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In 2001 I had severe shoulder pain and thought I was having a stroke with the facial and left hand numbness and tingling. After almost a year of testing and I was on about 900mg gabapentin maybe more can not remember (old age lol) It was discovered that I had to have a brachial plexus decompression. I am retired from the medical field (nursing) and I could explain the brachial plexus decompression I will leave that to whom ever wants to research it. To make a long story short all this was in 2001 and I can not recall the side effects of gabapentin using it or stopping it because I was so consumed with pain at the time.
Now 7/11/2018 I am once again in severe brachial plexus pain possibly injured due a silly fall rushing on my porch to get the phone, May 22, 2018 … This pain is above and beyond a 10. I am in tears. I have been reading people with stories about coming off of gabapentin. I would at this point take any amount if it would make this pain even a little bit tolerable. I am slowly increasing my gabapentin to a higher dose until I can see the neurologist, possible surgery for the brachial plexus again?
What I mainly want to say is any medications we take all have side effects while taking and when we stop them, also if the problem that the medication was given for is not taken care of then that is an issue because the nerve damage can also be causing some issues. If anyone is having severe depression and other severe reactions that you feel is caused by deleting a medication please address this with your physician and hopefully they will not just give more meds and not do something to address the medical issue. I am so sorry for all that are and have experienced these problems.
Right now I am going to go and try to address my own sever debilitating pain.
I hope and pray for you all having pain issues and other symptoms to find relief and resolve for your medical conditions. <3 hugs to all Donna
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