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Author Topic: Off Amitriptyline and on gabapentin - advice please  (Read 660 times)

Annie0710

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Re: Off Amitriptyline and on gabapentin - advice please
« Reply #15 on: November 16, 2018, 11:42:19 PM »

Hi Poppi

Iím not happy to have injections when theyíve diagnosed me just on symptoms.  Iíve not had an X-ray or mri done on my back.  Iíve had at least 4 episodes of herniated discs diagnosed yet the guy I saw reckons itís a facet joint dysfunction thatís inoperable.

Well I started back on Amitryptiline every other night for 2 nights and dry eye is awful again so I guess Iíll try Gabapentin once nightly :-(
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Onset of new symptoms  2012 age 45
Diagnosed post meno 2015 age 48
2mg elleste solo til 2015
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Sept 2016 scan showed dissolved ovaries
May 2017 oestrogel & Tostran

Hasty

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Re: Off Amitriptyline and on gabapentin - advice please
« Reply #16 on: November 17, 2018, 10:40:37 AM »

Hi Poppi

Iím not happy to have injections when theyíve diagnosed me just on symptoms.  Iíve not had an X-ray or mri done on my back.  Iíve had at least 4 episodes of herniated discs diagnosed yet the guy I saw reckons itís a facet joint dysfunction thatís inoperable.

Well I started back on Amitryptiline every other night for 2 nights and dry eye is awful again so I guess Iíll try Gabapentin once nightly :-(
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It's worth a try - Hope it works for you.
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Poppi

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Re: Off Amitriptyline and on gabapentin - advice please
« Reply #17 on: November 17, 2018, 03:58:23 PM »

Annie, I didnít realise you hadnít had an X-ray at all, can you ask for a referral?
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Annie0710

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Re: Off Amitriptyline and on gabapentin - advice please
« Reply #18 on: November 18, 2018, 07:33:53 AM »

Thanks Hasty and Poppi

I was born with an ankle defect, my pelvis is on a tilt so I canít be sure my spine is perfect, so it makes sense to me that that should be imaged before making decisions on a treatment plan x
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Hysterectomy 1999 age 32 and given 2mg oestrogen due to ovarian failure
Onset of new symptoms  2012 age 45
Diagnosed post meno 2015 age 48
2mg elleste solo til 2015
Started Estradot 75mcg 2015
Sept 2016 scan showed dissolved ovaries
May 2017 oestrogel & Tostran

Hasty

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Re: Off Amitriptyline and on gabapentin - advice please
« Reply #19 on: November 18, 2018, 12:11:53 PM »

Oh Annie it seems ludicrous that your spine hasn't been imaged, have you seen a specialist at all or is everything done by your GP?
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Annie0710

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Re: Off Amitriptyline and on gabapentin - advice please
« Reply #20 on: November 18, 2018, 06:06:07 PM »

Gp referred me to a bit in the physio dept (canít remember the name of it) and the specialist there diagnosed facet joint dysfunction and said itís inoperable and can only give pain relief or steroid injections x
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Age 52
Hysterectomy 1999 age 32 and given 2mg oestrogen due to ovarian failure
Onset of new symptoms  2012 age 45
Diagnosed post meno 2015 age 48
2mg elleste solo til 2015
Started Estradot 75mcg 2015
Sept 2016 scan showed dissolved ovaries
May 2017 oestrogel & Tostran
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