Posted by Larry Hoover on November 26, 2005, at 20:24:06
In reply to Re: Please tell me » Larry Hoover, posted by ed_uk on November 24, 2005, at 14:34:14
> Hi Lar
> I never saw your post - didn't read the thread. I'm so sorry you felt hurt.
Thanks, ed. Lost and vulnerable would cover it better, my friend.
> >And I take five meds for the pain, and sure as hell they're messing me up. Oxycontin, Percocet, nortriptyline, Lyrica, and clonazepam. The last two were added in by a pain specialist, who I saw once so far. I think the Lyrica is messing me up most. Rock. Hard place.
> Are you finding Lyrica similar to Neurontin in terms of side effects?
Something similar. I'm having perceptual distortions and problems thinking, but we're doing a very slow dose increase (I just now hit 300 mg), so maybe it won't be so bad. Unfortunately, it hasn't had the beneficial effect we sought, either. Maybe it's helped stabilize my pain, and maybe it's not as sharp as before (I liken it to losing the treble from music; same volume, same bass, no treble). Not sure what's next. We may try Neurontin again, but a slow titration. Last time, I started in at 1200 mg. I'm just too sensitive to jolts like that.
> I'm not sure what to make of clonazepam. Do you think it provides any analgesia?
It seems to be my pain specialist's "special ingredient", though he usually combines it with Neurontin. I'm only getting .5 mg QHS, and he took me off temazepam, so I'm not sleeping worth a darn. I started using the temazepam too, but it doesn't make much difference. The Lyrica keeps me wide awake. I've had a good number of paradoxical drug responses, so this is nothing new for me.
> Kind regards