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  1. anterior compression fracture/unilateral facet fracture...

    I can't believe I'm here again! :( I was on last year when my sister was in a bicycle accident (central cord syndrome). Everyone was SOOO helpful!!

    My sister's SIL was in a bicycle accident...
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    NO -I AM SORRY! I didn't mean to sound cold or...

    NO -I AM SORRY! I didn't mean to sound cold or like a bitch - you just described this to me in a (very understandable) way that was difficult to understand in the other ways I've read/been told.
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    Thank you SOOO much!! Uh, are you a physician or...

    Thank you SOOO much!! Uh, are you a physician or just really know your stuff?! LOL

    You've read my posts before and maybe remember she has CCS with a contusion at C3/C4 and had the disc (c4)...
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    I'm very sorry for your loss. My dad died four...

    I'm very sorry for your loss. My dad died four years ago. It's still so hard today.
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    Happy Birthday!

    Happy Birthday!
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    Can someone explain Myelopathic pain?

    My sister's doc said she most likely suffers from myelopathic pain. When I search on Google, I can't find a straight answer. Can anyone lead me somewhere to read about this?

    Thank you!
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    Thank you for the replies. Her injury was four...

    Thank you for the replies. Her injury was four months ago (July 4th).

    She is on Lyrica (switched from Gabapentin a week ago), Cymbalta (just stared a week ago) and Baclofen. They also just added...
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    Hospitalized for depression after SCI?

    Was anyone ever hospitalized for acute or severe depression after spinal cord injury!? My sister was hospitalized for acute major depression. She has been there for just over a week with no real...
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    Hey! Sorry I posted and ran! My sister is now in...

    Hey! Sorry I posted and ran! My sister is now in the hospital for acute major depression! :( She complains of the constant burning pain and is obsessed with it.

    She also complains about a...
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    Brain injury? Something else??

    My sister was in a bicycle accident about 4 months ago and has central cord syndrome at C3/C4 with fusion at C4. She has regained a lot of function but has a lot of pain. She also hit the right side...
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    How has your pain changed!?

    How did your pain changed from the time right after your injury to now? Did it get worse, better, stay the same and what made it better? Medication? Time? Exercise? Something else?

    How did your...
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    Hey! I don't have a SCI, my sister does but I saw...

    Hey! I don't have a SCI, my sister does but I saw your post and wanted to let you know that you should be able to find a great personal trainer that will work with your SCI. You may have to do some...
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    She is taking 2400 mg of neurotin and 40 mg of...

    She is taking 2400 mg of neurotin and 40 mg of Baclofen a day. She also takes Flowmax (and hasn't tried to go off it because she's afraid to). She has Hydrocodone but doesn't take it often. I can't...
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    Hey! They put her on Lyrica in the hospital and...

    Hey! They put her on Lyrica in the hospital and took her off it after a day!!?!? Then they went to Neurotin. She was only on 600 mg/day for quite a while. After she went home she went up to 900 then...
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    I posted elsewhere but I think you're right on...

    I posted elsewhere but I think you're right on about the Neurotin. She is acting crazy (for lack of a better word). She won't even come out of her room and says she has "no days left" and can't find...
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    Hey Revis! You all have such great attitudes - I...

    Hey Revis! You all have such great attitudes - I wish my sister would have 1/4 of it!!

    OK, so I think a lot of my sister's issues have to do with the neurotin (2400 mg/day). She has been acting...
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    No, she is not seeing a physiatrist. We have...

    No, she is not seeing a physiatrist. We have talked about her seeing someone. The closest large town near her has physiatrists I'm sure but someone who knows about SCI - I'm not sure. Do you think it...
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    Thank you, Jeff! I sent you a message! :) ...

    Thank you, Jeff! I sent you a message! :)

    Trekker - what wasn't worth it? The side effects? What were YOUR side effects and how did you know they were side effects? I know that sound stupid but...
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    I love this! SO TRUE! I'm going to use this with...

    I love this! SO TRUE! I'm going to use this with her. I think it may spark something?!!??

    That's a good point about the neurtotin too. I don't even think it has helped so maybe it's pointless?
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    Not offended at all, Patrick! I've said similar...

    Not offended at all, Patrick! I've said similar things to her a zillion times. And not to offend anyone here but I've told her about things I've read on here. Like being able to go to the bathroom....
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    Thanks - I/she needs to hear all sides. Although,...

    Thanks - I/she needs to hear all sides. Although, I'm trying not to give her "too much" negative info right now. And sorry I've been posting questions all over - it's the only thing I can do to help...
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    Thank you for your response (even though it...

    Thank you for your response (even though it scares me)! ;) My sister sounds like you were before your injury. Going 100mph/all day/every day. I'm afraid she will also take a LONG time to get to a...
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    Spasticity/depression/How do you get through it?!

    Hey! I hope you don't mind me posting here. I'm trying to get info for my sister. She had a bicycle accident on July 4th and has C3/C4 central cord syndrome with contusion. Had fusion at C3 on August...
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    Thank you! I was having a disconnect between...

    Thank you! I was having a disconnect between spasticity and spasms. Thank you so much for the article. I'm still trying to figure this out.

    She is taking 600mg of Neurotin 3x a day (1,800 mg) and...
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    Thank you! I will check it out!

    Thank you! I will check it out!
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