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Are there any alternatives for pregablin , neurotin and nortriptyline for nerve pain headaches?

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

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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Is Nortriptyline used for neuropathy or nerve pain?

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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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?

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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How long does it take nortryptiline to work for nerve pain?

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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Can i take 500mg methocarbamol with my usual 20mg nortriptyline for an unusually bad attack of trigeminal neuralgia? I have a dr appmt in 6 days

Can i take 500mg methocarbamol with my usual 20mg nortriptyline for an unusually bad attack of trigeminal neuralgia? I have a dr appmt in 6 days

Not advised: Because both drugs are nervous system depressants, there is a potential for at least an additive effect. Spacing out the medications and avoiding activities like driving or operating machinery would be a start. ...Read more

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How do you know that your nerve problems are getting worse and what can I do to help it? On nortriptyline to help but so far it's not.

Call med prescriber.: If you are not feeling better on nortriptyline from the perspective of mood, sleep, appetite, and energy, then your depression may not be responding to this particular medication. I recommend that you talk with the prescriber of the nortriptyline about other potentially beneficial approaches that you have not yet tried and that may be different in how they treat depression. ...Read more

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Would nortriptyline be helpful for neuropathy and tremors in the body from nerves?

Would nortriptyline be helpful for neuropathy and tremors in the body from nerves?

Yes, NO: It is often helpful for neuropathic pain, from neuropathy. But it is of no help for tremor, and may actually cause or worsen tremor (but it may not, as well). ...Read more

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How much weight gain is possible on nortriptyline? Is it worth going on for nerve issues/pain and neuropathy/tremors?

How much weight gain is possible on nortriptyline? Is it worth going on for nerve issues/pain and neuropathy/tremors?

Depends . . .: Weight gain is one of the common side effects of nortriptyline and its precursor, amitriptyline. How much weight you gain depends upon you, the individual. Same goes for whether its worth trying it to treat nerve issues as you've asked. Do your research & talk to your doc about all your options, especially risk vs benefit which varies from person to person & w/time & circumstance. ...Read more

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I've stopped 2700mg gabapentin+50mg nortriptyline for nerve problem in neck. At night my feet r burning & itchy & i've not slept since stop 5 dys go?

Too fast: There are withdrawal symptoms and even the risk for seizures with abrupt stopping of both of those medications. I suggest you discuss this with your doctor today and have a plan for tonight. ...Read more

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My mom is takng gabapentin nd nortriptyline hydrochloride tab regularly fr nerve prob.any side effects on taking evryday and is it a painkiller tab?

My mom is takng gabapentin nd nortriptyline hydrochloride tab regularly fr nerve prob.any side effects on taking evryday and is it a painkiller tab?

No: Nortriptyline and Neuron tin can help with neuropathic pain but are not pain killers. They work best if you take it everyday. Nortriptyline is a sedating antidepressant and norepinephrine retake inhibitor. Common side effects are dry mouth, weight gain, sedation. Neurontin (gabapentin) is an anti seizure medication that works on the gaba receptor. It can also help with anxiety. Sedation most common side effec ...Read more

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My doctor prescribed nortriptyline 25 mg to take by mouth at bedtime for brain/ nerve damage. Is this effective?

FX of nortrip: This medicine helps make irritated nerves feel better. It is often used for neuropathy, headache prevention and after concussions. Its side effects are normally dry mouth, sleepiness, and sometimes dizziness. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my doctor prescribed nortriptyline 25 mg to take by mouth at bedtime for brain/ nerve damage.?

Take it: i would suggest you take it as prescribed. it could have been prescribed for pain depression or sleep. talk to your doctor about what it is, what it is for and what to expect. ...Read more

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What does nerve pain feel like?

Nerve Pain: Nerve pain can express itself in a few different ways, depending on the location and cause of the nerve injury or damage. Increased sensitivity at the skin area served by the damaged nerve is common. Numbness along the path of the damaged nerve may be constant or intermittent. Discomfort may occur with a stabbing sensation or a burning sensation and may increase with movement. ...Read more

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Any cases of amytriptlene helping with nerve pain?

Any cases of amytriptlene helping with nerve pain?

Might work: Amitryptyline is a rather old drug, but years ago was used for trigeminal neuralgia, migraine headache, shingles, etc. Likely would help modestly, but has substantial anti-cholinergic side effects, and newer agents such as Lyrica (pregabalin) seem better tolerated and more efficacious. ...Read more

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What kind of dr. Takes care of sciated nerve pain?

What kind of dr. Takes care of sciated nerve pain?

There are many: Generally it is good to start with your primary care physician who may evaluate the signs and symptoms and determine if indeed it is sciatica or something more serious. The pcp may initiate medications and physical therapy. They may also start the imaging process with MRI scans. If there is a herniated disc or stenosis they may refer you to a spine specialist (orthopedic or neurosurgery). ...Read more

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What's the optimal online resource for diagnosing nerve pain?

What's the optimal online resource for diagnosing nerve pain?

Be careful: Self diagnosis and the general web information can be dangerous. I would turn to your healthcare provider, webmd or simply healthtap as resources to learn from. ...Read more

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Is it okay to leave sciatia nerve pain untreated?

Is it okay to leave sciatia nerve pain untreated?

Usually Improves: Typically it improves within 3-6 weeks on its own as your body heals. If it continues then many different things can happen, chronic pain/numbness, muscle wasting from disuse or atrophy from significant nerve compression. In more severe cases, things like bowel/bladder incontinence or even paralysis can ensue. Would suggest seeing your doctor if you are not improving after 3-4 weeks. ...Read more

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Dr. Ravi Chand
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Nortriptyline (Definition)

Classified as a tricyclic antidepressant, and considered of modest benefit these days due to significant anti-cholinergic side effects (drowsiness, dizziness, dryness of mouth, blurring, and perhaps effect on bladder). Confusion may occur in older folks. Had some value in migraine prevention at one point. Used rarely these days as ...Read more


Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
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Neuralgia (Definition)

Can also be described as neuropathic pain or "nerve pain" which can occur anywhere in the body. It can also be due to many disorders such as direct nerve damage, diabetes, ...Read more