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Unread 11-16-2006, 08:50 PM   #1
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A warm hello to all.I have only posted a few times. So I don't want to bore anyone by repeating myself.
I am recently diagnosed with Fibro,anklosing spondylitis,arthritis in several joints and cervical as well as lumber stenosis.Spondylosis,bone spurs,several disk herniations,root compression and Rls.

For years I remained in the "probable M.S" status.The M.S clinic treated me with baclofen,klonopin,prozac,foltate, provigal etc...No interferons..thank God!
I have a brain lesion left frontal lobe which has only grown slightly the past two years.
A spinal neurosurgeon wanted to operate...doing a triple cervical fusion.
When going for a second opinion regarding the surgery I was sent to a rheumy.He was able to determine my proper diagnosis.I was given requip and lyrica.The lyrica seemed promising at first.
Then it made me sleepy and I gained weight....which I am already overweight....

Today I begin taking Robaxin and neurontin.And yes I still take provigal,and prozac.I also take loratab.Any input about these meds???

I have in the past tried skelaxan,nabutome,zanaflex etc....none of those helped.Thanks IZ
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Unread 11-17-2006, 01:07 AM   #2
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Robaxin is a very good muscle relaxant and I have had success with it in the past. I am on Baclofen right now so I no longer take it. Neurontin however didn't help me one bit. I was up to 2400 mgs a day at one point. I gained 40 pounds on it and its been a struggle to even get a bit of it off. So be warned about that. Otherwise others have had success on neurontin.
Good luck with these meds and all the others you are on.
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I have been on the klonopin, prozac, neurontin and lyrica at different times. I didn't find either the neurontin or lyrica to be worth the side-effects they caused. The klonopin worked fairly well, but it made me terribly forgetful. And the prozac, well, I didn't like the way it made me think, and it caused me to have some pretty vivid bad dreams.

I sure hope that your body chemisty mixes better with these meds. Like Fiberowendy said, some people get very good results from them. Take care, and good luck!

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Unread 11-18-2006, 12:30 AM   #4
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I have been on gabapentin for about 3 years now and luckily it has really helped with my numbness and pins and needles.. I also take mirapex for RLS (that works to) baclofen (flexeril w/ baclofen as needed), nabilone (really really great for pain, effexor (and also tramacet for the really bad pain days, it's as needed as well)

I think that it is a lot of meds to be taking at such a young age (33) but... they seem to help me quite well although, it did take 4 years to get a dx, then to find the "right" medications that would work for me..

I guess what I am trying to say is be patient, it may take some time to find the right mix of meds, and although the side effects do suck, if the med works; then I guess it falls to what is the lesser of 2 evils? (I only say this as I to gained weight, and am trying like heck to take it off now.)

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