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Hi thought id just post a pic rather than type it all out again

Cookie16
Cookie16

Hi thought id just post a pic rather than type it all out again x

And also would like to ask everyone what their experances are of taken gabapentin and/or preglabin? Good & bad please

I have cocodamol x2 4 times per day and amitrptaline 50mg on a night 2 hours before bed which really help but i still have alot of pain and stiffness, so would like to try one of these so asking advice on good and bad effects of these tablets.

Im Also type 2 diabetic (diet controlled)

And take ramipril 10mg every morning for high bp x

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Pain killers will kill pain, but not cure the problem. The pain killers will make the problem worse. Let me explain. You have a damaged area. The damaged area is producing signals saying i have a problem. Pain killers will prevent the damaged area saying I have a problem. This will enable you to damage the area more because you will be unaware of the damage you are inflicting upon yourself.

See an Alexander Teacher who will help with pain control and help reduce damage to to the area. Reduction of pressure on the damaged area will allow greater healing to take place.

Note: GPs know very little about the influence of muscle behaviour on pain control and on healing of damaged areas.

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Cookie16 in reply to johnsmith

Thank you very much for replying😊

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[Sorry, the techies still haven't resolved my reply to original post issue, I can only reply to someone else!]

Cookie16

I hope they gave you some advice about other treatment? Are they just hoping it will heal or did they offer advice about limiting exercise/specific exercises?

I'm on pregabalin - it has a lot of side effects and you have to gradually increase the dose AND very gradually reduce it if you come off. The main issue for you might be the weight gain, although diet control on low carb has got the lbs shifting at last for me (I'm diabetic too). I also take codydramol, which is stronger than co-codamol.

Pregabalin helps with nerve pain, and also helps with restless legs syndrome.

I check my drugs using a drug interactions site - and this suggests that ramipril and pregabalin are not a good mix. Gabapentin is very similar so that is likely to be an issue too. - Talk to your pharmacist, then doctor, about this.

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Cookie16 in reply to Hidden

HI thanks for the advice, what streghth co drydamol are you on? And is it definatky stronger than co codamol 30/500? As even on 2 tabs x4 a day and 50mg amitriptaline i still have pain, and im uneasy about the preg and gaba so should i ask my gp about changing to the one you are on or stay as i am?

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Hidden in reply to Cookie16

I'm on 10/500 *2, with straight codeine (30mg) that I usually take at bedtime. Co-dydramol is stronger than co-codamol per mg, but I'm not sure how 30mg of codeine in co-codamol relates to 10mg dihydrocodeine.

I'm on a total of 450mg a day Pregabalin as well.

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Cookie16 in reply to Hidden

Ive just read that codrydamol comes in 4 strengths 7.50mg/10mg/20mg & 30mg

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Cookie16 in reply to Cookie16

“Key facts

Co-dydramol comes in 4 different strengths. You can buy the lowest strength co-dydramol tablets from pharmacies. Higher strengths are only available on prescription.”

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Cookie16 in reply to Cookie16

“Key facts

Co-dydramol comes in 4 different strengths. You can buy the lowest strength co-dydramol tablets from pharmacies. Higher strengths are only available on prescription.“

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I dont know what would be best ask to swtich to what you are on instead of cocdamol or keep on the repeat prescription of cocodamol and ask to add tramadol so when i have flares i can take that on a night

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johnsmith in reply to Hidden

I presume you are not replying to me. Thread a bit confusing.

Note: Medicine effect is dependant on enzymes and how much enzymes a person produces. This is a genetic issue. So what appears effective for one person may be destructive for another. Everyone must investigate the effect for themselves.

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Cookie16 in reply to johnsmith

Hi again, yeah i did reply then ive waffled on again lol.

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Cookie16 in reply to johnsmith

That is very true about enzymes as me and my late dad cocdamol doesn tdo hardly a thing for us but my sister niece are allergic to it so cant take it,

Im wondering if i should ask dr on thurs if i could add tramadol into also sticking with the cocdamol i am

On repeat for now or swat to tramset which is tramsol 37/375 paracetomol?

Im Not sure which to ask for as i defo dont want to lose the cocdamol as ibruprofen and normal paraxetmol do not do a dam Thing to even take the egde of the pain

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