Hi from sunny Spain. No babies involved here but have been through the pain, the frustrations, all sorts of remedies from chiropractic to mental health depression treatments to nerve blocks to travel from here to UK and Germany looking for help and nothing worked. MRI showed disc degeneration everywhere, scoliosis, and cervical radiculopathy in the neck. I was at the point of 'finishing it all' at one stage and was rushed off to see a psychiatrist who gave me strong sleep medication but the pain fought its way through that also. In a conversation with my daughter in law I heard about Gabapentin and its newer version Lyrica. She had been prescribed it for nerve pain. although it is in fact an anti convulsive drug. The relief was almost immediate and I have never looked back. My lower back still aches and I have to be sensible about what I do, but I am a single carer and seem to manage. Not everyone can take this drug and it is expensive, BUT I now have a life which I was close to losing. Since then I have a friend who has been in the same situation. Eventually and reluctantly she was given Lyrica and her life has turned around Hope this helps and if not, that you find something that does.
I have no idea what the long term use of this drug can be, but I am living in the present and I had no present.View Thread
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