A sural nerve biopsy was performed on me in August of 2000 and since then I have severe chronic pain that prevents me from sleeping, as in right now. I have tried neurontin and other similar things that did not help and then they sent me to the pain clinic. At the pain clinic they wanted me to use a mild antidepressant. That did not work either. I've tried acupuncture and that did not help with the pain either. I've been to several physical therapists and still, though there were benefits as with acupuncture, the pain did not go away. I've tried mirror therapy which was fascinating but the pain still did not go away. I'm into good nutrition and eat the healthy foods including ginger root. I have periodically am swayed & eat a bit of junk food and that includes something sweet at times. I guess I have to be more strict with the eating habits even though most observe me as a person with a very healthy choice of diet. It really doesn't seem to make a difference though when I go through a really vigilant period of avoiding the bad stuff and eat only the good stuff. I'm 5'8" and weigh 146 lbs. It gets frustrating and discouraging as like right now the pain in my foot is wicked and I can not sleep as a result so here I am searching on the web for the solution. It's now going on 13 ears living with this severe chronic & consequential sleep deprivation. I even saw a total of 7 neurologists and some were neurosurgeons in the Boston area. It seemed the only thing they had to say was that I have to learn to live with the pain and that's basically what I've done. Nevertheless I experience severe chronic pain on an average of 6 days a weak. It's a stabbing or pulsing pain that subsides for a few seconds and I'm ready to fall asleep then I get a sharp jab in my foot and I wake before I can get any real sleep. It really is horrible but I still have hope and believe that I will find relief. I have to. Sincerely, StathiView Thread
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