Hi all.....it has been so long since I posted here. I was on the original Spine Health Forum with tons of posts, then changed my username when I rolled over to this one. I am the old Gypsyguitar
for those who remember me.
My brief back story is a set wall fell on me at work in 2006. I work on the TV show 24. I worked through the season and was in so much lower back pain and my left foot was starting to freak out so I had fusion at L4/5 in June 2007. I had ALIF and PLIF on two consecutive days
The fusion was successful, I had a fully bony bridge by 8 weeks and it just continued to harden well.
In August 2008 I had my hardware taken out.
While my back pain is still there, it is way better than before surgery. I continue with Norco 10/325 and Percocet 10/325 for breakthrough.
The problem is the ongoing nerve pains in my feet....here to stay I fear. I tried Lyrica but I hated it so he switched me to Neurontin. At first only 400mg a day but currently on 1600mg a day and he wants it up to 2000mg a day.
I have gained some weight and I cannot tell from what. I am tall and slender.....(-ish ) :^o so any amount is noticeable....and this is noticeable....mostly in my midesction
I cannot tell if I am eating any different...a bit more perhaps since we are in full swing and I eat a bit more for energy. It seems my metabolism has slowed down even more. It slowed down with the opiates for sure, now seems slower.
All in all though, I am not doing much different. I eat but I am on my feet and expending a ton of energy for 12 hours a day, every day. I get home and am still on the go with 3 and 8 year old girls....chores, supermarket etc.
I run on 5-6 hours sleep. All around high energy life....no slacking here.
So where is this weight coming from?
Has anyone else using Neurontin noticed a slow, steady increase in weight?
Thanks.....oh and Hi
to all my old Spiney friends :H .