Hi once again,
I am desperate to hear from anyone who has had experience of the above medications when used for pain.
As some of you are already aware I have 4 spinal fractures and multiplee other conditions of the spine.
When my last fracture occured last year I had excrutiating pain around my front right rib as well as in my back and the other areas the fractures cause pain.
I then behan to feel an uncomfortable burning under the right rib which then went on to a feeling of something moving which then progressed to pain also.
This has gradually got worse to the extent that it is unbearable and can feel like something is pushing and pulling.
I call it my PYTHON but on a serious it is beyond imagination, it drives me crazy I actually do scream out loud, and I have cried buckets with it.
I have had several opinions and countless doctors appointments to find out what the cause of it is, and because of not getting a diagnosis I paid privately to see a gastroentiologist even though I had an appointment exactly one week later to see one on the NHS.( thats how desperate I have become over this)
As a result I shall be having a CT colonoscopy next week, but was told if all is ok then it will be down to nerve pain coming from spine damage.
I was told that Gabapentin and Nortryptiline work well for nerve pain and I would only be put on a low dose.
I really would love to hear back from anyone who has experience of either of these meds good or bad.
I do not tolerate medications too well but will be all too willing to try anything that may help with this as on top off my back pain it really is getting me down.
Thanks to you all for reading.