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An_257614 posted:
I am being treated for neuropathy in my bottom, back of my thighs and anywhere skin touches. I can hardly sit or walk. I have taken 600 mg gabapentin 5 times a day for over a year and just started 10 mg amitriptylin 3 times day. I am getting worse daily any suggestions.
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annette030 responded:
Try acupuncture if you believe in it. Best of luck to you.

Take care, Annette
 
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cweinbl responded:
Pregbalin (Lyrica) is a better drug for neuropathy than is Neurontin. Ask your doctor about it. BTW, the condition within the family of neuropathy that you describe is actually called allodynia. It's a very confounding experience as the most benign touch can deliver unexpected pain. Good luck.
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annette030 replied to cweinbl's response:
Lyrica didn't work for me at all but Neurontin does, go figure.

Take care, Annette
 
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Peter Abaci, MD responded:
With skin sensitivity from nerve pain, there may be other ways of treating this beyond medications. As mentioned above by cweinbl, this is sometimes called allodynia, which means something is painful from a non-painful stimulus. We see a lot of this at my center, and we often employ what are called desensitization techniques to try to diminish the sensitivity. Some examples of this would include contrast baths, using parafin wax, clay, or making contact with textures like uncooked rice or lentils. Desensitization techniques can be found from a physical therapist or occupational therapist who can help guide you. You can ask your physician for a referral if it applies to your particular situation.


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