I am happy to hear that your PM appt. went so well and that she listened and is willing to help you use different modalities...ie medicine, PT, etc. to help with your pain...I truly feel that is the best approach to have things work in conjunction with one another...PT should be good to learn and also be able to do at home too...
I agree that the Neurontin can make you very dizzy...I actually couldn't take it...I was on Cymbalta for my nerve pain for many years instead...And one thing I learned with any type of steroid, was that it made it very hard to fall/stay asleep...like I was buzzed on coffee! I had no clue that was a side effect...But I do the Medrol dose packs two times a year when I get a flare up..they are very helpful!
I hope that she is able to put you back on your Kadian if that was working well for you! I take MSContin and find that works very well for my long acting medicine..
Just be careful with driving, cooking at the stove, things like that until you get used to any new medicine like the Neurontin just to be safe:)...
And one last suggestion..I would actually go ahead and send an email or phone your PCP to make sure that on down the road they will be ok with taking over all the medicines you will be on...I would hate for you to be on everything and then have them say no..and you be stuck without..so..I am a dork that believes in planning for everything!
I really am glad to hear good news that you are being well looked after! What a blessing for you to get some pain relief...
Sending hugs (( ))
SB and "the pup who snores loudly"
ACDF C5-C7, (no hardware), with autograft bone Nov. 2001
(reabsorption of bone 2 years later...still lost in body..expect to burp it out at anytime..haha"))
ACDF with hardware, allograft bone Nov. 2005
Anterior and Posterior CDF, allograft bone with BMP, removal of old hardware, use of titanium plates, rods, screws, & kitchen sink (lol) Oct 2006