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    Neurontin raised blood pressure

    May be my system only, but I was on lyrica 100mg 3/day but went onto neurontin as it is cheaper here in Oz. But had to go up to 1200 3/day to get same effect. Co-incidentally I was taking blood...
  2. Australian PBS scheme

    Luke,
    Can you give me details (via private message or whatever) how you can claim for such things as neurontin on the PBS in Australia? They only allow neurontin for epilepsy, all others, including...
  3. When is enough

    Where is the point where the game is not worth playing. When the other team is 86 - nil and they are running through all the defences you can mobilise with ease? Then the next game and the next,...
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    Neurontin AND lyrica??

    Are you taking both together? Do you get an added effect?
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    Neurontin dose versus effectiveness

    Looking up on the official neurontin site, http://www.neurontin.com I see this:
    "Oral Bioavailability: Gabapentin bioavailability is not dose proportional; i.e., as dose is increased,...
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    Blood pressure increase?

    With this neuro pain one size definitely does not fit all but.....
    A few months ago I started a thread where I mentioned that even one ciggy increased my burning pain through the roof. Now off them....
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    Seeing a thing of beauty

    Marcia,
    Sometimes, sitting around and feeling a bit down, I feel something uplifting which gets me out of the dumps for a time and for awhile I seem to be pain free while I am able to concentrate on...
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    Returning sensation pain

    Me, too. I am 11 months post op to obliterate a spinal dural arteriovernous fistula. I am getting new NPain developing in both legs from calf to thigh. Is this due to nerve regrowth? I wonder whether...
  9. Thread: The Wonder Drug

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    Poll: How much?

    Re my previous post. I got to thinking how much is enough? What's the dose that suits? I remember some other posts about booze and it's effect on NP and many say it works but you pay the price the...
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    Exercise and increased pain

    My SCI is from an AVM, ie. no physical cause remaining after the op, only resulting nerve damage causing neuro pain to saddle area, legs and feet and difficulty walking.
    When I try to exercise on my...
  11. Thread: The Wonder Drug

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    Poll: Wine works better for me

    Weed just makes me feel sick, but a couple of glasses of wine at night seems to lessen the pain a bit.
  12. Thread: TM and MS

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    Standing up for the medicos

    Y'know, I think we are asking a lot for the ordinary General Practitioner to be able to keep up with all the medical knowledge that is available these days. The National Organisation of Rare Diseases...
  13. Thread: Cathing at work

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    On tank water here on the farm

    Nurse, our water here is straight from the tank, not chlorinated and definitely has some bugs in it from bird poo off the roof, etc. If the water is kept in a clear container in the sun for a few...
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    TENS pads placement

    No expert on this, only used the unit for 4 weeks, but I set the pads on heels and balls of feet, sometimes parallel, sometimes cross over, depends on where the pain is mostly. Mine seems mostly in...
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    Same here without the edema

    TENS, 30 min.* 3/day on my feet seem to help a bit. On 100mg. * 3/day lyrica.
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    Anybody heard of gabapentin cream?

    I see a couple of sites on the web mention gabapentin cream for application in arthritis. This might be effective where the damage is actually at the pain site. Have I got it right that neuropathic...
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    Also AVM pain problems.

    Dean, I saw an earlier post from you (around 2004??) and gather that you were getting reasonable foot pain releif from lyrica and amytriptaline but had bad anxiety problems- or maybe I was mistaken....
  18. Thread: Sleed Aid

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    Valarian root capsule works for me

    a 2g. capsule works for me, no after effects.
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    Any trends re traumatic vs atraumatic injury?

    Can't say re traumatic injuries, but my understanding from many posts here and elsewhere is that it can take 4-6 months post op for NP to even out for an atraumatic injury, but that recovery can...
  20. Very occasional smoke, increased pain. What's going on?

    Of course, most will say, don't bloody smoke. But I would be lucky to smoke 2 ciggies a week ,only when someone comes around who is a smoker and I bum one or two off him. Have not smoked full time...
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    Anybody had Topamax work? What Dose?

    I haxe worked through Lyrica (3*100mg/day and neurontin 3*600mg/day) with little effect on my NP on burning feet and bum and have seen some posts on a few successs for topamax. What doses have been...
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    To Nurse. Strong urine stream during BM

    I have to intermittent cath except when having a normal BM when I have a strong urine stream and the bladder empties completely, similar to before atraumatic spinal injury - spinal DAVF surgically...
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    Sticky: exercise through increasing neuropathic pain?

    Hello, Kittyshrine,
    I see you had a period of chronic pain through which you did not exercise. Looking back, would you have exercised through the pain? I have periods of lesser neuropathic pain...
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    Exercise intolerant?

    Denny, see my post on exercise intolerant further up the page in this forum. Is your injury traumatic or atraumatic? Mine is due to an AVM causing lack of oxygen to the nerves. I am concerned that...
  25. Atraumatic vs traumatic injury - different recovery process?

    My SCI and neuropathic pain is from a spinal dural arteriovenous fistula at T10, 6 months from onset of physical symptoms to obliteration of fistula. Apparently my injury results from insufficient...
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