... unfortunately, I have more than one person pointing out that I have become agitated, confrontational, ready to end my relationship with my husband of 21 years, aggravated at the outfit my daughter is wearing, nonsense things like that. I have never been this way prior to taking Gralise so therefore, we have narrowed it down to that. I in no way want to leave my husband (we are discussing it tomorrow), I love my daughter and I love life, I am just very angry, I am angry that this medicine is helping me pain wise (I take no other meds with it) but I am very very sad that it is turning me into the person I do not want to be. So I either stop the med and deal with the excruciating pain neuropathy deals me and keep my family. I need advise I really want to discontinue with the med, but the alternative is a very painful life. My husband and I live alone and he said without his insurance I would die, I don't work and rely on his insurance for blood pressure, ambien, crestor and high blood pressure meds and Gralise. Guess I really need to figure out is Gralise is causing my loved ones this much grief if I should just stop it all together. Has anyone dealt with the above symptoms before? Just really agitated
I am on 1800 mg Gralise at 7:00 pm. While improving my small fiber neuropathy by 40 to 50 percent,?
- 18 Feb 2014 by eubanksdee
- 20 Sep 2015
- peripheral neuropathy, gralise, relationship, small fiber neuropathy
Added 18 Feb 2014:
This is the husband to my wife who takes 1800 mg Gralise at 7:00 PM. I was willing to sacrifice everything, happiness, conhesiveness, closeness, love, just to find a drug that could help ease the pain that my wife was and is suffering from small fiber neuropathy. Yes, she is unreasonable at times and her glass can be half empty at times, but this is insignificant compared to the pain she was enduring and what I had to witness. A 20% drop in pain would have been worth sacrificing a little conhesiveness at home, but she claims a 40% to 50% improvement. You have to find your gralise, whatever medicine it might be.
Gralise is Gabapentin, a med with tons of side effects! Have you tried the other nerve pain meds: Lyrica, Cymbalta and Savella? I did much better on Lyrica myself, rather than Gabapentin. Also there is the old time antidepressant Amitrptaline, also called Elavil which helps nerve pain. I also have a spinal cord stimulator implanted along my spinal cord at T8 which blocks most of the small fiber neuropathy. I hope you can find another way to deal with your pain. The loss of a marriage is too high a price for a medication. Hope this helps - EJ23
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