I wish I had a good answer for you, Cilly. But I'm afraid my outlook these days is not too sunny when it comes to pain. Every time I think I might be getting it under control - pow.
I do take Neurontin (Gabapentin actually, the generic version) 3 times a day. It's supposed to help with nerve pain, and I guess I'd be worse off without it.
I've started taking ibuprofen recently, too. about once a year I try it again, just to see, and I always come to the conclusion it doesn't help me...but this time, maybe it is...a little.
Does it help you?
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