What if nerve pain is responsive to NSAIDs?

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What if nerve pain is responsive to NSAIDs?

Postby mary jane » Fri Nov 08, 2013 6:44 pm

Hi,

I was just wondering what it means if my nerve pain is VERY responsive to anti-inflammatories like Voltarol and Naproxen 250 mg ?
they work a bit better for me than Amytriptiline !
does this mean the nerves are entrapped or just irritated or damaged? mine were startled by an infection for example.

thank you
xxx
tiny bartholin infection triggered vulvar nerve pain.
Diagnosed vulvodynia Sept '13 (no burning but electric shocks, paresthesia, aching, buzzing)
Feb 14- Taking 50 mg Ami/Elavil
May 14-pain free with 50 mg Amitriptyline and 300 mg Pregabalin. Back to normal
Dec 15- weaned off all medication, pain free, wearing skinny jeans
April 17- pain returned, Amitriptyline 50 mg. Something doesn't make sense in my diagnosis.
Currently treating depression and anxiety
mary jane
 
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Re: What if nerve pain is responsive to NSAIDs?

Postby molly » Sat Nov 09, 2013 6:23 pm

From what I,ve been told by my pain consultant, muscle spasm is very receptive to NSAIDS, so perhaps you have a greater degree of muscle spasm and the nerve is less of an issue.

Only my thoughts,

Regards Molly
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Re: What if nerve pain is responsive to NSAIDs?

Postby mary jane » Sat Nov 09, 2013 6:58 pm

@ molly, I would kill to know the answer of my pain is relaxing the muscles via pelvic therapy !!!
thank you for your reply, molly! I wish you all the best <3
tiny bartholin infection triggered vulvar nerve pain.
Diagnosed vulvodynia Sept '13 (no burning but electric shocks, paresthesia, aching, buzzing)
Feb 14- Taking 50 mg Ami/Elavil
May 14-pain free with 50 mg Amitriptyline and 300 mg Pregabalin. Back to normal
Dec 15- weaned off all medication, pain free, wearing skinny jeans
April 17- pain returned, Amitriptyline 50 mg. Something doesn't make sense in my diagnosis.
Currently treating depression and anxiety
mary jane
 
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Joined: Sun Nov 03, 2013 4:13 pm
Location: uk

Re: What if nerve pain is responsive to NSAIDs?

Postby molly » Mon Nov 11, 2013 1:03 pm

I expect for many of us it's a combination of both nerve and muscle component, even the experts I have seen say it's very difficult to work out which is which. It leaves us with a chicken an egg problem,if only we know.

Have you tried some pelvic physio? It's certainly worth trying if you have,nt.

Regards Molly
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Re: What if nerve pain is responsive to NSAIDs?

Postby mary jane » Wed Nov 27, 2013 2:41 pm

hi molly,
I am looking for a therapist right now :)
tiny bartholin infection triggered vulvar nerve pain.
Diagnosed vulvodynia Sept '13 (no burning but electric shocks, paresthesia, aching, buzzing)
Feb 14- Taking 50 mg Ami/Elavil
May 14-pain free with 50 mg Amitriptyline and 300 mg Pregabalin. Back to normal
Dec 15- weaned off all medication, pain free, wearing skinny jeans
April 17- pain returned, Amitriptyline 50 mg. Something doesn't make sense in my diagnosis.
Currently treating depression and anxiety
mary jane
 
Posts: 119
Joined: Sun Nov 03, 2013 4:13 pm
Location: uk


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