Hi folks, I'm back. Just to say I saw the doc yesterday and have settled for Naproxen 500mg twice a day. I have also switched from Gabapentin 400mg four times a day to Pregabalin 150mg twice a day. I have already been on Naproxen for two weeks with no side effects but when I took my first Pregabalin capsule, I started feeling the benefits within a few hours. I guess the docs are right in that most medications taken for chronic pain become ineffective when taken for long periods. So fingers crossed that this improvement continues. Have a lovely day everyone! x
Update on painkillers!: Hi folks, I'm back... - Pain Concern
Hi TBear i went to the doctors and asked to come of pregabalin has they weren't doing me any good so she started to wheen me of them and go back in 1 month first few days felt good and thought to myself yeah did the right thing frew more days not so good a few more days TOTAL pain and with that went back on pregabalin and told my doctor and she said will stop the wheenig has they were working for me so the moral of the story stop messing with my tablets hugs x
Yes they say to divide your dose of Gabapentin by about 3ish to give you the dose of Pregabalin as Pregabalin is a much stronger drug. I was on Gabapentin but switched to Pregabalin due to issues. I was on 2000mg Gabapentin and was switched to 600 Pregabalin. I actually found Pregabalin worked much better.
Be careful with the Naproxen, my husband was on it for a while and in the end it did his stomach in. He then had to take lanzoprasole to protect his stomach if he took Naproxen.
Hi Emma, I went from 1600mg of Gabapentin daily to 300mg of Pregabalin daily so there's room for an increase if needed. I have been on Omeprazole for years so I hope that is protecting my stomach. My doc won't put Naproxen on a repeat prescription - she wants to see me regularly to review it. I've got kidney function tests booked for December too so they're keeping an eye on me. Thanks for your reply Emma - it's lovely to hear from you on such a grey looking day! xx