At Mon, 12 Nov 2007, Donna B wrote:
>A friend who suffers from fibromyalgia told me about Lyrica - I asked my
>Doc to prescribe and he did - high dose has left me a bit loopy (150mg
>2xday) and I have asked for lower dosage - I started taking it a couple
>of days before my appointment with my most beloved Surgeon (Dr. Max
>Hammer, Springfield Illinois) to schedule yet another surgery to take
>I told him about the Lyrica and the FANTASTIC RESULTS that I had with
>just two doses and his face lit up and he said lets take another look at
>your belly - he poked around and patted me here and there and asked a
>bunch of questions and then told me that perhaps, just perhaps a nerve
>ending have become trapped in the scar tissue of a previous surgical
>incision and that he wanted me to go for a diagnostic nerve block as
>soon as possible.
>I have been in pain for 25 years. Yup. It all started when I had my
>tubes tied April 1982. Then endometriosis diagnosis and surgery after
>surgery for "treatment" then surgery after surgery for lysis of
>Yes, I can feel it when my colon is attached to my abdominal wall. Yes,
>I occasionaly have a bowel obstruction caused by adhesions and
>subsequent inflammation (which came first, the chicken or the egg? the
>adhesions or the inflammation - question of the year).
>BUT - the burning, throbbing, stabbing, pain that zings down my leg,
>leaves my foot numb and burning, doubles me over and make cry out, puts
>me in bed for days and weeks at a time is MOST DEFINATELY NERVE PAIN!
>For YEARS I have KNOWN that adhesions create tissue that becomes venous.
>There is no place in our bodies that have veins and arteries and doesn't
>have nerves. Therefore, if this tissue that is created by adhesions
>becomes venous, then doesn't it just stand to reason that NERVES ALSO
>GROW TO "SERVE" THE NEW TISSUE JUST AS THE VEINS DO? Makes sense to me.
>IF THE PAIN THAT WE ALL ARE FEELING IS NERVE PAIN, THE PAIN FROM
>ADHESIONS IS NERVE PAIN AND LYRICA CAN REDUCE THAT PAIN THEN DON'T WE
>HAVE AN ANSWER?
>Neurontin was out of the question for me - too many scary side effects.
>Narcotics are a bore - they don't really work, make you constipated and
>stoned, are expensive and you have to argue with Doctors to get enough
>to keep you satisfied and they are addictive. I refuse to become a drug