Originally Posted by ces59
I am praying it will go away as it is agony and the Gabapentin only takes the edge off and using a keyboard is hard. Not sure how easy it will be to go back to work.
You should have posted your MRI report beforehand. Too late now.
Gabapentin(neurontin)is given to patients in England to fight pain(that's what I read in this board. Guess what? that is not enough. Gabapentin(neurontin)is med for nerve pain. It only sothes the pain a little bit(10%)I would say.
In england(include all europe)they don't like to prescribe narcotics, that's a shame, honestly. It depends if the pain is bearable, mine is not.
Ces, I would recommend you going back to your doctor and ask/demand? some strong pain killers especially now when you are done with the surgery.
I will tell you the names of some narcotic pain meds like oxycontin, percocet, fentanyl patch and when nothing works there is morphine.
I doubt they will allow morphine in england. No matter where you go in Europe it will be the same, no narcotics. But try anyway.
Good luck and feel better.
P.S noone can tell if the pain in your arms will go away. Only time will tell.