Category Archives: Neuropathy

Neuropathic pain

I’ve often wondered how long to persevere with medication for neuropathic pain before giving up on it. The advice from this article was two to eight weeks, with at least one or two weeks at maximum tolerated dosage.  It’s also … Continue reading

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Post-herpetic neuralgia

It seems I might be able to prevent a lot of cases by getting more proactive.  In one RCT in the over-60s, starting amitriptyline 25 mg/day within a week of shingles onset and continuing it for three months reduced the … Continue reading

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BMJ 2010: 341: 1111 – 1170 (27th November)

The most interesting article this week was on causes and investigation of peripheral neuropathy. My usual approach for patients with peripheral neuropathy is to send them off for random glucose, B12, and folate, and if all those are normal to … Continue reading

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