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Feb 22, 2018 · Trouble with orgasm in Men's Health

I am a female also and am 52 years old. I have long term chronic pain from a broken back and several failed back surgeries. I suffered a severe TBI last year, Glasgow scale 4, and since waking from the coma I experienced an increased pain level. I’m on Gabapentin for 15 years. I’m looking for natural remedies and how to safely get off the Neurontin. I am not able to always correspond coherently. I wonder if the Gabapentin has something to to with that. I also am unable to climax.

Feb 22, 2018 · Living with Neuropathy - Welcome to the group in Neuropathy

I will definitely check this out, since my pain levels went through the roof after my TBI

Feb 22, 2018 · Living with Neuropathy - Welcome to the group in Neuropathy

Thank you for your reply. Yes, I noticed that I frequently forget which language I am speaking, aka mixing up words, especially on a high pain level day. Some of my friends find this very funny…..
I tend to mix words within languages, and/or am I able to remember the correct words in any language.
I recently learned that this is not unusual for having those symptoms, especially considering the extent of the brain injury I sustained.
However, that is the least of it. My neuropathy is through the roof. Does anyone know of any natural remedies for the constant pain?

Feb 17, 2018 · Living with Neuropathy - Welcome to the group in Neuropathy

I’m so glad to have found this group. I broke my back 15 years ago, 8 surgeries later and two implants of nerve stimulator, the second one with 16 leads in my spinal column I’m still in relentless chronic pain. I’m prone to falls, my balance is severely affected. I’m the object of what they call failed fusion surgery, of which I had two. 15 months ago I had a bad fall in the shower and sustained a severe brain trauma. Coma scale 4 for a week. Subdural hematoma, filled half of my brain. Emergency surgery, followed by another to replace the 4 inch hole in my skull with an acrylic plate.
I’m aware that I’m a walking, talking miracle. However, the headaches are debilitating, sensitivity to noise and bright light, instances of slurred speech and memory loss, more balance issues and my back pain is worse than ever. My quality of life sucks and sometimes I wonder if it’s worth trying to carry on. I’m but a shell of who I used to be.
I am useless to my family. Just a subject of constant worry for them. I used to write, but I forget words all the time, it takes me forever to write even this because I know what I want to say but it takes forever to put together a sentence which makes sense. I was condsidered intelligent and eloquent, was fluent in three languages.
I am on Neurontin but can’t take opiates because I developed an addiction. So I’m left to over the counter stuff, which actually works on my headaches if I alternate between ibuprofen, Tylenol, and naproxen. It does nothing for the relentless back pain. I feel I’m at the end of my tolerance and although my family is supportive I know they are tired.
Any advice?