Undiagnosed with an exact cause, but have PN
Hope you are all feeling better. I am grateful for this group and hope someone can answer my question about more vs less gabapentin?
I have PN, but my doctors do not know why yet. I had the blood work, MRI, X-rays and have been evaluated by a neurosurgeon. All the extensive tests came back normal, except for the usual degenerative disc disease and normal ageing. I have nerve studies starting in mid-July from my neurologist, who won't let me ask questions until the studies are done. Nice guy :>(
My physiatrist today gave me a shot in the sacro-iliac joint for my back pain because he says I have a combination of lumbar radiculopathy and PN. Does anyone on this site have both?
He prescribed 300 gabapentin 3x a day, which I've been taking for a few weeks. But I had to increase to 600 3x recently because of the pain in my feet and legs and hands, but I still have pain. He said I may want to go down to the original dose of 300 3x a day. But he wouldn't say why. I asked my pharmacist who said "less is more." Does gabapentin have more side effects at the dose? Is that why?
Any response will be appreciated. I am intimidated by both my doctors, even though I've been using the physiatrist for 6 years now. I am a good patient and respectful to both doctors but feel complete neglected and have nowhere to turn.
My feeling is, my PN comes from the second Pfizer vaccine shot. My PN started a few weeks after getting it.
I am sad and want to just give up.