I have been on it twice. The first time I took it for almost 18 months and decided that I didn't think it was working as well anymore and stopped taking it. I found out rather quickly that it was working, and much better than I gave it credit for. For most people taking it for pain, the usual dosage is somewhere between 75 mg. twice a day and 150 mg twice a day. My neuro pain is pretty stubborn though, so I didn't get much relief until I was at maximum dosage, which is 600 mg a day. Do not suddenly stop taking it. Like opiate medications, it needs to be tapered up and down. Never take more without your doctors
permission and never go over the MDD which is 600 mg/da
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.
Avascular necrosis of left wrist- maybe hips too