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Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
Board Certified, Pain Management
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Currently on nortriptyline but it has been making me have nightmares and hasn't been helping with my nerve pain. Can i just stop taking it?

Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
Board Certified, Pain Management
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Currently on nortriptyline but it has been making me have nightmares and hasn't been helping with my nerve pain. Can i just stop taking it?

Discuss with your Dr: You should not stop it abruptly, but do make the call to your doctor and put them on the same page and they can assist you getting off the medicine. ...Read more

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Dr. James Marx
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Neuralgia (Definition)

Neuralgia is also known as Nerve pain. Neuralgia is a condition in which there is a sharp, unexpected pain along a nerve that is due to the irritation and damage of that nerve. Chemicals, diseases such as diabetes, medications, previous surgery, and trauma are potential causes of neuralgia. Numbness and weakness of the muscles supplied by the ...Read more


Dr. Paul Grin
Board Certified, Pain Management
31 years in practice
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Is Nortriptyline used for neuropathy or nerve pain?

Dr. Paul Grin
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Is Nortriptyline used for neuropathy or nerve pain?

Of course: Combinations of nortriptyline with another psychoactive drug are frequently prescribed for treatment of continuous neuropathic pain. ...Read more

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Dr. Dan Fisher
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22 years in practice
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Are there any alternatives for pregablin , neurotin and nortriptyline for nerve pain headaches?

Dr. Dan Fisher
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
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Are there any alternatives for pregablin , neurotin and nortriptyline for nerve pain headaches?

Depends.: Carbamazepine, topirimate, NSAIDS, steroids? You should discuss this with your neurologist who will know your condition and will be able to provide an integrated approach. ...Read more

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Dr. Derron Wilson
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How long does it take nortryptiline to work for nerve pain?

Dr. Derron Wilson
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20 years in practice
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Few Weeks: I would wait at least a few weeks before determining the effectiveness of most medications used to help treat nerve related pain issues. ...Read more

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Dr. Brian Le
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12 years in practice
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I've been on gabapentin at an increasing dosage for 2yrs. At 3200mg/day for nerve pain. Stopped cold turkey. Would this cause nausea? Other affects?

Dr. Brian Le
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I've been on gabapentin at an increasing dosage for 2yrs. At 3200mg/day for nerve pain. Stopped cold turkey.  Would this cause nausea? Other affects?

Don't!: Gabapentin is an anti-seizure medication and is used for nerve pain. At 3200mg/day, you are at higher dose for gabapentin. You need to be weaned off Gabapentin if desired. If you stop abruptly, you might develop seizure. Please see your doctor before making any change. ...Read more

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Dr. James Okamoto
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Dosing of Gabapentin for epic Migraines, tinnitus, nerve pain. Is 1500mg or above a reasonable dosage? I don't want to press my doc, but 900mg is fine, and 1200mg is a bit better, but still not efficaceous enough. I've read that for nerve pain people g

Dr. James Okamoto
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Dosing of Gabapentin for epic Migraines, tinnitus, nerve pain.  Is 1500mg or above a reasonable dosage?  I don't want to press my doc, but 900mg is fine, and 1200mg is a bit better, but still not efficaceous enough.  I've read that for nerve pain people g

That is reasonable: Often times when treating people with nerve pain the dose of gabapentin needs to be titrated up until the effective dose is reached (since the effective dose is different for each individual). The maximum recommended dose is 3600mg per day, so 1500mg is well within a safe range. ...Read more

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Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
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Dr. Bahman Omrani
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What are mental conditions with reducing from large dose of methadone, currently exp facial nerve pain , etc?

Dr. Bahman Omrani
Board Certified, Pain Management
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What are mental conditions with reducing from large dose of methadone,  currently exp facial nerve pain , etc?

2 intertwined issues: First need proper diagnosis & definitive treatment for the "facial nerve pain". Certain injections can be effective and neurosurgical procedures may provide definitive cure. At the same time, need to taper with goal of getting off methadone. Can add anticonvusants or tricyclics. Getting off hi dose Methadone and getting your pain properly treated can only improve your mental condition. ...Read more

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Dr. Kathy Robinson
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Is 20mg tyrptizol a large dose for nerve pain and anxiety, Thanks?

Dr. Kathy Robinson
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Is 20mg tyrptizol a large dose for nerve pain and anxiety, Thanks?

No: Tyrotizole or amitriptylene is dosed at much higher doses for treating depression but 10 to 25 mg is typical for nerve pain. It is a small dose. ...Read more

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Dr. Nomaan Ashraf
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I have persistent gluteal nerve pain since a month ago and it hurts so much on standing its a killing pain and it dose not go or getting any better...

Dr. Nomaan Ashraf
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I have persistent gluteal nerve pain since a month ago and it hurts so much on standing its a killing pain and it dose not go or getting any better...

Lumbar spine: You may have a pinched lumbar nerve and should get evaluated and possibly a lumbar spine mri. ...Read more

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Nortriptyline (Definition)

Nortriptyline hydrochloride is a secondary amine tricyclic which is a kind of tricyclic type drug (serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibiting ...Read more


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