Hi all, as some may know I underwent an L4 / S1 PLIF in February this year, and have been making progress in my recovery over the last several months and beginning a phased return to work. I have recently been discharged by my surgeon who was very happy with my progress, but suspect the discharge was more so because my insurer closed my case as their policy dictates having undergone surgery that after 5 months I should have recovered, or else I must be suffering a chronic condition which they don't cover! I am now under my GP's care, although I can always get referred back to my surgeon should the need arise.
I have been taking Pregabalin since 4 weeks post op, to combat my nerve pain which if anything has gotten worse as I have pushed my recovery and return to work etc. At my recent refill request to my GP, they decided to switch me from Pregabalin (aka Lyrica) to Gabapentin, saying that it is their preferred medication over Pregabalin. I am just about to switch over, but wanted to ask on here whether anyone else has experience of these 2 drugs, I have read up a little on the 2 and understand that whilst of the same nature, Pregabalin appears to be an improvement, and it has me nervous as to their motives.
Appreciate any input,