A Closer Look at Medication for Neuropathy
If you suffer from neuropathy and nerve pain, finding a solution to ease your pain and discomfort is extremely important. Living with daily, on-going pain is detrimental and exhausting. Finding the right remedy can be difficult, as there are many options with many different side-effects and benefits. Today, we’re going to look at common neuropathy medication options and their benefits and side effects, so you can make the best choice for your health.
A common medication for neuropathy are pain relievers. These range from over-the-counter options such as NSAID and other anti-inflammatory and nonsteroidal drugs. These pain relievers are best when the pain is milder. Stronger pain relievers, such as medications containing opioids (like oxycodone and tramadol), are prescribed by doctors when pain management needs are more intense and severe. Because of their addictive nature, however, doctors usually only prescribe these when other treatment options fail.
Side Effects: Taking pain relievers has its side-effects: While the pain may be temporarily relieved, the negative side-effects can be long term. Many doctors warn that taking NSAID’s over a long period of time can cause kidney and stomach damage. The dangers of taking prescription pain relievers are more prominent – dependence and addiction are concerns. Taking a general pain medication to relieve pain in a specific area can be frustrating – it is wiser to target the area where you feel the most pain.
Another medicine for neuropathy that is often prescribed is anti-seizure medication (such as pregabalin and gabapentin). Formulated to treat epilepsy, they also have the effect of relieving nerve pain in some cases.
Side Effects: The side-effects of anti-seizure medication for neuropathy can include dizziness and drowsiness. Also, taking a general medication to treat a specific area is frustrating, and cause for concern.
In some cases, anti-depressants are prescribed to soothe nerve pain. Some anti-depressants (such as amitriptyline, nortriptyline, doxepin, and other tricyclic anti-depressants) have been found to provide relief to nerve pain, due to their ability to interfere with the chemical processes in your spinal cord and brain that cause you to feel pain. This removes the constant pain you feel from your neuropathy, and provides relief.
Side Effects: The side-effects to using anti-depressants to relieve nerve pain include dry mouth, drowsiness, decreased appetite, constipation, nausea, and more.
Topical treatments and creams are often used to relieve pain from neuropathy. They are a popular medicine for neuropathy, because they provide targeted relief to the area you feel pain, instead of providing general relief with more side-effects. Some people use Lidocaine patches as well, to get relief to a specific area where they are experiencing nerve pain.
Side Effects: Side effects to topical treatments can be burning in the area where you apply the treatment, as well as dizziness, or drowsiness for Lidocaine patches. Additionally, it can be difficult to find creams that are made from natural ingredients. Absorbing chemicals through your skin can have unforeseen side-effects.
Nervastil: A Natural Remedy
There are many options for neuropathy medication – but none of them are natural. Dealing with pain with a remedy that has side-effects will only cause you more pain in the future. Thankfully, there is another way. Nervastil provides relief for your nerve pain. It is natural, fast-acting, cost-effective, and gives you targeted relief. Don’t take a general painkiller, anti-depressant, or anti-seizure medication: Pinpoint the pain at its source and use a natural remedy to get relief. Nervastil is made with natural ingredients, including:
- Arnica Extract
- Peppermint Oil
- Tea Tree Oil
- Vitamin E
- Eucalyptus Oil
- Wintergreen Oil
- Cayenne Pepper Extract
- Vitamin B6
- Guggul Oil
- Cinnamomum Camphora
All these ingredients work together to soothe your nerve pain, and give you the relief you need to live a full life. Don’t fight pain with medications that have negative side-effects. Choose a natural, targeted, cost-effective, and fast-acting topical cream.