Today I started pregabalin, it was hesitantly and last resortly given to me by Mr Dr who has said I can have it as there is a possibility he can prescribe it for my 3 bulging discs/ annular tear as not licenced in the UK for Endometriosis and we are unsure of my pains origin.
I have to stop taking my Metocarbamol, Ibuprofen and Co-codemol at once.
Ive taken my first pill a good few hours ago now and my back pain is still persisting. I was very stiff and sore on some stretching exercises he asked me to do, searing pain into the area.
Its a dull pain in my left flank area above coxics.
Im a bit unsure when I am supposed to feel pain relief from it? Instant or like a built up effect on suppressing sensations from the nerves?
Are there side effects I need to watch out for?
I got it as amnitriptaline, gabapentin and the like gave me no pain relief at all. Maxitram only lasted 3 weeks before I needed to increase it.
I heard lots of ladies in the past saying this definately takes the edge off pain..
No alcohol on this one right?
Thank you in advance!