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    #46
    I am going to the GP tomorrow. Lately I have been trying to get by without pills and am actually feeling OK. I still feel there should be something to give me relief but do not know what it is. If anybody has any suggestions. The doctors in my town will not give out narcotics on a regular basis. Life should be simple and we should not have to depend on others to make our existence bearable. I am just venting on here as I have found it nice to talk about it SCI on here instead of the dinner table.
    There has to be a cure or some type of device that can cross the damaged area of our spines.
    Faking my way through life is getting old. I should be well on my way to recovery by now not just hoping I can have a decent summer holiday. arghhhhhhhhhh!

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      #47
      I've been trying to figure out what triggers my shocks. I thought maybe constipation, but that isn't it. So yesterday I noticed the electricity building up and the creepy crawly feeling was getting more intense. By late evening I had a couple of minor zaps, but didn't end up with a three day episode. This may sound strange, but could sitting on a hard surface for long periods, or sitting down to hard on something, set them off?

      I wish I could stop my meds, every time I try the shocks come back with a vengeance. I'm lucky that I only have to deal with these shocks on and off. Sometimes I go a month or two between, which is far better than it used to be, maybe in time they will abate.

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        #48
        I'm still searching for a reason. What medications have you found to help?

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          #49
          Only Lyrica, it seems keep the frequency down. At one point I was getting them 2-3 times a week, hardly any sleep and could hardly function. I had weened myself off all my meds after my injury a dealt with the shocks for close to two years. People that can stop there meds impress me, I can't.

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            #50
            I think each of our bodies are different and the people that can stop there medication may have different ways to reduce their pain. I was able to stay on minimal medication for over a decade. As a result of severe recurrent chronic UTI/kidney/sepsis and muscle atrophy/bone degeneration – this has changed.

            I have not tried Lyrica. I've heard of horrors stories and to be honest I'm afraid to try it.

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              #51
              It one of those you have to take for about 2wks. before you know where your at. Side effects, well its that balance between worth and cost. It's kinda what it takes to keep me functioning.

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