Dit-O for me to what Chart says! Chart crosses her fingers I will cross my Toes!
I hate Boats!!!!
Post Lamenectomy Syndrome, Spinal Stenosis, DDD....
1999 Hemi Lamenectomy/2005 Spinal Fusion(L4-S1)
Methadone 120 mg. a day/15 mg. Oxycodone as needed(up to 4 x a day)
High Blood Pressure: Lisinopril HCTZ 10 mg. daily
Type 2 Diabetes: (March 16, 2009)
Metformin HCL ER 1000 mg. at night..Glipizide 10mg. 2X in the morning
Lantus 35 units at bedtime with Solostar Pen
Hi Anice, sounds like the appt went well. So terrible what happened with neurotin, but everyone is so different. I think its awful that we have so many good drugs available and no generic and then people cannot afford them. The meds I need for my crohns no generic available, so I know what you are saying. Perhaps later on your money gets better if still needed your dr can try you either Lyrica or Cymbalta. These drugs can work on nerve pain where pain meds do not.
You are too soon postop to think of a stimulator. I would have dug my heels in on that one too. You haven't even been given the opportunity to try medications for nerve pain.
Like you said, you have to eat and you need your meds. You cannot do without either. So sorry to hear about the food stamps. I am not going to get started on my high horse on that one, I just think its unfair for us that need help can't get it. We are talking something temporary not for our life times. Ok, will shut up on that one.
When I was given my Tens by the rep I was told to turn it up a little high then back it off till it was confortable. No, turning it up to high is not the way to go. You are trying to help reduce spasms not create more, so do not turn it up high, thats defeating the purpose of the machine.
Have a good weekend.
Post Edited (White Beard) : 7/25/2009 5:36:59 AM (GMT-6)