Monday, November 2, 2009

Product Testimonial

I saw a 62 year old guy this afternoon with diabetic nerve pain, which is controlled on the medication Neurontin.

Dr. Grumpy: "Fred, the last time you were here, in June, your wife was complaining that the Neurontin made you irritable. How has that been going?"

Fred: "It's fine now. I left her."

Dr. Grumpy: "Uh, you what?"

Fred: "Well, she told me it was either her or the Neurontin, and I decided I liked Neurontin better."

21 comments:

erichollins said...

What was the look on your face when he said this?

D said...

*jaw dropping laughter*
Awesome.

The Mother said...

Wow. That must be really good stuff.

7nTM said...

Wow, thanks for that one--beautiful.

Bambino's Mommy said...

ok. i'm delurking to say that reading your blog is the highlight of my day! i just read all your archives. i work on a tele floor, so *naturally* we get every single neuro problem that walks in the hospital doors. they seem to have they're own special category...
krystina

Kim Kasch said...

:(

The D-Bag Daily said...

You are going to report this adverse event to MedWatch, aren't you?

I'd love to see it on the patient handout. "May cause dizziness, blurred vision, separation from irritating spouse or partner..."

Anonymous said...

Whoa, Nelly! That sounded like it wasn't too difficult of a decision. The 'irritability' of gabapentin shouldn't have affected cerebral cortex.

Lipstick said...

I just can't help but LOL about this one. I have to say I've never heard of such a thing....


Just wanted you to know that I visit Dr. Grumpy-land every day, but for some reason can't comment from my too slow crackberry. (especially loved your 20 yr reunion letter)

Anonymous said...

i feel the same way about aspirin.

Call me Bob said...

I'm not exactly sure if I consider that a positive or negative comment... "neurontin; it's better than your spouse!"

vanity press said...

I don't know why people make such sarcastic comments about senior moments.

Signed a 65 year old guy.

Christy said...

That sounds like some joke about marriage some oldie might tell. I didn't know people actually said that stuff! Haha, funny though.

cynic said...

Dude is probably better off without her.

Just hope Mrs. Grumpy doesn't make you choose between her and the diet coke.

Jacqueline said...

Wow...can you get me some of that, Grumps?

The Good Cook said...

Still laughing... would have liked to see the look on the wife's face when he announced his decision.

Anonymous said...

Pharmacist says "LOL so hard I almost peed my pants and the people in the pharmacy looked at me like I was on some good drugs," but alas, no neurontin for me :) Love your blog Grumps!!

John Woolman said...

Interesting. my better half says she prefers me on escitalopram, asleep half the time, than off it, unhappy & grumpy. I hope she's joking.

ERP said...

Well, neurontin never gives him any grief I imagine.

Anonymous said...

Having a spouse with debilitating neuropathy once misdiagnosed as Cape Syndrome who takes neurontin (and getting to witness the marked difference in his agony) I have to say... I'd pick the Neurontin, too!

MLee said...

LMAO

 
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