I am now on Gabapentin and it seems to be helping some. I am also on Effexor and while it is a depression medication it also has an element in it that fights pain signals. You probably should ask your doctor about what the next step is for you. I was taken off all narcotics because they were tearing my stomach up. Since then, I alternate Tylenol and Motrin. The Motrin seems to work better for me. Good luck.
I took gabapentin (neurotin) for about 5 years, then switched to Lyrica for about a year. I am now off both due to the side effects. I find naproxen (aleve) helps. My biggest helper though has been eliminating trigger foods and limiting gluten and dairy. Hope that helps.
Sorry to hear that. Seeing a chiropractor, acupuncturist, and walking or exercising(releases endorphins-natural pain killer) helps. Heat and ice, I sleep with a heated blanket at night so I don't wake up so stiff. Ibuprofen, naproxen, gabapentin are some I tried. But the naproxen sent my heart rate through the roof, gabapentin and lyrica made me severely depressed. Cymbalta has worked. Have you tried a higher dose of cymbalta? Or others like it? I wish you luck! Be careful some of these drugs are awful :/ I hope you feel better!
Same. I did just start using Gabapentin, it def helps the sleep at night issue. I'm not sure yet about the pain itself but I'm pretty sure once I find the right dosage, it will be a good med. Also, I have taken Tramacet for years for pain. Two in the morning and sometimes 1 in the afternoon.
My one doctor has just prescribed Effexor but I'm not sure I will even get the prescription filled cos it is supposed to have adverse reactions with the tramadol! (Tramacet is tramadol and tylenol together)
I hope you can find more than tylenol to get some pain relief!