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Are you overweight?
Are you taking any other medications?
Do you still have lower back pain?
As I listed before stating my question:
I am 75 years old, 5'3'' tall and weigh 125 pounds
I take 112 mcg of Levothyroxine for low thyroid
1 MG Estradiol (Total Hysterectomy 1974)
Was taking 10 MG Piroxicam for Arthritis but discontinued when starting the Gabapentin
Get occasional migraines and take Butalbital for those.
Have lower back pain now and then - usually only if I over-do it on activity.
Hello,Thanks for providing more information.
Your BMI(Body Mass Index) is fine and you have normal weight.
Now as your symptoms are getting worse and progressive in nature over the time.
So in my opinion,you need to be seen by a neurologist for a clinical examination and undergo further investigations like MRI of Lumbosacral spine,Nerve conduction velocity test with EMG to evaluate extent of damage done to the nerves.
Even as you have history of Thyroid dysfunction which can be a contributing factor in peripheral neuropathy.
Also Vitamin B 12 deficiency can cause such neuropathy.
You should start Vitamin B 12 containing supplement which also helps to prevent or slow down the process that damages the nerves.
You may require some other prescribed medications like amitriptyline alongwith gabapentin.
Even physical therapy can be effective in your case.
I suggest you to make an appointment with a neurologist ASAP for further evaluation and management.
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