... starting to wonder when will the extreme pain will end? If anyone is going through this please contact me.
From my experience with nerve pain and damage I get relief but I am never pain free. My goal is to be able to live with the least amount of pain I can with the knowledge that I will always have pain and I have just found a place in the background where I try to keep it from interferring with my life. I hope this helps Good Luck God Bless Everyone one is different so with the grace of God I hope your pain is relieved and you will never have to deal with it other than remember to take your meds Barb
just wanted you to know that you are not alone in this. i think barb is right you are going to have your good days and your bad. i take neurotin and use a pain patch,fentanyl and i still have pain. but you know i think i will always have some pain, but at least i am up now and can walk the dog. so when i do get some relief on my good days. i really get out and enjoy it. so i hope this helps in some way, sharon
Dear nerve pain sufferer, I empathize greatly with ur issue . I have bilateral tarsal tunnel on both feet , which is similar to carpal tunnel but in my feet. I have a nerve trapped and pinched in the tunnel that runs underneath my ankle bone. The pain at a ten made me want to die. I was on gabapentin and tramadol which seemed to help a bit . What turned the corner for me was the Alpha lipoic acid.. my neurosurgeon suggested a try . It didnt seem to help at first but bam after about two weeks , I was forgetting to take my meds. I was going to the mall and even wearing high heels. I still have to have surgery to decompress the nerve for complete relief. In the mean time that supplement saved my life. I am not completely pain free. I cannot run or wear heels all the time like I used to . my recent issue was that I started having riciculous daily migraines .. I believe its the trams.. trying to wean off em and switch to topamax. only thing with that , is that in some people ..
there is great hair loss. grr call me vain but thats btwn a rock and hard place. I wish u luck and many pain free days . I am waiting patiently for my surgery cuz this is no way to live .
I don't have much to add to the above answers, but I do have BAD nerve damage in both feet from diabetes. I'm sure you know this too, but the other thing that can help (besides finding the right meds ) is to also keep your sugars as in control as possible and within the 'normal' range for diabetics.
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