Diabetes is one of the main causes of nerve inflammation, and thus controlling its levels with treatment and healthy habits will make it much better
If the cause is vitamin B12 deficiency, it can be treated with B12 injections or tablets
– Peripheral neuropathy from a medication you take improves if the drug is stopped
In addition, some less common types of peripheral neuropathy can be treated with medications, such as:
Steroids: powerful anti-inflammatory drugs
Immunosuppressants: Medicines that reduce the activity of the immune system
Immunoglobulin injection: A mixture of blood proteins called antibodies that the immune system makes
In some cases, the main cause of the pain is not treatable and the only solution is Reducing nerve pain through the use of appropriate medications and analgesicsYou should usually start with the lowest dose, gradually increasing the dose until you notice an effect.
Higher doses may be better at controlling pain, but are also more likely to cause side effects such as Fatigue, dizziness, or feeling “drunk.” If you get these then your dose may need to be reduced.
Do not drive or operate machinery if you feel drowsy or have blurred vision. You may also become more sensitive to the effects of alcohol.
The side effects should improve after a week or two as your body gets used to the medication, But if side effects persist, inform your GP, as it may be possible to change to a different medication that suits you better.
Many of these medicines can also be used to treat other health conditions, such as depression, epilepsy, anxiety or headaches.
If you are given an antidepressant it may treat that pain even if you are not depressed, this does not mean that your doctor suspects you are depressed.
The main medications recommended for neuropathic pain include:
Amitriptyline: also used to treat headache and depression
Duloxetine: It is also used to treat bladder problems and depression
Pregabalin and gabapentin: They are also used to treat epilepsy, headache or anxiety
There are some additional medications that you can take to reduce pain in a specific area of your body or to relieve pain that is particularly severe for short periods.