Success

This is a cute Luna picture….just because

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I went to see my pain specialist yesterday

He is a lovely man who asks sensible questions and actually “listens” to the answers.

He says the only permanent solution for my lower back pain is surgery and as I don’t have private health insurance,that really isn’t an option.

So he as doubled the strength of my pain patches and given me a new medication, Lyrica to deal with the neuropathic pain. Lyrica is commonly used to treat pain in fibromyalgia patients. The side effects can be nasty but I’m willing to give it a try.

Is it very wrong of me to want to go and see my previous gp and do a little happy dance in his office? Lol. He seemed to think his main aim in life was to get me off any kind of pain relief without replacing it with anything else.

Last night was filled with fun due to a partial dislocation of my left ankle making it impossible to put any weight on my leg. We won’t discuss the pain level will we?

The picture of Luna is because she is cute and we adore her and she brings much joy to our lives

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  1. I’m curious to hear how Lyrica works for you and what/how bad the side effects are. My mom is in terrible pain due to arthritis in her back, but because she takes blood thinners, can’t take the “normal” meds for pain. I’m always on the lookout for something that might make her life better.

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