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    Posted: Feb/09/2018 at 11:24pm
What is the best medication for nerve pain? I have a bulging disc which puts pressure on my sciatic nerve.
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Hi Mopar,

There are several medications used for nerve pain, different people have different results. Some common ones are lyrica, gabapentin. Some have luck with an older one called amitriptyline(spelling). It is very much dependant on the condition being treated and the individual.

Can you tell us a little about what’s causing your pain? Is it a single disc causing the problem? What has been done so far, tests, meds, therapy?
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Cervical Facet arthritis
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I had an mri and it is showing a bulging disk putting pressure on my sciatic nerve. If I keep up with my stretching and workout I am usually fine, if I stop even for a few days I pay for it. I had the flu last week so I had no energy and didn't work out so now my back is out.
I oly take medication when I need it. My doctor gave me tramadon (not sure if spelling is correct) it upsets my stomach and not very effective.
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Sorry the flu set you back, it’s a nasty one this year. It’s great that stretching and exercise generally keeps things under control. All meds have side effects and nerve pain meds are some of the worst. Some people have good results only using a small dose as required. Doctors generally want you to take them daily and many people need a steady amount in their system for pain relief.
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Mopar1,
The advice Baily gave you is very accurate. Lyrica and Gabapenting is pretty much the thing these days for nerve pain, and even more so for Sciatica nerve. Some people experience side effects from them. If that is a problem.  You will need to decide if the benefits outweigh the risks. What ever you decide keep moving and stretching to keep the tissues and muscle around the weak nerves strong and flexible. Sorry about the cold, please be careful with that. With the epidemic that is going on it is better not to take chances. Talk to you doctor and see if it is OK to take some Tamiflu. They say it is very helpful to reduce the length and strength of  the sickness,

Thanks for stopping here . ..Edie
Chronic pain throughout the spine caused by osteoarthritis (DDD). Started at neck, spread to thoracic, and lately to lumbar area. Most of my spine is affected by bulges, disc height loss and dehydration, bone spurs, annular tears, foraminal stenosis, probable nerve impingement, and degeneration at end plates and facets.

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