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Search results for 'phantom limb pain' (1022)

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12 April 2021 10:39 am
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…At was diagnosed with phantom limb pain and bit her nails off and now has infection between her paw pads with a cone on and gabapentin and clavimox. So depressed will this ever go away as

12 April 2021 10:32 am
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…said I can increase his Codeine dose and they prescribed him Gabapentin which I can pick up from the pharmacy in a few hours. I am not sure it’s phantom limb pain but I am not sure how to tell? All I know is he is restless, breathing heavily, and has been whimpering on and off. It breaks my heart. He also

5 April 2021 11:22 am
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…adjusting  to three.  A hooman would be in the hospital on a morphine drip for days!

The Gabapentin should help, especially if he was having phantom limb pain.  

Has the bleeding stopped?  Did you let the Vet know about it?  And it sounds like his panting  episodes, etc have stopped.  Guess the patch

2 April 2021 9:51 am
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…right after surgery that looking back I can see how we are here now. 

I think the initial overuse/misuse postop -- then the quick onset of phantom limb pain-- led to some slight dehydration and that was when we had the steep regression.

I love the idea of miralax making it softer to pass! I am

15 March 2021 1:19 pm
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… attacking the missing limb, biting, licking, the missing limb, backward walking in rear leggers. If there is any of those, it is nerve pain or phantom limb pain; the gabapentin would need to be adjusted dosage/frequency to help Stormy.

Question 3: Stormy has been nerve pain medicine (gabapentin) and

…tweak the Gaba, but it sounds normal.

Using the missing limb, the muscles moving, twitch are common and not of concern.

You will know if it is phantom limb pain. I promise it's disturbing for the cat, dog and frightening to witness. Thankfully if it does occur, the episodes don't last long, and there are

4 March 2021 8:37 am
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…sometimes even playful. Although I know cats can hide pain well. So is there anyone who’s had this with their cat? Is it normal? Is it a sign of phantom limb pain? What is happening that’s causing the twitch?

4 March 2021 2:20 am
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phantom limb pain comes on suddenly  and the cat will jump up and try and run away from the pain....probably  with some loud vocals at the same time.  Fortunately

… picture is adorable.  She's a very pretty gal.

Yeah, panting  can certainly be a pain signal.

Also check out this link to phantom pain
  phantom limb pain.   When a dog jumps up suddenly  and yelps and tries to move away from the pain, it's usually  phantom  pain.  It starts quickly and ends fairly

23 February 2021 2:23 pm
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…are handling this so well!

You may want to check out the Farabloc
pain relief blanket. It's often used for human amputee patients to help with phantom limb pain:

https://gear.tr...../farabloc/

Keep us posted!

22 February 2021 11:41 am
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…bulldog had her amputation almost 4 weeks ago now. The first two weeks were crazy tough because we struggled to get her phantom limb pain under control. The pain was the phantom limb pain. The Gabapentin wasn't enough. At week 2, the Dr. added Amantadine. It was a lifesaver!

…his ear with his missing limb and it does this little quiver. I reach over and give his ear and chin a good scratch and he is fine. It is not phantom limb pain, totally different and does not bother him. 

So sorry I have been behind. I am catching up though 🙂

Hugs,

Jackie and Huck

23 January 2021 12:54 pm
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…usually see Gabapentin,  Tramadol, Carprofen (Rimadyl) and an antibiotic used effectively. 

Gabapentin  is most effective  for phantom  pain.  Phantom limb pain is when the brain is sending  signals to the nerves for a let thwt is no longer there.  Humans have described it as sudden searing pain like an…

…Tramadol compliments the Gabapentin  and can be staggered  inbetween the Gaba.  Again, the Trazedone  does not relieve pain and will not stop the phantom limb pain.

Consistency is crucial at this point too.  Once the pain gets a head start ot od ha4d to catch up and control it.  She has had  MAJOR surgery,

22 January 2021 9:13 am
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…) for one week after surgery. She saw the vet again one week after and he didn’t think additional pain meds were needed. So far, I haven’t noticed phantom limb pain in her.

It was devastating learning that she had to get amputated. However, there were days I hoped we could get the amputation done sooner

2 January 2021 11:27 am
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….  She seems to be recovering well but every once in a while (not every day) she will yelp and then run across room and hide.  I’m thinking it’s phantom limb pain but does it happen weeks after surgery?  Any experience/recommendations you can share would be appreciated.

…runs away. Like out of the room across the house. It is the most horrific scream.  Nothing is touching him or his sutures. Does this sound like phantom limb pain? He is on gabapentin, carprofin and the vet added amantadine about 4 days ago.  Does this typically go away after awhile? Any ideas?

Two things

9 December 2020 12:45 am
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7 December 2020 9:30 am
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6 December 2020 6:31 pm
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6 December 2020 10:08 am
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…is very late to have phantom limb pain but it does not mean she has not tweaked a nerve or muscle. Tripawds have to get used to using their body differently so sometimes they overdo

6 December 2020 9:38 am
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6 December 2020 8:36 am
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