What other drugs are available for nerve pain if Gabapentin, Lyrica (pregabalin) and Cymbalta don't work?

Think beyond drugs. Medications are one way of controlling nerve pain. Pain is a complex holistic process. You may be able to decrease need for meds by addressing other issues. That includes nutrient status, stress or emotional trauma that may have accompanied or pre-dated the injury, and movement and use of the limb. It's a complex topic. You might look for a doc who does integrative or functional medicine.

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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...

Would lyrica (pregabalin) be a good choice for radiculopathy pain caused by nerve root compression in lumbar even if gabapentin and cymbalta failed to work?

Lyrica (pregabalin) Lyrica (pregabalin) is an anti-seizure medication. It is effective for neuropathic pain like nerve compression. You might respond well to it even though you didn't respond to Gabapentin and cymbalta. Read more...
Lyrica (pregabalin) Yes it is, at the therapeutic dose, as tolerated. Read more...
It could be . It is worth a try. However, if youhave completed a proper work-up and have failed a reasonable period of conservative care ( at least 6-8 weeks ) and you are in significant pain that prevents you from doing your normal activities, then surgery is an option to discuss with your doctor. Check out spine-health.Com. Read more...

What drug has the least side effects to treat pain...Gabapentin lyrica (pregabalin) or cymbalta?

All . All of these medications have their side effects and different people react differently to these drugs. Lyrica (pregabalin) and Neurontin being sister molecules have somewhat similar side effect profile, though. In my practice, most of my patients have been able to tolerate all these medications ok in most cases. Read more...
Similar. All of these medications have similar side effect profiles. The side effects you might experience is different from person to person. Read more...
Would pich gabapenti. Any day i would pick Gabapentin over other based on clinical experience with side effects unless Gabapentin is not working well for patient. Read more...
Variable. Cymbalta causes nausea in about 40%, and others do not, but both Lyrica (pregabalin) and Gabapentin cause weight gain, foot edema, drowsiness, dizziness, and occas stomach upset. If you wish gabapentin, newer once daily preps such as Horizant and Gralise seem to have slightly fewer side effects. Read more...

What treatment is available for bilateral burning in the legs and feet other than medication like Gabapentin, Lyrica (pregabalin) or cymbalta? I'm 21

Metanx. A perscription supplement of B vitamins called Metanx is a good treatment for neuropathy. Read more...
Comments. What is the reason for your leg burning? Do you have a small fibre neuropathy, a spinal cord or brain problem?? Maybe you could respond to oxcarbazine, Savella, (milnacipran) Butrans patch, or local compounded pain creme containing Ketamine, etc. Read more...
Burning leg pain. There are several causes of burning leg and foot pain and the treatments are different depending on the cause. Peripheral neuropathy is a nerve problem that is often treated with medication. Athlete's foot can also cause foot pain. Circulation problems can also cause leg and foot pain. Your primary care doctor can help you determine what the cause of your pain is and then choose a treatment. Read more...
Warmth, Zostrix (capsaicin) You can use cream made from chili peppers called Zostrix that is over the counter. Capsaicin and heat will help. Just avoid your eyes when using capsaicin cream. Heat with thick warm socks and a small space heater by the bedside are helpful. Exercise to increase blood flow to your feet and legs. Some think B-vitamin complex and alpha lipoic acid supplements might help.Cold lasers used, too. Read more...
What is the cause? What is the cause for your bilateral burning? Are you a diabetic? Do you have peripheral neuropathy? Those meds that you listed are the standard meds for painful peripheral neuropathy. If you haven't already, go get a nerve test (EMG) to determine if this is true peripheral neuropathy. Bilateral nerve pain is usually neuropathy, and there are a multitude of causes other than diabetes. Read more...