posted on Feb, 21 2014 @ 12:17 PM
reply to post by Tsu322
I have tried several, including that one. The issue is that the nerve pain is actually the lesser
of my concerns, if you can imagine that.
Gabapentin ended up being the most effective, but it flares up every once in a while (especially my left foot).
The main issue is that the pain in my thoracic spine is very, very severe. There is no cast or anything for that area (there are some braces, but
they apply pressure directly to the fractures), and even if I was completely healthy, it is a type of fracture that takes up to 9 months before the
pain begins to subside. However, because of my "undiagnosed bone metabolism disorder" (I shouldnt have severe osteo at 30 yrs old...), the breaks
do not heal. In fact, they continue to fracture worse and worse everyday. So, think of it like a broken bone, without a cast, that hasnt healed for
several years on end and continues to rub against the other parts of the broken bones.
And, it is not expected to heal... The bone building medication I am on (Forteo) can only be taken for 2 years, and I am reaching the end of that.
It has made a difference in that the breaks are not continuing to fracture "as much," but when that time limit is over.. I do hope something
happens other than the continual breaking of my spine.
I dont have the highest hopes for it, so I am trying to finalize all of my work before I am unable to do so.