Re: Adhesions and Pain Management
From: Margaret (email@example.com)
Thu Nov 2 09:44:54 2006
There are a huge number of drugs that can be taken for pain-I've had
good luck with the tricyclic antidepressants(amitriptyline, desipramine,
and nortryptiline) because they modify pain preception. Some people on
my other list are having good luck with a new drug called Lyrica which
works just like Neurontin only with a lower dose.
I don't understand why your doc is not willing to encourage you to
experiment with all the different non-narcotic pain meds, till you find
a combination with fewer side effects. There are so very many to choose
from, sticking with one that keeps you housebound and addlepated seems
silly.There is Cymbalta, all the SSRI's...the list goes on and on. Can
you get a referal for pain management?
>I'm tempted to ask what others are taking that doesn't effect
>them like neurontin effects me. I haven't driven or worked for a
>year or more and it is driving me crazy being so dependant and
>Hoping you all have more pain free days.