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As you realize, you are already under the care of your doctor and a pain management specialist, so a quick pain solution is not easy.
However, I can give you a number of suggestions that you should discuss with your doctor and pain management specialist.Medicines
: Drugs like Amitryptiline, Neurontin, Topiramate
(Topamax), pregabalin (Lyrica), carbamazepine
(Tegretol) can be combined with the analgesics
. They have a synergistic effect and can help in intractable pain. Narcotic Analgesics
: you are already using them. Lidocaine patch
: these contain a local anesthetic that you can use in the most painful areas. Tricyclic antidepressants
: drugs like Amitryptiline are combined to give effective relief. Steroid injections
: corticosteroid injections are given at the nerve site to reduce the pain. TENS
: electrodes are placed on the skin over the painful areas and are used to relieve pain. Peripheral Nerve Stimulation
: in this, electrodes are inserted under the skin to relieve the pain.
Discuss these options with your doctor and pain management specialist. This will lead to an informed discussion and one or the other should work for you.
Hope this shows you the way forward - wish you good health and a quick recovery.
I hope my answer has helped you gain more knowledge and confidence about your problem and in knowing what to discuss with your doctor.
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