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Thought I would add if what you are having is nerve pain (which it in all likelihood is) then one of the anticonvulsive medications should help. These medications are not narcotics and as such are more readilly prescribed. I have been on Topamax, Lyrica, and Neurontin (gabapentin).

These drugs are often ineffective until the proper dosage is reached. I presently take 2100 mg/per day of gabapentin and it wasn't until I reached 1600mg that I got any relief.

Narcotics are known not to be all that effective when dealing with nerve pain but these anticonvulsive drugs have been giving good pain relieving results. These drugs do not pose the threat of addiction like narcotics and your doctor may freely prescribe them.