It's been a bit quiet on this forum recently. Everyone must be enjoying the spring.
I've written a fair amount about my neuropathic pain in the past. I never took medication to help manage it until it started getting significantly worse about six months ago. So far this year, I've tried gabapentin (titrated up to 450 mg), amitriptyline (titrated up to 150 mg), and duloxetine (currently taking 60 mg daily). None were effective at noticeably reducing nerve pain. This is not to state that I do not believe these medications can be effective, as I know others have had great results from each of these. They just haven't worked for me.
I have also tried taking Vitamin D and B12 supplements for the past few months, which I have read can reduce nerve pain. Neither has helped significantly.
So, the question is, what would you recommend that I try next? I've considered, among other things, ALA supplements, Lyrica (although I have some serious side effect concerns), and topical lidocaine. I've also considered trying cold laser therapy, but my insurance doesn't cover it (no big shock there).
Neuropathic pain is no fun to deal with, but it seems that most sufferers eventually get around to finding something to successfully treat it. I just haven't found it for me. Yet.
Cheers, and have a wonderful weekend!