I started on 900 mg Neurontin for this darn nerve pain, it worked OK but I couldnt go higher to gain any benefit, I looked like I was drunk. My step son was asking me what the heck was wrong with me.
Next we tried Lyrica, this did nothing for me, although I didnt look like I was drunk, just a bit forgetful.
Today I was given Trileptal 600mg per day, and am slightly concerned about the side effects. Has anyone had really good luck with this when the others have failed?
My PM doctor, no longer wants to write me a script for pain meds, since I have been off LA since late September, he wants to try this first. Why cant I get 2 opinions that are the same, from these darn doctors. He also said I should have a cervical MRI but he wants to neurologist to write for it. The neurologist wants to do the EMG of the upper extremities first to try and narrow down the arm burning, he said no MRI since I dont have pain. I just dont know what to do. I have been trying to get to a bit of normal so that I can get back to work and taking care of my home but now I am ready to just give up on doctors all together and spend my days in bed.
The PM did say he feels the arm and chest burning like the areas on the legs is all related. Something about nerve messages being missread by the brain due to the damage. But he feels it is coming directly from the scar tissue area. OMG, I just want to scream.