I just found out that my friend's elderly doggie is taking gabapentin – it was prescribed by his vet.
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I'm having it today – it started when I got out of my car and it has started twice when I was sitting in the driver's seat getting my handbag from the passenger seat – I felt it 'grab' and doubled over with the pain. Pelvic Tilt exercises help; they stretch the nerve but it takes days of tilting before it works. Neither Aspirin, Tylenol, Advil, or Naproxin have done anything. At night I will take either 1/2 of a muscle relaxer or 1/2 of a codeine – otherwise, I won't be able to sleep. I'm reading your posts with interest … Peggy
HI All! I have been offline due to moving – the new internet company didn't get it up and didn't return my calls. I paid an independent guy to fix their booboo (luckily he only charged $50 – could have been worse). I haven't had cold laser – I would read with interest any posts about it. I seem to have plateaued … the medicine I'm taking is enough, I can stand the amount of pain I'm having (knock on wood). It was advancing so rapidly that I didn't think I would live to see May. Really, I came here to die. Now that I'm still alive I'm wondering … okay – what now? Peggy
I take Tramadol when nothing else works – it's one of the few medicines that I can take that doesn't make me sleepy. Other pain killers make me so sleepy I struggle all day just to do a couple of things. I was warned by my Internist not to take Tylenol more than once a day because of the stomach and liver damage. I take 1 aspirin every morning because I had pulmonary embolisms a year ago. Codeine et. al. puts me right to sleep even if I only take 1/2 a tablet.