Pain Medications for Neuropathy
If you have neuropathy what medications are prescribed and are they effective. If you google medications for neuropathy what comes up? So I did it and here is what I saw:
Treatment consists of nerve pain medications Treatments include antidepressants like amitriptyline, pain medications like oxycodone, anti-seizure medications, and pain-relieving creams. It's also important to treat the underlying condition.
Medications Anticonvulsant, Nerve pain medication, Analgesic, Local anesthetic, and Narcotic
What do you think when you see this? What are anticonvulsants? These are meds that stop you from having seizures. Now how do they work?
This is what I got from www.rch.org.au
Antiepileptic medications work in different ways to prevent seizures, either by decreasing excitation or enhancing inhibition. Specifically, they act by either: Altering electrical activity in neurons by affecting ion (sodium, potassium, calcium, chloride) channels in the cell membrane.
These are great for seizures but have you ever wondered why it helps with neuropathy? Do see anything about helping a nerve grow or repair? This is what is wrong with treatment of neuropathy. Nothing we see talks about nerves actually getting repaired. All that is ever talked about is either numbing the area or masking the symptoms. How is that ever going to do anything worthy. If you have neuropathy you have to look beyond this. The only person that ever suffers is going to be you if you do not look beyond taking medications. I am not saying that you should not feel better. You should, but you have to look towards a viable solution otherwise the problem is just going to get worse.
Always ask yourself where are you going to be in the next 6 months when the neuropathy in your hands or feet get worse!