly common. Regarding 'nerve pains'- depending upon location, frequency, duration, triggers and the rest of your dental and medical history: it often requires both a complete and thorough dental exam with x-rays and a medical evaluation to determine the cause. ...Read more

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I'm a mother of 4 kids youngest is1 yr old I've been having a throbbing pain in both my legs up to my hips at night with shooting nerve pains ?

I'm a mother of 4 kids youngest is1 yr old I've been having a throbbing pain in both my legs up to my hips at night with shooting nerve pains ?

Mom: The shooting pan makes me thing of some type of low back problem. Having children itself is hard on the back, but then carrying them adds separate load. If you are having persistent shooting pain I think you should get checked. ...Read more

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I have strained eyes, head pressure at front, headaches, heart palpitations, dizziness nerve pains in joints and pompholyx . What could this be?

I have strained eyes, head pressure at front, headaches, heart palpitations, dizziness nerve pains in joints and pompholyx . What could this be?

Stress: Could all be related to stress from you life, work, and anxiety disorder, or some combination. Best to see your primary care provider for a more complete evaluation. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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I have been getting sharp stabbing and nerve felt pains in my chest closest to my heart. At times I have to hold my chest due to the pain. Any thought?

I have been getting sharp stabbing and nerve felt pains in my chest closest to my heart. At times I have to hold my chest due to the pain. Any thought?

See your doctor: Many things could do this, but more information from you might help find the reason for the pain. If it is severe, go right away and consider urgent care. If you have trouble getting enough air or if it hurts to take a deep breath, go to urgent care or the er. If not severe and you are breathing okay, try over the counter pain meds, and see your primary doctor if it continues to happen. ...Read more

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Nerve shooting pains behind both eyes. What doctor could do a thorough test to see if nerves are damaged not just shine torch in eyes like my neuro..

Dry eye?: Shooting pains behind the eyes could be dry eyes. Simple self test is to use otc preservative-free tears, 1 drop every hour and see if the pain subsides. An eye exam by eye md can rule out a lot of other possible causes of pain around the eyes. ...Read more

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I have pains in my right foot under it is painful make me not to walk well, I suspect blood clothing in. MyBig nerve, and pains in my right butuck ,?

Buttock pain: may be related to sciatic neuritis and foot pain may be related to lumbar nerve irritation,. You must be examined, obtain x rays and an MRI of your LS spine. I suggest using OTC Aleve (naproxen) ( if not allergic) at a dose of 1 tablets every 8 hrs until seen by a physician. Local heat and BioFreeze cream will help relieve pain. ...Read more

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Very mild pain in chest for over a week, on and off nerve feeling pains in hand then jaw then back. DR said xray, bloodtest, ECG, heart rate, BP fine?

Very mild pain in chest for over a week, on and off nerve feeling pains in hand then jaw then back. DR said xray, bloodtest, ECG, heart rate, BP fine?

Chest discomfort: The possibility of a cardiac cause of your symptoms has not been fully excluded;go back to see the doctor and ask him why you have the symptoms despite normal tests so far ; The cause needs to be established ...Read more

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It could be possible that a pinched nerve cause sharp pains in lower back?

It could be possible that a pinched nerve cause sharp pains in lower back?

Numb leg: Yes! sharp pain in a lower extremity due to nerve compression can cause this. Relieve by squatting down to flex the lumbar spine. Usually, anti-inflammatory medications can help, as well as some core strengthening with a flexion-based exercise program. Make sure nothing else is the cause of the leg pain! see a doctor and maybe have a scan performed. U need a diagnosis! ...Read more

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