Psycho-Babble Medication Thread 1094014

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Add on for chronic pain...

Posted by Sheilac on January 15, 2017, at 16:07:38

Currently I'm taking 2500mg of Keppra a day for bipolar. I like it a lot, but it doesn't seem like it enough to keep me stable when I have to take pain meds for a chronic pain condition.

Of course my doc that treats my pain suggests Elavil, neurontin or lyrica.

My question: is there a Med I can add to Keppra that would both help pain and add more stability & help with anxiety?

I can't take any of the SSRIs or SNRIs because they cause mania. Actually, Elavil causes some mania too.


Re: Add on for chronic pain... Sheilac

Posted by phidippus on October 7, 2017, at 15:04:42

In reply to Add on for chronic pain..., posted by Sheilac on January 15, 2017, at 16:07:38

Tramadol may help. Its a mild opiate and a very weak SNRI. Its anti-glutamatergic, like Lamictal so it may provide some stability.


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