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Hi, Around 6-7 years ago I started having bad headaches and my doctor told me it was caused by my muscles in my neck. I was put on Robaxin for it. I kept having problems, had X-rays, went to Neurology, did physical therapy, had a MRI of my head. Its been about 3 years since then. A few months ago I changed doctors because my doctor left the state. The new doctor said I need to see pain management because i should have to suffer in so much pain. So 6 months ago I went to pain management, he started me on Gabapentin 600mg. I had new X-rays done, EMG tests. They were normal. Seen him again and he increased gabapentin to 1200mg. Waited for MRI to be approved and went back again. Gabapentin increased to 1600mg. I got my MRI done, went back and seen his nurse practitioner. She told me it was normal.
I am going back in a few days to see the Dr. They have me going every 30 days since i started. So this makes the 7th visit. I have constant pain in my neck and shoulders, numbness down my arm and in my 3 left fingers, sharp stabbing pain on the top of my head, jaw pain. I am wondering what do I tell my doctor about my pain to get something that will help. I know the current state of war on drugs, and the opioid epidemic and am weary to suggest it. Background because i know everyone loves to hear about those. I am 31 also on tylenol 1000mg twice a day, methocarbamol 750mg twice a day, valium 5mg twice a day. I can not take Nsaids because of being on blood thinners. Any feedback is appreciated.