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Oct 13, 2014 · Mystery Solved – Diagnosis Moves Patient from Frustration to Peace of Mind and a Plan

and I was in terrible pain. I was sent to a pain dr. and he prescribed 20 ml of oxycodone twice a day. Soon this was not enough and the pain doctor prescribed Neurontin three times a day(300 ml each time). I felt silly and I was forgetful. I went to a Neurologist and he switched me Topamax as a breakthrough med. That worked great, except it depressed me. He added an antidepressant. This has worked great for nearly 16 years. I have tried several times to stop the oxycodone , but I am in pain and I can’t seem to tell where my feet and legs are without thinking about them.
I have now been told that I can no longer have the oxyicotin due to new government regulations. In the meantime, I have found out the I can no longer take the Topamax because I have glaucoma . I’ve been put on the Neurontin again and have been taking it for about a month. I am confused and forgetful again. Can someone please help me with my problem. The oxyicotin is the only thing that I have taken that does not leave me befuddled.

Oct 13, 2014 · Mystery Solved – Diagnosis Moves Patient from Frustration to Peace of Mind and a Plan

I need help for my situation and do not know how to tell my story so that I can handle my situation. I had colon cancer about 16 years ago. The point of radiation was never changed during the time that I lost 30 pounds. I later learned that radiation locations should be reevaluated every loss of 5 pounds. When chemo and radiation treatments were finished, I was taken off of all pain medications and found that I was in terrible pain. I was sent to a pain doctor and he prescribed 20 ml. of oxytocin twice a day. At first this worked, but then
I felt like I was in pain much sooner than I was allowed to take my medication. I was given Neurontin as a breakthrough medicine. This made me feel silly and forgetful. I went to a neurologist who put me on Topamax as a breakthrough

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