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    Keeping active

    Since my skiing accident in 1995, diagnosed as an incomplete paraplegic, I have tried to find things that I could do with this new body, despite pain and barriers I might face. Pottery was a great...
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    EU Disabled Person's Parking Card

    Hi,
    I'm headed to Slovenia for three weeks and am wondering if anyone knows how to get hold of a European Union Disabled Person's Parking Card here in the US, or if there are temporary parking cards...
  3. More info on some other options

    Thanks for pointing me in the direction of the FreeWheel. I'd never heard of it and it looks great.

    I also found that wheelchair I was talking about again and it's called the Roughrider...
  4. Wheelchair that REALLY works on cobblestones

    My husband and I are headed to Slovenia soon and, as in Italy, there will be many cobblestone plazas and walkways. Does anyone know of a wheelchair or front caster parts that will allow for easier...
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    Taking both Neurontin and Lyrica

    Who said you can't? I believe that Lyrica is essentially a chemically tweaked Neurontin, likely created because its manufacturer was losing its patent rights as of last year. If they have the same...
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    Replies to harpo2 and Mike

    harpo2, you'd asked if I got some kind of synergistic effect from taking both Neurontin and Lyrica....the answer is no. I had started the lyrica to replace the high-dose neurontin I was taking but...
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    Neurontin

    I've been taking neurontin for as long as I can remember now (at least 9 years) and my dose has crept up over time. I'm now at a whopping 8,000 mg/day, which is really too high a number for comfort....
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    I tried lidocaine patches for burning neuropathic...

    I tried lidocaine patches for burning neuropathic pain in my foot. I put the patches first on my calf, which was somewhat helpful and then actually put them on my foot, one on the top and one on the...
  9. Okay, now my interest is piqued, because I...

    Okay, now my interest is piqued, because I expected most of you to say you needed a lot more sleep and you didn't. I was 8 hrs/night before my T7/8 incomplete SCI 8 yrs ago and am now 10 hrs/night...
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    Top Safe Neurontin Dose??

    I'm trying to find out what people's experience with dosages of neurontin over 3600 mg/day have been. I've been taking 4200 mg/day for at least 6 months now and just had a blood test that showed no...
  11. I was just given an Rx for lidocaine patches by...

    I was just given an Rx for lidocaine patches by one of my spinal docs, and when I tried them they gave a fair amount of local relief to my right calf and much of my foot (I used 2 patches for 12...
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    Baclofen sources?

    I see that one person is going to look to Brazil for more baclofen. I'd also like more info about where you're getting it there. I wonder too if Canadian pharmacies would have it. Those of us...
  13. Alternative to Neurontin for Neuropathic Pain treatment?

    Hi all. I've had an incomplete T7/8 spinal cord injury for over 7 years now and have neuropathic pain (burning in calves and toes, which spreads up to abdominal area sometimes). I'm currently taking...
  14. Alternative to Neurontin for Neuropathic Pain treatment?

    Hi all. I've had an incomplete T7/8 spinal cord injury for over 7 years now and have neuropathic pain (burning in calves and toes, which spreads up to abdominal area sometimes). I'm currently taking...
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