Hi Tina! OHHH! That is not good having a kidney problem with some of these drugs. Neurontin at times aggitate a kidney problem. But there are other drugs that you could try. Buspar, Elavil, Nortriptiline. A bunch of Anti-Depressants are used for Nerve Damage. Maybe talking with your doctor and seeing which would be the best option for you as far as taking an older made drug that will help. I have to take Zanax alot because my body does the buzzing thing. Gets in my head area and makes me go nuts. Zanax though many doctors now hate giving out but with me they had no choice. It did help ease the crunch and made me sleep better. Then they decided to wean me off Zanax to 0.25 and placed me on Clonazapam 2mgs and Gabapentin up to 1500mgs a day. That helps much better now!
Many years ago before I got sick I barely took anything. Just an aspirin every now and then. And my medicine cabinet was always empty.
I now have a darn pharmacy in my house. A linen closet with no towels in it that is loaded with pills. I take an average of 27 pills a day. I have stopped many times taking them in hopes I would not need that many. But it’s been totally worthless on my part! My body needs those meds to survive on! Stinks taking that many pills. 😡 I wished they could find a way to give me a new body transplant! Cute my head off and transplant my body into a healthy one. Or make me a new body. LOL! I am not a pain tolerant person and hate not feeling good. But I try to deal with it and jusr go on with my life. Not easy doing but I certainly am not giving up on hope either! And will fight every breath I have until this stuff kills me! Hopefully I will live to see the ripe old age of 90 and do okay! Hope you get answers soon and find something that will help the pain. Good luck Tina!