Good medication to relieve symtpoms of small fiber neuropathy with few side effects? Gabapentin caused too many side effects.

Other options includ. You could try some other options. Two that I have used successfully include Lyrica (pregabalin) which is similar to gabapentin, but is a newer generation. Older drugs such as amitryptyline ; nortriptyline may also help.

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I have small fiber neuropathy and I'm taking 900 mg of gabapentin for my foot pain. Not helping at all. What's the chance the max dose will help?

You. Need to work up to the max dose over time as you probably know. Lyrica (pregabalin) is another option. See a pain specialist if you can't get relief, they may suggest a spinal stimulator trail. Read more...
Better. 900mg. Of neurotin (gabapentin) is a good starting point. Doubling the dose can likely improve your symptoms. Millions of people are taking this very safe mediation. Keep in mind, if your symptoms have been chronic in nature, even 20-30% improvement is significant for someone just starting this med. Increase the dose and see what happens. Read more...
Gabapentin. It is hard to say if the higher dose will help or not. In general most patients who do get benefit with Gabapentin are usually taking a higher dose. Gabapentin should not be labeled as a failure in the absence of a trial with the higher dose of medication. Read more...
I would try . Taking the prescription metanx. It is a vitamin that works very well with small nerve fiber neuropathy. Read more...

I tend to experience a lot of side effects from medications. Should I try nerve blocks for my bilateral small fiber neuropathy leg pain?

Probably not. Nerve blocks may help if large nerve roots are inflamed or injured. Typically they are used for a person with back pain when there is bone fide pressure on a nerve. Even in these situations many people do not have significant (> 50%) or sustained (> 3 months) relief of pain. I agree that medications have some side effects. Active physical/mental activity can distract your brain from nerve pain. Read more...