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different drugs new concerns..

edited 06/11/2012 - 8:56 AM in New Member Introductions
...Hello again fellow SH friends..just returned from my GP app. friday with some new concerns..Still awaiting my app. with neuro surgeon but in the meantime they want to start me on some different drugs for my nerve pain..drugs im currently on do nothing for the pain in my butt or the pain that continues to run down my right leg...so just wondering if anyone else has been tried on lyrica and Gabapentin..slightly concerned abt going on these drugs they seem to have alot of not so nice side effects but i guess they all do...if anyone takes these drugs wondering if they help with the nerve pain at all..i have a week to decide if i want to try them.
Thanks Brenda


  • jlrfryejjlrfrye ohioPosts: 1,110
    I take Gabapentin 3x a day. Without it I have the pain in the butt and down the leg. If I take a prescribed I rarely get the pain. It has allowed me to work and live somewhat a normal life. There are some not so good side effects but I prefer not to have the pain so I take as prescribed. For me I have gained about 30lbs from the meds. Im sure others will tell you the same. Weight gains seems to be the biggest complaint that I have seen. Good luck and hopefully it will take your pain away.
  • SavageSavage United StatesPosts: 5,427
    I tried Lyrica, but throat swelled with difficulty swallowing...so, that's a no for me :)
    And the nuerotin..I gave it the good ole college try..even with the weight gain :(
    But doesn't seem to have noticable benefit for me, so I will talk to doc about stopping it.

    Everyone so different, though, so good luck to you with whatever you try. It's so trial and...try again!

    Take care!
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