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we now see Gabapentin is being used as street drug! Great another med to take away from persons with chronic pain. But, actually I have question. My pain management dr increased my Gabapentin from 900mg 3X daily, total mg 2700 to 1200mg 3X daily, total of 3600mg. I have always maintained the position GABA does nothing for my pain. I also take 30mg oxycodone, 45mg morphine, tizanadine 20mg all aforementioned are divided doses. My doc refused to increase my oxycodone when requested after major spine surgery (2nd) for Cauda eqinina Syndrome. All his PA’s claim the DEA and CDC policies are the reason. My first argument is a pain clinic professional is there to STOP/help alleviate your pain not run scared from federal authorities. My 2nd argument is how can you prescribe a med/drug to replace another med/drug to stay ahead of the fed’s drug de jour helicopter monoriting! Does anyone see my point? But mainly, isn’t my current dose of GABA within the “current” abuse level...( I know everyone is diff, blah blah blah). I did point out to my doc that GABA was on the street also...duh! So, since GABA doesn’t seem to work anyway, wouldn’t it be wiser to stop the med than continually increase dose in a verified abuse level.
Sorry if post is wordy and rambling, this is my first post.
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