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Neuropathic Pain

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What treatments have been effective in treating neuropathic pain? Submit Your Comment

Comment from: Raz, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: June 26

I have had neuropathic pain for 20 years and getting worse every year. I have tried almost all neuropathy and pain drugs, only drug that has always helped remove the burning is gabapentin, currently maxed at 3600 mg per day. Activity abates the pain, always worse at night. Serious lack of sleep now is a total disruption of mind and body wellbeing. Not sure what else to do, I had two years with morphine pump but the good relief went away after the first year. I am very frustrated and depressed. I hope others can do better.

Comment from: gayle, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: November 08

I first started having the pain about 12 years ago. My foot doctor gave me cortisone shots all over both feet to no avail. I went to pain management doctor and he could do nothing. I went to a neurologist and was diagnosed with peripheral neuropathy. He gave me Neurontin (gabapentin). I went up to 800 mg. The foot doctor changed me to Lyrica 600 mg a day (maximum dosage). I also take 100 mg Tramadol. These medications help but I do have issues occasionally. The worst pain is at night.

Comment from: oldhawk, 65-74 Male (Patient) Published: July 15

30+ years ago my feet began to hurt. The first Dr. advised Mortons neuroma. Later, a neurologist diagnosed Bilateral Neuropathy (both feet). Today, i'm using Nortriptyline (30 mg/day). The pain, stabbing my feet with ice picks, is mostly under control, except once in a while, then WHAM! The pain hits and lasts a few moments to minutes. There appears to be nothing that I do which triggers the pain. I'm thankful for medication that helps manage it.

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