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For night -time pain relief, Neurontin can be combined with topical pain relievers such as Lidocaine ointment and the Lidoderm patch. Capsaicin, available over the counter as Capzasin-P and Capzasin-HP, is another option for topical pain relief. (Topical means applied to the skin.) Try taking a multivitamin with vitamin E in it, and a B complex to help with symptoms of peripheral neuropathy.
Also there are two medications that do not go into your blood stream to cause further rebound headaches the way pain killers do. There's a skin ointment (by prescription) that I put where the headache is on the front of my face. This helps the milder to moderate migraines. And getting them early usually prevents the more serious ones. Also I take a lidoderm nasal liquid only when the migraines start to get severe, since it is very unpleasant, but it works.
There are also medications that come as a patch or ointment that either reduce inflammation (volteran) or act as a local anesthetic by blocking pain signals being sent from the painful area to the brain (lidocaine/lidoderm). The one I have used in the past is lidocaine, both as an ointment and as a transdermal patch. They have been effective at taking the edge off of my pain. The ointment lasts 2 hours applied directly to the skin and the patch lasts 12 hours.
In the meantime try Penaten, a ointment for baby diaper rash and eczema, made by Johson and Johson. Add some vitamin-E oil to the rather stiff ointment. It helped me. It is cheap and effective, and can't do no harm. Also, you can try a paste of oatmeal. Barend.
This has been going on for howwwwwwww long? You mention the word pain more than few times and pain is a strong indicator that something is wrong. Gastritis that has never been resolved is sinful. You need, in my opinion, a whole new set of Doc's or even better yet, get out of town to be diagnosed. I say this from personal experience. I know what Chronic Pelvic and Rectal pain feel like and in this day and age no one should have to live with that and at present I am.
I have tried all types of medication, yet nothing seems to be working. I don't want to continue like this, and am looking for, if not a cure, then at least relief. What is the treatment for this kind of pain disorder, and are these treatments available in South Africa? Thank you for taking the time to read, and hopefully, respond to my questions.
I no longer take Valtrex (please read below), but I am using Duragesic patches for the PHN in addition to Zovirax ointment and Lidoderm patches. I've just finished a Medrol Dose Pak to break a pain cycle I've had almost 4 weeks now. Believe me when I tell you that I've seen every specialist and tried every medical treatment and drug available. It is impossible for me to find treatment for my very uncommon case of HS2 and PHN. I believe I have a drug-resistent strain of HS2.
but since the lumpectomy and sentinal node in July I have yet to feel any relife from painful skin sensations where the nodes were removed, as far as the sensitivity and pain from the Radiation I was given a cream that they supplied me with and I applied it at least four times perhaps even more each and ever day 'I think I used at least a bottle a week' and that worked for only so long then the itching began with the pain and I was given a hydrocain cream I would apply just before the lotion and
Ibuprofen will help pain and any inflammation. Ice packs. I get a prescription gel called Voltaren and I also use lidoderm patches. Ask your doctor if either of those might help.
It has happened in various places over the years- with no reason I could think of. I tried every kind of ointment. In the end, bombarding it with cold water- to the point of numbness, was all that helped. (Over and over again as needed.) The biting feeling too... I still have so much to learn.
Adding these together can add up to more pain relief than tried separately one at a time. There is also lidocaine ointment and the patches (lidoderm). The lidocaine ointment requires tegaderm to sustain its effectiveness. Otherwise, it wears off in a couple of hours when rubbed directly on the skin. I had a gall bladder attack Thursday and projectile vomited up all my liquids (too sick to eat anything) and my morphine pill came up and went down the sink.
I feel that I have tried every type of cream, ointment everything known to man, but nothing seems to get into the skin to the point of attack, if that makes sense. I have also taken countless oral prescribed medications as well as over the counter, those all have been ineffective. The most recent ones I can recall, hydroxyzine, doxepin, loratidine, and the most recent cyclosporine. I have never itched anywhere else other than these areas mentioned.
I have used them for the application of lidocaine ointment and I would place them in various places on my back as it would keep the lidocaine ointment medication from evaporating and hence would provide extended pain relief. My insurance doesn't cover the lidoderm patches so I have to "make do". I hope this was helpful to you and there are others here in the community that use the patches and can answer any additional questions that you have. Have a Happy Thanksgiving!
lidocaine patches are good to. They numb it...
This would be my concern about the topical ointment you're using. Since your hepatologist thinks it's fine, maybe doing what you're doing, using it in the smallest amounts and only when needed, would be fine.
Sun block with an SPF greater than 40 works about as well as any ointment or cream and is relatively inexpensive. I've also discovered that runing hot water over the arms and then rubbing in a cream or ointment seems to help. Perhaps because it opens the pours. The ice packs get me through the night. I keep them under my pillow. Being in the sun all summer doesn't seem to have an affect.I was fine all summer, but I've been in itch-land since October.
The one thing that gives me relief so I can sleep, is using Lidoderm 5% patches - available by Rx from dermatologist. My BRP is on my neck and once I apply the patches, I fall asleep with an icepack over the patches. It helps - tried the Capsacin but could not tolerate it. Will not use gabapentin for fear of side effects - seeing an acupuncturist now. Tried chirpractic but that too was not helpful - felt great after treatments but no effect on the BRP.
5 years and have better control now. Narcotics have not helped. Neurontin and Lidoderm patch helped the most. Acupuncture did not help. I am back to work but in the past 3 months I have missed about 10 days due to pain. You mentioned that you were on Ultram at 6 weeks after surgery. I was taking oral morphine and a morphine patch for almost 6 months after surgery so perhaps you will have less pain soon. I hope this information helps. Good luck.
same with the Naproxen 500mg.... I've got Lidoderm patches also but those don't do crap. My doctor said I'm on the maximum dose of Neurontin as it is...1200mg 4x a day... It definitely helps with the nerve pain. I've noticed though that my pain inceases exponentially when I toss and turn at night and heat packs only work the first few times I use them unless I use it... wait a couple days thru pain and then use it again as hot as I can handle it.
After an especially miserable night where my arm itched so bad that it kept me up all night, I went to see my doctor, who prescribed a drug to take once a day and Lidocaine patches to see if either would help the itch. I tried the Lidocaine patches (brand name Lidoderm) the first night, and to my infinite relief it worked! Within an hour or so of applying the patch it numbed the skin on my arm and completely quelled the itching.
I haven't had a major spasm since then, but every time I get the slightest bit stressed out it aches like a toothache. I've tried those stretches, bengay, heating pads, doc gave me lidoderm patches, and alleve. I don't feel that my working out is aggravating it further....Is there anything that can be done to fix this problem permanently?
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