I've been getting some pain relief with a combo of 10 mg amiltriptyline and gabapentin. I had about a week of mild pain, but now the pain is stronger again. Should I increase one of these drugs? If yes, which one? or perhaps both?
Thanks for any experiences you can share.
I use a combo of 15mg amiltriptyline with 200mg of lamictal. It has worked for a year and a half. This is not to say it won't wear off, and there are seasons I have had "twinges," however it has been great. Side effects have been minimal for me.
Rissmal,Hi! Sorry to hear that your pain is worse. I only use Homeopathic meds after having no help or getting side effects from Pharmaceuticals. I have had ATN X 23 yrs. and it could go on hours,days,or weeks-horrible! And I had to work with it! A couple of years ago I found Homeopathy-I have been trying different things as it suits me. Right now I take
Swansons Nerve pain Relief,Swansons Migraine Relief,Swansons Earache Relief every day-sometimes I take Boiron Sinusalia if I am "stuffy" or having allergies-it contains Spigelia for TN problems.These are very inexpensive and safe, and I have had great help with pain and even some apparent healing overtime.It might be worth a try,for some comfort at least!
Sorry you are in pain. Please do not take our medicine advice. The interaction between drugs can cause serious problems or side effect, so you shoukd consult your GP or neuro about this Q.
I a, just now settling into a combo of drugs (ami and carba), and my GP told me how I should scale it, and gave me a max dosage where I should stop scaling and come back to her. Maybe your doctor can do that? Then you don't have to come back every time.
It took 4 months for me to find the right combo of just those two, due to side effects. Please be patient. We are here to support you.