SUPPLEMENTS AND NEUROPATHY (NERVE PAIN)
There are NO medications that work great for nerve pain. The most common ones, like CYMBALTA, NEURONTIN and LYRICA offer some relief to some people but results are very variable. Narcotics are commonly used but normally just cause addiction and constipation. Physical therapy and exercise can also be beneficial but once again there are many patients that do not get relief.
Because of the relative ineffectiveness of conventional therapy, many people look into supplements. The ones that have been studied the most include FISH OIL (anti-inflammatory benefits), CURCUMIN (also anti-inflammatory properties). ALA (alpha lipoic acid) and GLA (gamma-linolenic acid ) are 2 supplements that have been studied that has shown mild success when compared to placebo.
Be aware that supplements are often no better than prescriptions, and because they are not FDA approved, you may not be aware exactly what you are getting.