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Gabapentin/cymbalta/lyrica Alternatives For Neuropathy Pain

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AnneMarie Says:
My dad had a brain infection in his temporal and parietal lobes. After trying to treat it with antibiotics, they finally performed surgery and removed the pus manually. About two months after he was released from the hospital, he began having extremely painful neuropathy in his fingers, legs and feet. His fingertips have been splitting, cracking and bleeding, and his legs and feet have had painful rashes and open wounds. He has tried steroid creams for his legs and feet, which help, but for his hands he has been given Gabapentin, Cymbalta and Lyrica, all which cause strange mental behavior...which I would liken to mildly psychotic. They seem to help his pain, but all make him have "the evil inside," which is what he calls it when he has episodic behavior due to these drugs. Can anyone help, either with alternative drugs to Gaba Pentin, Cymbalta and Lyrica, or by suggesting anything else? Anything! Please, please - anything is helpful. Thank you

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Verwon Says:
The problem with these types of medications might be due to the fact that they all act directly on brain chemicals as their very mechanism of action. My guess would be that he's very sensitive to them and his body just can't handle it.

Has he tried any straight analgesics, such as Oxycodone, or Morphine for the pain?


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