Neuropathic pain is a pain that comes from problems with nerve signals.
Damaged nerves can fire off excessive pain signals and need to be damped down.
This type of pain can be eased by antidepressant or anti-epileptic medicines, by an action that is separate to their action on depression and epilepsy.
The three main medications for nerve pain are amitriptyline, gabapentin (neurontin) and pregabalin (Lyrica). The links will take you to the Patient.co.uk website which provide good quality, up to date information on medications.
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