Phantom Limb Pain May Respond Well to the Medication Namenda

Published: October 10, 2012
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The study discussed two patients who suffered severe lower extremity injuries and subsequently developed phantom limb pain (PLP) that was persisted despite high dose narcotics (including IV) and other pain medications. Despite these therapies, the patients had severe PLP—which dramatically decreased after Namenda was started, and without significant side effects from the medication.

References

Profound Pain Reduction After Induction of Memantine [Namenda] Treatment in Two Patients with Severe Phantom Limb Pain. Robert J. Hackworth, Kyle A. Tokarz, Ian M. Fowler, Scott C. Wallace, Eric T. Stedje-Larsen. Anesthesia & Analgesia; 107 (4), 2008, p.1377. doi:10.1213/ane.0b013e31817f90f1

Jacob Teitelbaum, MD

is one of the world's leading integrative medical authorities on fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue. He is the lead author of four research studies on their treatments, and has published numerous health & wellness books, including the bestseller on fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome From Fatigued to Fantastic! and his newer The Fatigue and Fibromyalgia Solution.  Dr. Teitelbaum is one of the most frequently quoted fibromyalgia experts in the world and appears often as a guest on news and talk shows nationwide including Good Morning America, The Dr. Oz Show, Oprah & Friends, CNN, and Fox News Health. 

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