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I know alot about your condition from work but have never done anything but acute work up's to get children with this condition to the physicians so do not know much after the surgicals aspects - I do know that some doctors have used some of the Imitrex (migraine medicines) type drugs to control pain - it seems to work for some because it works on nerves and vessels of brain - I do not know if it would work with something with as extensive damage as you have had - I just hate for you to have to get on the narcotic train as young as you are - learniing is hard enough when you mind is crystal clear - God bless you - you have been through it - Are you finished surgically or is there more to come Good luck Aver
Thanks so much for all of your suggestions, I'll try to reply to all of them.

I have tried low dose Elavil (amitryptaline) and several other tricyclic antidepressants unsuccessfully. I've also tried a few migraine meds, Imitrex and Frova being the ones I can recall, all at the early stages of the treatment of my pain when the doctors were unsure whether or not the pain was caused by migraines or nerve/bone damage. I was on 400 mg of Ultram ER a while back because I was told that, like amitryptaline, has painkilling and anxiolytic/antidepressant effects, but that was unsuccessful.

I'm discussing steroid injections into scar tissue that showed up on the MRI and CAT scans that I've had done and the pain doctor says that the results in his other patients are promising.

I don't know if I've mentioned this before, but so far, I've been lucky enough to have little to no side-effects from narcotic and benzodiazepine usage (drowsiness, inability to concentrate, etc,) so, I'm worried that if I can't find a non-narcotic solution to this pain, increased doses might begin to affect my studies. Because I'm a History major in a good school, this could greatly affect my future.

Once again, thank you for the suggestions and thank you for being here to help people.

Jeff.