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How to stop the pain of diabetic nerve damage in the feet,

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how to stop the pain of diabetic nerve damage in the feet
JA: How long have you had the pain? What seems to make the pain better or worse?
Customer: 2months and lyrica 300mg does not work anymore
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: I have rencently went on medicare and cannot afford name brand med
Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr.Amita replied 4 months ago.

Thanks for your question.

This indeed is a difficult problem.

In addition to lyrica you may try applying capsaicin gel to the painful areas.This is available over the counter and may help.

Lidocaine patches are available with prescription and help numb the area so that pain does not occur.

Nortyptiline or doxepin can be added to your lyrica for pain relief.

Do get your vitamin b12 levels checked as there deficiency may also be responsible.

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