... ceased to be effective - how long can I expect it to take before I get some pain relief - generally?
Hi! I've tried Lyrica for the burning sensation I had with my RSD. Didn't notice any difference after weeks of use. What type of pain/problems is your RSD causing? I used cold packs for my wrist/forearm/shoulder which are affected by my RSD. If you are referring to Stellate Ganglion Blocks, I've had a series of 3 separate blocks. Therelief was temporary lasting about 2-3 days then the pain/burning/pins & needles rebounded back to the original state. I'm in line now for a spinal cord stimulator and that's a 50/50 chance at helping. I look at it like this, something is better than nothing, right?
I have had severe RSD in my feet for 8 years.
I tried Lyrica and went screaming back to Neurontin (3600mg/day) after a day and a half.
I had a series of four "epidurals" which did absolutely nothing except provide a big fat insurance payment to the doctor and hospital.
I recently added a Fentanyl patch (100mcg) to my other pain medicines.
Everytime I go somewhere and have to list my medications, people look at me in disbelief and roll their eyes at the thought of writing them all down. Now I keep a typed copy of my list with all my Rxs in a neat little chart. When the eye rolling starts, I just hand them my list and they simply add it to the chart. I no longer get embarrassed and they don't have to write it all down.
My own personal experience with Lyrica. I did not get much relief. Weight gain 25lbs. Lose of my words. I couldn't hold a conversation because i couldn't think of the words I wanted to say. I felt and looked drunk. I was confused and had memory loss. I felt zoned out all the time. I walked into things. The side effects we horrible for me. Everybody is different but if you search lyrica there are sites with patient reviews. If you are going to try it then I wouln't look any further. Try it for yourself. You may get great pain relief and you will not be loking for side effects. I don't know if telling you my experience is helpful but if you choose not to go by others reactions then my advice will work either way. Good Luck I had the Blocks as well and have tried everything.
I now take Avinza 90mg which is a time released morphine and Morphine Sulphate Imm release 15mg for breakthrough pain. This seem to be working for me. i was on topamax Kadian Fentyl patch Percocet 10/325mg and alot more but I switched from the percocet because of the tylenol I had been on it for 5 years and thought it was about time to worry about my kidneys and liver with tylenol and ibuprophen. I wish you the best of luck with this trying to get pain relief from this awful condition is a full time job. Good Luck and God Bless I hope I helped a little if you want to ask me anything please feel free to contact me at any time
I've had rsd since 1967, in 1985 i injured my left ankle again, this time i just couldn't handle the pain alone any more.
tried all med's nothing yet
had a stimulator put in in June 07 the wire leads had slipped down, and they wouldn't fix it, because they said they only installed them. :(
in July 09, had new leads put up my spine again this time the doctors put clips on the wire, to keep it from slipping down,
it helps but the pain still is a 9-10, but not suicidal.
have any of the pain med's worked for anyone?
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