Posted by TylerTor on March 7, 2005, at 23:25:20
In reply to Re: topomax pain » JPS, posted by headachequeen on April 6, 2004, at 16:00:23
I have 2 herniated discs with neuropathy in right foot and drop foot. I am currently having nerve blocking done where I get injections of marcaine (similar to dentist novocaine) directly into my back and take Topomax and Amytriptyline (an anti-depressant) at night. When the therapy was suggested to me, I researched it and, in Canada anyway, it is quite common. I've been in pain for 7 years, it has become neuropathic so percocets no longer help and the last 6-7 months the pain has been debilitating. Surgery isn't an option because the pain is now neuropathic. It's only been a short time but my pain is definitely reduced. Of course the treatment doesn't fix the problem, so should I decide to discontinue the therapy then I imagine the pain would return but it does work.