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acute compartment syndrome

AnonymousUserAAnonymousUser Posts: 49,670
I had acute compartment syndrome for an injury in 1995. Fasciotomy done. After several surgeries on leg, end result was foot drop and pain. Pain subsided to manageable level after a couple of years. It would only get bad in the winter. Was initially on neurontin then switched to lyrica.
A couple of years ago the pain intensified. Since September of 2008 it has been steadily getting worse. It is now debilitating. On 450 mg of lyrica per day and may titrate to max of 600.
Normal wait time for pain clinic here is 8 months. My GP is trying to fast track me. I am not sure what the pain clinic will do for me. Anybody have any suggestions. I have tried several other medication and have not been able to tolerate them. The lyrica helps. However, I get extremely loopy on it.


  • Is the pain and swelling from a herniated disc or back injury? I think pain management may help. They may inject a steriod in your back or leg to bring the inflammation down. It helped my leg pain by about 40% which is a success for them my PM Dr. said. I also am down to one lyrica 150 mg from 600mg a day. I'm trying Cymbalta which made me so tired the first 2 weeks taking it and it seems to help the leg pain also. Your PM Dr. may try different meds or injections to help you. I wish you all the best for your appt. with your PM Dr. Take care. Charry
    DDD of lumbar spine with sciatica to left hip,leg and foot. L4-L5 posterior disc bulge with prominent facets, L5-S1 prominent facets with a posterior osteocartilaginous bar. Mild bilateral foraminal narrowing c-spine c4-c7 RN
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