I am so sorry, Maddog. I am all for non-invasive care. Have you tried heat/ice applied to the area? I put a wet, wrung out tea towel folded into a quart freezer plastic bag and heat it for 1 minute in the microwave. Then I wrap it (folding over all sides )in a hand towel and apply it to the hurting back for 20 minutes. Sitting or lying down. Then I apply an ice pack for another 20 minutes. I do that do that every couple of hours.
My chiropractor told me about that. Chiropractors can help a lot.
Neurologist's LOVE to prescripe Gabapentin. And at high doses.
My Neuro wanted me to gradually increase to 1200mg daily. No way. The most I could do was 600mg daily, felt less pain, but was a spaced out zoombie. No driving, no cooking, couldn't leave the house, carried my phone in my bathrobe at all times. Who can live like that. . .no quality of life.
The literature leaflet says you can not overdose on Gabapetin. Opioid prescribers are now told to lower their scripts due to abuse and addition. Neuro doc's love the non-liability of Gabapetin.
It has been a miracle CURE for my IC bladder pain. Haven't had a flare in 2 years! I now have 100mg capsules of Gabapetin so I can control dosage. It relaxes the bladder like nothing else.
The way my LLMD explained it to me was Lyme thrives on collegen, filaments, fibers, and muscles. It's so important to have these strong structures intact in your vertebrae. That's why many LLMD'S are promoting stem cells in their practice.
Stem cells don't kill Lyme, don't cure Lyme. But stem cells rebuild the damage caused by Lyme. Many patients recover with this treatment and become pain free. The price quoted to me was 4,000 $ out-of-pocket. So it is out of reach for most.
I have found a Neuro doc who is doing a trial with the patients in his practice and might take my insurance. So I'm looking into it.
I also take curtesy vans to my out of town doc appointments. I am very grateful for this service as I would have no other way to see my many providers. But there are many patients to be picked up and dropped off. One time it took me 6 hours to get home. And another time, a patient asked the rest of us in the van if it was ok if she could smoke ! So you have to take the good with the bad.
Feel your pain, bub.
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Maddog, so sorry to hear about your struggles!! I hope you get relief asap in whatever way you can
Bonnie, non liability??? I read in more than one place it is linked to sudden death!
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