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Nerve Pain
I am looking for some relief for nerve pain after a stroke. My right side is total pain all the time. It hinders my everyday life.
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241234 tn?1220984156
You might want to look into this to see if this matches what you have
Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/reflex_sympathetic_dystrophy/reflex_sympathetic_dystrophy.htm
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Check with your doctor, they should be able to give you something for it. Often with nerve pain they'll prescribe something like neurontin or other medications depending on what the cause of the pain is and the type of pain.  Accupunture is an alternative for drugs as well. Regardless, you shouldn't be suffering
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From what I've been reading it could be what is called Central Post Stroke Pain (CPSP) or Thalamic Pain Syndrome. There are several treatments that seem to help but you should seek your neurologist.

A combination of low dose amitriptyline (10 - 50 mg at night) plus gabapentin (300 - 1800 mg per day) or pregabalin (50 - 600 mg per day) produces the best pain relief with the lowest incidence of side effects. (taken from some site I don't remember)

Tegretol, Neurontin, Lyrica, or Keppra are the most used medicines

Antidepressants and anticonvulsants are also used

Hope that helps, my father just had a severe stroke and we are still waiting for his recovery.

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1146870 tn?1261523235
Thanks I will be trying your recommations
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