I just got home from the ER and was treated with dilaudid andzofran. They also gave me a GI cocktail containing lidocaine and milk of magnesia. My throat, esophagus, mouth, lips and nostrils burned like habaneros had been rubbed all over them. My pain is triggered by eating just about anything and I have started losing weight as a result. I keep my bloodsugars low in case this is diabetic nerve damage, bit I also have biopsy-confirmed systemic sarcoid that is attacking my CNS and several other organs. Pudding is one of the only substances I can eat comfortably. I began taking gabapentin a month ago, and my pain is worse than before I started taking it. Could gabapentin be responsible for amplifying this BMS? I feel Iike the gabapentin awakened the beast, so to speak. Any thoughts for the newbie? Please help!
I have been taking gabapentin 7 years and when I miss a pill or two I do not notice any change in how pain feels. I do not think gabapentin should amplify nerve pain. Also I did notice when I first started taking Gabapentin that it helped the burning sensations that I had in my hand and lower arm. It was just about like your description. I said it felt like a lighter or matches were burning in my hand around the third finger and in a few areas in my lower arm. After taking gabapentin for a month the burning sensations in my right arm subsided until I barely feel it. Give the medication a bit more time and maybe a higher dose, it should clear up the burning sensation. Those sensations and pain are nerve damage. I was in a car accident and injured my spine neck which caused my nerve damage. I don't see anything about your symptoms that would have caused the nerve damage. It is possible that a combination of the drugs you had in the hospital caused you to have such pain. There are other medications that may help you ask your pain Dr. Good luck.
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