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What are people using for chronic phantom limb pain?

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Dr. Gary Wang
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine

In brief: Phantom pain

Try to avoid any narcotics for phantom pain.
Because the narcotics, such as lortab, morphine, tramadal etc, will decrease endorphine production by negative feeding back, and make you more sensative to the pain. Acupuncture, antidepresants, such as ssri, nerve membrane stabilizers, such as neurotin, lyrica, (pregabalin) trileptal, Lamictal are commonly used.

In brief: Phantom pain

Try to avoid any narcotics for phantom pain.
Because the narcotics, such as lortab, morphine, tramadal etc, will decrease endorphine production by negative feeding back, and make you more sensative to the pain. Acupuncture, antidepresants, such as ssri, nerve membrane stabilizers, such as neurotin, lyrica, (pregabalin) trileptal, Lamictal are commonly used.
Dr. Gary Wang
Dr. Gary Wang
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