Question: What are some of the medications prescribed by pain clinics?
Answer 1: I was prescribed Neurontin (Gabapentin) last year by the Pain Consultant at my local Hospital. The dose is 300mg 3 times a day. It has made a big difference in reducing the nerve pain that had started to affect not just my upper limbs but my legs too.
Apparently the drug’s impact on nerve pain is a side effect, noticed when using the drugs to treat epileptics who reported less pain from other conditions. My consultant says he has found it very effective for RSI cases, after reading about it in a medical journal. I have found no side effects so compared to Ibuprofen and Dicloflenac, which caused awful digestion problems, it has been marvellous.
Answer 2: Neurontin comes in capsules. I take it all the time although if the damage to the nerves was less severe and recovery was possible, I guess you would only take it while it was needed. For flare-ups, I have to take the dreaded Diclofenac as well for two days or so. This only happens a few times a year now.