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Avatar f tn Hello, I have seen that clinical trials of <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>topical</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>gabapentin</span> have given some promising results for patients with vulvodynia. I understand that it is not yet being marketed, would a compounding pharmacy be able to make it up? Are there any other topical forms of pain relief for vulvodynia (other than lidocaine) that are marketed and would be safe to apply to the clitoris area as well as the vulva?
572651 tn?1333939396 I went through a few days of agonizing pain after I broke my ankle and my neuro, whom I totally trust wanted to put me on a combo of oral <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>gabapentin</span> and a compounded slurry of <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>gabapentin</span>. The pain self-resolved before the meds would have had a chance to work, but apparently these topicals can be effective. Additionally, Rebel, you posted on a really old thread. If you are in the MS realm -pre or post diagnosis, join us on the main page.
Avatar f tn The side effects/negatives for me with gabapentin were much less than muscle relaxers, SSRI’s, epitol, pain meds, trigger point injections, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>topical</span> combinations, lidocaine patches, etc. I believe <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>gabapentin</span> caused my feet to slightly swell to where I use diabetic socks to keep from cutting off circulation and getting cold feet. My vision changes anytime the dosage of gabapentin is changed, so I have had to update glasses almost every dosage change.
Avatar m tn It certainly keeps me from sleeping! Started <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>gabapentin</span>. No relief yet...
Avatar m tn PROBABLY INEFFECTIVE in relieving itch Aaloe vera, calendula (marigold) lotion, primrose oil, tea tree oil, oral or <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>topical</span> vitamin C, D, E, K are probably ineffective. Pregnancy Category C Anti-Itch Medications: The following drugs caused harm in studies on animal fetuses.
776302 tn?1241095453 g tricyclics and selective serotonin-norepinephrine re-uptake inhibitors (SNRI's), anticonvulsants, especially pregabalin (Lyrica) and <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>gabapentin</span> (Neurontin), and <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>topical</span> lidocaine. Opioid analgesics and tramadol are recognized as useful agents but are not recommended as first line treatments. Many of the pharmacologic treatments for chronic neuropathic pain decrease the sensitivity of nociceptive receptors, or desensitize C fibers such that they transmit fewer signals.
4308773 tn?1352577789 I recently (10.30.12) had the Roux-En-Y Gastric Bypass Surgery, and now I ' take my pain medication (before surgery I would take 600mg gabapentin 3x day & 2. 50mg Tramadol 4-6x day) now that I am feeling slightly better from surgery and ready to get back to work and an exercise routine, I really need my medications. I saw my pain management doctor last week and explained the situation, about gastric bypass people not being able to swallow pills and he gave me a topical cream.
4308773 tn?1352577789 I recently (10.30.12) had the Roux-En-Y Gastric Bypass Surgery, and now I ' take my pain medication (before surgery I would take 600mg gabapentin 3x day & 2. 50mg Tramadol 4-6x day) now that I am feeling slightly better from surgery and ready to get back to work and an exercise routine, I really need my medications. I saw my pain management doctor last week and explained the situation, about gastric bypass people not being able to swallow pills and he gave me a topical cream.
1855076 tn?1337118903 It has ketamine, baclofan, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>gabapentin</span>, cyclobenzoprine and lidocaine. The nurse said this is systemic. I'm wonderin if anyone knows anything about building a depwndency or tolerance with a topical cream.
Avatar f tn I've been through basically every medication. I have even tried an epidural. <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>gabapentin</span> is the only thing that has seemed to help a little. I am already on the highest dose they prescribe. Has anyone ever tried Lyrica and Gabeapentin at the same time?
Avatar n tn It will be best that you consult a neurologist and treatment options could be anticonvulsants such as <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>gabapentin</span>, antideprassants and <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>topical</span> lidocaine lotion. Now a day, few recent treatments could be rhizotomy (cutting the affected nerve to relieve pain) and TENS (a electrical pulse therapy). Hope this helps.
Avatar f tn Treatment of post herpetic neuralgia are antidepressants, anticonvulsants (such as <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>gabapentin</span> or pregabalin) and <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>topical</span> agents such as lidocaine patches or capsaicin lotion. Opioid analgesics may also be appropriate in many situations. For more information visit http://en.wikipedia.
Avatar n tn I've tried a homeopathic treatment--no luck. I am now going to try <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>topical</span> lidocaine to temporarily reduce the pain. I might try acupuncture..... Take care.
442595 tn?1204910045 It is on my left lower back around to my left front pubic area. I can not wear clothes of any kind. Is there any <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>topical</span> medication that I could take so that I could at least wear underwear? Any help would be appreciated. I just noticed some new spots this morning, UGH! PS. My doctor tried to order a pill for pain, but my insurance denied it!
Avatar f tn Your's is shifting pain which could be due to neurological, inflammatory or vascular origin. Try <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>topical</span> counterirritants along with hot compressions and potassium supplements for a week or so, if it is related to inflammation due to injury, pain will wade off. For neuropathy related pains, drugs like gabapentin etc are usually prescribed but don't try this drug without doctor's advice. It may be psychosomatic for which nothing much can be done and it will go by itself.
Avatar f tn In such type of pain, anti inflammatory oral tablets and <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>topical</span> muscle relaxants , cooling lotions like those containing camphor or menthol, capsacain or local anesthetic creams, amitriptyline and gabapentin tablets and electrical cutaneous nerve field stimulation prove effective. Apply warm compresses and take some anti inflammatory pain killers like Ibuprofen/ Diclofenac.
Avatar m tn An examination by a neurologist, MRI spine and NCV( nerve conduction velocity) tests are desirable. Treatment includes <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>topical</span> therapy like camphor or menthol, capsaicin or local anesthetic creams, antidepressants like amitriptyline and anticonvulsants like gabapentin tablets, corticosteroids, oral sodium channel blockers like Mexilitene, central alpha adrenergic agonists like Clonidine and electrical cutaneous nerve field stimulation.
Avatar m tn It looks and feels worse whenever the area gets hot and is easily irritated. I suspect this is caused from the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>topical</span> medications including steroid creams. I have started doxycylene as there has been some success in some cases. Can anything else be done. I am truly about to lose my mind.
Avatar f tn Post herpetic neuralgia can be managed by <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>topical</span> application of capsaicin, tricyclic antidepressants, such asdesipramin, amitryptylin, or gabapentin. Please review the textbook titled: Burket's oral medicine, page282,11th edition, bc decker.You'll find detailed information to effectively manage phn.
Avatar f tn I went to my internist, she described it as nerve pain and she prescribed <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>gabapentin</span>. I have been on this for 4 days now with no relief. I am reading horror stories about pain lasting for months and perhaps years. I just would love to hear from someone that has had my experience and recovered. I need some hope to see past this pain.
Avatar n tn I asked her if she had been taking any new medication or anything and the only thing she said that she was putting some <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>topical</span> meds on her feet for the last 3 days that had been prescribed by the DPM more than a year ago. The cream contains a mix of lidocaine, gabapentin, verapamyl and fentanil. Could that soak in and cause a reaction? especially since its so old?
Avatar f tn He has treated her with topical Protopic, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>topical</span> lidocaine, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>topical</span> Aquaphor; last 4 months on <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>gabapentin</span> 100mg/5x/day, fluconazole 100 mg every 3 days. Pain levels nearly disabling during day, drinks through straw, can't bear having lips touched, eats food in small bits to avoid touching lips. From onset has been on Oxycodeine/APAP 5-325 mg for pain. Also prescribed alprazolam .5mg 3x/day for anxiety.
Avatar f tn I'm scheduled for surgery on both wrists on 1/21. In the meantime, my dr. has prescribed <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>gabapentin</span> for me. It's used as both an epileptic anti-seizure medication and nerve pain. I found that it really does help the pain and it's not a narcotic. (If you look up gabapentin, ignore the comments about it taking 3 weeks to a month to work. It worked immediately for me.) I wish you well. There is no pain like nerve pain!
Avatar n tn (usually one arm, comes and goes, found ice works good, just recently tried <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>topical</span> anesthetic and it worked great, 20% benzocaine). I believe I have nerve compression. My cervical vertebrate feel gritty when I rotate my neck. This also seems to come and go. Could it be humidity that makes it worse? This discussion is related to <a href='/posts/show/241701'>Severe Itching on arms</a>.
Avatar f tn This nerve damage may have been traumatic or due to other unintentional pathologies or it may be the result of surgery to a nerve, as occurs with microvascular decompression for disorders such as trigeminal neuralgia.
Avatar n tn I have asked my dermatologist about the itching on my arms and he did not have an answer. I have tried all kinds of <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>topical</span> creams and itch medicines and nothing phases it- the only relief I can find is wrapping my arms in ice. Has there been any break throughs on this problem. I have dealt with a lot of things in my time but this itch can really drive you nuts.
Avatar n tn I HAVE BEEN PRESCRIBED MANY <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>topical</span> CREMES AND ORAL MEDICATIONS BUT NONE SEEM TO HELP. THIS HAS BEEN OCCURING FOR SEVERAL YEARS - WORSE IN SUMMER TIME. HAS BEEN DIAGNOSED AS SKIN STREP OR SUN POISONING. THE ONLY RELIEF IS HOLDING ICE TO IT TO NUMB. HELP!
Avatar n tn I have been perscribed some <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>topical</span> treatments, however they are too temporary of relief too. Steroid pills helped while on them, but now im off and the itch is back. Guh! It has to be an allergic reaction to something?!
Avatar n tn I've had 3 surgeries for lichen schloris injections for over 8 years every medication known to man and it just keeps coming back i've never known such pain 8 Doctors and all different cures so now we try gabapentin topical which had to be compounded $200.
Avatar m tn I'm 33, and I take tramadol and <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>gabapentin</span> for nerve pain in my feet. This medication has affected my sex drive, and me and my girlfriend have not had sex for about 9 months, so I don't know where I could have picked up an STD. I'd be grateful for any help, thanks a lot.