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As some of you may know I’ve had to come of codeine and Tramadol and currently on an increasing dose of Gabapentin. In general am feeling Ok ish. But I’m left with really bad lumbar pain (new pain) I feel my GP is ignoring this and not carrying out appropriate tests. Had a Chiro assessment and he said he couldn’t/wouldn’t touch me and I needed a scan to find out what was going on. My GP decided to increase the Gaba by 100mgs 🙁. Got to go back for review on Monday. So my question is What… read more

A MyChronicPainTeam Member said:

I also use Proflex which is a roll on and Arctic Blast which is a liquid. I've had good results from both of these products. If you are interested and need more information just let me know. I will pray for you and hope you can find answers. Lots of love and hugs!

posted over 2 years ago
A MyChronicPainTeam Member said:

I take 2400mg of gabapentin, and all I can say is that it doesn't help with the pain so much as it helps reduce the other symptoms of my sciatica (the numbness, weakness in my right leg, etc). I mostly just use tramadol for pain spikes and take extended release MS Contin (morphine sulfate) twice a day for general daily pain management. I would not recommend the MS Contin for just anybody. I get no side effects from it, but most people do. Honestly, though, I've had good results in the past with Robaxin (which is a muscle relaxer/nerve blocker) added to my regular meds. The side effects were negligible, too. I've also heard a lot of positive feedback on CBD (doesn't work for me, but my husband says it's because I'm a mutant). My mom swear by the the CBD gummies (she has a torn rotator cuff). TENS combined with a heating pad also helps a lot, and most insurances will pay for a portable TENS unit. It's heaven on my poor back! As for your GP issues, maybe try changing dr's. I know it's a hassle, but if he's ignoring your issues, he's just wasting your time and money. A doctor who listens is hard to find, I know (believe me, I know), but it's worth the hassle to get some relief and validation. You deserve to be heard.

posted over 2 years ago
A MyChronicPainTeam Member said:

I take 400 mg of gabapentin not sure if it really helps me cause I still have pain I also take Tramadol and muscle relaxers plus an arthritis pill take all of that my back still hurts so bad I really need something stronger

posted over 2 years ago
A MyChronicPainTeam Member said:

If your on gabaphentin for nerves and your not getting relief you may need another pain reliever to take with the gabaphentin.thats just siggestion.like gr8 ful said you need to see a specialist.but anyways check with a pro.im still waiting right now to see if my referal is okayed.since im going through indian health service ihs ihave to be oked.

posted over 2 years ago
A MyChronicPainTeam Member said:

Since your pain continues I'd ask for a referral to a pain specialist, if you need a referral. Otherwise go on your own. Have a pain partner or us (Madeleine's suggestion is excellent) to support you to follow through. The footwork is very important.

posted over 2 years ago
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