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harleybluz
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   Posted 1/19/2010 9:18 AM (GMT -7)   
I'm sorry but I have a Dr. appt (just made) in two hours and I don't know what to do.  My neck and shoulder hurts so bad I just want to cry.  It NEVER stops and Neurontin and Lyrica did not help.  Please, can you tell me what has helped you?  Baclofen?  I'm looking for a generic drug due to cost.  Thanks in advance for any help/suggestions you can give.

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   Posted 1/19/2010 9:25 AM (GMT -7)   

Are you still on the Lyrica and neurotin? If not, and you just stopped taking them cold turkey I can tell you from experience you will have the worst neck, shoulder and head pain ever.  Just a thought.  I have given up on all those drugs...just didn't work for me and made some symptoms worse.  Feel better and keep us informed on what the doc says!

 

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harleybluz
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   Posted 1/19/2010 10:05 AM (GMT -7)   
I'm still taking the Neurontin but it doesn't seem to be helping. I really only helped for 2 weeks and the Lyrica only helped for 2 days.

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   Posted 1/19/2010 2:51 PM (GMT -7)   
What about something like an OTC deep heat cream, or a similar topical gel for people with muscle aches and pains? They can help a little...
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   Posted 1/19/2010 3:17 PM (GMT -7)   
the stopping of lyrica gave me the worst pain just as vestabula posted....just a thought..lyn
                          
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   Posted 1/19/2010 4:28 PM (GMT -7)   
I do well with norco and soma. But wonder as posted above if the pain could be coming from stopping the medications.

Hope that you feel better soon.

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harleybluz
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   Posted 1/20/2010 7:20 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks to everyone for all your suggestions. It is greatly appreciated.

This is no Social Crisis... Just another Tricky Day (The Who)

 
FMS, IC, IBS (working on full alphabet) Asthma, Bipolar and now Migraines.  Let's see what else we can throw into my bag of tricks.


Chutz
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   Posted 1/20/2010 10:38 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Harley!

I hope your doc appointment went well. As far as the medications go, your doc will be the best one to offer suggestions...I'm sure we all know that...but it can help to know what worked for others. If he does prescribe something for you then when you get back ask others who's used that medication if they have any tips or suggestions while taking it.

Just one caution... when we live with pain we are fighting an up-hill battle getting good pain control. So much drug abuse that has been inflated by the media is our worst enemy. So if we go to our doctor and ask for a specific pain medication they often think we are a 'drug seeker'. Obviously we're not the ones to blame for this problem but we suffer the consequences. I have asked my doc if a particular medication is something that would be appropriate for me....but I let him suggest the pain medication.

I do hope you find something that works!
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   Posted 1/20/2010 1:03 PM (GMT -7)   
I hope things went well at the docs Harley. I did try a few neurontin but didn't like the way it made me feel so quit right away, I do that with a lot of meds. Head, neck and shoulders are my worst areas, actually everything above the waist is but part of it is arthritis.
 
I hope you got some relief and check in with us.
 
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