Any help would be appreciated. I'm so tired of dealing with this and no relief in sight.
Please click on the link for a list of medications:
The one commonly used is Cymblta.
Cymbalta is used in the treatment of anxiety; depression; chronic pain; back pain; pain, and belongs to the drug class serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors.
Cymbalta is associated with the treatment of:
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy
Generalized Anxiety Disorder
Cymbalta is also used to treat a chronic pain disorder called fibromyalgia, treat pain caused by nerve damage in people with diabetes (diabetic neuropathy) and to treat chronic musculoskeletal pain, including discomfort from osteoarthritis and chronic lower back pain.
Read more at https://www.drugs.com/cymbalta.html
Take care and have a Happy New Year.
Neuropathy can be treated with ice packs for 15 minutes 4 X a day in the affected area. Preferably after a few stretches. It takes months to work, but it really worked for me. Don't put the ice directly on the skin. Both of my feet and lower legs were badly affected. Some days it went up into my hip. My feet felt like they were asleep, with the burning and creepy crawling. It was hard to walk or stand. I went out to drive some where. I climbed into the automatic. I actually got my feet tangled up in the 2 pedals, and I couldn't feel anything. I decided that I didn't need to go anywhere at all. So, after I fell out of the car, I went back into my couch. I was on ladders last week, refinishing the kitchen cabinets. I was so bad, my Achilles tendons went out too, that I spent the winter in physical therapy with ultra sound. From what I've seen, it sometimes take months to find the right medicine or for the medicine to work.
Just a FYI, I took cymbalta for fibro and everything that goes with it and landed in ER within 5 days. I'm very sensitive to SNRI's. But everyone responds differently.
There's a fairly new drug out called Nucynta that is an opioid antagonist and used in chronic pain and neuropathy. My pain doc has seen a lot of success with it. Of course I couldn't take it either as I had every negative side effect as well, but that's me. There's an ER and IR. It's worth going to website. It's meant only two treat those two things vs Cymbalta that can treat a number of disorders. Best!
I have diabetic neuropathy & I also have Fibromyalgia & depression among other things.
But I have been taking
Neurontin/Gabapentin & Lyrica & Cymbalta for many years. Since taking these I have noticed that my neuropathy has improved.
All three medications work for neuropathy & many other medical conditions.
But I would suggest you researching the three medications & then discuss these with your Dr.
Plus if you take other medications that will have to be factored in.
Best of Luck, Kathy
Gabapentin seems to be the first choice for neuropathy, but then I am not your doctor,nor do I know the cause of the neuropathy. Everybody responds differently to every medication,as everybody has different genes. It really is a crap shoot to listen to what works for one person v another. You have to research and talk to your doctor about what YOU need!!
Best wishes to you in the new year!
Suebhoney I am so sorry you have neuropathy, it is so painful and do hope you find the right medication that helps. My heart goes out to you. I do not want to discourage you in anyway, because what works for one person may not work for another. I have neuropathy from my lower back all the way down to my toes, and I have tried Neurontin, Lyrica, and Cymbalta and none of them even came close to touching the pain. I hope you do not experience the same thing as myself. I hope you find the right medicine for you. Best of luck! God bless... pamee
I know I'm very late to this forum. I have chemotherapy induced peripheral neuropathy. Horrible pain in my feet and hands. I am on 3000mg of gabapentin a day and 200mg of amitryptiline at night. The amitryptiline is great for sleeping at night. I have just added oxycontin and oxycodone for breakthrough. It seems to be working a lot better then the neurontin and amitryptiline alone. Finally after 2 years I am getting pain relief.
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