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Arthritis And Gabapentin
I take gabapentin for my fibromyalgia, but the helpful effects seemed to have worn off. I'm in excruciating, constant pain. Any suggestions?
Arthritis is progressive degeneration of one or more joints. Symptoms may include joint pain, swelling, decreased motion, and stiffness. The two most common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis, which is associated first with articular cartilage breakdown with a component of inflammation, and rheumatoid arthritis, which is a systemic autoimmune disorder that affects joint linings first and secondarily ...Read more
Fibromyalgia & arthritis & pain levels are very high with 8 mg. Of exalgo, 1500 mg. Of gabapentin & 1 to 2 tablet of tramadol 3 x a day. Any thoughts?
Can mild arthritis of the lower back cause significant sciatica pain? Mri done in july. Pain is getting worse. On gabapentin and meloxicam. Thanks!
Pinched Nerve: Sounds like you have a pinched nerve in your back. I would suggest seeing a pain/spine specialist to evaluate you further to evaluate what level and what can be done to treat you. There are interventional treatments besides medications and surgeries that might reduce or eliminate the pain altogether. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Vibrating feeling in leg. Painful joints new onset. Recently quick taking gabapentin after a microdiscetomy (May not be related to symptoms) Help!!
53 yr-old woman developed disabling neurological pains and paresthesias this past year after an LP, felt to be acrachnoiditis plus had nasal CSF.....?
Not knowing from: where you're contacting Health Tap, it wouldn't be practical to give you a referral, if that is indeed what you want. Whoever performed the nasal patch may be better able to guide you to appropriate specialists. Generally, university settings have specialists whose main focus is more narrow than those in community hospital systems. Best wishes! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My doctor has tried naproxyn tramadol flexirel cymbalta (duloxetine) and Neurontin for my fibromyalgia and arthritis. Nothing has helped. Now what?
How about referral: If your doctor is unable to find the right medication or intervention to adequately treat your pain you may ask for a referral to either a rheumatologist (who are the recognized experts when it comes to diagnosing and managing fibromyalgia) or pain medicine specialist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Good Question: Most substances to be addictive must be shown to be associated with a Dopamine release in the brain's reward centers. I'm not aware of evidence for that with Gabapentin but nonetheless it is for some a potent anti-anxiety agent, so it doesn't surprise me that addictive like patterns can emerge. If that's the case it is time to look for other ways to safely and effectively address the anxiety. ...Read more