Saw my pain doctor for first time
From: Lindy (LindyKnapp@verizon.net)
Mon Dec 19 16:55:40 2005
I saw my pain management specialist for the first time this week. I
have had pain issues after multiple surgeries on my abdominal and pelvic
area for cystic ovaries. My OB/GYN thinks that it may be adhesions and
the pain doctor thinks that it is nerve damage from all the surgeries.
He is starting treatment with Neurontin and I am a little unsure about
the effectiveness of this medicine. He is also scheduling a Hypogastric
Injection and I don't know what to expect with that or how it will help.
In the past I have only been treated with percocet and/or vicodin from
the emergency room. This pain doctor will only use narcotics as a very
last resort after all other treatment options have been exhausted.
Do these treatments sound familiar? Am I on the right track with this
treatment and what should I expect with the Neurontin. He is starting
me on 300mg a day gradually increasing to 2700mg a day. Is this normal?
Locust Grove, Virginia