Patient Comments: Neuropathic Pain - Treatment

What treatment did you have for your neuropathic pain?

Comment from: gayle, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: November 08

I first started having the pain about 12 years ago. My foot doctor gave me cortisone shots all over both feet to no avail. I went to pain management doctor and he could do nothing. I went to a neurologist and was diagnosed with peripheral neuropathy. He gave me Neurontin (gabapentin). I went up to 800 mg. The foot doctor changed me to Lyrica 600 mg a day (maximum dosage). I also take 100 mg Tramadol. These medications help but I do have issues occasionally. The worst pain is at night.

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Comment from: oldhawk, 65-74 Male (Patient) Published: July 15

30+ years ago my feet began to hurt. The first Dr. advised Mortons neuroma. Later, a neurologist diagnosed Bilateral Neuropathy (both feet). Today, i'm using Nortriptyline (30 mg/day). The pain, stabbing my feet with ice picks, is mostly under control, except once in a while, then WHAM! The pain hits and lasts a few moments to minutes. There appears to be nothing that I do which triggers the pain. I'm thankful for medication that helps manage it.

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