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.

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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...
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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. Read more...
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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". Read more...

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...