Has anyone had success in using gabapentin? I have been coughing four several years and every side effect grabs me. Nothing helps, doc is sending me to Denver to Jewish Respiratory Clinic, but he asked me if I would be willing to try this. From what I have read it has neurological effects and I am not very comfortable with that. Any suggestions?View Thread
Wow! So sorry to here about your health problems. I believe we have spoke before. I inhaled xylene 2-2-2007 and now have been through pretty much every thing you have described. The gabapentin was mentioned on my last appointment from my pulmonary specialist as a trial drug. The Jewish Respiratory Center is a place he has been trying to convince me to try for three years. After talking with you a few months ago I thought, what's the use? I have refused steroids, antibiotics now for two years in an attempt to improve my immune system, I was born with Common immune Difficinsy, but was very healthy before the exposure. I really don't want to take a drug that messes with my brain, LOL it's hard enough staying sane staying in my house 24/7.
Thanks for answering my question on the gabapentin.
Stay as healthy as you can.View Thread
Hi, I decided to give this a shot. I was exposed to a toxin Feb 2, 2007, since then I now have asthma, allergies, RAD, have been coughing for seven years. Shut up in my house to avoid everything and everyone. Tried every medical and natural remedy for the coughing, nothing helps. Immune system is shot, two nervous breakdowns, but I am still smiling, most days. I am hyper sensitive to smells cannot take allergy shots. Does anyone else have similar problems?????View Thread
Very true, I have one cousin that is disabled but not confined to her home, but she does understand a little. I live alone so that makes it harder. I keep in touch through Facebook. This is the first group I have joined where people are like me. I am very sorry for all of you out there, it is not an easy way to live. I will never give up hope or the willingness to look to the future.View Thread
Thank you for replying, I have had some great responses, I think I responded to yours but to another person by mistake. I am trying to keep it together and not lose my mind again. I am stuck in my home and running out of things to keep me occupied. No body close to me understands, that's why I am reaching out to this group.
Thank you again.View Thread
BINGO!! You have the exact same things I have!! My pulmonary specialist wanted me to go to Denver, but I could find no treatment that had worked on anyone with my same symptoms. You are the first! I have taken all of the meds have had all of the same things happens as you and more. I cannot take morphine or many other meds, like codeine for cough. Last resort is NyQuil. I have never drank, so it just knocks me out. I am 56 and have always been healthy and very fit and active. Now I am unable to do simple excercises because any increase in heart rate causes my coughing to start up. I tried to continue working for four years before I was deemed disabled by the state and the workmans comp doctors. I was devastated, and suffered a nervous breakdown.
I talk to a therapist by phone once a week, I try not to go to the doctor at all. Really I just make it through each day.
My kids, grand kids, parents and family live close, so I do have that. I miss the one on one with people.
Thank you so much for letting me know I'm not alone.View Thread
Thank you very much, I am just hoping for others coping skills. I am basically confinded to my home because of this and I was wondering if anyone else had any ideas on how to occupy my time.View Thread
Thank you so very much for replying to me, I do suffer similar ailments listed in the mold illness however it is all related to inhaling xylene and my hyper sensetive allergic reation to it. Can you please tell me some coping techniques you used that I may not have tried, that have helped you through. Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org I tried to email you from my pc, not sure if it came through. Thank you so much.View Thread