Re: Help with medication use
Hello again :-)
I was advised by my PM Doc that narcotic medication is not very effective on neuropathic pain. I have tried both Lyrica (Pregbalin) and Neurontin (Gabapentin) which he said were common. For me, both of those drugs had better luck but were certainly no magic bullet either. They also can have rather unpleasant side effects which eventually became enough to make me stop taking them.
I currently use a Butrans Patch (20 mcg/hr) and 8mg of Suboxone 3 times a day. In conjunction with Xanax (2-3mg a day), this has been the best combination so far for dealing with my pain.