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Dr. Tarek Shahbandar
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Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (Definition)

RSD/Complex Regional Pain Syndrome is a diagnosis of exclusion. It is an injury that results in pain that seems disproportionate. It typically involves the extremities. Physical signs can be cool skin, loss of hair, sweating dysfunction, loss of hair, shiny skin, loss of bone density. Treatment is physical therapy, but pain may prevent this. Sympathetic nerve blocks can reduce ...Read more


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Does lyrica (pregabalin) or Gabapentin helping with burning neuropathic pain?

Does lyrica (pregabalin) or Gabapentin helping with burning neuropathic pain?

Both can be helpful: Both Lyrica (pregabalin) and Gabapentin are used to treat the pain of neuropathy (burning, tingling and sharp, stabbing pain). People respond differently to different medications, so one might work better for one person than another. Some people have side effects to one or the other. If one doesn't work (at what should be an effective dose), it would be worthwhile to try the other. ...Read more

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How does gabapentin help crps? Is lyrica (pregabalin) better?

How does gabapentin help crps? Is lyrica (pregabalin) better?

Possibly: Either one of these agents may provide benefit. One is not consistently better than the other. The best one is the one that works best for you. ...Read more

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Why isn't Gralise 1200mg helping with my small fiber neuropathy pain? Will lyrica (pregabalin) be better?

Why isn't Gralise 1200mg helping with my small fiber neuropathy pain? Will lyrica (pregabalin) be better?

SFN: Firstly the Gralise dose needs to be optimized. If that dose not help then a switch to Lyrica (pregabalin) or Horizant made be good options. also I would suggest that you consider adding Cymbalta (1/day) and also Metanx 1 q12hrs) - ...Read more

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How effective is gabapentin (Neurontin) for treating complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS)?

How effective is gabapentin (Neurontin) for treating complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS)?

Gabapentin: is one of the most commonly used drugs for this and is effective. The dose can be titrated by your doctor to a dose that is effective for you, ...Read more

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Is lyrica (pregabalin) good for pain with scoliolsis?

Is  lyrica (pregabalin) good for pain with scoliolsis?

Not likely!: I would think naproxen, or other NSAID a better option. And you could have your doctor add duloxetine. ...Read more

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Is Amitriptyline or Neurontin (gabapentin) better for neuropathy?

Is Amitriptyline or Neurontin (gabapentin) better for neuropathy?

Both work for some : it's variable. Some patients do better on one, others on the other. Both drugs can cause drowsiness at first, and some other side effects. Most doctors recommend starting at a low dose and gradually increasing it. ...Read more

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Is Trileptal better than lyrica (pregabalin) and Neurontin for face pain?

Possible: Different mechanism of action. Trial each one independantly. If both help use both for additive/synergistic effect. ...Read more

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How does Neurontin (gabapentin) help with leg stiffness/cramps?

How does Neurontin (gabapentin) help with leg stiffness/cramps?

Helps neuritis : It is an anticonvulsant which works on nerves. It helps irritation in the nerves, such as neuritis or neuropathy. It must be used appropriately, and followed clinically. ...Read more

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Can lyrica (pregabalin) help with restless leg syndrome?

Can lyrica (pregabalin) help with restless leg syndrome?

Lyrica (pregabalin) is an option: Unfortunately, there is no known cure for restless legs syndrome. Lyrica (pregabalin) an effective management option for many patients with RLS. ...Read more

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I have diabetic neuropathy and RLS! Can I take Lyrica (pregabalin) and Mirapex together?

I have diabetic neuropathy and RLS!  Can I take Lyrica (pregabalin) and Mirapex together?

Yes.: Yes. The line between neuropathic pain and RLS pain is often very blurred. The symptoms often tend to run together. That's why some drugs can be used to treat both. ...Read more

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Have fibro and arthritis uppper arms muscle spasms would cymbalta help more than lyrica (pregabalin) need pain med?

Have fibro and arthritis uppper arms muscle spasms would  cymbalta help more than lyrica (pregabalin) need pain med?

Apples & oranges: While both medications have indications from the fda for the treatment of fibromyalgia, they are very different. Cymbalta is an serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor also indicated for the treatment of major depression as well as generalized anxiety disorder. Lyrica (pregabalin) works through GABA and is also indicated for seizure disorder. Your physician should be able to help you decide. ...Read more

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CRPS L foot. PM dr mentioned spinal column stimulator to ease pain. My CRPS is mild- mod, and controlled in part by meds. Is SCS good option?

Pros and cons: Most clinicians would advise to go with SCS only if meds aren't working OR meds are working but there are risks of long-term side effects (e.g. osteoporosis from phenytoin). Bear in mind that with a SCS you can't get MRIs, so if someone wants you to get an MRI in future the only option will be CT. ...Read more

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Can lyrica (pregabalin) help with my chronic myofascial pain syndrome?

Can lyrica (pregabalin) help with my chronic myofascial pain syndrome?

Possibly: Lyrica (pregabalin) does a good job with diabetic peripheral nerve pain, and may be useful with other pain syndromes. Another drug, cymbalta, has now been approved for a variety of non-nerve pain syndromes, and may be a bit more useful with "myofascial pain". You could try either, but high dosage levels may be important, if you can adjust to side effects. ...Read more

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Does Neurontin (gabapentin) treat face pain and headaches?

Does Neurontin (gabapentin) treat face pain and headaches?

Sometimes: Often headache and face pain are related to certain neurological condition. In thus case neurontil may be a good choice. ...Read more

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I need tramadol and klonopin (clonazepam). And Maybe some gabapentin facial nerve pain?

I need tramadol and klonopin (clonazepam). And Maybe some gabapentin  facial nerve pain?

Local physician: federal and state law does not allowed physician to prescribed this kind of medicine on line. you need face to face meeting with a local physician. try to locate a family physician, they will be able to help you with your problems. good luck ...Read more

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Is amitriptyline as good as Neurontin (gabapentin) for nerve pain?

Is amitriptyline as good as Neurontin (gabapentin) for nerve pain?

Yes: They work on different receptors and one might work better for a specific pain or a specific patient. They can also be taken together. If amitriptylene helps but causes too much side effects consider switching to desipramine. ...Read more

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Taking cymbalta, lyrica, (pregabalin) dilaudid and oxycontin for avn and peripheral neuropathy any ideas on drug changes or resistances?Thank you in advance.

Taking cymbalta, lyrica, (pregabalin) dilaudid and oxycontin for avn and peripheral neuropathy  any ideas on drug changes or resistances?Thank you in advance.

See neurologist.: I recommend that you have to cut back on the Oxycontin and Dilaudid because they are not just addictive but eventually you need to use more to achieve the degree of pain control you have. The Cymbalta and Lyrica (pregabalin) have been used a lot for chronic pain which is also experienced in pn. I would suggest that you consider other pain control besides the opiates for a long term basis through a pain clinic. ...Read more

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I'm not responding to any meds given for sudden onset peripheral neuropathy of the feet. Can dilaten help.Tried gabapenten lyrica (pregabalin) Elavil cymbalta.

I'm not responding to any meds given for sudden onset peripheral neuropathy of the feet. Can dilaten help.Tried gabapenten lyrica (pregabalin) Elavil cymbalta.

Dilantin: The use of Dilantin is unlikely to reduce the pain of peripheral neuropathy if the other anti-convulsant medications have failed to relieve the pain. Alternative treatments such as transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation, capsaicin cream, Lidocaine patches and identifying and treating the cause of the neuropathy may help you feel better. ...Read more

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Gabapentin (Definition)

Also called neurontin, (gabapentin) is an anticonvulsant medication used to treat seizure, also for post-herpetic neuralgia & other neuropathic pains, as well as restless leg syndrome. It works by lowering excitation ...Read more


Dr. Qamar Khan
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Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (Definition)

A condition in which a person has a chronic pain problem in his arms or legs, but can also be in other ...Read more