Neuropathy | Last Active: Jul 22 10:03am | Replies (26)
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@ray666, @njh No problem, it is a beautiful day…with a temperature of about 73 degrees. Whew….it has been so hot. I have a cane too, Ray…..a Hurrycane. I use it for longer walks and to simply prevent falling. Thanks for the update. It looks like you are covering the waterfront, so to speak….getting tests for issues that are meaningful, and thinkng through your medication selection and dosages. Please make sure you inform your clinicians about medication changes. If you have access to a patient portal, there is frequently a medication section which lists everything,
I am glad you received the brain MRI. That was an essential test in the early part of my journey. And mine too was reassuring. Do you and your PCP review all of the current items and issues in your medical status? This year that shared decision-making practice yielded a couple of quite successful actions for me. Example: I am tapering off gabapentin very, very slowly. It was time to see what would happen after taking 1200 mg at night for 4 or 5 years. She thought some of my increase in pain this time was due to an increase in anxiety. The bottom line….I am down to 600 mg of gabapentin and have added 30 mg of duloxetine. I am much calmer with the concomitant benefit of eliminating some side effects.
Please add me to your update list after your PCP appointment. You see, I am learning too, thanks to your sharing.
May you be mentally and physically healthy.