Posted 10/24/2008 8:04 AM (GMT -8)
Neurontin is prescription, and it is specifically for neuropathic pain or nerve pain....which is the most excruciating kind of pain that there is, and fortunately most never have to experience it, so it can be hard to relate to. This may help keep him moving a little more. I was prescribed it a year ago, but just finally surrendered to taking it 3xs a day.... I have seen 3 of the top LLMDs and despite negative blood tests, they believe I am infected with multiple co-infections based on symptoms. I will say that for me, things got a lot worse with treatment before ANYTHING got better. And they were worse for months, but then a turn around. Biaxin and plaquenil made a huge difference for me, as I believe the plaquenil helps with the joint pain on its own bc its prescribed for rheumatoid arthritis. I was 27 when this started and a year ago at this time I could not hold a sandwhich, care for myself at all, climb a single step, was stuck in the room next to the garage for EIGHT months, with people bringing me food and water, and getting in the shower and trying to get my socks and shoes on was the hardest and worst parts of the day. And although I still deal with pain every day and my limitations, here I am a year later, going up and down flights of stairs, cooking for myself and my husband, and have most of my independence back. But had zero improvement for4-5 months, mostly just worsening, and functioning less and less. My mom is reading Cure Unknown, and as soon as I feel I can deal with more reading and research on the subject, I will too. But the more I learn, when this disease is severe, severl months or even a year is not long when treating this disease. It really took a couple of years for most of the people who got back to 100%. This disease has a lot more unique challenges than many other diseases, which make it soooo incredibly difficult! You beat your cancer and your husband will beat this! You must be very strong people! Keep me posted and hang in there!