Pain and Inflammation

     My hand is only slightly better today, but pain level is way better.  That said, the worst it has gotten under Lyrica is about a 3 on a scale of 1-to-10, where as before I was regularly hitting 8’s and 9’s and occasionally 10’s.

      However, mentally I am feeling down in the dumps today and a fair amount of anxiety with absolutely no good reason for this.  I think Lyrica affects me mentally in a less than desirable way, but the reduction in pain is worth it.

 

Feeling Good

     Finally my neurologist has got me on a combination of drugs that is doing a stellar job of controlling my nerve pain.  I can sleep and I can function again!  I am now on Lyrica and Amitriptyline.  The combination does sedate me a small bit but that is minor compared to what I felt like when I couldn’t sleep because of the pain.