hi, I hav'nt been posting much lately. I hope everyone is coping ok.
I have been prescribed gabapentin again, I came off it 18 months ago as I was blaming it for my weight gain which I now think was down to my reduced levels of exercise due to an injury.
I had an occipital nerve block in May and it has worn off, I was just going to sit tight and wait for the next one, but the pain came back worse than ever and was making me sick again.
I was in so much pain on Friday I was actually scared as it had never been so bad. I could'nt move without being sick, to the point I thought I was going to ring for an ambulance. I managed to get an emergency appt with my GP and he did'nt even question why I wanted to be prescribed something for nerve pain. I think I may have even worried him I was so bad. he rang Prof Birds secretary and they are seeing me next tuesday, so will see what he says.
So far the tablets are working and no unwanted side effects, I have been naughty and upped to doseage faster than he reccomended, (I dont reccomend that anyone else do this!) but the doseage he started me on was a 3rd of what I started on last time. The gabapentin combined with dihydrocodine, paracetamol, ibuprofen and diazepam seems to be working.
Officially diagnosed with BJHS/EDS in 2006 by Prof Bird (no one could make their minds up!)
I also have Secondary Fibromyalgia, IBS and Chronic neuralgia in multiple areas(I Should have fallen off ponies less as a teenager).
Motto-I will not be beaten!