... at night for severe nerve pain down my r/leg. I have been diagnosed with Stenosis and waiting to see a specialist. Nothing seems to touch the pain and not feeling myself. I get 3 -3 4 hours sleep at a time . Also am afraid of falling due to unsteady gait. I am a 69 year old man. This condition has risen due to ruptured discs in 1968. Other times it has affected the l/leg but it has not lasted as long as this. I have been in pain for approx 5 months walking stooped over and having to use a walking stick. I can only walk short distances. The pain in my leg is like a leg full of barb wire which makes weight bearing difficult. I have already had a few falls from not being able to weightbear.
Hi, Panamax (Paracetamol) isn't a strong pain killer, and i am not surprised that it isn't controlling your pain very well. Lyrica should/will help, it is a very good medication, used for many reasons. It can cause lethargy and dizziness, & you are on a high dose, so maybe that needs to be reviewed? I'm sorry but i have no idea what Targen is? Could you enlighten me please? Disregarding the Targen, Amitriptyline is an old tricylcic antidepressant which helps pain. I was prescribed it when i had a bad back injury, which really helped me. Maybe you could discuss this also with you doctor? I am clutching at straws a bit, not knowing what all of your medications are for (Targen), but just offering some suggestions that may help??
Dear heavens, Acetaminophen isn't a medication I'd recommend except for the mildest of pains. That's allot lyrica and is most likely part of your unsteady gait. When I was on it I fell several times. I think if that much does nothing for the pain, I'd tell the dr I want to be tapered off of it. Its not going to help it. You need something for pain like extended release oxycodone. The extended release medications work much better for chronic pain and often need a lower dose then if you just took a pill when you hurt. Amitriptylene does help as D recommended. Physical therapy can help backs too, with things like hot packs and massage.
Hello kelvin... I wanted to mention the implant I have which has helped greatly. Has your doctor mentioned anything like that to help with radiating pain? I did the trial test first to see how much (if any) relief I would get. It was like... WOWEEEE, I could actually sleep through the night for the first time in many, many a year. The neuomodulator stimulator works by sending signals to the brain but blocks pain signals.
Just a thought here. I have also had lumbar surgery and do have stenosis, too.
Be safe, be well and take good care of you because you ARE worth it!!!
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