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Old 03-18-2019, 04:17 PM   #1
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I've read that some neurologists prescribe AD's for neuropathy relief?

Is anyone on them for this?

Does it help?

Thanks in advance.
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Old 03-21-2019, 04:22 PM   #2
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I've read that some neurologists prescribe AD's for neuropathy relief?

Is anyone on them for this?

Does it help?

Thanks in advance.
Nortriptyline works pretty well for me
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Old 03-22-2019, 09:57 AM   #3
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Yes, I was prescribed Nortriptyline early on but never filled the Rx. Low does Nortriptyline is often prescribed by some neurologists.
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Old 03-23-2019, 12:20 AM   #4
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Hi. I am on venlafaxine and it has moderately helped. Tried wellbutren but it depressed me severely. Wishing you the greatest of luck!
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Hi. I am on venlafaxine and it has moderately helped. Tried wellbutren but it depressed me severely. Wishing you the greatest of luck!
I have been on Wellbutrin before and it didn't work for me.

I was also on venlafaxine and another SNRI in the past. Both caused increased in blood pressure and weight gain, so I got off of them. And SNRI's -- from my experience -- are notorious for causing metabolic issues. Of course, I took them before my present issue, but I've heard that tricyclics are often used.

I'll talk to my neurologist about this when I see him.

Altered sensation in any extremity -- formally diagnosed or not -- is very dispiriting. I wonder how people deal with this and live comfortably on a daily basis. When my symptoms flare up, I get so down and lose focus and interest in anything and everything.
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I’ve tried Citalopram, Venlafaxine, Cymbalta and Savella and experienced horrendous side effects with each. No more antidepressants for me.
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Some neurologists prescribe AD's for neuropathy relief? Does it help?
Antidepressants have never helped me for anything, certainly not depression or pain. sigh
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