I was told to stop taking neurontin yesterday after having symptoms severe enough to put me in the hospital for 24 hours. I asked if there was anything else I could do for the pain (hoping they would up my appointment), only to be told not really. They had given me tramadol that I've not taken because I may as well be taking nothing.
Yesterday I was fine, I suppose the drug was still in my system, and I felt ok when I woke up this morning, so I took my walk. Of course, big mistake, my hip was absolutely tearing me a new one halfway around, and I was almost in tears. So I'm home now, icing my back and left hip, and took some tylenol. I just now decided to try a tramadol as well.
My appt. with my PM is not until the 13th, and since I have called them 3 times in the last week (and they make it very clear calls and suprise visits won't be tolerated), on tope of the fact they told me yesterday there was nothing else they could do for the pain prior to the appt., I'm afraid to call them back.
I was hoping, (not beyond all hope I pray) that someone out there has some suggestions on what I can do until the 13th, besides the old stand-bys of ice and heat and rest. (I can't lie on my back, and if my hips hurting, that leaves my right side. It's only a matter of time before my neck pain and headaches return, which will make it hard to lay on my right side as well.
Any suggestiions will be appreciated.