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Old 05-21-2010, 23:01   #11
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Breeze, my hand was that way many years ago until I had carpal tunnel surgery. I hope you will be examined for carpal tunnel, just in case. Except for some arthritis, my hand is great now.

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I have a doctor's appointment the first week in June. I am dealing with so many different health issues right now. It seems there is no rest for the wicked!

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Breeze, my hand was that way many years ago until I had carpal tunnel surgery. I hope you will be examined for carpal tunnel, just in case. Except for some arthritis, my hand is great now.
I had carpal tunnel release done in February of this year. Not sure how much it helped.

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Went to the foot doctor today and since I am not able to take any more Gabapentin, because of the side effects, we are going to switch to Lyrica. My Gabapentin dosage will be decreased every week. In 3 weeks I should be able to start Lyrica. The foot doctor said that the Lyrica will help with the neuropathy in my hand. Right now, I need to be able to get through the next 3 weeks with the dosage of Gabapentin being decreased. I don't have seizures and don't want to have one. Anyone ever been on Gabapentin and switched to Lyrica?

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Went to the foot doctor today and since I am not able to take any more Gabapentin, because of the side effects, we are going to switch to Lyrica. My Gabapentin dosage will be decreased every week. In 3 weeks I should be able to start Lyrica. The foot doctor said that the Lyrica will help with the neuropathy in my hand. Right now, I need to be able to get through the next 3 weeks with the dosage of Gabapentin being decreased. I don't have seizures and don't want to have one. Anyone ever been on Gabapentin and switched to Lyrica?
what side effects of the gabapentin are you having?

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what side effects of the gabapentin are you having?
I get really dizzy when I take more than 300MG in the AM. I have developed fecal incontinence at night at any dose higher than 600MG. My insurance also requires that you try Gabapentin before they will pay for Lyrica. The incontinence is more than I can deal with.

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I get really dizzy when I take more than 300MG in the AM. I have developed fecal incontinence at night at any dose higher than 600MG. My insurance also requires that you try Gabapentin before they will pay for Lyrica. The incontinence is more than I can deal with.
Thanks. I have developed vertigo over the last couple of months severe enough that I am having to take antivert on a PRN basis. They tell me it is likely an inner ear or sinus problem, but I guess I am just looking for anything else that might be causing it

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Pam, I have had dizzy spells and headaches for a long time, especially bad in the morning. Many tests have been performed, no solution found. The newest attempt is autonomic neuropathy. I have an appointment with my neurologist in July to see if that is my problem. The first symptom in the list of symptoms is dizziness from blood pressure that drops when going from a sitting to a standing position. Mine has dropped as much as 40 points after standing, in the morning.

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Pam, I have had dizzy spells and headaches for a long time, especially bad in the morning. Many tests have been performed, no solution found. The newest attempt is autonomic neuropathy. I have an appointment with my neurologist in July to see if that is my problem. The first symptom in the list of symptoms is dizziness from blood pressure that drops when going from a sitting to a standing position. Mine has dropped as much as 40 points after standing, in the morning.
Hmmm interesting. I do have some issues with autonomic neuropathy already in the form of GI issues, most notably pretty bad gastroparesis. I wonder if that could be the problem. When the vertigo comes on, it is very sudden and the room absolutely just starts spinning to the point I have to close my eyes or it feels like I will pass out. Then soon after I get very nauseated. So far at least the Antivert has helped. It sure would be nice to know what is causing it. M blood pressure is fine usually and they even did a CT scan of my head to be sure it looked OK....could find no reason for it. I will ask my endo about it when I see him in July
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Last July, when my high blood sugar finally caught up with me, I started having really severe dizzy spells. I was in the ER several times because I was also very weak and felt like I was going to fall down. The tests that they ran did not show anything but they gave me Meclizine to take. When I finally got my health insurance, I went to a new internist who diagnosed me with vertigo and told me that it could take months for the vertigo to go away and to keep taking the Meclizine. After another month of dizziness, I was concerned and went to see an ENT who told me that I probably had an inner ear problem, but he wanted to run some tests to see if there was any other issues going on. He ran a hearing test, which did show that in my right ear, I did have some hearing loss. He performed balance testing in which I was given a series of tests. One of the tests was to check my blood pressure, an orthostatic hypotension screen was positive, BP standing was 155/95, supine was 135/81. I was also given oculomotor tests which showed high frequency headshake testing revealed right beating nystagmus, pursuit testing showed mild saccadic responses, OPK-fixed showed reduced response in both directions. The ENT then sent me for an MRI of my brain and tacs. The MRI impression was no enhancing mass lesion including no evidence of an acoustic neuroma. After all of this, his suggestion was to eliminate the last medication that was changed which was Lexapro and to send me for gait training/therapy. I stopped the Lexapro and within 1 month, most of my dizzy spells stopped. The gait training/therapy was a great help. For the orthostatic hypotension, I was told to drink more water, take a daily salt tablet and to get up from a lying or sitting position very slow and to wait for 15 seconds before moving. I still have to watch how fast I stand up after sitting or lying down. I still take some Meclizine for dizziness. I obtained copies of all of the testing that was done. All of these tests were very technical and some were hard to understand. You might want to see an ENT for further testing.

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