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I have severe neuropathy pain as a result of radiation & chemo for colorectal cancer Stage IIIB. Taking Neurontin. Tried Lyrica (pregabalin). Nothing is helping.

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Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management
3 doctors agree

In brief: See pain management

specialist. Neuropathic pain is one of the most challenging and complex pain syndromes.
You should see specifically a pain management specialist to manage your pain. Take care.

In brief: See pain management

specialist. Neuropathic pain is one of the most challenging and complex pain syndromes.
You should see specifically a pain management specialist to manage your pain. Take care.
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Dr. Fred Gallo
Clinical Psychology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Therapy techniques

While pain medication can be helpful, there are various techniques that can help manage pain.
Meditation, hypnosis, energy tapping, and changing your perception of pain can help. There are therapists who specialize in pain management. Also consider techniques discussed in my books, "Energy Tapping" and "Energy Tapping for Trauma".

In brief: Therapy techniques

While pain medication can be helpful, there are various techniques that can help manage pain.
Meditation, hypnosis, energy tapping, and changing your perception of pain can help. There are therapists who specialize in pain management. Also consider techniques discussed in my books, "Energy Tapping" and "Energy Tapping for Trauma".
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1 doctor agrees

In brief: FURTHER COMMENTS

Your nerve pain can be controlled, but you would do well to try these approaches: Lyrica, if tolerated, can work at high dosing, >400 mg daily in thrice daily regimen.
Cymbalta, and Savella (milnacipran) might work, but using Gralise or Horizant may make tolerance of gabapentin better. The opioid Nucynta is approved for neuropathy in diabetes. Local compounded pain cremes with Ketamine, might work.

In brief: FURTHER COMMENTS

Your nerve pain can be controlled, but you would do well to try these approaches: Lyrica, if tolerated, can work at high dosing, >400 mg daily in thrice daily regimen.
Cymbalta, and Savella (milnacipran) might work, but using Gralise or Horizant may make tolerance of gabapentin better. The opioid Nucynta is approved for neuropathy in diabetes. Local compounded pain cremes with Ketamine, might work.
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Dr. Irving Harper
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Complex

Proper tx. for has to be multi-faceted.
Other medications, such as duloxetine and venlafaxine , can be tried, as well as certain anti-convulsants. Bio-feedback, yoga and other exercise , acupuncture, and therapeutic massage might help. You should see a neurologist or pain mgmt . specialist with experience in this type of pain. Though not ideal, sometimes opiods for certain pts. is an option.

In brief: Complex

Proper tx. for has to be multi-faceted.
Other medications, such as duloxetine and venlafaxine , can be tried, as well as certain anti-convulsants. Bio-feedback, yoga and other exercise , acupuncture, and therapeutic massage might help. You should see a neurologist or pain mgmt . specialist with experience in this type of pain. Though not ideal, sometimes opiods for certain pts. is an option.
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