Monday, 20 July 2009

Some Pain Relief?

Some Pain Relief??
Having replaced Gabapentin for Lyrica two days ago, I believe there may be some reduction of neurogenic pain. Where previously my legs below the knees felt like they were being repeatedly stabbed by thousands of sharpened pencil points, now I get the same sensation but as if I'm being stabbed with the eraser end of the pencil. The intensity remains but the sharpness of the pain is reduced. Still annoying but at this point I'm happy for any degree of relief.
So far too, I have not noticed any of the extensive list of side effects that Lyrica may induce.
If this remains the case, I shall ask my doctor to increase the dosage next time I require a prescription renewal to see if the pain sensation can be further reduced.

Which end would you rather be stabbed with 24/7/365??

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I feel your pain. Been paralyzed since 1994, and recently developed peripheral neuropathy in my feet. Using Lyrica now... we'll see how it goes.