Hi, my pain started about 6 years ago. I was having tingling and sharp pains in my feet and they always felt numb like they were asleep except it was painful. My dr ran test and said I was diabetic and had neuropathy. He sent me to a neurologist and yes I do have neuropathy but all the meds they kept putting me on was not helping my pain and I kept telling them that I had wrecked my truck and wondered if I had damaged something inside me. After 2 neurologist, 1 neurosurgeon and 5 years of hellish pain and wanting to die my 2nd neurologist sent me to a dr for arthritis telling me he was sorry and could not help me. The doc there told me she could not help me and suggested I go to a pain clinic. I did and they ordered MRI's on upper & lower spine. YES, I have a world of problems caused by my truck accident and I also have severe neuropathy. Double whammy. I'm on pain meds and hopefully will start physical therapy soon and on meds for my diabetes and neuropathy. my condition over 6 years has caused the painful tingling in my feet to also affect my ankles, right thigh, fingers, my back constantly hurts to the point of not wanting to live at times The tops of my feet and my fingers constantly feel like I'm stirring them in bowls of sewing needles! I have over the past few weeks come down with a new pain. it's hard to explain but it feels like it's under my shoulder blades and I scream out when reaching for something or sometimes taking a breath.
I don't know why I am boring everyone with my problems. I guess, I don't know.
Hi backbreaking, I'll talk to my dr tomorrow about this medicine. I go for my diabetes blood work. I also need to spwaj with him about a different medicine for my severe depression. Cymbalta is wonderful but I can't afford it. Any advice?
Lyrica was a nightmare for me. I Had severe swelling and it did not help.I'm up to 800mg 3x day gabapentin. I take it at 10am 5pm midnight.
At this time I'm going to Clarksville Pain Consultants. On the 17th I got a Medial Branch Block and scheduled for another May 1st. I was in pain for a week after, then felt pretty good until yesterday. now I'm having severe burning on the tops of my feet about 2 hours before next dose of gabapentin and my legs are acting funny. They don't want to support me...kind of...they sort of feel like they're not my legs.
I suffer from horrible leg cramps. I'm on 4mg zanaflex 3x day. Tried flexeril and robaxin...no good. Zanaflex now not helping.
I'm tired of being in constant pain. I often think of death
30mg morphine every 12 hours, 60mg cymbalta 1x dayView Thread