Pregabalin long term

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Re: Pregabalin long term

Postby Joelle7979 » Sun Nov 19, 2017 4:50 am

The only treatment that has been done for pgad is Lyrica, herbal supplements and CBT. When I first told my obgyn about this issue she told me it could be MS or lupus. Then next appointment made me feel like pgad was in my head. So hopefully third appt. better get some where or I am going to someone else. I do have autoimmune issues and have family members with ms and lupus, but I don't think that is it. I have had blood work my Ana is borderline and creatine was high. Today my cheek started twitching really bad (not the eye) and my leg will jerk when I'm sitting. I will get answers, because I am stubborn and won't take I don't know for a answer (ask my husband lol).
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Re: Pregabalin long term

Postby Violet M » Sun Nov 19, 2017 5:45 am

Good for you. I like that attitude. :)

Well, lyrica, supplements, and CBT can all be used for pain so I don't see why they can't code it differently. Hopefully your obgyn will be reasonable about this.

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Re: Pregabalin long term

Postby Joelle7979 » Thu Nov 23, 2017 3:42 am

Hi Violet. My doctor decided to keep me on Lyrica. She upped the dose for night time. She is sending me to a physical therapist. She agreed it could be pudendal nerve. She said she doesn't know much about it, so said Cleveland clinic would be best option. I'm going to try pt before going to Cleveland clinic to see if it helps. Thanks so much for all the help. Oh and she changed the code to anxiety so insurance would pay. She didn't want to do pelvic pain since she doesn't know much about this issue. Happy Thanksgiving!
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Re: Pregabalin long term

Postby Violet M » Thu Nov 23, 2017 6:17 am

Hi Joelle,

It sounds like you are on the right track, at least getting a PT evaluation to see if there is a musculoskeletal component to your symptoms. Hopefully the PT will be able to give you some valuable info and some therapy that helps.

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Re: Pregabalin long term

Postby Joelle7979 » Sun Nov 26, 2017 4:13 pm

Hi Violet
Is there anything specific I should tell physical therapist? Like what they should look for. I'm really hoping they know about PN. Thanks!
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Re: Pregabalin long term

Postby Violet M » Mon Nov 27, 2017 6:08 am

My PT pressed along the course of the pudendal nerve at the ischial spine and alcock's canal to see if it was tender there so hopefully your PT will know how to do that. They should also evaluate you for SI joint dysfunction and pelvic misalignment. They will also be assessing your pelvic floor for tension. There's lots of other stuff they will check for too but I can't list it all here. This link will give you some more info: http://www.pudendalhope.info/node/50

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Re: Pregabalin long term

Postby Joelle7979 » Mon Nov 27, 2017 2:09 pm

Thank you Violet. I will write everything down so I remember. If they don't do that guess I will look for another.
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Re: Pregabalin long term

Postby Joelle7979 » Fri Dec 08, 2017 7:20 pm

Hi Violet, went to PT today. She agreed that this is most likely PN but she doesn't do internal. She was really nice and didnt charge me. She gave me number of someone else.
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Re: Pregabalin long term

Postby Violet M » Tue Dec 12, 2017 6:13 am

Hi Joelle,

Well, I think it's probably important to see someone who can do an internal assessment of the pelvic floor but hopefully you won't have to travel too far. If too much driving flares things up it sort of defeats the purpose but you could at least go once for an evaluation.

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Re: Pregabalin long term

Postby Joelle7979 » Tue Dec 12, 2017 4:34 pm

Hi Violet, I want to thank you again for all your replies. Makes others and I not feel so alone. Through all these issues met alot of great ppl with same issues that have now became friends :) . The PT is almost hour away and weather here in Ohio getting bad. So hopefully can make it there. She specializes mostly with pelvic issues and pn. I have been having pain in left buttock under the butt cheek. Horrible lower back pain, when back pain starts pgad does also. And stabbing pain in left cheek in one spot. I have some days with no symptoms at all. Laying down at night seems to make things worse. Really thinking as u said before something with piriformis muscle. Would getting a back and hip x-ray maybe help to see issues? I know it won't see entraped nerve, but thought maybe see if something is off maybe causing issues. I also can not lay on my left side because it causes pain. Thank you so much!
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