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Nerve pain getting on my nerves!

Feb 17, 2017 5:17 PM

I've been battling with nerve pain in both legs & arms for the last several weeks. Most of the time it's like a nasty case of your arms & legs being asleep & trying to wake up, but it can be like an on fire charlie horse! A good friend of mine has been fighting with 10+ sciatica too. I'm on 900 mg gabapentin 3 times a day, 300 mg extended release tramadol daily, & 750 mg methocarbamol 3 - 6 times a day. But if I take more than 3 methocarbamol a day, I tend to be too sleepy to do anything. Right now, not sure it would make much difference. Sorry for complaining. It's just battling with this every day in addition to fibromyalgia, chronic back pain, & osteoarthritis acting up all over... About ready to scream! Anyway, thanks for "listening" & praying you're all feeling better.

Feb 18, 2017 12:54 PM

I'm sorry to hear that. :( Well, I hope you would have a better and pain free day. (If even possible) I get it though. I am in school, but its hard to concentrate because of my meds, im sleepy most of the day. I have to fight it and my family because they assume I just sleep all day because I'm lazy...not because I stayed up all night trying to read, understand and memorize 40 pages of a medical book!

Feb 19, 2017 5:53 PM

My dr added phenaphlexine (i think its generic Efexor if im remembering right) myloxicam helped me a good deal but all these meds arent fixing anything. I stopped gabapentin. I just didnt see much difference after stopping. Maybe i should have kept doesing up but 1200 a day seemed high. I rarely take methocarbonol, doesnt do anything but pass me out.
does it help you? No fibo here. Nerve injury, minor spine stuff on mri, sure doesnt feel minor. Nerve studies negative. Strange.Are your sensory nerves on your fingers ok? Circulation? I know, hard acting functional. Hope you guys get help, answers..Fixed

Feb 19, 2017 6:23 PM

I've heard of people taking 3200mg of gabapentin. Don't know if that'll help you with nerve pain though.

Feb 20, 2017 1:57 AM

I take 3000mg gabapentin and 40mg amitriptyline which I find to be a good combo. It's worth talking to your doctor to find an option that works for you. Obviously all the drugs are doing is masking the pain so I wish I had a better answer for you. Although actually I do have weekly acupuncture and find this helps a lot. Hang in there!

Feb 21, 2017 5:37 PM

I have nerve damage in my left leg and have bouts of horrible nerve pain. I've tried every prescription medication (including liquid morphine) and none of them worked very well. Some of them knocked me out, some made me feel so stupid that I just didn't care about the pain, some had no effect whatsoever, and I discovered a few that I am allergic to. What finally worked for me was a blend of essential oils. I used jojoba oil as the carrier and added black pepper, lemon grass and helichrysm. All three were Shirley Price brand oils. I know how out there this sounds, but after a few days of massaging my leg with this blend, bye-bye nerve pain. I hope you find something that works for you. There is nothing quite so miserable.

Feb 25, 2017 7:19 PM

Thank-you everyone for your input. Much appreciated! Sorry, not replying directly to each of you & shortness of my reply, not feeling up to dealing with typing in everything - drained.

Feb 25, 2017 8:14 PM

I hear yah !

Feb 25, 2017 10:58 PM

No apology necessary. Everyone here gets it. I hope you feel better soon.

Feb 26, 2017 5:51 AM

Have you also tried a magnesium supplement? Magnesium helps relax muscles with muscle twitches and cramps and it helps fight fatigue but it also helps the nervous system, it helps the nerves function normally and also helps calm the nerves as well.
It doesn't help immediately, it took 6 weeks before I noticed any difference with muscle twitches. I also suffer with constant pins and needles in my left finger tips and I didn't notice immediately but since being on the magnesium the intensity of the pins and needles isn't as strong altho it's not helped much with the trigeminal neuralgia pain I suffer from.
I also take a vitamin B complex too and it seems the combination of the 2 along with a multivitamin and mineral complex I have seemed to help reduce my fatigue a fraction....anything that helps is worth a try in my book!!!

I hope you find something that helps x

Feb 26, 2017 6:15 AM

I did take it for a while, but didn't notice much improvement. How much do you take?

Feb 26, 2017 7:12 AM

I take 100mg in the morning and 200mg at night. It has helped mainly with the muscle twitches I get, there not as severe when I'm in bed as long as I take 200mg at night as if i don't and only take 100mg the muscle twitches are back to full strength. the pins and needles it is only a slight decrease in the intensity of it but I've only noticed that in the last week or so.
I've been taking them since mid December.

Feb 26, 2017 10:42 AM

I use DoTerra essential oils for sickness and muscle pain. I've Berber tried it for nerve pains. Thanks for the suggestions!

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