Just a little update, as I mentioned last post I had a follow up visit with my rheumatologist last Friday. We went over how things have improved a bit since switching meds but with a flare up in the upper body the past week.
He decided that we should increase the gabapentin to 600mg then to 900mg. All was fine till I mentioned having a few fuzzy head moments which he thought was most likely due to the gaba. Not wanting to switch to lyrica yet, no generic so most likely an expensive co-pay and hey so far the gabapentin seems to be helping, we decided to slowly ramp up. So adding a 100mg at night for a week or so, then another 100 till at 600 then start adding 100 in the morning till up to 900 a day.
Also did an ultra sound on my shoulders and turns out I have bursitis as well as tennis elbow. Got a shot of cortisone in the right shoulder and have to wear silly bands on my forearms (silly but they seem to help). Also got my appointment to the Sharp pain management program finally, start it this morning!
Well 2 months till the next appointment unless something happens. Do have another visit to the vampires this month for cholesterol check up, hoping it has come down with the changes to diet and increased activity (crossing fingers and toes).
Off to be poked and asked “does this hurt” for a couple hours. Have a great day!