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Hi, I just thought I would ask if anyone else here has had no pain relief even after being prescribed different types of medication over a period of months.
The last prescribed medication I have been given is Pregabalin. I started off on 25mg twice a day and increased weekly until I reached 75mg. This is where I finally noticed it worked without any pain still. This lasted for about 3 weeks and now the pain is back. I've increased to 100mg twice a day and so far no pain relief. On Tuesday I will increase to 125mg for a week and so on. The maximum is 150mg twice a day.
I have an appointment to see the Neurologist in January.
What I don't understand is how medication can work only temporarily. The Dr did explain but all this is very confusing.
The first lot of medication, Tegretol, which also worked well in the past, didn't work this time around and caused side effects, the Dr said that was due to the Tegretol causing my low sodium level. Again why now and not the past?
Fair enough it could be old age, but it worked well for me up until I retired at 60yrs of age. There's only a few years difference since then.
What now? Guess it depends on what options I'm offered in the way of remedies when I attend my appointment.
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