Screaming Eagle said...
just able to get on the computer after 15min of waiting on it to find the site! Grrr!
Gabapentin?…yes I have tried it, and up to the higher doses with no luck. However!…my Dr started me on a med called Nuycnta, (at my request after much research) and finally we have had some relief. In fact, I believe it is the most effective med I have taken to date, and my sister also takes it with the similar success.
So what is so special about Nucynta you ask? It is a duel purpose med, in that it has both narcotic and nerve damage qualities. The narcotic med in it is said to be similar to Morphine. Currently I'm at 200mg ER x1, and 100mg IR x2 …for a total of 400mg a day. I believe you can take up to 700mg a day of this med.
It may be that you suffer from both acute and nerve pain, so it may be a med that could be tried if the gabapentin fails to give you relief. If you do try it, and your PM/Dr starts you out on the lower dose of 50mg, make sure you give it at least two weeks to get into your system, and work your way up from there.
When I first started it, I did not think it was working, but after a couple three weeks, I noticed a huge change, and had little lumbar pain if any at all. Lately though, I have began to experience lumbar pain again, and we are currently adjusting the dosage. I absolutely love this med as it is very smooth in how it works, and the side effects are minimal in my own case.
I hope you have good luck with the Gabapentin, and again if not, then ask your PM/Dr about this med.
Thanks so much everyone, and thank you SE. If I don't have luck with the Gabapentin, I think I will ask about
this Nucynta. I think the possibility that I have both types of pain is pretty high, personally. I've had so much wrong with my back that it seems to be the most likely issue.
Post Edited (misterkatamari) : 1/30/2013 3:48:27 PM (GMT-7)