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Re: Nerve pain
Posted by Ann on 5/16/2013, 5:44 pm, in reply to "Nerve pain"
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Yes, I have. I take gabapentin (neurontin). It has gotten a lot better over the last 3 years. I was taking as much as 2000mg/day, now down to 600mg/day. It also helps with pain control. I had a few nerve blocks/ epidural injections for the intercostal nerve.
Time helps, I actually have feeling back even over the scar. Also someone gave me hypnosis/meditation tapes for pain (Herbert Benson, The Relaxation Response), which help me relax and sleep better.
I think I'm going to get implants out or much smaller ones, not sure yet. I do have pain from them being so heavy.