Still Seeking Cure While Manging Symptoms

I am 57 and basically extremely healthy. I eat organic food, i juice. I visit the gym 2-3 times a week and also dance zumba and bellydance. i have loving familial relations and lots of supportive girl friends. pets too : )
My prayer used to be for contentedness in my home and job..... and i actually reached both: after moving every yr or so the past decade we are now in a cozy old eyebrow just 4 miles from village center which is way under market value rent prices.. and i am working as a nanny for a family i totally groove with and i love love love the child Luna.
So I ACHIEVED that elusive thing.... CONTENTEDNESS. and then , BOOM. along comes LS. I have never been on any prescribed drug except for some anti-biotics here and there. indeed i didn't even have a primary care doctor. well, now i do. after trying a naturopath, 2 trips to PP, my new GP and a visit to a proctologist, i spent my savings of about a thousand dollars (no health ins). I was prescribed NEURONTIN (Gabapentin, generic) by my GP and OMG!!!!! it is a miracle. a life saver. a sanity check! I take less than the maximum prescribed unless i have a flare up. I am SO perplexed and amazed that I have yet to see someone here mention that particular drug. meanwhile i am PISSED OFF that i have to be dependent on ANY prescribed medication!
and so.... I am still determined to find a CURE. It will not come from western medicine. energy work on a spiritual level is what i believe will take me out of this nightmare.
CTmoon CTmoon
56-60, F
3 Responses Jan 23, 2013

I've discovered there is no cure for LS only management. I use a strong Cortisone cream. I have to flush my self with salted water which I keep in the toilet every time I use my bladder. If you Google Dr Andrew T Goldstein he specialises in LS very informative.

Is neurontin a steroid drug?

I don't think I would risk the side effects. I'm going to start probiotics next week instead.

For the Consumer
Applies to gabapentin: oral capsule, oral solution, oral tablet, oral tablet extended release

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction while taking gabapentin: hives; fever; swollen glands; painful sores in or around your eyes or mouth; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Report any new or worsening symptoms to your doctor, such as: mood or behavior changes, anxiety, depression, or if you feel agitated, hostile, restless, hyperactive (mentally or physically), or have thoughts about suicide or hurting yourself.

Call your doctor at once if you have a serious side effect such as:

•increased seizures;

•fever, swollen glands, body aches, flu symptoms;

•skin rash, easy bruising or bleeding, severe tingling, numbness, pain, muscle weakness;

•upper stomach pain, loss of appetite, dark urine, jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes);

•chest pain, irregular heart rhythm, feeling short of breath;

•confusion, nausea and vomiting, swelling, rapid weight gain, urinating less than usual or not at all;

•new or worsening cough, fever, trouble breathing; or

•rapid back and forth movement of your eyes.

Some side effects are more likely in children taking gabapentin. Contact your doctor if the child taking this medication has any of the following side effects:

•changes in behavior;

•memory problems;

•trouble concentrating; or

•acting restless, hostile, or aggressive.

Less serious side effects of gabapentin may include:

•dizziness, drowsiness, weakness, tired feeling;

•nausea, diarrhea, constipation;

•blurred vision;

•headache;

•breast swelling;

•dry mouth; or

•loss of balance or coordination.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.