I'm currently taking gabapentin, doc just upped my dose yesterday from 300mg 3xs a day to 400mg 3xs a day (neuro said we can keep increading that), cymbalta 2 times a day, and LDN 3 pills at night a day. I also take adderall b/c of adhd, but yesterday at my apt I asked the doc if maybe I dnt have adhd and my mentality is just due to the adem. She said either way, it is what it is basically.
symptoms and pain: i was good for a while after i was walking quite normally. for i cant even tell you how long now, when i get up my legs will shake and i walk real stiff/funny lookin but am able to walk it off like right away, so that not a huge deal as i've come to deal with that. what i cant stand are the very few days when my walk is like that all day/night long which then too i also have the wrap feeling around my core as the MS hug. since this year, i have always had vicodin for pain as needed, which for me as needed was taking it as long as the weather was cold. my doc let me know whenever the laws changed and he could not give me that, but it was when the weather was still good and i did not take care of it right away. now since nov i'm in pain about every single day. i've been turned down by a few pain mgnt places and still currently trying to find one. its been so bad as i cant work but drag myself to do so a few times a month as i'm behind on every single bill which i have very few.
the pain is always different. different pains in different parts of my body, but its always my back, shoulders, legs and trunk/around my ribs. i've been trying desperately to find some way to cope online which is how i came to find this site, i take otc pain meds and found online that this cream/gel caspain works for nerve pain. i was disappointed in how much it cost, but i got it and that too doesnt seem to help. i have multiple things i wrap around my pain areas as that helps. a back brace, a waist slimmer, medical bandages, etc.
if you pm me i can get back to you if you are interested in other meds i've tried and quit b/c they dnt help. ....if your interested, i just dnt have the time at the moment to look into that. the gabapentin i was on after the hospital when it all started b/c it felt like i had bugs under my skin and that was literally driving me mad b/c i wouldnt be able to sleep. so i was on that at the beginning, i know i quit it a few time, i think twice, but like i said, i'm back on it. can you relate to any of this Lynn?