Hello all & thanks for all your thoughtful responses and support! I'm a horrible forum member. I rarely go on to the site, so when I DO go on and post something, I forget to check back for responses. I must come across as rude and unappreciative. Please know that is not the case. I'm in so much pain, that I find myself going online less and less these days (that explains why my email in box is over 4000 currently...lol) Jaguar, I've tried Neurontin and my wife insists that I've also tried Cymbalta, although I don't remember it. I had a bad reaction to neurontin, as well as to cymbalta, according to my wife. There's another nerve medication I've seen mentioned here...I'm going to ask my doctor to prescribe it for me. Hound-Dog, OUCH, that sounds horrible and also very familiar. People who haven't had the pleasure of experiencing this specific agony, can't quite understand the severity of it. I used to toss around terms like a pain in the ass, or pain in the balls, NEVER knowing how bad that type of pain is. RetiredMom, I'll never know the pain of child birth, so we're even...lol. False Security, what was the results of your latest MRI? Have the injections helped your pain at all? White Beard, thanks for your support and I hope your pain subsides somehow. Really Crazy, I know exactly what you mean when you say your legs won't work. Many times I'll stand up, and after the pain resolves a bit, I'll start to walk, only to find out that my legs are either weak, or shaking, or just not getting the message from my brain/spine. I'll tell my wife, "My legs just don't want to work" Very frustrating and scary. Desperado, THAT'S the 3rd nerve drug I've heard...Lyrica. I've been on that one as well, but it didn't help. Maybe I'll have to give one of them another shot. Again, thanks everyone for your thoughts and support. I hope all of your pain improves. Hang in there and take care.
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