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Mel~
I'm not taking anything for the headaches. My doc wanted to put me back on Neurontin, but my NS said to wait until after I get my collar of . He wants to do some injections in the area of my neck where the nerve is flailing about widly. I am taking Flexeril 3 times a day to control the spasms. And still taking Percocets every weekday after my car trips with my best friend who is undergoing radiation for lung cancer right now :(. My health problems seem so minuscule to hers right now. But I do know that I still have to take care of me.
Between the Flexeril, Percocet, Lexapro(for depression),Elavil(for insomnia), Maxalt on occasion for migraines, Aciphex(for esophagitis), and the occasional Compazine(for nausea when headache gets bad), I am a walking zombie.(Read some of my other posts. I think this whole thing has made me wacky and I DEFINETLY do not need to take any more meds!!!)
Anyway, back to the subject. I am trying to avoid Neurontin at all costs. I am a small person and it put alot of weight on me. I am too vain for it...*LOL*

Hope you are RESTING!!!!!

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~Kat~

March,2003~started with muscle spasms, shoulder pain, arm pain
Perscribed muscle relaxers
a week later prescribed steroids, sent to PT, and for MRI which showed 3 bulging discs C3-4, C4-5, C5-6
May2003~2nd course of steroids, numbing, tingling in arm and fingers,nerve pain and headaches, stopped PT(due to worsening of symptoms), had EMG which showed nothing irregular
May2003~appt w/neurosurgeon, sent for myleogram which showed herniation at C5-6 with nerve compression,DDD,arthritis in spine
June30,2003~ACDF with fusion using donor bone, no hardware
presently losing my mind from doing absolutely nothing~

[This message has been edited by AngelicMoon (edited 08-08-2003).]

[This message has been edited by AngelicMoon (edited 08-08-2003).]
Keith~
I'm not so sure if that is normal or not, but if your doc wasn't too concerned , I would relax a bit about it. That bone on bone thing you said made me cringe, that must feel horrible! The Neurontin was great for me once I hit a 2700 per day dose! I went from weighing 112 to 125lbs in one month. I am back down to about 119 thank goodness. I have always been slight in form and that weight increase made me feel just awful. I do hope the injections help me as they helped you. I am still concerned about my nerve pain though. It really was my deciding factor in the surgery. Of course weakness and numbness in arms and hands was too, but I basically couldn't live with the nerve pain and headaches. I still have these symptoms. :( The Flexeril is really helping me with my spasms, so at least I don't have much of them along with the nerve pain. This whole thing just basically sucks. For all of us here!!!
~hugs~

:angel:

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~Kat~

March,2003~started with muscle spasms, shoulder pain, arm pain
Perscribed muscle relaxers
a week later prescribed steroids, sent to PT, and for MRI which showed 3 bulging discs C3-4, C4-5, C5-6
May2003~2nd course of steroids, numbing, tingling in arm and fingers,nerve pain and headaches, stopped PT(due to worsening of symptoms), had EMG which showed nothing irregular
May2003~appt w/neurosurgeon, sent for myleogram which showed herniation at C5-6 with nerve compression,DDD,arthritis in spine
June30,2003~ACDF with fusion using donor bone, no hardware
presently losing my mind from doing absolutely nothing~





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