Medication Advice

    • Anonymous
      July 18, 2006 at 4:22 pm

      I am wondering if anyone takes anything for their pain other than neurontin? I am unable to take neruotin. The pain I have makes it difficult to sleep at times.

    • Anonymous
      July 18, 2006 at 11:27 pm

      I took cymbalta for a year or so. I had to go back to neurontin because the insurance doesn’t cymbalta. My doc also gives me celebrex and darvocet. Hope you can get something to relieve the pain.

      be well

    • Anonymous
      July 19, 2006 at 6:53 am

      Cheryl, sorry about the pain, I too have CIDP and went through a long spell of pain. In general the ordinary pain relievers don’t touch our neuropathic pain. The most effective are some of the anti-epilepsy drugs, we used to use Tegretol (Carbamazepine) and some still do, then came Neurontin (Gabapentin) then its cousin Pregabalin(Lyrica) with fewer side effects.
      Tricyclic anti-depressants (Amitriptyline, Imipramine) in small doses at bedtime raise the pain threshold so the pain is less.
      Some are on morphine/heroin based drugs (Fentanyl, MST, Morphine) but these are addictive and often the dose needs increasing. DocDavid