Aching Joints…

April 19, 2008 at 8:23 am

Dear Debbie,

I had failed back surgery in 1974, degenerative disc disease w/osteoarthritis of the spine and knees. However, after GBS followed with CIDP, I have extreem joint pain with lack of flexability.

Vitamin B-Complex and B-12 are good for nerve maintenance and help in nerve regeneration, they have given me little or no relief (that I can feel) in aching joints over the past 11+ years (since 1997).

The one medication I found that I can actually feel the relief of joint pain is Lyrica. I take 150mg x 2/day, and it is a medication that actually works for my aching joints – a medication I know is working…I felt it from the 2nd day I took the medication and haven’t had the severe aching joint pain since. I have been taking Lyrica and the only complication is approx a 15 lb weight gain.

I still have tingling and numbness in my hands/feet/legs. I was misdiagnosed with GBS and did not receive either IVIG or plasmapheresis but have been gettting regular treatments of IVIG since diagnosed with CIDP (2000).

Warmest regards.