Re: New here.....need advice
Welcome to the PM board. Neurontin is frequently a very effective med used in treating neuropathic pain but it isn't all that surprising to hear that it is doing much for you since many of your conditions are non-neuropathic. A good starting opioid would be methadone since it has both opiate qualities as well as NMDA blocking properties (good for neuropathic pain). You failed to mention what other treatment modalities the dr/clinic have tried, such as, PT water therapathy, T.E.N.S. unit, nerve blocks, trigger point injections,bio-feedback, accupunture, etc. Personally, I'd rather have a short, overweight, near-sighted dr with a big hairy wart on his/her nose that had more to offer than a CII Rx pad in their PM arsenal than a tall, impecably dressed, good-looking dr. whose only solution to CP was a thick triplicate script pad. Don't get me wrong, I not against opiates (I'm currently taking Morphine and Oxycodone myself), they just need to have their proper palce in the overall treatment of CP.
As Sparkles said, communication between you and your dr is the number 1 thing in any treatment plan. Whether it's for CP or the flu you need to let the dr know what's working and what's not, while at the same time the dr needs to be actively listening to what you're telling him/her.
Once again, welcome and keep us posted on how things are going.
GOD bless and be Comfortable!!
Neuromas, Diverticulosus, IBS-C/P, Esophageal Spasms