I had the burning pain in my neck and shoulders ever since cervical spine surgery in 2007 which kicked my fibro in full gear. I take a narcotic pain med for the overall pain but it never did anything for the burning pain. I tried Lyrica and it didn't work. I had been on Cymbalta for some time and it never helped this pain. A few months ago I began seeing a pain mgmt specialist who put me on Keppra and within two days the burning pain was gone. I have been so grateful. I'm not sure about side effects with it being used off label for pain
That is so interesting!! Thank you for sharing this. The pain & burning you describe after cervical spine surgery describes me to a T. I am going to ask my MD about it. Interestingly, my husband takes Keppra for a temporal lobe seizure disorder which was caused from scar tissue on his brain after being hit as a pedestrian by a car. (We are quite the pair!) He has been on it for around 5 1/2 years with only slight sedation as far as side effects go- he was very sedated when he first started taking it. It hasn't helped with his neuropathy & lower back pain. He could not tolerate Lyrica & gets sick from pain meds since he is so sensitive to meds. I'm on Lyrica which helps me with alot of the fibro sensitive areas but I'm pretty much in pain all the time so I'm interested in looking into Keppra as a possibility for me. Please keep us updated with your experience on it. Thank you again!!
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