Forgot to mention that I have also taken Neurontin and Lyrica and they didn't help either.
Hi, I was wondering what opioids you have tried?
Also what is the dosage you are taking on the Neurontin & Lyrica?
Also are you on any muscle relaxers if so what kind?
Me too, what have you tried?
Has your PM doc tried nerve blocks to the affective nerves. What area of your body is hurting or going numb? I have been dealing with nerve pain, so far the best combo I've been able to come up with is ms contin, IR morphine, gabapentin or Neurontin and Robaxin 750. I found it took a while to get the full effect of gabapentin, its not a cure, but my pain is manageable. Really hope you find a solution to your pain issues.
Pamee, Balbanese mentioned SSRI's and I was told Elavil, aka amitriptyline, is one that helps with nerve pain. Another alternative might be accupuncture. I know you may be feeling kinda hopeless and in pain right now, try to fight this. Amitriptyline has helped me with partial paresthesia I got from a dental shot. Nothing works overnight unfortunately. Hope y a get some relief soon. Patti
Firstly I am not a doctor or in the professional field of medicine.
I've had Peripheral Neuropathy going on 19 years. I fully understand your symptoms of tingling and shooting pain, especially at night.
After many combinations of drugs, my doctor has me on one tablet of 600mg of gabapentin and two tablets of 600mg of gabapentin at night. I also take a 300 mg capsule in the morning and at night of Lyrica. (The doctor and the pharmacist will tell you the gabapentin and Lyrica are essential the same, but here is the way i feel about this, it's your body, and you are a part of the prescription to find what ever works best for you to get some relief.
My home remedy for PH that i use especially at night when i first go to bed: apply ice to the bottom of your feet for 20 minutes. To accomplish this best i use ice sandals. Just keep them in the freezer and have them available when needed. In fact I have two pairs in the freezer. This way I always have a spare available if needed.
You can purchase the ice sandals at many medical stores on line or probably on Amazon. I wish you well in your PH relief, it is not fun.
Search for questions
Still looking for answers? Try searching for what you seek or ask your own question.