Medication looses effectiveness

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My tn is constantly hurting im currently taking 300 mg of oxcarbazpine an 1200 mg of gabapentin both seem to be coming to there end what do i tryed Cymbalta for a week it gave me headaches an a weird burning sensation on my arms kinda dont want to go back to that one but its one that sorta works didn't give it time an one taking anything different

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    I've tried a number of different medications for TN and haven't found a perfect solution, but if the gabapentin was working for you then I don't know if you have come across pregabalin. I was on gabapentin and after a while I found I had to keep increasing the dose, and then the side effects started causing a lot of problems. I switched to pregabalin and I've been better for the last year. It's more under control and fewer side effects. I've been told gabapentin and pregabalin are very similar, and I don't think you can take both at once, so switching over wasn't pleasant, but it helped me.

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      Ive taken it before it caused left arm weakness an pain on just one 75mg pill a day in just a week i was almost wondering if i went to a way smaller dose if it would still work only thing is its very expensive for lryica
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      I am on 225mg lyrica, but I don't get that type of side effects. It's better for me than gabapentin but everyone's different. I can't take oxcarbazpine, it is much worse for me than gabapentin or lyrica.

      I have been told that if you do start finding a medication loses effectiveness you can go back to it after a break and it should work again, but I've never needed to try that so I don't know how long the break would need to be.

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      Gabapentin doesn't really work for me after i left it for 3 months it helps but its not perfect i still have intense pain oxcarbazepine seems to have lost its edge. How long have you been on Lyrica

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