3 doctors weighed in:

What are the best treatments for the pain of phn?

3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Arthur Davida
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Gabapentin

Start at 300 at bedtime, titrate up every few days to a max of 3600 mg per day in 3 daily dosages.
Watch out for leukopenia ( low white cell count ), if hx of cancer or on transplant meds.

In brief: Gabapentin

Start at 300 at bedtime, titrate up every few days to a max of 3600 mg per day in 3 daily dosages.
Watch out for leukopenia ( low white cell count ), if hx of cancer or on transplant meds.
Dr. Arthur Davida
Dr. Arthur Davida
Thank
Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management

In brief: See doctor

Topical medication lido Lidoderm helps.
Oral medications like Cymbalta and Lyrica (pregabalin) and shown to be effective. The best treatment is the one that works.

In brief: See doctor

Topical medication lido Lidoderm helps.
Oral medications like Cymbalta and Lyrica (pregabalin) and shown to be effective. The best treatment is the one that works.
Dr. David Rosenfeld
Dr. David Rosenfeld
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Vikram Patel
Board Certified,
34 years in practice
965K people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors