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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?
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 moreGet help from a doctor now ›
Vibrating feeling in leg. Painful joints new onset. Recently quick taking gabapentin after a microdiscetomy (May not be related to symptoms) Help!!
Recovery or ?: Are you walking differently? Are the muscles weaker than before? This can cause these symptoms. How long ago was the surgery, and what was done? Where is the joint pain, and where is the vibration? These symptoms may just be temporary as you complete your recovery. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
My doctor has tried naproxyn tramadol flexirel cymbalta 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 moreGet help from a doctor now ›
I got a lidocaine + steroid injection in my shoulder two weeks ago and it hasn't stopped hurting. I am on Gabapentin and it helped until the injection?
Need further evaluat: Steroid Injections in the shoulder are usually reserved for patients with arthritis. At 20 years of age you probably has and injury of the ligaments of the shoulder or a tear of the labrum or rotator cuff. You need to have an MRI of the shoulder and be evaluated by an orthopedic surgeon. For the time use an electric heating pad. Non-steroidal anti inflammatory agents such as Motrin or Aleve ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
Can gabapentin for i c cause pain/swelling on area of 3rd-5th toes where toes meet with top of foot, one foot only?
Not usually! : Gabapentine is an effective treatment for neuropathy and other nerve injury. Swelling in the feet is a possible side effect but pain and swelling in a specific area would more likely be something else. It could be an injury, arthritis, hammertoes or stress fracture. You need an evaluation by a medical professional. . ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
They have my husband on several meds. Still not helping, what do I do. Clonidine, gabapentin, cyclobenzaprine, hydrocodone, diazepam, gabapentin, naproxen. They put him on and then take him off.
For what?: It sounds like your spouse had a chronic pain problem. Does he have a diagnosis? Are two different doctors sure i'd his primary problem? Has he had surgery? Has he had a second opinion? You should ask the doc, what are we treating? Would surgery help? Does he have a whole body problem like rheumatoid arthritis? Or is it chronic pain after an injury or surgery? Good luck. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
Gabapentin: Gabapentin is a neuromodulating drug that works by blocking an excitatory neurotransmitter in your body called glutamate. By decreasing the amount of general excitation of pathologic nerves (from diabetes, sciatica, carpal tunnel syndrome, etc), Gabapentin helps to reduce the pain from those conditions. 800 refers to the dose, though is too high to start on. Side effects include sleepiness. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
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