Med for Nervous System affected by Lupus?
I know many of us have issues w/our nervous system. Is there a medication that helps w/these issues? Specifically targeted towards these issues? Or is it just "Here, we'll try this and if it doesn't work then we'll try this"? I know there's nothing specifically geared toward brain fog, but what about the other issues? ie: numbness, burning tingling, heavyness of limbs, having to REALLY concentrate on moving said limbs (lol), etc.....
I'm curious, too. I've tried Neurontin, but it made me sick and dizzy. I think that it is for neurological issues.
I've also tried Baclofen for spasms, but it put me to sleep for 14 hours, and then left me with a hangover.
I ALWAYS over-react to meds.
I'm already on Neurontin, aka Gabapentin - we call it my GabbaGabba medicine. I had 2 possible small seizures last year and w/the constant tingling that I was having at that time doc said try this. It did help, but now I'm wondering if the dosage needs to be upped or maybe just something else since I'm having more issues.
I used to be extremely sensitive to meds before I got sick, now it's hard to find something that works! ((HUGS))
You might consider the drug Tegretol. I've used it in the past for neurologial pain/neuropathy with fairly good results-
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I'm on Lyrica for that,it does seem to help w/ some of the tingling and burning especially when you first start on it. It was hard to get my insurance to approve it and it still doesn't help my hands and feet or bone pain but combined with other meds its not bad. But it does cause you to gain weight,at least I did.LOL I do think it messes w/ my eyes, everything's blurry all the time,but there are pros and cons w/ all the meds.. Hope you find something that works for you.
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Originally Posted by charcross
Bone pain is an awful thing to deal with. That deep, burning ache just saps all my energy when it happens.
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