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My Actual Doctor Appointment

Back to the neurologist today. Since the Gabapentin is making me dotty, he told me to stop taking it for a few days, then switch to Cymbalta (i.e., Duloxetine), which is primarily an antidepressant but is also used for peripheral nerve pain. Hopefully I'll stop flubbing my words, dropping everything I touch, and generally thinking through pudding. I just hope it does something for the pain.

Anyway, back to work. :)

-The Gneech

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walkertxkitty
May. 28th, 2008 09:35 pm (UTC)
Watch your blood pressure closely on the Cymbalta. It's WONDERFUL for nerve pain but it can also play havok with your blood pressure.

I had normal/low blood pressure until they put me on it. It put the FMS in remission to the point the pain was gone. However, my blood pressure shot up to 166/100 and stayed there. It didn't specifically say that was a side effect, even one of the bad ones, so the doc had to fill out special papers reporting it and everything.

I hope it works for you because when it works it WORKS. You should feel tons better in only a few days.
lowen_kind
May. 28th, 2008 10:32 pm (UTC)
Makes a d6 out of the Gneech. :=3
the_gneech
May. 29th, 2008 03:31 am (UTC)
Oooooh, 'cause I'm dotty. I get it now!

-TG
praeriedog
May. 29th, 2008 03:02 am (UTC)
      Hey, what? What did I miss while I was gone? Why are you going to a neurologist? What happened in my absence?
the_gneech
May. 29th, 2008 03:31 am (UTC)
I have a pinched nerve in my leg which is very painful. The neurologist is working on finding me a viable treatment for it. It's not dangerous or debilitating in any way, it's just a big ol' nuisance.

-TG
praeriedog
May. 29th, 2008 10:52 am (UTC)
      Whew! I see a neurologist because of epilepsy now, so you kind of had me worried.

      Pinched nerve. I didn't know they worked on the brain for that. I'd've thought they'd do something with the nerve.

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