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How can I find a Doctor who will manage nerve pain medication in pregnancy?

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  • Posted By: NervePainMom
  • April 16, 2013
  • 01:09 PM

I am a 32 year old woman who is currently 15 weeks pregnant with my 3rd child. I have nerve pain in my epigastric area (any and all GI tests/scopes have been performed and nothing was ever found, save a hiatal hernia) which stems from a laproscopic cholysectomy I had done two years ago. My pain was managed completely on 600 mg of Lyrica prior to becoming pregnant. The lowest dose that I have still felt the pain well enough controlled on while I was being tapered down and off the Lyrica, was 300 mg (100 mg/3x daily). Since I have become pregnant, no one will treat the pain appropriately because they are fearful of possible side effects of the medication on the baby. Primary Dr's and Ob's keep throwing me back and forth between each other and the ER in an effort to put the "liability" on someone other than themselves and it is grossly unfair to me and my baby. I realize there may be a risk involved, but at this point I feel that the benefit clearly outweighs the risk because I am losing weight at the rate of several pounds a week because I am unable to eat or sleep because of the severity of my pain. The only thing I am being given is opiate narcotics, which quite honestly do nothing at all for my pain. Please, someone help me! I live in Broome County, NY, but would travel anywhere in the state to get this resolved!

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