What meds can b used for fibromialgia and neropathy, if u can't take nurotin, lyrica, (pregabalin) cymbalta?

Many options. There are multiple other medications that can be helpful in individual cases, including amitryptiline, lamotrigine, and others. A neurologist or rheumatologist can help guide your treatment.
Cannabis. Thirties female w. fibromyalgia and unable to take standard fibromyalgia meds and neurontin (gabapentin) seeks alternative therapies for pain & neuropathy. Many fibromyalgia patients take cannabis both internally (smoked and eaten) & topically. Oil tinctures (jojoba, Shea, olive, & coconut) can be applied via massage after a warm shower or heating pad to open the skin pores. Use under a doctor's direction.

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I am on Neurontin for Neuropathy and Lyrica (pregabalin) for Fibromyalgia. Both are causing weight gain rapidly. What should I do?

Ask re: alternatives. If your current medications are associated w unwanted side fx, you should discuss your concerns w your doc. Regular exercise is assoc with reduced severity of FM pain. You may also want to look at acetyl-l-carnitine. It is a supplement w many research papers suggesting benefit for neuropathy. Also, an Italian study found it effective at reducing FM pain. See review: http://www.drerik.com/?p=82. Read more...

Taking cymbalta, lyrica, (pregabalin) dilaudid and oxycontin for avn and peripheral neuropathy any ideas on drug changes or resistances? Thank you in advance.

See neurologist. I recommend that you have to cut back on the Oxycontin and Dilaudid because they are not just addictive but eventually you need to use more to achieve the degree of pain control you have. The Cymbalta and Lyrica (pregabalin) have been used a lot for chronic pain which is also experienced in pn. I would suggest that you consider other pain control besides the opiates for a long term basis through a pain clinic. Read more...
COMPLEX. Make sure that cause of neuropathy has been diagnosed. Also, that painful aspects have been also assessed, and lastly, that you do or do not have substantial small fibre neuropathy, which narrows diagnostic possibilities. (skin punch biopsy can help) narcotics are not solutions, will be less helpful in future. Cymbalta, Lyrica (pregabalin) symptom relievers only. Have you discussed metanx with your doc? Read more...

Is there a pill that can help with my neuropathy and anxiety at the same time. I've tried Neurontin and lyrica (pregabalin) didn't help?

It depends. It depends on what's causing your neuropathy. Sometimes older medications called "tricyclic antidepressants" can help both anxiety and neuropathy. New medications such as duloxitine and venlafaxine can also help. Finally, don't overlook behavioral techniques such as visualization exercises which can decrease pain sensitivity and also help anxiety. Hope this answer helps. Read more...
Another choice. There is a medicine called amitriptyline that may help. It is often used to reduce the pain that may occur with neuropathy. It is not officially indicated for anxiety, but it was once used as an antidepressant. Gabapentin and lyrica (pregabalin) have no benefit to anxiety. Read more...

I have neuropathy. Neurontin is not effective and Lyrica (pregabalin) is too expensive as well as being ineffective. Is there ANYTHING that will work? I have tried

2 directions. You are asking for medications which may assist symptoms, but it is far more important to determine underlying cause, and treat that. Neuropathy may be caused from multiple reasons, and a neurologist who has some experience and understanding needs to be sought. Sometimes, vitamins help, sometimes IVIG may be answer. Lyrica (pregabalin) merely blunts the symptoms. Read more...

I think I have diabetic neuropathy. I think that Lyrica (pregabalin) is used for this. I also read about Neurontin. Which medication is for what exactly?

Neurontin (gabapentin) first. Both are used for neuropathy as well as other things. Lyrica (pregabalin) has a withdrawal syndrome associated with trying to stop it. Neurontin would be a better first choice in my view and works well for a lot of people. Both have pros and cons, discuss it with your family doc and any specialist you are seeing. Also see what other options you might have. Lose weight too, watch diet, to slow progression. Read more...
Lyrica (pregabalin) and neurontin. Both meds are widely used for both paroxysmal and continuous neuropathic pain conditions such as postherpetic neuralgia and diabetic neuropathy as well as trigeminal neuralgia. Read more...

I've tried gabapenten, lyrica, (pregabalin) Elavil, cymbalta, oxycodone for sudden onset neuropathy. Guess that's it. Any answers, cause I don't havevany. I give up.

Neuropathy. It is important to find the offending cause of the acute neuropathy and stop it. Low B12 levels are often a contributing cause. Other treatment options include compound creams, transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation, Topamax (topiramate) and Zonegran are other neuropathic pain medicines that may help you. Finally, a trial of spinal cord stimulation may be an effective surgical option as well. . Read more...
Neuropathy. The important thing is diagnosis FIRST, treatment second. Don't give up. Get to the reason for the neuropathy. Something is causing it. (Nerve compression, chemical damage, diabetes, etc) If nothing else, radically change your diet to gluten free, high protein, low carb all organic for one month. No alcohol/smoking. You might get surprised. Read more...

What is a good pain reliever for nerve pain? I've tried cymbalta, lyrica, (pregabalin) and neurontin. Nothing has worked. I have tn too, and im losing hope.

Treat the cause. Most important is treating the source, which often remains elusive or damage irreversible, necessitating need for symptom treatment. Many types of nerve pains exist & making the distinction guides better treatment. Combo therapy is often needed augmented w/ less traditional modalities such as topicals & acupuncture. Interventional pain procedures is a candidate. Opiates work for refractory cases. Read more...
Additional Rx. Effexor, (venlafaxine) tricyclic antidepressants, ssnri's, local Lidoderm patch, a Butrans patch, all have some chance of success. However, if you possess an underlying small fibre neuropathy, or a large fibre neuropathy caused by autoimmune mechanisms, infusions of ivig may be amazingly helpful. Lastly, a medical food metanx is also of value. Read more...
Nerve Pain. It depends on the cause of your nerve pain. If there is compression or entrapment of a nerve, a steroid injection may help but surgical decompression may need to be considered. You mentioned, tn, which i assume to be trigeminal neuralgia. If you have intractable trigeminal neuralgia, you should see a neurosurgeon as there are procedures such as microvascular decompression that may be of help. Read more...