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  1. Thread: Neuropathic Pain

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    Try Nortriptyline. I'm not sure if it actually...

    Try Nortriptyline. I'm not sure if it actually helps, but either that or something the neurosurgeon did taking the spinal cord stimulator out has seemed to decrease the frequency of intense pain....
  2. Just got home a few hours ago from doing the...

    Just got home a few hours ago from doing the trial. I got 0 relief and only felt a slight buzzing in my lower back and sometimes my abdomen. This led my neurosurgeon to reverse their opinion about...
  3. That's the only reason I'm going through with...

    That's the only reason I'm going through with this trial. If it doesn't work then we'll look at DREZ or radio frequency nerve lesioning.
  4. I get the same electrical pulse, burning and...

    I get the same electrical pulse, burning and paresthesia in my foot. On good days it's an annoyance. On bad days it's almost unbearable and radiates up my leg to my lower back. The neurosurgeon said...
  5. Great. I'm supposed get the trial implants for...

    Great. I'm supposed get the trial implants for the spinal cord stimulator in a couple weeks and I read in this article that paresthesia is a common problem with them. They really don't mention that...
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    ty guys!

    ty guys!
  7. Thread: Baclofen pump FAQ

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    Sticky: Getting my dosage increased again today from...

    Getting my dosage increased again today from 150ug to 180ug. I haven't noticed any difference yet but hopefully we'll find the right dosage. My neurologist wants to titrate with small increments...
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    Awesome!

    Awesome!
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    From the title...

    I didn't know if you scored or met a douche bag.
  10. AMERICA THE OWNER'S MANUAL - MAKING GOVERNMENT...

    AMERICA THE OWNER'S MANUAL - MAKING GOVERNMENT WORK FOR YOU by senator Bob Graham and NAKED TO THE BONE - MEDICAL IMAGING IN THE TWENTIETH CENTURY
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    Valtrex. It's converted to Acyclovir in your body...

    Valtrex. It's converted to Acyclovir in your body so basically the same thing. I also use Zovirax which is Acyclovir topical cream.
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    I'm sure to hear about this but I've been...

    I'm sure to hear about this but I've been severely wasted on beer and hard liquor many times and I was taking 120mg of Baclofen and 10mg of Valium.

    I was in Cancun, Mexico for my sister's wedding...
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    I've described my pain to many doctors and PA's...

    I've described my pain to many doctors and PA's and nurses for years. I've drawn on a picture where it hurts and how often/severe. It gets so damned frustrating saying and doing all that when all you...
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    I was joking about lying to get into the NASCINET...

    I was joking about lying to get into the NASCINET trials. Blindfolded I can say I feel nothing when I do :o
  15. Thread: Baclofen pump FAQ

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    Sticky: My neurologist dropped my oral baclofen to...

    My neurologist dropped my oral baclofen to 5mg-5mg-10mg. I'm still in pain and have a good bit of spasticity and spasms. They prescribed the same pain meds I already take.

    At least I have the...
  16. Thread: Baclofen pump FAQ

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    Sticky: 24 hour wait?

    I finally had my pump put in and everything went well. I ate at Sonic as soon as I left the hospital :) They said the pump would start in about 24 hours and I thought that was odd.

    So I'm in bed...
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    I went from ASIA A to B about 6 months after my...

    I went from ASIA A to B about 6 months after my injury. As I got anal sensation (went from pooping myself to having sphincter tone and feeling I needed BP) and some tactile sensation below my injury...
  18. Thread: Wise, nurse?

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    I don't know but am sure he had to have been...

    I don't know but am sure he had to have been incomplete.



    It could be but it would be a surprise to me. I haven't read anything about the brain atrophying due to not trying to move. With all...
  19. Thread: Wise, nurse?

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    Mona, The area of the brain responsible for...

    Mona,

    The area of the brain responsible for moving your trunk muscles is the premotor cortex: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Motor_cortex

    There is a interesting bit at the bottom...
  20. Thread: Baclofen pump FAQ

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    Sticky: Good luck Lee and bollefen, I'm having my surgery...

    Good luck Lee and bollefen, I'm having my surgery Monday. I just left a message for the P.A. to call me and answer a few questions I have. Seems the closer the surgery gets the more I think about it.
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    I've been in Cancun, Mexico since Thursday and...

    I've been in Cancun, Mexico since Thursday and there are less people here than usual according to everyone I ask. They are pretty mad about the whole thing as they should be. The media has blown this...
  22. Thread: Headed to Mexico

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    From that map it seems I'm in more danger from...

    From that map it seems I'm in more danger from flying out of Houston than staying in Cancun!
  23. Thread: Headed to Mexico

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    I saw that. Dr. Young said it was irresponsible...

    I saw that. Dr. Young said it was irresponsible of the WHO to advise that and I agree. Out of all the confirmed cases around the world there have been relatively few deaths. We are bringing some...
  24. Thread: Headed to Mexico

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    Yea I've been watching that today. My family is...

    Yea I've been watching that today. My family is medical - Dr. and 2 nurses coming - so we should be ok.
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    I just started Opana ER (Oxymorphone) after...

    I just started Opana ER (Oxymorphone) after hydrocodone gave me too many side effects. I've tried Fentanyl - patches and suckers - oxycodone and methadone. I'm having a Baclofen and Morphine pump...
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