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Hi Veronicag

Sorry to hear you are having problems.

Its bad enough being a forty odd year old woman like myself and having to cope with pain but being 17 it must be quite debilitating.

I have degenerative disc disease too and as far as i know the discs gradually get worse.
I went through all the non-surgical options like yourself and am at the stage where i have to live with the pain or have a 3 level fusion or have a smaller op to see if the nerve is trapped so i have decided to go for that option.

I have just had a 'mini'break through with my pain where my doc has put me on Lyrica which so far has taken my pain from a constant 8-10 down to a 2-4 on the pain scale.

Are you taking anything for your pain?

I really hope you find something that helps you soon.

Best wishes
[QUOTE=sherry1;3653823]Hi Veronicag

Sorry to hear you are having problems.

Its bad enough being a forty odd year old woman like myself and having to cope with pain but being 17 it must be quite debilitating.

I have degenerative disc disease too and as far as i know the discs gradually get worse.
I went through all the non-surgical options like yourself and am at the stage where i have to live with the pain or have a 3 level fusion or have a smaller op to see if the nerve is trapped so i have decided to go for that option.

I have just had a 'mini'break through with my pain where my doc has put me on Lyrica which so far has taken my pain from a constant 8-10 down to a 2-4 on the pain scale.

Are you taking anything for your pain?

I really hope you find something that helps you soon.

Best wishes

Hi all .. Sherry I was very shocked to hear you as well are on Lyrica for DDD. I have been on lyrica for almost two years now. My doctor tried it on me as an experiement because along with Vicodin I needed something to help me relieve the 'electric shock' pain I was experiencing. Sometimes this 'electrical' shock would last almost an hour long. Ever since I started the lyrica it seems to be working to help with this type of pain. I take 150mg three times a day. At first it was very hard , many side effects which almost all went alway. I still can fall asleep very quickly if I sit even for a few min but the vicodin does counter act that some. Also with the lyrica I no longer need to take sleeping pills which is nice. HOWEVER ... the weight gain is very depressing . The lyrica itself is not putting the weight on it's the constant hunger pains that I must satisfy . I EAT CONSTANTLY !! In two years I have gained 24 pounds and that does not make me happy. Also my insurance will not cover the lyrica for my illness (not approved) so my wonderfull doctor keeps me in supply with free samples for two years now. I really would love to try to see if I still really need the lyrica maybe my nerves settled in my spine but I am so afraid of the 'electrical shock pains ' to return... I am sorry if I kind of hi-jacked this post but just had to reply to your post.........any stories of yourself on lyrica would be very interresting to me ........thanks in advance ... take -care, :angel: