Asprin has stopped working. Tried an ibuprofen and that gave some relief, but also had a nasty stomach ache the rest of the day. Spoke with my doctor yesterday, his suggestions were more gabapentin or to try the lowest dosage of Lyirca. After how i felt even hours after taking only one day’s worth of gabapentin (300 mg) a couple of hours before bed, I wanted to avoid that, as well as the Lyrica. His suggestions were 1, 100 mg of gabapentin 3x a day, 2, lowest dosage of Lyirica, 3, get a referral to the neurologist to have a surgery consult done. I voiced my concerns regarding if there was still an infection present, and asked if it wouldn’t be worth trying a longer dose of an antibiotic to see if that would help. He’s put me on 1000 mg of doxycycline 2x a day (previously it was 600 mg 3x a day) for 21 days, and an ultrasound at the end of it.
Hoping that a PPO insurance plan won’t cost too much for 2018, I’m really kinda hamstrung on the current HMO plan, there’s a urologist nearby (relatively speaking) that takes the PPO from my current insurance company, but not their HMO plan, wouldn’t even need a referral to see him. I’ll get through this, just wish I could have a vodka sour to help things along.