I had been receiving 40mg.'s a day of hydrocodone bitartite mixed with a total of 1,300mg.'s of Tylanol. When the DEA made Hydrocodone a class II Narcotic the VA refused to see me every 28 days. I can find no basis for prescribing me this nasty drug for severe and constant bilateral service connected shoulder pain except that it can be prescribed in 6 month incramints.I have not taken it. I AM also taking 20mg.'s of Cyclobenzeprine + 60 duloxetine and 2mg.'s of Xanex for the results mentally of my physical pain. Should I even try Gamapentin!!! #
Gabapentin - The VA prescibed me 900mg.'s of this a day for shoulderpain?
Added 28 Dec 2014:
The Voltaren-Gel I was prescribed by the VA (against FDA regulations), made me feel like I was having a heart attack soon after I rubbed it into each shoulder with surgical gloves.
I don't know what gabapentin is going to do for shoulder pain unless its caused by nerve damage. Its not an analgesic. It will treat nerve pain, but docs are prescribing it as if it were a pain med. Another case of the VA screwing up for our veterans. Don't feel alone. Its been going on since I worked there after viet nam, lol.
I'd try the gabapentin, so you can tell them it doesn't work, lol.
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