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Has anyone every experienced muscle and facia pain from gabapentin?
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Is this for the Inflammation? Fibro Malic?
@floridagirl128 Fibro malic is for fibromyalgia and for the inflammation I drink gi ger- Tumeric tea tumeric is anti inflammatory I can't take the capsules as my stomach is touchy Amazon @trader Joes have it .
@contentandwell Yes, Linsinopril is a BP med. There are times my trying to be compliant is NOT in my best interest. The opthamologist changed my eye drops as they were not playing well with the BP prescribed by primary. I am disappointed that the primary was not more observant as the eye drops were listed. It is still up to the patient to pay attention as the sharing of info sounds good in theory but it is still up to the patient to ask the pharmacist who likely shudders at some of the conflicts in prescribing. They can only follow the doctor’s orders 😉 We are all doing the best we know how or best we can. Will address the BP med on Tuesday. Did go back to cutting it into fourths so see how it goes.
@parus I am so surprised that a BP medicine would the type of problems you are having.
I agree, we do need to be as informed and knowledgeable as we can be about our conditions and medications. Unfortunately some doctors and NPs would prefer that patients remain Unknowledgeable. I had an NP tell me to stop my habit of googling!
I hope you are able to switch to a different medication easily. When I had the coughing problem my PCP switched me that same day with no negative affects.
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Did you mean you drink Ginger? I can't take Advil or like pills due to Ulcers as well. I just ordered Turmeric in oil form. I take the capsules now, maybe not enough, still have pain.
@floridagirl128 yes you get a tea it is ginger-Tumeric tea it taste good Amazon or Trader Joe's has it just drinking ginger would taste bad and be to much on your stomach but this tea doesn't bother my stomach as I,ve had ulcers in past so don't due fried foods or hot spicey foods.The tumeric pills upset my stomach but the tea is all right.
I was unable to take the lisenopril type meds.(ACE Inhibitors). My doctor changed me to ACE Blockers instead. I take Valsartin now, which works great for me with no apparent side effects. You can ask your doctor to try that for you. However, if you take it, be careful that your pharmacy uses pharma companies that compound it correctly. Some companies have accidentally produced a cancer causing side effect in their versions of the drug. You can research that online. I have tried many different drugs that I couldn't stand for BP.
Have you considered getting a DNA test to determine which drugs are compatible for you? Especially since you are so sensitive to drugs, I think that's something you could ask for from your doctor. I hope you can find the appropriate medication that works. I also hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving Parus.
BTW, my painting is coming along and I'm loving it. I find the art class to be distracting as there are so many people socializing there. I still go for the social aspects, but I'm finding it much easier to work at home. I'm currently working on my third painting which is of my husband. We'll see how it comes out. I don't like my first painting, which remains incomplete. I'll work on it more later. I'm happy with my second piece which also needs more work, and I'm enjoying working on the current one of my husband. I can't post photos yet as none are finished. LOL
@gailb I am so jealous of creative people who can paint or do anything creative. I am not one bit creative. Looking forward to seeing your paintings.
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@lioness @floridagirl128 There is a ginger turmeric "chai" made by Rishi. It comes in a carton and you warm it up and put some milk in with it — I use unsweetened almond milk. It does have some sweetener in it. They also have a turmeric ginger tea in leaves with no sweetener. Both are good, and I buy both at Whole Foods. I first had it when I bought some at the cafe in Whole Foods and loved it. It really is good.
I have no idea why this picture went sideways, it wasn't like that in my files.
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@contentandwell I had to stop with anything containing ginger as even ginger has become too stimulating for me-I guess. I do purchase turmeric fresh and steep it in unsweetened almond milk. Very mild and soothing. I tried turmeric in capsule form and my tummy was not happy with my choice.
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@contentandwell Now, now JK you are creative in other ways. It can be as rewarding to view what another has done and appreciate thus without envy 🙂😉
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@Contantandwell sounds yummy 😋
WHEN I TOOK GABAPENTING IT GAVE ME INSTED OF RESTLESS LEGS A RESTLESS BODYIT WAS THE MOST HORRIBLE EXPERIENCE. AND I HAD A HEAD ACHE AND MY VISIONWAS TERRIBLE.
Same with me.
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I had so many side effects from this drug, it was worse than the symptoms.
@freshair For my fibromyalgia which Ive had 30+ years I found that exercise is great ,isometric exercise also,when I first got it the group told us this I still do isometric plus warm water aerobics For me a medicine called fibro Malic helps it consist of magnesium, malic acid ,msm ,olive leaf vit B-6@vit C you take 4a day 2a.m.2p.m. Ive been on these for years Boswellia sterate is also for pain .I get shots in my lower back ,have a fracture and the nerves are pinched ,terrible burning pain in groin area.Dr just put me on a lower dose of Gabapentin higher didn't work for me what I have found helps is cbd cream on lower back I use Irie cream.
I have Fibromyalgia and nothing has helped so far and I have tried everything. I have not heard of Fibro Malic, where do you get it? Does it help?
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I haven’t been seen at Mayo because I live in Southern California and I don’t think there is a clinic here. I have been to the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN when I had skin grafting surgery on my face for Basal Cell skin cancer. My husband was also treated there when he had a heart attack 17 years ago. I am very impressed with Mayo and the care they provided my husband and me.
I go through St. Jude’s clinics here. I have been happy with the healthcare I have received, with the exception of the pain doctor. He didn’t explain to me the effects of Gabapentin, and I trusted that he would not give me something like it. He’s not happy with me because I want to titrate off it. Too bad. I also take Tramadol 50 mg for pain, and Baclofen 10 mg for muscle spasms. I know I am dependant on the Tramadol as I have taken it before and had to withdraw from it then. However, I prefer it over Hydrocodone or oxycodone which haven’t really helped my pain. Tramadol helps, but I still have quite a bit of pain. I was told that I cannot use marijuana for pain relief, even though it is legal in California because it is still illegal at the Federal level. I’m seeing the pain doctor next Monday for a “reevaluation” of my situation. This is at his request which is why I think he’s not happy with me. It’s a longer story than I have time to share now.
Marijuana is legal in California and has been my saving grace from the debilitating effects of Fibromyalgia. I only use it at night and it helps my nerves relax and I am able to sleep.
LOL, I hope you won't be disappointed as I'm not nearly as good as Parus. I'm doing it because I enjoy painting, not because I'm good at it. And, you might consider joining a painting class near you where you can check out your creativity. You may be more creative than you know. I'm not ready to post any of my work yet. Perhaps toward the end of this year.
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