Common Neuropathy Pain Questions

What’s the difference between neuropathy pain (neuralgia) and fibromyalgia?

“A Peripheral neuropathy is a collection of disorders in which peripheral nerve fibers, which carry signals to and from the central nervous system (the brain and spinal cord), become damaged. Diabetes is the most common cause. Typically, nerve fibers in the hands and/or feet are affected. Symptoms include pins and needles, numbness, tingling, and weakness.

People with fibromyalgia may experience the same symptoms. However, these symptoms tend to come and go in fibromyalgia. In peripheral neuropathy, they are usually constant.

Fibromyalgia can cause other symptoms that people with peripheral neuropathy do not experience, including pain in soft tissue areas such as muscles and joints”. – Neurology Now website:   April/May 2012 - Volume 8 - Issue 2 - p 34

My doctor prescribed your pain cream medication for Neuropathy Pain. Can I use this neuropathic pain cream medication it for other painful areas, too, like my knees or my back?

We want to encourage you to first speak with your prescriber about using the neuropathic pain cream medication for additional painful areas.  Continue to use your specially compounded medication for the original neuropathic pain complaint for which it was prescribed, and please call your doctor’s office to ask about applying it to more than the original area.  We also recommend that the neuropathic pain cream medication not be applied to more than 10% of your body surface area (BSA) unless specifically instructed by your physician.

I have your Transdermal Therapeutics cream for Neuropathy Pain.  Where should I apply the neuropathic pain cream medication?

Your specially compounded neuropathic pain cream medication should be applied to the painful area that is affected by your Neuropathy pain, which prompted your visit to the doctor's office (or nurse practitioner, PA, or other prescriber).  Please make sure to apply to intact skin (no breaks or incisions) to ensure that you deliver the correct dose of medicine to the painful area.

How do I get a prescription for a Transdermal Therapeutics pain cream?  

Because this is prescribed topical medication cream, it requires a prescription from your doctor, nurse practitioner, physician assistant, or other medical provider.  After your office visit, the prescription will be faxed here to us, and we will contact you for the information we need to provide your medication cream as quickly as possible.