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Search results for 'phantom limb pain' (950)

…goodness it was empty but it was set. I demanded it be removed and it was, at least for the time I was around. 

Theo sounds like he's having phantom limb pain. The buprenorphine helps with post surgical pain, but the gabapentin helps with phantom limb pain. It actually works on the nerve endings that send…

…Huckleberry and many others here. 

Huck was on buprenorphine and gabapentin, given with some time in between, for about 2 1/2 weeks. He did have phantom limb pain and it made a huge difference. After staple removal and healing of the incision we took him off. I believe you may have to lower the dosage a bit…

…before cutting them off. He's great now and does not have the phantom limb pain. I hope this helps you.

I'm so sorry this has happened to your boy, but you couldn't have found a better place for support and understanding for

23 April 2018 6:52 pm
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…a long acting antibiotic injection and his meds were different being a cat. Although the pain meds were different, gabapentin is important to avoid phantom limb pain

Traction is also very important. Some of us use yoga mats, puzzle mats, throw rugs, anything to make sure they don't slip on slick floors. If

20 April 2018 3:26 pm
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…than we do!!! Of course their threshold is higher than ours, but pain is pain after such major surgery!! 

Here is a hooman discussion about phantom limb pain that Stewie started with a hooman friend of his who had her leg amputated due to bone cancer...

http://tripawds.....t-of-view/

They

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…your sweet Tempy is having these issues.   I know it's hard to watch and not be able to help.

Take a look at the links phantom limb pain phantom pain
and see if this sounds like what's happening.  The Gabapentin is usually the best treatment.  How much does she weigh and what is his

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4 April 2018 4:36 pm
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…is still bothering him.  There's a little swelling, but the vet today thinks it's just a small lipoma after aspirating some fat cells.  I suggested phantom limb pain and she said "Maybe."  I asked about Gabapentin and she's going to confirm we can give him that while in the vaccine trial.

Anyone have

4 April 2018 3:02 pm
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…that any place could take a limb and not see the need for pain meds. You'll also probably want to ask about gabapentin which is a great medicine for phantom limb pain.

Do you have access to a large crate? You would be able to monitor her bathroom habits much easier and will know for certain what her urine

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1 April 2018 6:32 pm
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Topic: Sudden pain
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…you don't mind, I would suggest you talk to your doc about giving her some gabapentin for her amp. It is a great drug to ward against phantom limb pain.

Sheesh I'm starting to feel like a drug pusher here! 

I'm not into unnecessary medications. Most of our furkids experience this problem, and

…is given to help treat and ward off phantom limb pain which is very common in amputees. It's generally started just before surgery and continued during recovery.

It's a great drug, but it's also…

…to Cookie's doctor. Even if you get a prescription and don't use it (probably not likely) if the need arises you will want to have it on hand. 

Phantom limb pain

23 March 2018 9:10 pm
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…hopping on!

Snuggles 15 days post surgery he gets weird attacks

Cat displaying strange behaviour after amputation

My Tripawd Boskers

Feline Phantom Limb Pain

Cat- post amputation strange bahavior

Hang in there your not alone!

Hugs, and chin scrachtes to Corbin

Holly & Purrkins

2 March 2018 1:44 pm
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…THROUGH QUITE AN ORDEAL!!

We have a couple of really good kitty experts who will chime in when they see this.

One thing that comes to mind is phantom limb pain, although it only lasts generally less than a minute.  I suppose the residual effect could carry on longer though after the nerve pain has stopped.

2 March 2018 11:28 am
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…hear what the surgeon has to say tomorrow.  The one thing that does concern he is he can be a huge drama king, and I worry he’ll go nuts if he has phantom limb pain, or just tenderness in general.  I’ve seen a lot of people say that an amp surgery seems to be an easier recovery than a tplo, but I don’t know if

…big difference now is that he does not jump and it does not seem painful. 

How old is Bowie? It is hard to tell if it is discomfort in general or phantom limb pain. What is his gabapentin dosage? You might want to speak with your vet about getting him something to go with the gaba for pain. One of the ladies

4 February 2018 4:36 pm
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…for no reason! This is a major surgery they have removed a limb and cut a lot of nerves, muscle and bone.

It does sound like she is experiencing phantom limb pain (episodes). The brain is still sending signals to the limb to move that is not there, firing all those nerves. This does happen more in rear leg

2 February 2018 10:45 am
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…as I said to cover his poop. Purrkins has a twitch that has never gone away since the amp. We got a farabloc
blanket to help him and it has.

Phantom limb pain you will know if it happens Purrkins had episodes where he was sleeping and he would jump up out of nowhere like he was struck my lightening and

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…glad to hear he's feeling better!

with Stewie being outside for that long, did he get a chill and got all tensed up and then started having Phantom Limb Pain?

Absolutely. I know when I'm cold, my muscles get tense and all the aches and pains come out. Dogs are no different. 

He's a lucky boy to

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…degrees C, so slightly chilly, so I wonder with Stewie being outside for that long, did he get a chill and got all tensed up and then started having Phantom Limb Pain?

I gave him a Gabapentin and heated up a large compress (a rice bag my friend made for me.) and held it against his side. He didn’t want me…

…rubbing his ears. It took him a good hour to settle down, but he seems to be much better this morning.

Has anyone else experienced an onset of Phantom Limb Pain after being out in the cold?

We are back at acupuncture this week!

Cheers and all the best from Stewie and his Pride >^…^<

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