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Sunday, March 18, 2012

Severe Neuroma/Nerve Pain: Email Response

See the Link to the post that this email is in response to. 

First, you are so wonderful to post about conditions to give people an idea of their options.

I just wanted to point out since I have a neuralgia and take elavil for it that Neurontin/Lyrica do not work for everyone.  If Neurontin doesn't help, it is unlikely Lyrica will since they are the same type of drug, Lyrica is a second generation. 

Makes more sense to change to a different class of drug before spending another 1-2 months waiting to see if Lyrica will help.  People usually change within classes due to side effects eg change from elavil to Pamelor if they are having good pain relief. 

Elavil helps me, neurontin does nothing.  Other people have a different response. 

thanks again,

Love getting your blog feeds in my mail.


Dr Blake's comment: This is a wonderful email in response to my recent post on Neuroma pain. I have used Elavil with Neurontin or Lyrica also. Elavil in this instance is used at bedtime, similarly to the use of nortriptyline or amitriptyline as an additive to Neurontin or Lyrica or Cymbalta. Thank you S.B.

1 comment:

  1. Amazing post and very interesting stuff you got here! I definitely learned a lot from reading through some of your earlier posts as well and decided to drop a comment on this one!


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