Hi, I have never taken it but I read the side effects and honestly don't know if I would
Sorry I couldn't give you any more info. I might have to find another doctor if it was me
I took it for many years...my Rheuma doc prescribed for my Fibro and nerve pain. Honestly...I can't really tell you if it worked. It will make you tired and that's not going to help you.
Do you have a Rheumatologist (sp?)? You need one for the nerve pain anyhow...and that doc can prescribe you either pain meds or other meds to help you with the pain.
If this doc is a Rheuma...then find another one. I had one that didn't have an issue prescribing narcotic meds with my HepC...but those docs are out there. You just want to kick them so they will feel your pain...and then deny them meds!! HA!!
You may want to try the Neurontin...it will take a while to get in your body so you'll have to wait and see if it helps. I've heard it is truly a great drug for nerve pain but I've heard the bad stuff too. It may also help with any depression you may have...always a plus.
I'm sure I've thoroughly confused you now...sorry.
thanks guys...Im gonna go yell at them and tell them Im n ot somekind of drug seeking freak....I just take so many drugs already for this hep C I dont want to add more I have to take three times a day I just want something that when I am in pain I can take and it will feel better...
I feel like a druggie since I started tx. 7 ribas, the AD, the xanax, the Ibuprofen, Prilosec for tummy from so many pills. Not to mention the weekly shot. Did I mention after starting tx I had to stop the chantix for smoking because it gave me hives.
Then they want to act like I want all this?
I even asked my doc about a pill I found listed on here that is processed by the kidneys. I couldnt even pronounce the name and he acted like I was insane. lol
Which I think he was right for me. Ibuprofen works plenty well when I take it. Ive always had this thing about pain meds. Even a plain ole Tylenol, that if I take something to mask the pain and something is badly wrong, then I wont know it and could possibly die LOL
Good luck and God Bless