Your quite welcome. I honestly don't think that it is one of those medications that I would try myself. I usually do some pretty extensive reading when I hear about new "miracles" coming out in our world. From everything that I have read so far, most people have said that it no different than taking a few baby aspirin and that they have had side effects as well.
In your case, I think that you are wise to not take it until you discuss it with your doctor. Most of the time, the doctors only know what the reps from the pharma companies tell them and little is said about contraindications and side effects. And in someone like you , who has had reactions to every anti depressant and other reactions to pain meds in general, it is wise on your part to hold off.
I hope that things turn out okay and you don't have any side efffects, but maybe your doctor will have other ideas and you won't have to go that route with this med of trying it and finding out that it does not work or causes problems for you.
PLIF/TLIF Fusion w/Instrumentation L4-5 Spondololysthesis L4-5.Laminectomies L4-5, foraminal stenosis L3-4, L4-5, L5-S1, herniations L3-4, L4-5, L5-S1, central canal stenosis L3-4, L4-5 and L5-S1
POST OP CES 3/30-06
Neurogenic Bladder and Bowel, bilateral numbness legs and feet
Revision for failed Back surgery, pseudoarthrosis L4-5, hemilaminectomies L3-4, L4-5, L5-S1, bmp added to revision fusion, replaced two bent screws that were reversing out of vertebrae - August 2, 2007
On going back pain and neuropathic pain, failed back surgery, consult for scs, decided not to do that at this point.
Adhesive Arachnoiditis also......just what I didn't need..9/08- adding bilateral ulnar neuropathy with severe compression to the mix. They want me to see a surgeon for ulnar nerve surgery, but I'm not biting.
I've seen enough surgeons over the last few years.