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What type of medications are effective for TTS?

Posted by Henry C on 6/12/02 at 09:32 (087275)

Hello Everybody,

I would like to know what type of medications everybody out there is taking for TTS pain. How much of the medication are you taking on a daily basis and is it effective? Any other comments are always welcome!

Henry

Re: What type of medications are effective for TTS?

Sharon W on 6/12/02 at 13:53 (087328)

Henry,

For me Neurontin has been remarkably effective. I am up to 300 mg, 3 times per day. It doesn't take away ALL the pain, but it helps, and most importantly IT LETS ME SLEEP AT NIGHT. THAT'S a biggie, because I was constantly sleep-deprived before I started on Neurontin. I had already been taking Ambien at bedtime to GET to sleep, but I kept waking up various times during the night due to what I call the 'night burns'. Now, if my feet burn at night, at least it doesn't wake me up!!

I also have Ultram, for 'breakthrough' pain.

-- Sharon

Re: What type of medications are effective for TTS?

Sherry on 6/13/02 at 23:15 (087536)

Hi, I take elevil 100mg. at night for pain and 4800 neurontin for related neuropathy. I am doing very well on these and work 40 hrs a week, most on my feet. I would like to know what else you are doing for your feet. Sherry

Re: What type of medications are effective for TTS?

Cheri A on 6/14/02 at 19:21 (087642)

I take Neurontin, 300 mg. at night. It helps a LOT with the burning. It seems to take a while to start working when you first start taking it, but it is worth it. I tried to up the dose and take it during the day, but it makes me a little un-coordinated. I take Ultram 1 or 2 times a day. It helps also, but I am never pain-free. I do have 'good' days, with minimal pain, but not often. I also take an anti-depressant.
What do you take?

Re: What type of medications are effective for TTS?

Marty on 6/14/02 at 22:03 (087650)

I take Neurontin 600 mg a day. I tried to go down to 300 mg, but the buring come back with a vengeance. But the thing that seems to help the most to me is 1000mg of Ibuprofen every 4 hours. Not sure if it's the pain or the anti swelling it's helping the most. Yes I know my kidney has got look like Swiss cheese by now. What can I do??? I would like to take a better pain killer and anti inflammation product. I know that this is not a fix to the problem but I'm not really sure I want the release yet.

Marty

Re: What type of medications are effective for TTS?

KathyB on 6/17/02 at 13:21 (087808)

I have just been to the doctor, I had been off Neurotin 1200 mg a day for about a week and the pain is back worse than before. He put me on 1800 mg of Neurotin a day, and am ramping me on Topmax. I am also going on a steriod for 12 days to help get the pain under control. I will see him back in a month to see how the pain is going. I have crossed fingers that it will work, I can't walk more than 100 feet without major pain anymore.

Re: What type of medications are effective for TTS?

Sharon W on 6/12/02 at 13:53 (087328)

Henry,

For me Neurontin has been remarkably effective. I am up to 300 mg, 3 times per day. It doesn't take away ALL the pain, but it helps, and most importantly IT LETS ME SLEEP AT NIGHT. THAT'S a biggie, because I was constantly sleep-deprived before I started on Neurontin. I had already been taking Ambien at bedtime to GET to sleep, but I kept waking up various times during the night due to what I call the 'night burns'. Now, if my feet burn at night, at least it doesn't wake me up!!

I also have Ultram, for 'breakthrough' pain.

-- Sharon

Re: What type of medications are effective for TTS?

Sherry on 6/13/02 at 23:15 (087536)

Hi, I take elevil 100mg. at night for pain and 4800 neurontin for related neuropathy. I am doing very well on these and work 40 hrs a week, most on my feet. I would like to know what else you are doing for your feet. Sherry

Re: What type of medications are effective for TTS?

Cheri A on 6/14/02 at 19:21 (087642)

I take Neurontin, 300 mg. at night. It helps a LOT with the burning. It seems to take a while to start working when you first start taking it, but it is worth it. I tried to up the dose and take it during the day, but it makes me a little un-coordinated. I take Ultram 1 or 2 times a day. It helps also, but I am never pain-free. I do have 'good' days, with minimal pain, but not often. I also take an anti-depressant.
What do you take?

Re: What type of medications are effective for TTS?

Marty on 6/14/02 at 22:03 (087650)

I take Neurontin 600 mg a day. I tried to go down to 300 mg, but the buring come back with a vengeance. But the thing that seems to help the most to me is 1000mg of Ibuprofen every 4 hours. Not sure if it's the pain or the anti swelling it's helping the most. Yes I know my kidney has got look like Swiss cheese by now. What can I do??? I would like to take a better pain killer and anti inflammation product. I know that this is not a fix to the problem but I'm not really sure I want the release yet.

Marty

Re: What type of medications are effective for TTS?

KathyB on 6/17/02 at 13:21 (087808)

I have just been to the doctor, I had been off Neurotin 1200 mg a day for about a week and the pain is back worse than before. He put me on 1800 mg of Neurotin a day, and am ramping me on Topmax. I am also going on a steriod for 12 days to help get the pain under control. I will see him back in a month to see how the pain is going. I have crossed fingers that it will work, I can't walk more than 100 feet without major pain anymore.