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Old 04-22-21, 07:15 PM
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I am worried about taking an anti-convulsant for my nerve pain. The rx says take 1 or 2 at night (300 mg dose). I'm sure you know what was prescribed. Non opiod of course but very frequently prescribed according to what I've read. This Doug doesn't like drugs but I'm desperate. Hopefully I can be done with them after my next injection. Words of wisdom to share?
Gabapentin. You can try it. Start with 1 at bedtime.
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I am worried about taking an anti-convulsant for my nerve pain. The rx says take 1 or 2 at night (300 mg dose). I'm sure you know what was prescribed. Non opiod of course but very frequently prescribed according to what I've read. This Doug doesn't like drugs but I'm desperate. Hopefully I can be done with them after my next injection. Words of wisdom to share?
Gabapentin. Thatís a low dose. Try it and. You can escalate slowly if itís helping. I took it for a while when I had my disc. I wasnít crazy about it, but it kept me off opioids.
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Four years for mine. I'm not worried.
I think that happened in the year of Jones. Maybe this place is bad for health?
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The grease gun at the shop is a pneumatic pump that feeds off of a 25 (?) gallon drum. Cars don't have any grease fittings anymore, though. Well, rarely. I do have a hand grease gun and you stick it into the tub and pull the plunger back and lock it before you put it back together. Or put in a cartridge. You're right, I can't remember the last time I used it.
Our Jeep TJ has grease fittings.
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You're going to haul your bike and the newspapers to Sharpsville?
that's the plan. Almost 2 years of papers. The mighty Marietta Daily Journal.


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Four years for mine. I'm not worried.
Maybe you should read this?

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Gabapentin. You can try it. Start with 1 at bedtime.
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Gabapentin. Thatís a low dose. Try it and. You can escalate slowly if itís helping. I took it for a while when I had my disc. I wasnít crazy about it, but it kept me off opioids.
yep. I might take 2 on weekends since I won't be working and won't have to be sharp in case I'm a little drowsy from it. I also might take 2 at night when I ride. I've read some people are prescribed as much as 3600 mg taken in equal amounts 3 x day.

I'm ascared after reading about it. I just hope it's enough to work so I can at least build up a little fitness while being treated.
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yep. I might take 2 on weekends since I won't be working and won't have to be sharp in case I'm a little drowsy from it. I also might take 2 at night when I ride. I've read some people are prescribed as much as 3600 mg taken in equal amounts 3 x day.

I'm ascared after reading about it. I just hope it's enough to work so I can at least build up a little fitness while being treated.
Thatís the right approach and, yes, 3600 is about the ceiling. GIve yourself a while to develop some tolerance to the side effects before deciding itís not for you and escalate slowly.
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Originally Posted by DougRNS View Post
yep. I might take 2 on weekends since I won't be working and won't have to be sharp in case I'm a little drowsy from it. I also might take 2 at night when I ride. I've read some people are prescribed as much as 3600 mg taken in equal amounts 3 x day.

I'm ascared after reading about it. I just hope it's enough to work so I can at least build up a little fitness while being treated.
It made me comatose. When I had Shingles in my eye the doc gave Gabapentin to me and said try 2 at first. I don't remember what the mg was but it knocked me out and Mrs John couldn't wake me up. She was worried and thought about calling 911, it was that bad, but I woke up the next day. The second night I took 1 and it was a similar deal. That was it, I never took it again. I never took the opiate they gave me either. A friend gave me THC pills and that got me through the worst of it.
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Correct. Even though I didn't post about it, Facebook figured out, as I now see this kind of stuff in my stream.


ouch. hopefully it heals up without any complications.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
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Still not worried.
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Old 04-22-21, 08:32 PM
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Took Mrs. Peel out for her Shakedown Ride. First impressions - MAN, after modern brifters, those brake levers are TINY!!! Braking - front brakes barely work, rear brakes work pretty well, but they squeal like mad. Gearing - I need more gears! Or at least different ones. 43x23 is still pretty tall for a low gear. I think I can make a wider range cassette, AND a smaller small ring. Fit - not bad. I think I managed to set the saddle height pretty well.

The braking is my biggest concern I'm pretty sure I've got a bad interaction between the pads and the rim somehow. I'd be more worried if this were the final front wheel, but it's not. I'm gonna sand the pads a bit, and clean the new wheel well, and try it again. The rear, I thing may have toe OUT, hence the squeal.

The ride was shorter than I'd have prefered because there's some kind of front moving and it got COLD and windy. I did manage to get a picture with the last of the sunlight, before the clouds blotted it out.

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took mrs. Peel out for her shakedown ride. First impressions - man, after modern brifters, those brake levers are tiny!!! Braking - front brakes barely work, rear brakes work pretty well, but they squeal like mad. Gearing - i need more gears! Or at least different ones. 43x23 is still pretty tall for a low gear. I think i can make a wider range cassette, and a smaller small ring. Fit - not bad. I think i managed to set the saddle height pretty well.

The braking is my biggest concern i'm pretty sure i've got a bad interaction between the pads and the rim somehow. I'd be more worried if this were the final front wheel, but it's not. I'm gonna sand the pads a bit, and clean the new wheel well, and try it again. The rear, i thing may have toe out, hence the squeal.

The ride was shorter than i'd have prefered because there's some kind of front moving and it got cold and windy. I did manage to get a picture with the last of the sunlight, before the clouds blotted it out.

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Flip. Hahahahahaha! Too much blood, toil, tears, and sweat went into the build! Maybe if I get tired of it down the line. I don't think I'm made to flip bikes anymore than I'm made to flip watches.

Plus, I dropped more into this build than I could ever recoup. I could probably sell it for a couple hundred less than everything I put into it. I mean, I literally spent $40 on cable housing I never intended to use, just because it came with the right ferrules for the 7200 brake levers.
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Still not worried.
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It made me comatose. When I had Shingles in my eye the doc gave Gabapentin to me and said try 2 at first. I don't remember what the mg was but it knocked me out and Mrs John couldn't wake me up. She was worried and thought about calling 911, it was that bad, but I woke up the next day. The second night I took 1 and it was a similar deal. That was it, I never took it again. I never took the opiate they gave me either. A friend gave me THC pills and that got me through the worst of it.
I donít like taking opioids either. My brother was an addict, he got started on percs for his back pain and devolved from there.

When I had my hip surgery in 16, I told the doc I didnít want any. He said okay, then laughed and said Iíll check back after surgery.

When I woke up, the nurse asked if I wanted any and I immediately responded yes. Was on it for three days in combo with some gout meds. When I stopped taking the opioid, I got a blinding headache and felt like ****.
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Is gabapentin just gaba in pill form? Back in my body building days I would supplement gaba to help me sleep. It worked well but the initial intake would leave you short of breath which was really scary. Used it for a couple of weeks but stopped. Not sure if it was the initial shortness of breath or the vivid dreams that caused me to stop using it.
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When I had my hip surgery in 16, I told the doc I didnít want any. He said okay, then laughed and said Iíll check back after surgery.

When I woke up, the nurse asked if I wanted any and I immediately responded yes. Was on it for three days in combo with some gout meds. When I stopped taking the opioid, I got a blinding headache and felt like ****.
I got some oxycod a couple weeks ago, but HTFU and didn't take any.

I'm keeping it, though, for if/when I have more hip flair ups. Those are bad.
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Duane first, then Greg years later. Dickie is still around, I think mid 70s. Butch Trucks (their original drummer) offed himself in 2017. His nephew is Derrick Trucks.
Here is Derrick with a jar on his finger.
Tedeschi Trucks Band - Midnight in Harlem (Live from Atlanta) - YouTube

I forgot about Berry Oakley, their bassist, died a year after Duane in a similar m/c crash near the same place Duane died.
Man her voice (she's quite the guitar player too) and his playing. Can you imagine the talent thier kids are going to have? Think I'll just burn my guitars...
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Is gabapentin just gaba in pill form? Back in my body building days I would supplement gaba to help me sleep. It worked well but the initial intake would leave you short of breath which was really scary. Used it for a couple of weeks but stopped. Not sure if it was the initial shortness of breath or the vivid dreams that caused me to stop using it.
No, itís not. It was intended to act positively on GABA receptors, but thatís not how it works, apparently.
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I think that happened in the year of Jones. Maybe this place is bad for health?
Who can say?
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Who can say?
I'll go with Jones... but this feels like a trick question somehow...
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