My neuropathy comes from getting chemo for colon cancer, then I also received more chemo after being diagnosed with ovarian cancer. My last chemo was Dec. 2010 and the neuropathy seems to be getting worse as the months go by. I'm already on a high dose of neurontin and my doctor is already prescribing morphine but it's not strong enough.
Most pain meds will do nothing for nerve pain Ask your doctor to see if you qualify for a trial of a spinal cord stimulator. This is a device implanted under the skin attached to leads that run alongside your spinal cord. The SCS makes a sensation that is more pleasant to your brain than pain and, as such , greatly reduces your nerve pain levels without your taking medication. You do a trial for 3-7 days so you can be certain it works before having it implanted. Also, meds such as Cymbalta, Lyrica and a new one, Savella help reduce the nerve pain.
i have Neuropathy in legs ,hands , and feet i am diabetic type 2 for 30 years very hard 2 control take cymbalta and nuertion helps relieve mostly on legs hands but not feet pain in feet fill like walking on shired glass and burning theres cream at local drug store with diabetic supplies called Neragan cream also hepls with the feet i to also have electric stimulator implanted for pain have back trouble knee trouble had surgerys but did help alot. CYMBALTA is also used for depression and panic attacks i have those tht i just mentioned & OCD BIPOLOR to. i wear a insulin pump keeps blood sugars more level than taking 8 to 10 shots a day hope this helps u a little bit my husband going thru chemo and radiation treatments for mouth and throat cancer
- Cymbalta Information for Consumers
- Cymbalta Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Cymbalta (detailed)
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