Page 3 of 3 FirstFirst 123
Results 21 to 29 of 29

Thread: Effexor reducing neuropathic pain

  1. #21
    ok thanks for explaining
    SM/ACM Surgery in 1999

    When the world says "give up"; hope whispers "try one more time"
    -anonymous

  2. #22
    Senior Member zagam's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Western Australia - Hammer wielding daemon
    Posts
    619
    I tried amitrypiline which resulted in appropriate laughter, tegretol which resulted in excessive aggression and many others. I had offers from work mates to beat up my pain specialist so I stopped the tegretol 'angry' pills. Baclofen and the others made me stupid too.

    Opioids make me sleepy. Sleepy is tollerable, but not much work can be done and I have things I would like to do.

    I will try pot which is illegal in Australia before I try tricyclics again as these made me silly. University cigarettes do not make you stupid, but they make you mellow. I can still work that way. Getting Sativex may be a better option if you can. Less mellow, less adiction?

  3. #23
    I've been taking Neurotin for seven yrs now and it seems to quit working so now I'm trying Lyrica 100mgs 3 times a day. Been on it for two wks now and not sure if it is helping but will see. I've been taking Effexor for a yr. now. The side effects will go away after a 3 or 4 days. I take 150mgs a day.
    Mary
    I want to Rock you Gypsy soul and together we will flow into the Mystic.
    Van Morrison

  4. #24

    Neurontin wasn't helping but effexor did!!

    Effexor has significantly improved the effectiveness of my other pain medications so I was able to reduce the dosage levels and even have an increase in pain relief, especially with narcotic meds. However the neurontin really was full of side effects with very little benefit. I discontinued it and am very thankful to a psychiatrist who was aware and strongly suggested I try the effexor as my pain had become debilitating. (I am lucky to have never suffered from depression and did not have any psychological side effects other than knowing and appreciating an increased quality of life) Although this is something my neurologist should have had better understanding of, which is not acceptable for such a serious issue that could improve the lives of many. This getting all too common for those we pay to do a job that must be performed to a certain level if not above?

  5. #25
    I'm glad effexor works for you, it makes me sick I was on it for 2 years in the past, they say paraxotine will stop this massive burning I'm having in my lefts, feet, all over to the tips of my fingers, since the surgery on my foot. They gave me Lyrica, but I've been scared to take it because it is a new drug and very expensive, did you get any side effects from Lyrica, this Neurontin doesn't seem to help me

  6. #26
    Quote Originally Posted by livelifefull7
    I'm glad effexor works for you, it makes me sick I was on it for 2 years in the past, they say paraxotine will stop this massive burning I'm having in my left feet,both legs burn terrible and turn sometimes blood red, and the bottom of my feet burn, all over to the tips of my fingers, since the surgery on my foot. They gave me Lyrica, but I've been scared to take it because it is a new drug and very expensive, did you get any side effects from Lyrica, this Neurontin doesn't seem to help me
    I've had this for 13 months till my muscles are getting sore from the constant burning in my legs and arms, did you experience muscle soreness

  7. #27
    hi all,

    sounds like im in the right place. i have chronic nerve pain in the soles of my feet and on the inside of my right ankle - "diagnosed" if you can call it that as peripheral neuropathy.

    i have been taking neurontin for 10 months 1200mg/3 times a day. it helps, but the relief doesn't really last and when it kicks in it makes me feel drugged. i have also been taking nortryptoline 100mg at bedtime. tried 200mg but it made me really constipated and i had to lower it.

    i asked my neurologist if i could try something else instead and now i am going to start effexor 37.5mg at bedtime (that is how i found this msg board). the drug sounds a bit scary, but the pain in my feet is awful so im gonna give it a try. i hope it helps.

  8. #28
    I felt compelled to reply because I've been on Effexor for almost 10 years now (for depression - I'm on Lyrica, Topomax, and other pain meds for neurpathic pain).

    For those of you who are thinking about taking/asking yor doc about effexor, the withdrawal effects of effexor are horrendous and are similar to the complaints that were the basis of the lawsuit against Paxil. Don't get me wrong -- Effexor literally saved my life. But since I've been on it and since newer anti-depressants have come out (and maybe some of them would be useful to treat pain), I've begged my doctor to wean me off of the effexor and onto another medication. That's how bad the withdrawal effects can be.

    Not that you would forget, but make SURE you do NOT forget to take a dose of the Effexor. Just make sure you don't run out of your prescription and that you always have some on hand. And congratulations on finding something that relieves your pain.

  9. #29
    Quote Originally Posted by maryonwheels46 View Post
    I've been taking Neurotin for seven yrs now and it seems to quit working so now I'm trying Lyrica 100mgs 3 times a day. Been on it for two wks now and not sure if it is helping but will see. I've been taking Effexor for a yr. now. The side effects will go away after a 3 or 4 days. I take 150mgs a day.
    Mary
    Mary, I don't quite know how to do this I am new on this site. I have taken both neurontin and Lyrica. I have had leg and feet pain for forty years. the neurotin worked but wore off after about six months. I have taken both neurontin and lyrica at the same time together. The lyrica works but I gain a lot of weight and it slows down my thought processes.
    I told the doctors involved that I believed the good effects wore off and tried to go back and forth. My neurologist just suggested takeing effexor, I should say started me on effexor.

    The lyrica does work for me the best but I am fat a sluggish. There are days that there is still a lot of pain when there are extreme weather changes or if I get cold.

    Try using a heat pad on your bed and a heating blanket on low at night.
    It you have a partner in life you can set it up for half your bed.

    God luck and God bless
    ajaxladi

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 632
    Last Post: 10-14-2013, 06:11 PM
  2. Pleasing partners prolong pain
    By Wise Young in forum Pain
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 02-10-2006, 06:35 PM
  3. Replies: 0
    Last Post: 05-28-2004, 01:15 PM
  4. Replies: 0
    Last Post: 09-02-2001, 07:04 PM
  5. Replies: 0
    Last Post: 07-27-2001, 08:24 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •