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14 hours ago · Living with Neuropathy - Welcome to the group in Neuropathy

That's very interesting … I don't know what methotrexate is. I take gaba and Lyrica every day, it calms my nervous system which quiets the pain, and has no side effects. Pain medications, other than otc ones, make me sleepy so I don't take them unless pain keeps me awake, then it's okay to be sleepy. Peggy

1 day ago · gabapentin and muscle pain in Chronic Pain

Thank you. We tried magnesium and potassium and the muscle cramps got worse, much worse. Peggy

1 day ago · gabapentin and muscle pain in Chronic Pain

I have had muscle cramps too, so bad I can't sleep. I asked my neurologist. She said that I have 'Restless Leg Syndrome' in addition to Neuropathy. She tested my iron then told me to take 325 mg of Ferrous Oxide (not any other kind of iron supplement). She has RLS as well, she said her muscle pain and cramps improved after a couple of months of taking 325 Ferrous Oxide. I know that dehydration causes muscle cramps too so I try to remember to drink some water every day; and I run and work out and I know that I should stretch afterward but I don't always remember — muscle cramps start up again when I forget for a few days in a row … It's like the 'whack-a-mole' game at the carnival. Just when we get some relief, something else flares up. I hope that helps. Peggy

5 days ago · Chronic Back Pain for Years in Chronic Pain

My orthopedist gave me a little book named "The Back Book". It has exercises to do to stretch the back, heal sciatica/etc and prevent it in the first place. Most of the exercise involve curling the tail bone under, holding it there for awhile and flexing the muscles so that they hold the back in the right position. Peggy

5 days ago · Chronic Back Pain for Years in Chronic Pain

Thank you … Peggy

5 days ago · Chronic Back Pain for Years in Chronic Pain

Do the oxy and keta make you sleepy? Peggy

5 days ago · Mitigating Pain in Neuropathy

Hmmm, I can't think of any trauma or serious illness in that time frame. I nearly died of a foreign virus around 2005 – that's the most serious illness I've had. I've always been adventurous but I've never broken a bone, just some sprains. Is there a connection? Peggy

5 days ago · Mitigating Pain in Neuropathy

Thank you … that is interesting information. I have friends in Canada; they wanted to move to the US, but they looked into health care here and decided to stay in Canada ! Peggy