Well, I made it through the withdrawal period, but the pain & weakness in my leg, and to a lesser degree my low back, is quite bad. I was pulled off all pain meds -- even Lyrica -- because even though I was doing well, my former PM decided suddenly that all his patients would do better with no pain meds -- just twice monthly epidurals for all. But I assumed I could at least take Advil. Nope. "That causes hyperalgesia, too." The research I've seen says that OIH, if it ever resolves, has not been documented as improving in 5 months or less (longer times are being tested). I'm just not sure how I'm going to make it without any pain control.
I was given Seroquel to help with sleep. It worked for 2 days & then the side effects became so severe that I can't sleep anyways. I've been looking into Kratom, but am still concerned both about
the DEA's push to label it a Schedule I & the fact that the FDA currently has a ban on importing Kratom (and as far as I know, there isn't anyone growing it here in the US). My psychiatrist had mentioned ECT, but isn't willing to schedule that for another 3 weeks minimum. I seriously need a break from this pain!
Has anyone else gone through this? How do you manage?