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Neuropathic Pain Therapy: Evidence-Based Recommendations

Discussion in 'General Treatment' started by MeSci, Jan 4, 2016.

  1. MeSci

    MeSci ME/CFS since 1995; activity level 6?

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    This paper isn't specifically relevant to M.E. patients, but hopefully has some useful info. It's from February, but I couldn't find it here.
     
  2. minkeygirl

    minkeygirl But I Look So Good.

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    @MeSci I cant read this (blurry vision right now).That Capsaicin and tricyclics only were 50% effective?

    I had an epiphany over the weekend when I took some phenibut to sleep and the next day, besides being pleasantly high, I was in a good mood and had no pain until the middle of the afternoon when I started to come down.

    I've had intermittent relief with Kava and Baclofen. Not much help with Trazodone. Lyrica and Gabapentin cause weight gain if I even think about them so they are out.
     
  3. MeSci

    MeSci ME/CFS since 1995; activity level 6?

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    Phenibut sounds nice!

    I hadn't actually read the paper - just posted it for the interest of pwME who get neuropathic pain (I don't).

    I find the method of assessing efficacy a bit confusing actually, but it seems to be saying that 10.6 people have to be treated with capsaicin high-concentration patches to achieve 50% pain relief, and fewer need to be treated with tricyclics for equal effect, but the abstract doesn't state how many, and I don't have access to the full text.
     
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    minkeygirl But I Look So Good.

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    @MeSci thanks for translating. I gleaned there wasn't anything new but only picked up a few words here and there

    Phenibut is awesome but it's just as addictive if not more than benzos so you can only take it 2-3 times a week max.

    I save it for sleep if I've been struggling for a few days.
     
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