Gabapentin topical

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Avatar f tn Hello, I have seen that clinical trials of topical gabapentin 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 gabapentin and a compounded slurry of gabapentin. 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, topical combinations, lidocaine patches, etc. I believe gabapentin 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 gabapentin. No relief yet...
Avatar f tn From online discussions, I'm not hopeful that increasing the dose or frequency of gabapentin will help. What can I do? Ease off gabapentin, take an itchy break of a few months, and ease back into it? I want relief! Suggestions welcome!
Avatar m tn PROBABLY INEFFECTIVE in relieving itch Aaloe vera, calendula (marigold) lotion, primrose oil, tea tree oil, oral or topical 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 gabapentin (Neurontin), and topical 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, gabapentin, 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. Gabapentin 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 gabapentin, antideprassants and topical 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 gabapentin or pregabalin) and topical 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 topical 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 topical 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 topical 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 topical 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 topical 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 topical 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 topical 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 gabapentin. 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 topical 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 m tn I was finally diagnosed with the condition after 2 years of trying various prescription topical creams (Elidel, Pramascone, Steroid Creams, Anti-fungals etc.) and oral medications (Pregabalin, Gabapentin, etc.) Is there any procedure I must have done to confirm my condition? Is there any particular specialist besides a dermatologist who would treat this condition? I have been to several dermatologists and most are clueless of the condition.
Avatar f tn He has treated her with topical Protopic, topical lidocaine, topical Aquaphor; last 4 months on gabapentin 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 gabapentin 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 topical 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 topical 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 perscribed some topical 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?!