26. Why Are Antidepressants and Anti-seizure Medications Used in the Treatment of Peripheral Neuropathy?

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Antidepressants and anti-seizure medication are believed to suppress peripheral nerve activity and, as such, decrease painful signals to the brain.

If numbness is the only symptom a patient is experiencing, I find these medications of little value.  Numbness is best treated with appropriate nutrients. 

It is very important not to discontinue or change the dose of antidepressant or anti-seizure medications without consulting your physician.

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