My medical doctor wants me to see a neurologist and pain management and was wondering if anyone knows of a doctor that does both that is somewhere in southeast Michigan. At this point I am willing to travel to get some relief from a botched back surgery that left me worse off than I was before. Went to ER a couple weeks ago because I was afraid I had another blood clot in my leg but they ruled that out and said it is more likely more nerve damage.… read more
My neurologist put me on liquid gabapentin, it really helps me, I take as needed. The pills did nothing. Warm baths with Epsom salts and baking soda help me. Hugs
Sleeping well is almost everyone's dream come true on this pain site . Forget you Lawrence Bock never you're ingrained in many computers around the world now not just America, the U.K Australia to name a couple. Your willingness to help & console others Shines brightly my pain Brother. Take care and keep on being you .
Besides the need to increase the dose slowly for gabapentin and pregabalin, the effectiveness varies alot based on the patient. If not put on them in this fashion, it may also be why neither has helped just yet. For what is literally "nerve pain" those are the meds to directly affect your nerve pain rather than just block or cover it over, though the diagnosis may not be correct also. It's so much a balancing act to control pain, but especially nerve pain. It eventually helped me, but only after going quite high in dose. 850mg 4xs a day. It was reduced later, but only gradually with careful monitoring. I was also switched to an extended release formula. Now it's one dose at one time(1800mg), but it is a net change by reduction of 1600mg's. They even played with the last reduction by putting it in my hands to see if the last 300mg of change really made a difference, good or bad.
If all that sounds like "been there, seen that" it's certainly not helping and maybe a closer look is needed to perhaps improve your pain by surgery or techniques to specifically reduce the "nerve pain" by attempting to find its source. Really a new kick in my own take of nerve pain. It's been put out there so often with neuropathy as a symptom without the cause identified rather than assumed. Assumed is easy to fall back on when it seems like few really can identify its source.
Sorry just on a pitch from frustrated attempts to just have even 1 consistent part of day to work with or work from, trying to maintain what I have left just now. It always works better to to spend more of it with God, rather than sleep, eat, crap and bathe. I don't always get even those sometimes.
Sleep well my friends. I'd say remember me, but I'm so sure you do already. I don't want to ask for things I already have.
They have the same ingredients so I was told something about the pregabin being stronger requiring less. Take care